Why you'd want to live in Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake was founded in 1970 following the amalgamation of the former town and townships of Niagara. It includes the communities of Virgil, Old Town, Queenston, St. Davids and Glendale, as well as the surrounding rural areas. Formerly called Newark, the Town was chosen as the capital of Upper Canada following its creation in 1791. John Graves Simcoe was named the first Lieutenant Governor. Steeped in history, the Town, Fort George and the surrounding areas served as a background to fighting between British and American forces during the War of 1812. From newcomers to longtime residents, people love this area due to its relaxed pace. The micro-climate also allows for bountiful agriculture and tender fruit crops. The engaging community and service clubs such as the Rotary, Kinsmen, Lions and Optimists allow for locals to get involved in whatever way they wish. Let’s not forget about the picturesque scenery too! Aside from Old Town NOTL, the real estate opportunities in Virgil, Queenston, St. Davids and Glendale offer families rural and residential neighbourhoods. These areas are complemented by services such as shopping centres, health care facilities, a first-rate volunteer fire department and a council that cares deeply for its residents. Local amenities include a vibrant restaurant scene, yearly festivals and events, the Shaw Festival, art galleries, an abundance of wineries and specialty farms, historical properties such as Fort George, nearby highways and U.S. border access, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and water sports.