Why Choose The Niagara Region?

vineyard-300x225The Niagara region is a fabulous place to live. As someone who has lived in such diverse places as Boston, Ottawa, Kuala Lumpur and Glasgow and had the opportunity to travel to many more cities, I certainly know a thing or two about amenities and what makes a region a home.

Niagara is a sleeping giant in Canada, poised to benefit from a plethora of new high technology industries and rich in history, culture, tourism, recreation and agriculture. With an average home price approximately 30% lower than the national average ($225K vs $330K according to CREA statistics) Real Estate in Niagara is an affordable alternative to metropolitan madness. Whatever your budget and time of life, the Niagara Region will have something to offer from investment properties under $100,000 to million dollar mansions.

As a retirement destination, Niagara is unsurpassed. There are several new adult lifestyle communities throughout the region which have private amenities geared towards active adult lifestyles. With a fruit belt micro climate that is more gentle than many areas in Canada, easy access to the US for flights and cross border shopping, a new state of the art regional hospital and cancer centre, The Shaw Festival, dozens of world class golf courses and wineries, waterways for boating, the Bruce Trail for hiking, canal paths for cycling, a non-existent rush hour…..why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

As an investment region, there is much to offer. Rental rates are similar to those in larger urban areas, however, purchase prices are much lower which gives a significantly improved rate of Return On Investment. In addition to residential investments, there are new industries moving into the region and plenty of commercial opportunities to take advantage of.

As a place to put down roots and raise a family, the Niagara region can’t be beat. We have excellent schools; public, Catholic, Christian, French Immersion and Private, renowned seats of higher learning (Brock University and Niagara College). In addition to great schools, public parks and recreation areas abound. Whether you are a summer or winter athlete, there are dozens of activities for you and your kids to participate in. Great neighbourhoods and low crime rates round out the benefits of living in Niagara.

If you would like to see how far your money can go in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland or Fort Erie, please get in touch and I will be more than happy to help narrow down the area of the Niagara region that may be right for you.