THE BEST OF WATERFRONT LIVING IN THE NIAGARA REGION.
Coming home in the warm summer evenings to a home with large bay windows and gazing upon serene lake views is truly a picture of peace.
For some, lake views are an every day welcome after a hard days work. For others, they are a delight enjoyed with family over the summer holidays
From private waterfront lots to lakeside mansions, the Niagara Region has some spectacular lake side homes. And compared to other waterfront areas like Oakville, Toronto and Barrie, these Niagara waterfront properties are priced popularly.
Here are five of the best waterfront areas in Niagara to buy yourself that spectacular waterfront home.
Crystal Beach, Fort Erie
A cozy, close knit community that lies on the banks and beaches of Lake Erie.
Crystal beach has been a long time favourite for summer holidays with friends and family. But in recent years we have seen a growing level of interest from investors, developers and retirees looking to get in on beach-side living.
You can find a range of idyllic homes here - cottages, large bungalows with private beaches, gated communities and a growing number of Bed and Breakfast rentals.
Being a holiday destination there are many fun activities to enjoy down in Crystal Beach. Relax and bask in the sun, swim in the lake or enjoy nightlife at beach inspired restaurants and pubs.
If you are the type of person that enjoys a small town feel with a laid back beach vibe, or if you are looking to get into the AirBnB rental market, Crystal Beach is a fantastic place to explore.
Grimsby Beach, Grimsby
The quaint town of Grimsby is home to a stunning stretch of Lake Ontario.
Along with luxurious lake houses, modern bungalows, chic town-homes and Victorian gingerbread cottages (which rarely come up for sale), there has been a boom in condominium development in the Grimsby Beach neighbourhood.
The summer months call for fun activities. Boating, fishing, swimming and beach volley ball are just a few. You are also welcome to relax on the warm beach and admire the view. And after all that fun, take a short drive to fantastic restaurants, pubs or treat yourself to a fun wine tasting.
With quick access to the QEW, many housing options to choose from and an array of fun family activities, lakeside living in Grimsby Beach will meet all of you and your family's needs.
Lakeshore, Niagara On The Lake
For high-end lakeside living, look no further than Niagara On The Lake.
Just beyond Lakeshore Road, along Lake Ontario, are homes sure to blow you are away. Whether it be an ultra modern home or a chic lakeside mansion the homes are built to allow for impeccable water views, and on a clear day, views of the Toronto Skyline.
This area of Niagara On The Lake is unique in that among the waterfront homes you will find vineyards, quaint farms and country homes as well.
Living on the lake was intended for relaxation. Enjoy a glass of wine on your patio or in your living room and take in the breathtaking surroundings.
So if you are looking for luxury, privacy and serenity be sure to checkout the homes along the lake in the historic and charming Niagara On The Lake.
Port Dalhousie, St Catharines
A port side community of rich heritage with a great beach vibe.
Port Dalhousie is an extremely popular neighbourhood in St. Catharines. And it is vastly becoming - if it isn't already - an exclusive waterfront community.
Port Dalhousie is a lively summer destination. There is plenty of fun to be had at festivals in the park, watching the renowned Henley Regatta and cozy-ing up at a restaurant or pub in the evenings. You can take a leisurely walk along Lakeside Beach and the pier or enjoy playing volley ball right next to the lake. Be sure to check out the historic and magical carousal while you are there.
Heritage homes, gorgeous cottages, waterfront estates and seriously stunning real estate is on offer here in Port. Over the last number of years three major condominium projects have been introduced to the Port community as well. The two most recent being the elegant Harbour Club and Beaches at Port. Then the less recent and contentious Union Waterfront (which may not be moving ahead after all).
Queenston, Niagara On The Lake
Niagara On The Lake strikes again with the fabulous neighbourhood of Queenston.
The entire stretch from Old Town to Queenston, along the Niagara River offers some truly extraordinary views and unique homes.
It is no secret that Queenston is a residential community with an abundance of historic charm. You can spend a leisurely day enjoying views of the Niagara River or stroll through Queenston Heights Park. And of course, take a short drive down the Niagara Parkway to Old Town, stopping off at a few wineries on the way.
The homes located along the Niagara Parkway are your best bet for that peaceful waterfront feeling. You can bank on finding homes laced with old world glamour, classic stone mansions and even the occasional contemporary bungalow.
If you are looking for luxury and the peaceful setting of treed lots and gentle sounds of the flowing river - Queenston is definitely a community to check out.