The new Town of Amherstburg was created January 1, 1998 through the amalgamation of the former Town of Amherstburg, the Township of Anderdon and the Township of Malden. Over 80% of vacant residential land supply is located within the primary settlement area in Town and the remaining portion is located mainly in secondary settlement areas including McGregor and Amherst Point.
Amherstburg's unique century-old buildings stand beside modern architectural structures linking the past with the present. The Town has been described as a premiere waterfront community destination. Not only does Amherstburg offer an outstanding quality of life as a result of its historic charm, the bustling Windsor/Detroit border crossing is only a twenty-minute drive away. The region is the primary gateway to Ontario and Canada and is North America's "crossroads for commerce".
The main areas identified for residential development are:
These areas are where the greatest concentration of development has already occurred, or has been planned for, and are areas located within sanitary sewer service areas.
The old Town of Amherstburg has the greatest concentration of support services such as parks, open space, schools, churches, social services, medical services, commercial facilities and employment opportunities.
Even after services were upgraded in McGregor, and installed in Amherst Point, Bar Point and Lakewood Beach, development activity in these areas will continue to be limited as the sanitary sewerage service was primarily designed to address existing problems and existing development.
In the areas north, south, and east of Amherstburg (old town), there are approximately 650 to 700 acres of land that is a logical extension of the existing development pattern.
Additionally, there are existing lots and vacant lands on Bois Blanc that are proposed for development.