You Gotta Eat Here

Sarnia has a great range of dining experiences including everything from diners and dockside summer eating to pizza joints, sports bars and country clubs. The community is health-minded so you'll easily find local organic food as well as vegan and gluten-free fare.

Best Neighborhoods for Rentals

Sarnia waterfront neighborhoods include Point Edward and the Lakeshore and a little further out you can find Brights Grove, ON - the childhood home of pro golfer Mike Weir. If you're looking for water view apartments you can find possibilities in Oak Acres and South Sarnia and the main area of downtown Sarnia, all three have buildings that will allow glimpses of either the river or of Lake Huron. If you're looking for easy highway access, Hyde Park, Wilshire Park and the Rapids Parkway are all great choices too. Keep in mind if you walk, drive or cycle some areas have a higher quality of life score than others.

Make a list

Before you get your heart set on a neighborhood, think about what you need. How many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, and where you will spend most of your time. DO you need to be close to the gym or near to a medical facility? Put it on your list. Next, think about what you can afford. Use a combination of your budget and your wish list as part of your apartment vetting system. Landlords and property managers will tell you that having an apartment guide like this will help you to stay on track and not get sidetracked looking at things that don't meet your needs or are out of your price range.

Published: December 20, 2016