Why Niagara-on-the-Lake Should Be Your New Home

Dated: February 3 2021

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Why Niagara-on-the-Lake Should Be Your New Home

There is a reason that Niagara-on-the-Lake is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Canada. Located only 20 minutes north of Niagara Falls it is a quaint town that is bordered by Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. If you are thinking of buying a house in Niagara-on-the-Lake you have come to the right place, our team of experienced real estate agents at Davids & DeLaat have put together a list of just some of the reasons that make living in Niagara-on-the-Lake so extraordinary. 


Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) is a unique and historical town that has an undeniable charm. Home to over 17,000 residents there is a sense of pride within the community that is painted across the village. Locals love to chat about the town, its history and all it has to offer for tourists and residents. Walking down the main roads in the warmer months you will be sure to notice the picturesque town that is lined with stunning Victorian architecture and thriving floral gardens. The small community has a naturally slower pace to life, making you appreciate every interaction you encounter. There is often less traffic and consistently warmer weather when compared to other Canadian cities. There is a little something for everyone with the wide range of clubs and organizations to join, consider the Newcomers’ Club or North America’s oldest golf course, Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course. You will be sure to find something to be passionate about in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Events and Scenery

There is always something to do at Niagara-on-the-Lake thanks to the abundance of festivals and events that pop up year around. The town is the proud home of the Shaw Festival, one of North America's largest repertory theatre companies. Furthermore Niagara-on-the-Lake is host to events such as the Niagara Jazz Festival, Family Fun Fest, Ice Wine Festival and more. If there happens to be no events, you can always take a tour of the town by foot or horse-drawn buggy. Be sure to visit a local farmers market, local boutiques and explore the historic sites in the town. Niagara-on-the-Lake is surrounded by beautiful agricultural farms, vineyards and bodies of water, there is always something to admire whether you are living here or visiting. 

World Famous Wine and Culinary Experience

Niagara-on-the-Lake is the home to over 20 wineries including award winning establishments such as Jackson Triggs, Inniskillin, and Peller Estates. There are dozens of different wine tours that are excellent for both tourists and residents, they are constantly revising and adding new options to the tour. Enjoy your tour by foot or even by bike, some include culinary pairings, and some include chocolate, there is always something for everyone in NOTL. If you are looking for a different type of tour consider the Niagara-on-the-Lake Foodie Tour, where you can tour the town and experience over 5 different local restaurants offering exquisite culinary creations. Thanks to the agriculturally rich lands that Niagara is located on, many culinary dishes are truly farm to table, using only the freshest ingredients available in the region.


Although everything mentioned is top class attractions for tourists here is a small list of some other historical and beautiful landmarks that we recommend everyone checks out while they are in the Niagara-on-the-Lake:

  1. Queens Royal Park - enjoy a stroll or just sit back and relax when visiting this beautiful park overlooking Lake Ontario, you can even catch a glimpse of Fort Niagara on the U.S. side of the Niagara River.
  2. Fort George - visit this historical building known for being haunted, you can take one of the ghostly tours and learn more about the spooky history from the spring to fall months.
  3. Surrounding Areas - Niagara-on-the-Lake is wedged in between two great larger cities in which you can find anything. Niagara Falls is only 20 minutes south and offers an even broader assortment of events, entertainment and of course the Falls itself. To the west 25 minutes lies St. Catharines, known as the Garden City, you’ll find an abundance of parks and trails to explore. The residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake can rest easy knowing that St.Catharines is also home to a state of the art hospital and specialized treatment centres.

Looking to Own a Home in One of the Most Beautiful Towns in Canada? Contact Davids & DeLaat Today!

Niagara-on-the-Lake is just one of the beautiful towns in the Niagara Region. If you are thinking of making a move to this unique and quaint little town, reach out to our experienced team of real estate agents at Davids & DeLaat. We take pride in dedicating ourselves to our customers and finding you the perfect home we know you will love. Check out our list of available properties in Niagara-on-the-Lake today!

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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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