Welcome to St Catharines, the largest city in the Niagara Region situated 111 km from Toronto and 19 km from Niagara Falls and the United States boarder. St Catharines is 95 square kilometres in size and has a population of 131,989. St Catharines is bordered by Lake Ontario and picturesque Niagara On the Lake to the North, Niagara Falls to the east, Thorold and Pelham to the south and Jordan to the west. Visitors are drawn also to the historic Port Dalhousie harbour front home of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, beckoning rowers from all over the the world, where you can still ride a carousel for a nickel, have a family picnic on the beach, walk the board walk and admire the two lighthouses built in the 1800’s or visit the quaint shops and restaurants.
Otherwise known as the Garden City St Catharines residents and visitors alike enjoy world class wineries, fabulous dining, wonderful festivals, vibrant night life, rich history and thriving arts and culture. Home to the Welland canal where enormous ocean liners and freighters climb the escarpment on a stairway of water. Due to the sheltering effect of the Niagara Escarpment St Catharines and the surrounding areas have become the fruit basket of Niagara. From early spring acres of orchards can be seen in full bloom heavy with the years harvest and lush rolling vineyards yield their harvest in late fall.
Locals and tourists visit Happy Rolph’s Bird Sanctuary and petting zoo where you can see on of Canada’s most exotic collections of flowering rhododendrons. Honour the 27 Canadian killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre as you stroll down the 9/11 memorial walkway that runs through the park. The trail is lined with 27 deciduous trees that were planted in memory of the dead. The trail also connects to the Waterfront trail which runs from Niagara to Quebec boarder along the lake shore. History lovers admire the Morningstar Mill a 130 year old operational grist mill situated near DeCew falls. Hike the Bruce Trail that weaves its way through St Catharines and Shorthills Park.
St Catharines is strategically located between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment with the Queen Elizabeth Highway running through providing quick access to Toronto commuters and American tourists alike.
Relocating to St Catharines is easy with reasonable real estate and ample employment options. Team Neumann is available to help you find the perfect home. Buying a home in St Catharines is easy and stress free when you have all the right information and the right team working for you! We will walk you through the home buying experience step by step and provide you all the information you will need to make the best and most educated home purchase.
- City of St. Catharines: www.stcatharines.ca
- St. Catharines Transit: www.yourbus.com/#St. Catharines Transit
- St. Catharines Weather: www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon0638
- St. Catharines General Hospital: www.niagarahealth.on.ca/services/#stcatharines_general
- St. Catharines Public Schools: www.dsbn.edu.on.ca
- Niagara Catholic District School Board: www.niagararc.com
- Brock University: www.brocku.ca