What Makes Fort Erie A Good Place to Live?

Dated: May 27 2021

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What makes Fort Erie a good place to live? Pictured - peace bridge

When you are looking for a new home, there are many tough decisions that need to be made. From the type of home you want, to where you want the home to be, and everything in between. At Davids & DeLaat we know how important and life-changing these decisions can be which is why we want to help you make the right ones. Whether you are already from the area or you are from a different city, province or even country, we guarantee that we can help you find the perfect home in the Niagara Region. 

Fort Erie is one of the many amazing towns that the Niagara Region has to offer. This charming border town was established in 1764 and has a deep, rich history that led to its designation as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1931.  Fort Erie is located on the southeast end of the Niagara Region and is surrounded by Lake Erie to the south and the Niagara River to the east and north. Directly across from Fort Erie, separated only by the river is Buffalo, New York which can be accessed through the Peace Bridge, the second busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States.

There are many amazing things to see and do in Fort Erie and many reasons that make it a great place to live. Take a look at some of the opportunities below that await you in Fort Erie, Ontario. 

 

Small Town Living, Big City Opportunities

Fort Erie is one of the fastest-growing towns in the Niagara Region, with many large developments happening in both the residential and commercial sectors over the last few years. Alongside the new development is a growing population, however, Fort Erie is not ready to let go of its small-town qualities. With a population of just over 30,000 people, Fort Erie still prides itself on its authentic small-town lifestyle that is family-oriented and full of nature.

 

One of the great things about living in Fort Erie is the abundance of job opportunities for skilled workers. There is plenty of work in advanced manufacturing industries such as steel, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, automotive, alternative energy and more. 

 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Fort Erie, you can take a quick detour to one of the several large city centres in the immediate area. You can travel to Niagara Falls in under 25 minutes, St. Catharines in under 35 minutes, or even Buffalo, New York in under 10 minutes. According to Fort Erie, 55% of the United States population and 62% of Canada’s population live within 800km (500 miles) of Fort Erie, making it a central and accessible hub for anyone who enjoys exploring, visiting and travelling to new places.

 

Local Attractions in Fort Erie

The town of Fort Erie contains not only the city centre of Fort Erie but many smaller communities in the area including Bridgeburg, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville, Douglastown and Black Creek. With a total land area of 167.42 square kilometres, you can drive from one side to the other in under 20 minutes, everything in Fort Erie is close by and easy to get to. Below are some of the most beautiful and popular places to visit in Fort Erie

 

Crystal Beach Waterfront Park

Crystal Beach, also known as Bay Beach, is well known for its white Caribbean-like sand and clean, clear water. It is located along the shore of Lake Erie and has many different facilities including a state-of-the-art washroom, new playground, pavilion, viewing deck, beach mats, accessibility ramps, boat launch, and many close-by restaurants and shops. 

 

Old Fort Erie

Old Fort Erie is the reason that Fort Erie was designated a National Historic Site in 1931. It is the site of the War of 1812, the bloodiest battle in Canadian History. Here residents and visitors can enjoy musket demonstrations and learn about the history of Old Fort Erie via daily tours and annual reenactments that are held every August.

 

Fort Erie Race Tracks

The Fort Erie Race Track was opened on June 16th, 1897 and is home to one of the most picturesque infields in all of North America, filled with flowers and a beautiful lake. Fort Erie Race Track is the only horse racing venue in the entire Niagara Region and is home to several important annual events including the Prince of Wales Stakes and Puss N Boots Cup. Enjoy thoroughbred racing, free concerts, dining facilities, a farmers market and more.

 

Safari Niagara

Safari Niagara is a 150-acre zoo that is located in Stevensville. It is privately owned and operated by the Tykolis family and is home to over 1000 different species of animals. At Safari Niagara you can visit for the day or purchase a seasonal pass that allows you to enjoy the interactive park, educational animal shows, free tours, animal feedings, a petting zoo, and many other activities. 

 

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Shawn DeLaat

Helping people buy and sell real estate is Shawn’s passion. Now in his 20th year, he’s proud to be in the top 1% of all realtors for sales production in the entire Niagara region. Shawn’s outgoi....

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