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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a city located in the St. Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area, which is part of Ontario, Canada.

Housing

About one third of properties in Niagara Falls were built pre-1960, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing most buildings in this part of the St. Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Homeowners occupy about 70% of the units in the city and 30% are rented. This city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.

Transportation

Driving is an excellent medium of transportation in this part of the St. Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area. It is especially convenient to park, and the majority of real estate listings are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Highway 420. However, the public transit system in this part of the St. Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area is quite bad. Nonetheless, residents can rely on the Niagara Falls Station with access to the Lakeshore West Line. There are about 30 bus lines crossing the city, and bus stops are usually within walking distance. It is challenging for people walking to navigate Niagara Falls because most daily needs are impractical to meet without the use of a car.

Services

There are only a few high schools and primary schools in this part of the St. Catharines - Niagara metropolitan area and thus they can be a long walk away. Additionally, it can be challenging to access daycares as a pedestrian. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding food, reaching one of over 50 supermarkets on foot is practical for some, but not all, home buyers in Niagara Falls. There are also a few choices for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity.

Character

Niagara Falls is reasonably good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue - although there are still several noisier areas, especially close to one of the railway lines, Highway 420 or Queen Elizabeth Way. Parks are distributed sporadically, resulting in them being occasionally difficult to reach from most locations within this city. Despite that, there are over 100 public green spaces close by for residents to visit.

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