It goes without saying that the Niagara region is a massive draw for tourists. The falls and the many attractions that surround it, bring people from all over the world.
While all of us here at Phelps enjoy everything the area has to offer, we love being tucked away in West Niagara, and are proud to call this tight knit community, home.
So, if you’re thinking of planning a trip this summer, or maybe you’re relocating and looking to set down roots in the area, here are 10 reasons why West Niagara is an amazing place to live!
The Wine...Oh, The Wine!
If you’re a wine lover, the Niagara region will be an experience you’ll absolutely need to sample. One of our favourites is Fielding Estate Winery, with an excellent wine shop, tours and tastings and ongoing special events, they would make a great first stop. In the mean time, here is more great information on Niagara’s wine country!
It’s All About Easy Living.
Newcomers to Smithville discover that while the pace is different, the Niagara Region is hardly isolated from a host of unique venues and activities. Niagara’s famous wine route is speckled with world class wineries, quaint fruit markets and farm-to-table restaurants. Not to mention the close proximity to the world famous Niagara Falls and a quick jaunt to Canada’s prettiest town, Niagara-on-the-Lake - ripe with unique hotels and B & B’s, fabulous restaurants and the Shaw Festival.
A Hop & Skip To The GTA.
Positioned at the top of the Niagara Escarpment just south of Grimsby, Smithville is a quick 10 minute drive to the QEW and just under an hour from the GTA. Not to mention a 15 minute drive from Hamilton and 30 minutes to Niagara Falls. A wide range of purchasers are making the move from places like Toronto, Oakville and Burlington because Smithville offers great value and a convenient location.
Lifestyle + Value.
Niagara is an extremely attractive market for home buyers considering a move out of the GTA and surrounding areas. The irresistible combination of lifestyle appeal and value for your money, make Smithville a desirable place for both empty-nesters and young families. And it’s not just about the location – it’s about the homes and the lot sizes. Phelps Homes is currently building custom-inspired craftsman-style homes on larger than average lots with modern amenities. From large executive two storey homes, to desirable bungalows and just-the-right size towns - these desirable homes feature large garages, inspired kitchens and open floor plans that speak to the way people live today.
Keeping It Simple.
In Smithville, you can breath easy with a relaxed, tranquil environment that only comes with small town living. Life is just simpler in a small community and there’s more space to spread your wings. Away from the distractions and hustle and bustle, it’s all about easy-living.
Close To Our US Neighbours.
Located on the border with New York State, Niagara is a popular stopover for many visitors to Canada and benefits from a thriving tourism industry. Celebrated as the honeymoon capital of the world, the romance of the falls and the lush Niagara Region capture 12 million tourists a year.
The Kids Will Love It!
West Niagara is an amazing place to raise a family, and with the area’s many attractions the kids will love all that it has to offer! In fact, you’ll likely discover your own inner child and have a great time doing it. There are fantastic indoor and outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. Some of these include miniature golf, fallsview indoor WaterPark, Safari Niagara and of course Great Wolf Lodge.
Historic Sites & History
The Niagara region has a rich history that offers experiences many regions just can’t touch. The area hosts many forts and historic sites, as well as museums offering a historical experience and new interactive events. Not to mention Niagara-on-the-Lake, which was the first capital of the region known as Upper Canada, and Fort Erie which were under siege during the War of 1812. With the marriage of old and new, Niagara quite literally has something for everyone.
A Shoppers Paradise
If your ideal getaway includes a little shopping, then Niagara is the place for you. The Niagara region provides many different shopping districts and malls that will leave the most seasoned shopper, satisfied. Then, be sure to unwind and recharge in one of Niagara’s luxurious spas, which are ranked among the top in Canada and beyond. So, rejuvenate, relax with some spa time then get back out there!
A Foodie’s Dream
Niagara-on-the-Lake has the reputation as being Canada’s number one food and wine destination. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best restaurants in Niagara's Twenty Valley . Pair a great meal with a local wine and it doesn’t get much better than that!