Live at the Lake


Lifestyle & Amenities

Residents of the municipalities of Lambton Shores, South Huron, Bluewater, and North Middlesex – altogether a population of just over 34,000 – enjoy rural and urban settings. Agriculture has longstanding roots and outdoor activity is strongly featured with beautiful countryside, sandy beaches and Lake Huron’s sparkling waters.

The area’s urban centres like Grand Bend, Forest, Exeter, Bayfield and Parkhill provide a broad product and service mix. Healthcare, legal, banking, real estate professionals, retail, automotive, home furnishings and building centres can be found throughout the area.

Public and Catholic school boards provide nursery, junior, intermediate and high school education with the University of Western Ontario (London,) University of Guelph (Clinton), Fanshawe College locations (London, Simcoe, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Tillsonburg, Clinton) and Lambton College locations (Sarnia & Petrolia) just an hour’s drive away or less.

Libraries are located in Arkona, Bayfield, Exeter, Forest, Grand Bend, Port Franks, Thedford and Zurich and all areas have conveniently located post offices.

We are well-serviced with healthcare (Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre with locations in Grand Bend and Hensall; North Lambton Community Health Centre with locations in Forest and Kettle Point), legal, banking (Grand Bend – TDCanada Trust & Bank of Montreal; Forest – CIBC & Royal Bank; Exeter – ScotiaBank & Royal Bank) and real estate professionals.

Pick Your Perfect Scenic Outlook

Whether you’re looking for a cottage or permanent residence, re-sale or new home development, the area offers a choice of residence styles – Lake front, river front, forest, farm or downtown small town.

Dream Lottery Home

Medway Homes in Grand Bend has been the selected builder for several years’ worth of London Health Sciences’ Dream Home Lottery homes! As well, long-established and well-respected custom builders like Oke Woodsmith, Platinum Builders, Nicholson Builders and Rice Development Corporation are just a few of the local home-building companies that can help make your dream home near Lake Huron a reality.

Retirement Residences & Community Support Services

Perhaps you’re considering retiring to the lake and are looking for a retirement residence community. There are a number of mature lifestyle communities such as Grand Cove Estates in Grand Bend, as well as Northville Estates in Northville/Port Franks (519-243-2500), Riverview Meadows in Exeter (519-661-7100) and Meneset on the Lake in Goderich (519-524-3282).

Area retirement residences like Country Manor Estates Retirement Home in Thedford (519-296-4949), Forest View Villa Apartments in Forest (519-333-2751),  Queensway Retirement Home in Hensall (519-262-2830), Bluewater Rest Home & Apartments in Zurich (519-236-4373), Goderich Place (519-524-4243) and Harbour Hill Retirement Community (519-440-0110) in Goderich and Seaforth Manor in Seaforth (519-527-0030). Private services like Willow Homecare (519-294-8807) and Community Care Access Centre in Huron help coordinate local services to accommodate retirees remaining in their own homes.

Recreational Fun

Service and special interest clubs and sports and recreation organizations are found throughout the area. Whether its bridge, euchre, baseball, shuffle board, hockey, scouts, music, quilting, theatre, photography, books or more intellectual pursuits – you’ll find a like-minded group of people. Take a look in the Services section of this website for Community & Clubs and Churches and Religious organizations.

Major festivals and events going on in the immediate and greater area are listed on this website. Or, go to the Municipality of Lambton Shores listing of community events and meetings at For recreational clubs and organizations in Exeter (South Huron), visit