• Jen Bedard

What You Need to Know About North-End St. Catharines

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

The suburb of North End and its communities have continued to remain popular for many decades now. It is home to the largest proportion of St. Catharines residents. Originally a farmland region, the area was mostly developed in the 1960s and 1970s, as the architecture reflects, and some of the original farmhouses are still scattered within the area. The properties are built on good size plots, something not seen a lot today, and the town layout is very pleasant with crescents, circles and cul-de-sacs.

North End and its neighbourhoods of Lakeshore, Niagara/Linwell, Lakeport, Port Weller East, and West are home to families, pensioners, empty nesters, and water enthusiasts. A lot of the homeowners are from original families in the area, attesting to the fact that many have stayed rooted to the area helping give it its air of neighbourliness. It is not uncommon to see people enjoying a chat outside their homes or as they go about their daily routine.

Lake Ontario forms the northern border of the North End and its neighbourhoods. The breezes coming off the lake help cool down this lakeside area in the hotter summer months. Families with young children enjoy the abundance of public amenities, like letting their children play at Cherie Road Park and Walker’s Creek Park. Joggers, walkers and cyclists enjoy the Waterfront Trail that connects the area with Port Dalhousie. The Welland Canal also has a paved path that is great for these activities.

There are some excellent schools to choose from in the area and every home in the North End is within walking distance to a public school. Residents have shopping amenities nearby for their convenience and are close to the downtown shops and farmer’s market, packed with the fresh produce grown in the area.