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LIFESTYLE

Welland is located in the heart of the Niagara Region, just minutes from world-class attractions and the Niagara Wine Region

The City of Welland is one of the truly authentic recreational canal cities in Canada, with the Welland Recreation Corridor running through the city’s downtown core. The City is also located in the heart of picturesque Niagara Region and just minutes from neighbouring cities. Visitors are attracted to the area’s natural beauty, as they enjoy our annual festivals, restaurants, heritage buildings, waterfront music concerts, multi-cultural attractions, year-round sports competitions, and outdoor events. Combine that with attractive housing prices, top ranking schools, a commute where everything is nearby, and low crime rates, and it’s no wonder why more and more people are locating to Welland and Niagara.

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Raising a family in Welland

When it comes to education, parents and students have many choices. The four school boards which operate schools in Welland provide for a variety of options including French or English language curriculums and Catholic or Public schools. World class post-secondary institutions local to Welland include Niagara College, and Brock University. There are also a variety of trade and skill schools for adults looking to further their education and become skilled in a specific field or trade.

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Buying a home in Welland

Housing prices in Welland are a fraction of the cost when compared to the GTA and nearby communities. The average home in Welland is selling in the mid $300,000 in approximately 4 weeks. Compare to other area homes below.

Community HPI Benchmark Days / Market
Fort Erie $370,000 44 days
Fonthill / Pelham $626,200 49 days
Lincoln $590,600 30 days
Niagara Falls $428,200 29 days
Niagara-on-the-Lake $795,900 65 days
Port Colborne / Wainfleet $372,700 33 days
St. Catharines $451,000 26 days
Thorold $409,800 47 days
Welland $381,900 29 days
West Lincoln $560,000 36 days
Niagara Average $473,500 39 days
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“This growth in new housing units is bringing new residents to our community, supporting our local economy and creating jobs in the skilled trades and construction industry.” ~ Mayor Frank Campion

 

Community Average
Hamilton $628,834
Stoney Creek $636,906
Grimsby $731,296
Burlington $886,782
Toronto $943,710
Welland $381,900 HPI Benchmark

PLAYABLE SPACES IN WELLAND

  • icon reads 400 acres of parkland
  • icon reads 272 acres of waterway
  • icon reads 15+ baseball diamonds
  • icon reads 24 kilometres of trails
  • icon reads 33 outdoor playgrounds
  • icon reads 14 skating rinks