Sarnia Real Estate

  • 23 homes for sale in Sarnia, ON.

  • $79,900 to $799,000
  • $405,509 Avg List
  • Recently Sold

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Home Prices in Sarnia

The asking price of homes for sale in Sarnia has increased 81.1% since May last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -44.44%. See more Sarnia Home Prices & Values.

House
Median Asking Price
$434K
14 Houses
Townhouse
Median Asking Price
$799K
2 Townhouses
Condo
Median Asking Price
$227K
2 Condos

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Sarnia City Guide

72K
Population
1.3%
Population Growth
10%
Unemployment

More than 71,500 people call Sarnia, a city in Southwestern Ontario, home. Nicknamed the Imperial City, Sarnia is the largest city on Lake Huron in Lambton County. The city has a rich history which started 10,000 years ago when the First Nations’ people populated the area and later developed a self-sufficient society.

Sarnia officially became a city on May 7, 1914 and adopted the famous nickname because on the same day it was visited by Canada's Governor General, H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught, and his daughter Princess Patricia. Today, the city is known for its harbor as well as the petrochemical and agricultural industries. The heart of the Sarnia economy is the Chemical Valley which houses 62 facilities and refineries, with BioAmer, NOVA Chemicals, INEOS Styrolution Canada, Cabot Corporation and Ethyl Corporation being the biggest employers in the city. The city is also home to Sarnia-Lambton Campus, a Research Park, established in 2003 by the University of Western Ontario. This 80-acre campus hosts Canada's largest clean-tech incubator, focused on large-scale industrial biotechnology.

With its Blue Water Bridge, the city is one of Canada’s transportation havens. Thanks to the connection to Highway 402 and the American Interstate 94, it’s part of the NAFTA Superhighway and links Sarnia to the city of Port Huron in the United States. Making the city one of Ontario’s most important opening on the north-south routes.

One of the advantages of being located on Lake Huron apart from the beautiful views, compared to the rest of Canada the residents of Sarnia enjoy long warm summers. The Lake also contributes to the mild climate to the city, and unlike other parts of the country extremely low winter temperatures are rarely ever felt. In fact, Sarnia’s citizens enjoy a lovely climate with four seasons throughout the year.

With its beautiful blue waters, excellent schools, and healthcare facilities as well as its flourishing cultural scene, Sarnia is the perfect home for those who seek a great quality of life.

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots, but with good commuter access to Sarnia’s downtown core. Good options include Point Edward, Moretown, and Courtright. Look for neighbourhoods that are closer to the highway or commuter train stations. Even cities that require a bit of a longer commute, such as Wyoming, Somra and Petrolia are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

City
(Top 5)
Active listings
1Sarnia 20
2Point Edward 2
3St Clair 3

Demographics

Sarnia has a population of around 72,000 residents with a median age of 45 years, a bit older than other Canadian cities. The population is mostly Christian and a racial identity of white, but members of other religions and races are also found all around Sarnia.  The median and the average income of one person in Sarnia is similar to that of the province of Ontario.  But, unlike the rest of Ontario, the cost of living is significantly lower, making Sarnia a great place for both single young individuals and families.

Before buying a property in Sarnia make sure you look at the city’s demographics. In order to get the most accurate information visit Census Canada data. This will enable you to get a better picture of the city, by exploring the diversity of the people living in the city such as the median age of the population, spoken language as well as the median income in the area. This information will help you decide if Sarnia is the best city for you in Canada.

30%
Rent
70%
Own
$724
Monthly Rent (Median)
$802
Monthly Mortgage (Median)
20,375
Total Families
$56,858
Family Income (Median)
45
Age (Median)
50%
College Educated

Schools

Elementary Schools

8.5 Cathcart Boulevard
7.5 Sacred Heart
7.1 Confederation Central
6.7 Errol Road
6.4 King George VI

Secondary Schools

7.5 Northern
7.1 St Christopher
6.4 St Patrick's
5.5 St Clair
5.0 Sarnia

Commuters

91%
Drive
3%
Transit
1%
Bike
5%
Walk

Local Scoop

Sarnia is one of the most important cultural destinations in Southern Ontario, but also offers a blend of sports, arts, historical sites and natural exploration localities.

The city offers a lot of concerts with contemporary music artists but more importantly, it hosts the International Symphony Orchestra which each year plays for an annual season at the Imperial Theatre. Apart from hosting concerts, the theatre offers vibrant theater productions during the entire year. Additionally, for rock and country music fans, Sarnia organizes an annual concert festival which has featured prominent bands and musicians, including Jon Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and KISS.

However, if you’re more of an outdoor enthusiast, Sarnia offers beautiful parks for camping and hiking such as the Canatara Park, Bayshore Park, and the Mike Weir Park. If you wish to spend your time in nature, with your family, you can always visit the Highland Glen Conservation Area, or the Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation Area.

Sarnia is also home to 7 museums and many art galleries, some of which have now become the city’s landmarks, such as the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. The Centre is a beautiful historic home full of sculptures, paintings and photographs.  Here you can enroll your children for kids summer camp and make their summer one to remember. For the archeology enthusiast, the city houses The Stones and Bones Museum, which offers a diverse collection of more than 6,000 displayed objects, including dinosaurs, fossils, minerals, and artifacts.

Lastly but most importantly, Sarnia’s access to Lake Huron makes this city a haven for divers, snorkelers and other water enthusiasts. Here, people can enjoy a variety of activities, such as fishing, sea kayaking, and sailing when the weather permits. But what makes the lake such a big hit is the fact that it’s also an underwater historic site with more than 1,000 shipwrecks that can be explored by scuba divers and snorkels.

The biggest transportation crossing in Sarnia is The Blue Water Bridge that links the city to the neighbouring village of Point Edward to the city of Port Huron in the United States. While the bridge is mostly used for intercity transit, the local transportation is provided by the company Sarnia Transit. They provide transportation services within the city, including all bus transit, transportation of people with disabilities, transportation support for major events, and charter services.

FAQs About Sarnia Real Estate

According to current Sarnia MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Sarnia, ON is $431,000. Based on Sarnia housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 28 days and has a 100% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Sarnia MLS© data, the average detached house in Sarnia, ON has a listing price of $427,000. In Sarnia, detached houses are on the market for 28 days on average.

According to current Sarnia MLS© data, the average condo in Sarnia, ON has a listing price of $227,000. In Sarnia, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $275,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $180,000.

The average townhouse in Sarnia has an average listing price of $799,000, which represents a 247.5% change in price from last year. There are currently 2 townhouses for sale in Sarnia, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Sarnia is $56,858 per year, which is below the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Sarnia, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 30.1% rent versus 69.9% own. The median monthly rent price is $1,900 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $1,600 per month.

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