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Living in the Niagara Region: Rejoice Urban Quality of Life with a Comfortable Small-Town Feel

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

The Niagara Region has one of the most breathtaking landscapes in Canada, and even though it is widely known for the picturesque Niagara Falls, there is certainly a lot more to this region and there are countless benefits to living in each individual city.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular communities in the Niagara Region, and what they have to offer, shall we?

St. Catharines

Living in St. Catharines, also known as the Garden City due to its picturesque hiking trails and scenic nature walks, allows one to cherish the serenity and beauty of nature, all while taking in the hustle and bustle of an art-loving town. Along with being a cultural capital and artistic hub, St. Catharines allows its residents to enjoy a great quality of life with affordable living compared to larger cities, high employment rates and an endless abundance of entertainment.

St. Catharines is witnessing a massive boom in economic development, which has welcomed countless developmental projects, along with schools, restaurants, breweries, wineries, shops, cafes and more. It is home to Meridian Centre and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts amongst multiple other entertainment facilities.

Niagara Falls

Famous for its breathtaking waterfalls, Niagara Falls is a vibrant and majestic little city that allows you to carve out an urban space amidst the wilderness in a livable, safe community. Tucked right in the heart of the Niagara region, Niagara Falls offers true quality of life with its mesmerizing landscape, stable economy and encouraged immigration. It is a welcoming and vibrant society that thrives on good will and cooperation.

Niagara Falls boosts steady property taxation rates that encourage home buyers to invest, along with countless attractive real estate ventures that attract investors for both, their scenic beauty, urban amenities and affordability. Also, Job opportunities are easy to come by if one is willing to work.


Niagara-on-the-Lake is undoubtedly the most exclusive of all communities in the Niagara region, and it was also listed on MoneySense magazine’s list of Canada’s Best Places to Live. It offers an indulgent micro-climate that is brimming with an abundance of greenery, agriculture, nature walks and a wild nightlife as well as family entertainment and recreation.

Aside from the majestically picturesque scenery, Niagara-on-the-Lake offers prime real estate investment opportunities in the neighbourhoods of Virgil, and Queenston amongst others. These real estate opportunities are surrounded by modern amenities and services, including shopping malls, medical care facilities, fine restaurants, some of the oldest wineries in the region, an abundance of hiking trails, historical landmarks, and Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.


An ideal destination for those who want to live a short distance away from both, Toronto and Buffalo, New York. Welland is situated in the middle of the mesmerizing Niagara Region. It is brimming with value-added real estate investment opportunities and is the most bilingual city in the region, homing both of Niagara’s all-French high schools. Welland is also home to the original Niagara College campus. This city is on the incline and is growing by the day with no signs of slowing down.

These were just a few examples of what some of the cities in the Niagara Region have to offer, to learn more, give me a call at 289-213-7031. I’m Jen Bedard, your Niagara region real estate specialist.

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