St. Catharines is the biggest city in the Niagara Region. It is known as The Garden City because of its extensive network of gardens, parks, and trails. Manufacturing is the city’s biggest industry. It is also the main hub for telecommunication between Canada and the United States. Its unique landscape and location on the Niagara escarpment make the region an important area for tourism and agriculture.
Port Dalhousie is probably the most famous neighbourhood in St. Catharines because of Lakeside Park, the Beach and of course the merry-go-round. Port Dalhousie has the feeling of a small town, with plenty of local restaurants and shops all within a couple blocks from each other. If you’re looking to move this close to the water, you’re most likely going to pay a pretty penny as Port Dalhousie is one of the most coveted neighbourhoods to live in.
This is an important statistic long term as the demand continues to rise for housing in London. This will only continue to impact the forecasted increase in rental rates throughout the city. Vacancy rates have trended downward in recent years to the current rate of 1%, down from 1.5% in the prior period. This is forecasted to drop again slightly before levelling off and staying consistently low for the following few years, at least until 2027.
Another fantastic family-friendly neighbourhood, Fitzgerald is booming with young families and is centred around the new Harriet Tubman Public School as well as the fantastic splash pad at Catherine Street park. With one of the most famous bakeries in St. Catharines as well (Mitchell’s Bakery), this neighbourhood is full of potential and offers a very good price point for young families to get into the real estate market.
By far the biggest neighbourhood in St. Catharines, North End consists of the majority of St. Catharines north of the QEW. Mature trees, wide roads and family-like atmosphere that accompanies the North End. With the perfect mixture of amenities and quiet neighbourhoods, the North End is a great place to live for people in all walks of life.
Louth is the only neighbourhood in St. Catharines that is centred around agriculture and rural properties. For those wanting to live in St. Catharines with a bit of property and space, this is the place to be! There has been a lot of development on Fourth Avenue, which is very close to these country properties, which gives you the added bonus of having amenities extremely close by.