There is no need to introduce Niagara Falls, as it is home to one of Canada’s most famous attractions that brings in approximately 12 million tourists a year. All year around the Horseshoe Falls is gazed at daily by thousands of visitors and passersby. Aside from being home to this marvelous wonder, it is also home to more than 90,000 permanent residents. Niagara Falls in everyday life is a small city with hometown comfort yet at the same time it also has the luxury of big city living. The real estate team at Davids & DeLaat have put together the list below of 5 reasons why you should move to Niagara Falls.
1. Housing You Can Afford
Niagara Region is becoming an increasingly popular place for people who are looking to escape the Greater Toronto Area and one of the main reasons is the housing prices. Niagara Falls has an average home price of a little over $530,000. There is always something for everyone, whether you are looking for a trendy apartment close to amenities or a quaint home with a yard, you will be sure to find what you are looking for at an affordable price. Niagara Falls has over 10 communities to choose from, each offering their own unique character. Niagara Falls is also a great place to invest in real estate as there has been a steady increase in property value that is projected to continue as the region is becoming more desirable.
2. Location, Location, Location
Niagara Falls is an excellent location, you can find much of what you need directly in the city such as shopping, restaurants, events and work. Despite the holidays when tourists are most heavy, there is virtually no traffic or rush hour in the city of Niagara Falls. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, there is an array of out-of-town options that are an easy commute to, here is a quick list of just a few major cities and their approximate commute times:
- Toronto, ON ~ 128 km, 1 hour 15 minutes away
- Burlington, ON ~ 71 km, 45 minutes away
- Hamilton, ON ~ 87 km, 50 minutes away
- St. Catharines, ON ~ 19 km, 20 minutes away
- Buffalo, NY ~ 37km, 30 minutes away
These are just a few of the easy to commute to cities where you can find anything that may be missing from Niagara Falls like family, friends, events, and shopping. Do not forget to take advantage of that cross-border shopping, save some money and experience stores such as Target or the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA.
3. Jobs, Education and Business Opportunity
There is no lack of employment opportunities in and around Niagara Falls. There are several online resources for job seekers, the Canadian Government Job Bank or Niagara Falls Employment Help Centre, for example will allow residents to search for jobs in the area with ease. If you are unable to find something directly in Niagara Falls, as mentioned above there are dozens of commutable cities located nearby.
If you are looking to start your own business, Niagara Falls is the place to be. Tourist heavy locations such as Clifton Hill can boast a premium on rental space, but places located just beyond the attractions are still very heavily explored and have very fair commercial rent pricing especially when compared to cities like Toronto.
If you want to learn some marketing skills for your new business, there are plenty of places to further your education in the Niagara Region. With an abundance of award-winning post-secondary and excellent public and private school systems you do not need to stress about education opportunities for you or your family in Niagara Falls.
4. A Nature Lovers Dream
The Horseshoe Falls is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, but that is not the only captivating scene in the area. Niagara Falls is home to many other breathtaking experiences that can be found within different parks, conservation areas, gardens, and trails. Consider checking out a few favorites such as the Bruce Trail, some Carolinian Forests, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, and the White Water Walk.
There is so much to explore both in Niagara Falls and in surrounding areas, being nestled between two great lakes leaves residents of Niagara Region with plenty of nature to enjoy on both land and water.
5. Endless Fun
Being one of the most visited places in Canada means that there is always something fun happening in the area and lots of activities to explore. Niagara Falls is home to many different events, festivals and year-round interests for both adults and children. There is so many to discuss that we have gone ahead and made lists of a few local activities available in Niagara Falls:
- Wineries, Breweries (tours as well)
- Night Clubs
- Helicopter/Boat Tours
- Golf Courses
- Laser Tag
- Fun Museums
- Escape Rooms
- Indoor Water Parks
- Magic Shows
Looking To Find The Perfect Home in Niagara Falls? Contact the Davids & DeLaat Team Today
Niagara Falls is an excellent opportunity to have big city luxuries while living with a small-town vibe. If you are considering purchasing a home in Niagara Falls, talk to our experienced team of real estate agents here at Davids & DeLaat. We understand how big a home buying decision is, and we dedicate ourselves to helping you find the perfect home. Take a look at the homes for sale in Niagara Falls and contact Davids & DeLaat to help you find your dream home.