Niagara-on-the-Lake: One of Canada’s Best Places to Live

“This shows me we’re doing everything right in Niagara-on-the-Lake,” Mayor Pat Darte was quoted as saying. He’s referring to our region’s newfound recognition as one of Canada’s top places to live. At Lakelands B&B, we’re so proud that NOTL was recently ranked 54th in MoneySense magazine’s much-anticipated list. The rankings are based on a number of factors — including economy, taxes and home affordability. Below are some of the reasons why we, too, believe our town is so worthy of this recognition. Read on to find out what makes Niagara-on-the-Lake so special!

Vibrant Arts Community

Although NOTL falls outside MoneySense’s Top 50, the town actually ranked first place when it comes to the arts. The ‘Best in Arts and Community’ is a new category for the magazine, and it’s mostly based on how engaged people are in the community. Whether it’s the number of volunteers or the number of various organizations — you’ll see our town loves to rally together to support local residents.

Home Affordability

Many Torontonians are looking to get out of the GTA in hopes of finding more affordable housing. Although home prices in NOTL continue to climb, well-sized properties are still within reach for many families. Many residences are surrounded by lush parks, tree-lined streets, and don’t forget the Niagara river is close by too. If you’re looking for a country-like lifestyle that’s not too far from city amenities, Niagara-on-the-Lake is your best choice. A picturesque setting just an hour-and-a-half drive from Canada’s largest city. What more could we ask for?

Life of Leisure

Golf courses, spas and fine dining galore. Everyday can be a life of leisure — if your time allows for it! Getting pampered is easy when you live here. We love to join friends at the local bistro on a Thursday evening — or book a girls’ spa weekend … just because! At Lakelands, we believe everyone deserves special attention. And there’s no better place to indulge in luxury than in Niagara-on-the-Lake!

World-Renowned Wineries

Jackson-Triggs, Peller Estates and Trius … these are just some of the fabulous vineyards along our famed winery trails. In Ontario, no other region can compare to the astounding quality of the grapes grown here. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or an amateur getting your feet wet — the wines here can certainly pique your tastebuds. Check out one of the town’s comprehensive winery tours by booking a Package through Lakelands B&B. Tasty wines, fresh foods and splendid vineyard views — it’s no wonder why this region is ranked one of Canada’s best places to live!