Buying a home, whether you are a first-time or experienced buyer, is one of the largest decisions you will make in your lifetime. Here at Davids & DeLaat, we understand how tough this choice can be and our team of real estate agents in Niagara want to help ease your mind. We compiled a list of what we consider to be the top 5 reasons that you should consider moving to Niagara. The region is composed of 12 municipalities each offering their own uniqueness, the houses for sale in Niagara range from city views to country landscapes, building lots to single family homes. No matter what kind of property you are looking for our real estate team can help find you the perfect home. It was hard to narrow it down to just 5 reasons why Niagara real estate is so attractive, but without further ado:
1. Affordable Real Estate
The average price of a home in the Niagara Region as of October 2020 is $498,900 (Source, CREA Stats). For $500,000 or less you will have an outstanding selection of family homes that will check off your list of must-haves, if you were to take that same $500,000 and enter the real estate market in Greater Toronto you become extremely restricted for options, if any, as the average price for a home jumps up to a whopping $897,700. The Niagara Region offers more land and more square footage for your dollar than any of the surrounding areas.
2. Entertainment and Culture
Niagara Falls is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world, so inevitably there is a high demand for tourism. This translates into Niagara Region having an abundance of entertainment options available year-round including festivals, theatres, shopping, world-class dining, Ontario’s largest casino, and a multitude of wineries to tour, most recently some breweries as well. If you ever find yourself needing more, you can travel to Toronto in under 2 hours or even cross one of the several US borders located in the Niagara Region and find yourself in Buffalo, NY within minutes.
Looking to get away from the typical Canadian winter? Niagara Region is considered one of the top 5 warmest places to live in Canada. This unique microclimate is contributable to the shelter of the Niagara Escarpment mixed with the moderating effects of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The microclimate results in mild winters and longer growing seasons, in fact the weather that the Niagara Region experiences is similar to that of Burgundy, France. This weather mixed with the rich, fertile soils located in the region make it an ideal planting ground for tender fruits such as peaches, plums, cherries and of course grapes.
4. Recreational Activities
Do you love being outdoors? Niagara Region is home to over 40 conservation areas that are just waiting to be explored. You will find the region filled with more than 40 hiking trails, over 300 km of cycling paths and upwards of 10 waterfalls. If you are looking for something more leisurely, you can visit one of the 48 golf courses or numerous recreational arenas for some indoor fun. If you do not feel like exploring the land, you can venture to some of the beautiful beaches or onto one of the two Great Lakes for some great fishing or water sports. The possibilities are endless for people with all types of passion in the Niagara Region.
5. High Quality Education
When you are searching for a good home for your family, one of the biggest things to consider is the community and the quality of education available for your children. Niagara Region has over 79 elementary schools, and 18 secondary schools to choose from in the public sector, not including the vast selection of Catholic, private and French Immersion schools. There are also two highly recognized post-secondary institutions offered right in the Niagara Region, Brock University and Niagara College are award winning educational programs that offer a range of degrees to further your education. From children to adults, there are plenty of learning opportunities available right in your backyard when you live in Niagara Region.
Thinking of Moving to Niagara? Get Started With The Davids and DeLaat Team
The team here at Davids & DeLaat is highly committed to finding you the perfect home. We pride ourselves in our dedication to our clients and we hope you’ll allow us to provide you with the same award-winning service. If you find yourself interested in moving to the Niagara Region, you can count on our team to find you exactly what you are looking for. Take a look at the available houses for sale in Niagara now.