THE CITY OF WELLAND
Updated: Jan 23, 2019
A city of proud multiculturalism, rich history and a diverse range of homes - Living in Welland.
Welcome to Welland.
A city developed on both sides of the Welland Canal and Welland River. Setting the tone for scenic parks, close communities and future opportunities.
Welland has a diverse population and prides itself on supporting arts, culture and heritage. Home also to industry, this city is encouraging to both new and existing businesses. Between this mix of vitality, Merritt Island Park is a sanctuary to mane residents in Welland. A place to take a relaxing evening stroll or go for a brisk job - this is a must see for visitors.
Let's explore some of Welland's neighbourhoods:
Prince Charles & North End - A large area of Welland, nearest to Pelham. If you are looking for new and modern residential development, this is where you are going to find it. There is a lot of community growth in this area of Welland - Automotive, Restaurants, Health Facilities and new Retailers. With the Niagara College Welland Campus here there are student rental investment opportunities as well as regular single family investment options as well.
Dain City - A little hamlet located in the South of Welland between the Welland Recreational Waterway and the Welland By-Pass (formerly part of the Welland Canal). This section of the Canal has been closed for some time to ships but is now hosts international rowing regattas and dragon boat races. It also allows for some lovely walking paths for residents in this neighbourhoods.
Cooks Mills - Is a relatively rural area of East Welland that is seeing some new housing development but remains mostly old farmland. The meandering Lyons Creek runs though the small settlement of Cooks Mills allows for some quaint scenic treed areas and wide open spaces. Home to residents commuting into Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Hamilton. If you are looking for private country homes close to all necessities, this could be a great place to call home.
Downtown & Crowland - These two neighbourhoods are basically one. Mature neighbourhoods and affordable housing. A charming feature of downtown Welland is Bridge 13. This bridge is illuminated in colour every night, changing on specific occasions to commemorate a special event. This area is also home to a thriving summer farmers market. If you don't live there, it can be a great place to visit.
Broadway - This neighbourhood is home to some excellent homes with large lots and views of the picturesque Welland River. There are a range of housing options in this neighbourhood that can accommodate any family. If you are someone who enjoys entertaining family and friends this could be a great neighbourhood for you. Large lots offer great barbecuing in the summer, take a short drive over the river to the Cardinal Lakes Golf Club or a enjoy boating and fishing in the Welland River.
There is no denying that Welland has had its ups and downs as a city. But the community works together to keep businesses, real estate and commercial opportunities moving forward. There have been real improvements in Welland and it shows in its revitalized neighbourhoods and friendly, diverse residents.
As with most cities, there are good areas and bad areas. The North section is a favorite for families and investors. Real Estate prices range but it is easy to find affordable housing in Welland.
For more information on Welland, please visit the City's website.
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