Best Places to Live 2020: Niagara Real Estate
April 30th, 2020
The housing market in Niagara region is expected to see a 35-per-cent increase in unit sales heading into the spring market, along with a 21-day reduction on average days on market for homes. Suburban families and move-up buyers are expected to drive demand in the region.
So, what are the best neighbourhoods in Niagara to buy a house? RE/MAX explores more than 300 of Canada’s most liveable hot spots in the new 2020 Liveability Report. Here are our top picks for Niagara.
10 Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Niagara
- Fort Erie North
- North Beamsville
- Old Town, Niagara-on-the-Lake
- North Fonthill
- Downtown St. Catharines
- Thorold Proper
- West Main-Welland
- Old Western Hill
- Market Square-Welland
Liveability in the Niagara Region
The most luxurious neighbourhoods in the region are Martindale Pond, Lakeshore and Niagara-on-the-Lake. These neighbourhoods have close proximity to green space and are regarded as easily walkable, making them attractive to buyers who are able to purchase homes in the $859,000 to $983,000-plus price range. Other in-demand neighbourhoods in the Niagara region include Crystal Beach Ridgeway, Glenridge and Secord Woods, which are close in proximity to independently owned retailers, gyms, bars and restaurants, have easy access to bike lanes and walking paths. These neighbourhoods are known for their diverse cultures and ethnicities, particularly Secord Woods.
Niagara’s Future Liveability
Niagara’s liveability is expected to see consistent improvements in the coming three to five years, as the local government makes greater investments into parks and recreation. This is a huge plus for prospective buyers.