Is it time for a change of pace? City life is great when you’re younger. In your twenties, you’re close to a happening nightlife where it’s easy to meet new friends and romantic partners. In your thirties and forties, the city and its suburbs are close to career opportunities, good schools, childcare, and often family supports.
But the traffic, noise, and high cost of living can all wear on you. Once your children move out for good and you start to get closer to retirement, plenty of people rethink where they want to live. They have different wants, needs, and future plans. That change of plans often leads them out of the city, where they can be closer to the countryside, enjoy a quieter community, and get more space at a lower price than they could find in the city.
Just outside the Greater Toronto Area, the Niagara Region provides many attractive qualities to home seekers looking to move out of the city.
#1 Custom Dream Homes
There are 12 municipalities across the Niagara Region. While there are mid-sized and small cities like St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Niagara is also at the edge of the Green Belt and has many rural areas. In fact, it’s a major agricultural region. Niagara on the Lake is a historic gem on the shores of Lake Ontario, surrounded by vineyards and farmland. As Green Belt zoning is very strict, there is very little land available to build in Niagara on the Lake.
Homebuyers have a chance to work with custom home builders in Niagara on the Lake to make sure everything is perfect, down to the smallest details. Blythwood Homes has one of the few available locations for new builds located in the Town of St. David’s in NOTL. A new home built with craftsmanship and high-quality materials means lower maintenance costs out of the gate and a sound investment.
#2 Community and Culture
There is a growing number of adult living communities in Niagara. These are neighborhoods that tend to attract empty nesters but are quite close to broader communities, small-town shopping streets, and the other amenities that make life that much more enjoyable. Some adult living communities in Niagara with townhomes are run condo-style so that you can “lock and leave” to travel without having to make arrangements for outdoor maintenance.
The town of Niagara on the Lake – and the wider region – is a place that’s rich with culture, experiences, and a great community full of great people. You’ll never lack for something to do in the evening. Niagara on the Lake has a tremendous dining scene committed to making the most of local ingredients, as well as plenty of charming small businesses in its old-fashioned main streets.
The wines produced in the Niagara Region are among the best in Canada. Living in Niagara, you’re in the heart of the wine country. And since so many vineyards open themselves up for tastings, tours, and visits, there’s always another adventure waiting.
Niagara is a special place just outside of the GTA. Not only are custom homes in Niagara a great bargain compared to Toronto, but Niagara is also the kind of place where it’s easy to fall in love with your home.