Wellington County is a county located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada and is part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The County, made up of two towns and five townships, is predominantly rural in nature. However many of the residents in the southern part of the County commute to urban areas such as Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Hamilton for employment. The northern part of the county (compromising Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North townships) is made up of mainly rural farming communities, except for a few larger towns such as Mount Forest and Arthur.
The Wellington County real estate is very diversified as it encompasses both rural and urban settings. There are so many different neighbourhoods to choose from that meet the needs of various households and are extremely popular for families looking for close-knit communities and spacious lots that offer a quiet and relaxed way of lie.
The County of Wellington has a vibrant economy and an active economic development office that promotes the dynamic industries of the County. The key industries in Wellington County are manufacturing, agriculture, health care and the creative economy.
Wellington County has continuously been ranked as one of the safest communities in the country. In 2012, the county was designated as one of the top “Safe Communities” by Safe Communities Canada, and in 2008, Wellington County was recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers by Maclean's Magazine.
Wellington County is proud of its long and distinguished history of environmental stewardship. It is known as a progressive and “green” city by many. With plenty of environmentally conscious incentives and programs, it is a great place to live and give back.
Wellington County is one of the fastest-growing areas in Ontario. Residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living, rural life, the Grand River as well as close proximity to many urban centres. The Township offers a range of emergency, environmental and road-related services as well as water and sewer services to support people of all ages and lifestyles.
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