Niagara Falls, Ontario may be the must-see on the world’s bucket list, but that does not mean it is a big city. With only 87,000 residents that call Niagara Falls home, it definitely has a small town feel to it. The area’s plethora of parks, gardens, and natural features lend to its innate suburban vibe, while still providing all the amenities and benefits of city life—plus so much more. It is the perfect spot to put down roots in a place that has it all, including quintessential small town charm.
In the coveted area of Niagara north, Calaguiro Estates boasts expansive fertile lots with palatial domiciles lining quiet streets. The neighbourhood exudes regality. Scrupulously kept yards, an abundance of trees and varied shrubbery, surrounded by parkland, golf courses, and trails, Calaguiro Estates is ‘the’ luxury neighbourhood in Niagara Falls. Highly esteemed, these ten year and younger homes of this neighbourhood fly off the market at record speed—but with good reason.
The small hamlet of Chippawa is both quiet and olde town appealing. Delightfully sequestered in the southern end of Niagara Falls, Chippawa offers an exquisiteness like no other. Boasting some of Niagara Falls’ choicest waterfront residences, this picturesque neighbourhood is prime real estate for its views and scenery. Straddling the Chippawa River where it flows to the Niagara River, this small community within the city is an absolute gem, founded way back in 1885. The former home to award winning film producer, James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame, Chippawa truly is a small town within Niagara Falls’ city limits.
Tucked away in the northwest end of Niagara Falls is the beautiful subdivision of Mount Carmel. This chic neighbourhood comprised mainly of approximately 20 year old homes offers stunning ravine views and secluded lots. Newer condos and townhouses have joined the community making smaller dwellings available in the area. Shriner’s Creek and Shriner’s Woodlot Park create natural displays and separations producing a more native atmosphere within this neck of the woods. Expansive parks are enclosed within the neighbourhood, and a variety of stores directly adjacent, including grocery and banking, make Mount Carmel a perfect subdivision to call home.
Straddling both north and south sides of Lundy’s Lane, Beaverdams is an established neighbourhood of newer homes, perfect for raising a family. Consisting of single family dwellings, condos, and co-op housing, Beaverdams has plenty to offer in Niagara Falls’ south end. With quiet streets, the leisurely atmosphere of this milieu provides easy access to both elementary and secondary schools for your children’s needs and your peace of mind. About a dozen parks and green spaces dot the landscape throughout the neighbourhood, providing ample areas for the kids to play, get up a game of touch football with the guys, or take a stroll with the dog. Shopping is conveniently located within the locale, including Canada One Outlets—nothing like back to school shopping done right a couple blocks from your door!