Why people love Sarnia.


Discover everything the area has to offer and what you can look forward to.


“When you find something you love, or some place that you love, your natural instinct is to share it with others. It’s what got me into Sarnia real estate.”
– Andrew Howell


We’re more than a Sarnia real estate agency and brokerage. We’re also advocates for choosing and creating a lifestyle that takes full advantage of everything that life in Lambton County has to offer.

The Basics

Sarnia is a beautiful, modern, mid-sized city in Southwestern Ontario with ample outdoor recreation, a thriving arts scene, friendly people, and stunning homes.

Though its history dates back more than ten thousand years, it wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century that Sarnia became something a boomtown. Its rich soil and easy access to harbours make it a major player in the steamship, energy, freight shipping, and agriculture industries.

Sarnia sits on the eastern bank of the junction between the Upper and Lower Great Lakes of North America. There, Lake Huron flows into the stately St. Clair River, which doubles as the Canada – United States Border, making Sarnia a touchpoint in U.S./Canadian commerce and an especially attractive choice for those who frequent Michigan or other parts of the Northern U.S.

Did you know that Sarnia is roughly…

1 hour from Detroit
2 hours from Hamilton and Mississauga
3 hours from Toronto
3 hours from Buffalo
5 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati
6-7 hours from Ottawa and Montréal

But while it’s easy to make a day trip to any number of major cities in Canada or the United States, you never really need to leave Sarnia at all.

With abundant arts and entertainment, fine dining, extensive shopping opportunities, endless outdoorsmanship, and robust economic commerce, Sarnia is an all-in-one city sporting the very best of a well-balanced, 21st-century life.

“Many of my clients moved to Sarnia because of Lake Huron. It’s a name known around the world, and yet it’s part of the local life I grew up in. It’s an absolute honour to help others discover Great Lakes living for themselves.”
– Andrew Howell



Its northern latitude and Great Lakes posture afford Sarnia a diverse year-round climate with distinct seasons that resist the extreme. For nearly half the year, Sarnians enjoy average highs ranging from 18.3 to 21.7 degrees Celsius (64.9 to 71.1 degrees Fahrenheit). In the winter, residents feel festive breezes and celebrate crisp Christmases, all while avoiding the harshest and most extreme lows associated with some other northern-hemisphere climates. Sarnia’s higher humidity helps the city eschew the dry air that can make winters less favourable elsewhere.


From local theatres and art festivals to major concerts and an international symphony orchestra, arts and entertainment are at the heart of Sarnia-Lambton culture. The city has seen some of the biggest names in music pass through, and the annual Sarnia Bayfest is a major draw for music fans from all over Canada, Michigan, and the Great Lakes-area U.S.

Known for its festivity, Sarnia shines especially bright during the winter holidays each year. The famous “Celebration of Lights” in Centennial Park is an award-winning spectacle of national acclaim.



Sarnia-Lambton is home to dozens of public schools and several private elementary and secondary schools, including several French Catholic and independent Christian schools. Indeed, these safe, diverse, and high-quality educational opportunities have been a significant force in driving newcomers to the Sarnia real estate market for years.

Sarnia is also home to more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students at Lambton College, which offers a rich variety of two-year degree programs and certification courses.



Sarnia’s not all cities, harbours, and lakes. There’s the beach, too, with long, stunning stretches of fresh water and sands that make this a go-to destination for Canadian holidays. The city’s marinas make boating and sailing popular pastimes, too.

Sarnia connects to the 2,100-kilometer Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, which stretches across the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, and the Niagara, Detroit, and St. Lawrence rivers. More than a hundred different communities connect to The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, leading them to hundreds of parks, wetlands, forests, and beaches.



The famous Blue Water Bridge serves as an icon for transit in Sarnia and greater Lambton County, connecting the city and its neighbouring village of Point Edward to the United States’ Port Huron. But our city’s transportation has evolved far beyond bridges. Today, it is also home to the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport, with a regional air service that connects to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Meanwhile, Sarnia Transit provides public transportation and private charter transit by bus and shuttle. Drivers can use Sarnia’s major roadways to get where they’re going: Ontario Highway 402, U.S. I-94, U.S. I-69, the NAFTA superhighway, and beyond.



In today’s world, dependable access to high-quality health care is more important than ever. Bluewater Health hospital is a relatively new facility offering state-of-the-art medical care and nearly 200 acute-care rooms. The city also sports a favourable ratio of physician-to-resident access to care, with a variety of medical specialists and pediatric care doctors in reach.

“Many of my clients moved to Sarnia because of Lake Huron. It’s a name known around the world, and yet it’s part of the local life I grew up in. It’s an absolute honour to help others discover Great Lakes living for themselves.”

– Andrew Howell

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