Retire in style

By Blythwood Homes    In Great News

What’s not to love about Niagara Region?

It’s been said that the cardinal consideration in buying a home anywhere is ‘location.’ I think that holds true for pretty much all homebuyers, from young families up through people seeking to retire.

For retirees there is no better location than the Niagara Peninsula with its easy accessibility to the Greater Toronto Area as well as its proximity to Buffalo and New York State. The QEW provides easy access to both locales, while Hwy 405 leads to the Queenston/Lewiston Bridge.

It’s all about lifestyle

An equally important consideration, especially for mature homebuyers, is lifestyle. And Niagara Region offers a plethora of attractive amenities not found elsewhere.

For openers, Niagara Region is at the northern end of the Great Carolinian Forest with a climate considerably warmer than say, Toronto, assuring milder winters and longer summers.

Niagara Region features numerous adult lifestyle communities like The Oaks at Six Mile Creek, an upscale adult-oriented community nestled against a 60-acre forest preserve, within easy walking distance of the charming village of Ridgeway.

Fantastic Amenities

The Oaks is at the heart of a cornucopia of all the amenities necessary for a happy, fulfilling retirement lifestyle.

Championship Golf Courses
There are nearly three-dozen championship golf courses, all within 30 minutes or less. Shopping, healthcare, entertainment venues, fine dining and no less than 88 world-class Wineries are also nearby.

Entertainment
The Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well as the Fallsview Resort and Casino are wonderful entertainment venues that feature high drama as well as concerts and stand-up comedy.

Shopping
The Niagara Fashion Outlets, located beside the White Oaks Resort, offer spectacular designer couture at very affordable prices.

Healthcare
Healthcare, including a modern hospital and a variety of other health specialties are just a short drive away, and yes; there are doctors in the Region that take new patients.

Dining
The broad assortment of fine dining establishments draw on the graduates of Niagara College Cooking School, which has provided gold medal quality chefs to our Canadian Olympic Cooking Team.

Canada’s Finest Wineries
Niagara Region is home to some of Canada’s finest wineries, consistently earning gold, silver and bronze medals in competition with European wines. Niagara’s famous Wine Route is comparable to a college course in viniculture.

Amazing value- save hundreds of thousands over GTA

One of the outstanding aspects of retiring to the Niagara Region is the amazing value. Home prices in the area are substantially lower than those in the GTA, which allows smart retirees to sell a home in Mississauga or Oakville well into the seven figures and buy their dream home with enough left over to make a retirement income through investment more than viable.

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