Living in Windsor, Canada:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Windsor, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Windsor what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Windsor is a relatively quiet and safe place. The Ambassador Bridge present here leads directly to Detroit, which lies at the very border of US. It is well connected to the international airport in Toronto. Most of Windsor is populated by students from University of Windsor and a local college.

Windsor is a border city, in Southern Ontario. The city has a fascinating history, spanning the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad. Known as the “Automotive Capital of Canada”, Windsor has built an industry of vehicle manufacturing and distribution. However, in recent years, factory production has slowed and many manufacturing jobs have been lost to plants opened in their cities and countries.

Taylor, says: 2020

What know if moving to Windsor, is that it is a border city. We are neighbors to The United States of America’s very own Detroit city. If Windsor does not offer enough options then right across the river just a hop, skip and jump away is a whole new land to explore.

Cheyenne, says: 2020

The cost of living in Windsor is desirable compared to many other cities in Canada. Windsorites also benefit from living in a border city; Detroit, MI really is an extension of WIndsor. Being a border city also opens the gate to more activities and travel destinations that are close to home.

Crixus, says: 2020

Windsor is a city with roots in the automotive trade. This is because Windsor has deep ties to Detroit, the centre of the American automotive trade, which is just across the Detroit River. For many years, Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler had factories here. Because of budget cuts though, Windsor has fewer automotive plants; and therefore, the rate of unemployment has increased.

Schannel, says: 2020

If a person were moving to my hometown of Windsor, I would encourage them to research the many bike trails in the area. The city has a sprawling array of trails, ranging from beginner to expert skill levels. A good place would be the trail that wraps through Malden Park.

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