An intriguing and somewhat bemusing town, Thorold has a large mix of established and mature neighbourhoods, some rural areas, a vibrant and historic downtown area as well as - in recent years a lot of new residential development.
Thorold is a friendly town, welcoming everyone to enjoy its many parks, sports arenas, scenic hiking trails, historic sites (like Decew House and St. John's School House) and culturally rich communities. Striking a fantastic balance between the new and the historic.
The people of Thorold make sure to preserve the past while welcoming modern growth and newcomers to the region. This municipality is also a popular city for students and families.
Real estate prices are remarkably well balance right now in Thorold. The city has seen a somewhat saturated student rental market over recent years but family homes still seem to be doing well.
Let's check out some of Thorold's neighbourhoods:
Beaverdams - This is a small neighbourhood nestled along Lake Gibson, between Confederation Heights and Thorold South. Homes here range from older one and one-half stories to updated and chic farm-style homes.
Confederation Heights - This is a dynamic neighbourhood. Decew Road winds passed Lake Moodie, borders Lake Gibson and offers scenic drives passed Mel Stewart Conservation Park. To the south of this road you can find incredible country homes, old and historic farms houses. To the north, a large residential neighbourhood that accomodates families and students attending Brock University.
Port Robinson - This little community makes up one of Thorold's rural and agricultural areas. Here you can find homes nestled on private, over-sized lots that give you that peaceful country living feeling. Interestingly, this neighbourhood is divided in half by the Welland Canal, with the western side being favoured because of its proximity to Fonthill, Pelham.
Thorold South - You could say that Thorold South is your typical neighbourhood filled with a range of homes; bungalows, back-splits and two-stories. For some residential development has been happening in this area and along Highway 58 (Davis Rd.), creating a mix of established and brand new neighbourhoods.
Thorold Downtown and Surrounding Area - In this large section of Thorold one can find a good balance of gorgeous character homes, cozy bungalows and large semi-detached homes. Thorold has a chic and historic downtown core. If you are looking for high-end fashion, boutique jewelry stores and an array of restaurants to choose from, downtown Thorold is a must visit. The "ships climb the mountains" here at Lock 7 which is located atop the Niagara Escarpment - a truly awesome sight.
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