Ridgetown, Ontario is located in south-east Chatham-Kent. It has a population of approximately 3,500 and is, for the most part, a farming community. Ridgetown is just off highway 401, about half an hour east of Chatham, Ontario. It is known for its charming Victorian homes, classic Main Street architecture, mild weather and warm small town ambience.
The population of Ridgetown fluctuates due to the University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus. About 500 students are enrolled at any given time, in agriculture, veterinary technology, horticulture, and environmental management.
Most of Ridgetown's shops and businesses are located on Main Street, which runs through the town. On offshoots of Main Street you'll find residential areas consisting of owned houses and apartments for rent in small, low-rise communities.