Have you accomplished two to three decades of hard work, brought up a family, and spent over an hour per day on public transport getting to and from work? It sounds like you’re ready for a much-deserved retirement.
Is there any place more appealing to spend your golden years than in a region entirely devoted to wine and delectable cuisine? Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming, picturesque neighborhood located in the Niagara region just a few minutes’ drive from local, award-winning wineries. Take daily strolls with your wife or husband through the charming winding roads; go on scenic drives across the countryside, and admire the beautiful Victorian-style homes—or live in one yourself! This village is practically heaven.
A Change of Pace
Many baby boomers preparing for retirement are taken with Niagara’s serene quality of life. In fact, the demographic of the area has dropped in age over the last few years—homeowners who are looking for a slower-paced lifestyle are coming from Toronto to downsize from the city and upsize into a rural area. More and more people who are able to work from home or can commute to the Greater Ontario Area daily find it’s worth selling their property in Toronto for $700,000 and purchasing one in Niagara for just $300,000-$400,000.
Health System & Amenities
For a senior and near-senior population, healthcare, as well as being part of an active community, are also important factors to take into account. Fortunately, a new hospital location has opened in St. Catharines, in addition to Niagara Health System’s (NHS) five other sites that serve 434,000 residents across the 12 municipalities.
As for entertainment activities and amenities, Niagara is chock-full of them. The region is perfect for nature lovers who enjoy a good hike and outdoor sports like golf, tennis, and skiing in the wintertime.
If you’ve fallen in love with the region, why not make your move now? Contact Kathy and Dave, Niagara’s top realtors. We’ll help you make a smooth transition to our favourite Canadian region and bring you one step closer to the retirement life you deserve.