WEST END ST. CATHARINES
Updated: Jan 8, 2019
Agriculture, Country Homes and New Development - Living in West end of St. Catharines.
Welcome to St Catharines.
A city of gorgeous sprawling landscapes, agricultural and orchards. But also a place where new housing development is plenty.
The West End of St. Catharines is a community of farms, vineyards, and recently has been home to a lot of new housing developments. Many residents will tell you they enjoy living on the outskirts of St. Catharines where amenities are easily accessible and schools are very good.
West End Neighbourhoods
Grapeview - A lovely neighbourhood bordering the wide open spaces of the Louth area to the west and 12 Mile Creek to the right. There is a mix of home types here - from slightly older to newer townhomes, condominiums and detaches houses. This is a wonderful place to raise a family. Great schools in all directions and easy access to the QEW and 406 highways.
Louth - The largest community in St. Catharines. Home to the new St. Catharines General Hospital. Although most of this community is predominately swaths of agricultural land - growing crops, fruits, vegetables and wine grapes - and country homes, development is creeping up around the hospital. A portion of the Rockway Conservation Area (part of the Niagara Escarpment) is to the western side of the Louth neighbourhood and perfect for enjoying hiking in a rustic setting. If you enjoy wine tastings (or just drinking wine like I do) then you are ideally situated close to west Niagara vineyards.
Western Hill - Heads up this is going to be where the new St. Catharines Go Station is going to be! Get excited about that. Another great spot for students of Brock and also home to the reputable private school: Ridley College. Parts of this neighbourhood offer high-end homes, parts have great family homes but there are also some parts that are not so great.
I enjoy the landscapes of the Louth region and hope the agricultural land continues to be protected by the GreenBelt Act. Development needs to take place to accommodate movement of people to the region but it is also of vital importance that we protect prime and useful agricultural land.
The West End of St. Catharines is a fantastic community for commuters and families. Real Estate prices can be on the higher side here but it is worth it considering the superb lifestyle this area offers.
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