Fort Erie, Ontario
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Fort Erie is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region of Ontario, located directly across the river from Buffalo, New York. One of the fastest growing communities in the Niagara area, the town of Fort Erie (population 29,925 as of 2006) has experienced rapid residential as well as commercial development in the past few years. Part of this growth is due in part to Fort Erie’s position relative to a number of other core areas, including: Bridgeburg, Ridgeway, Stevensville and Crystal Beach.
While Fort Erie is expanding into a town with many modern amenities, the rich and colourful history of The Greater Fort Erie area is something that should not be overlooked. Fort Erie, the local site of the War of 1812, is one of the most significant historic landmarks in the area. Black history is also an important part of the Town’s history as the Niagara Frontier was a main route used by fugitive slaves fleeing to Canada. Fort Erie's border location across from Buffalo made the Town an important station on the Underground Railroad. As such, the town plays an integral role in presenting Canada's history to visitors from around the world in its capacity as a museum, living history site and memorial park.
For residents living in current day Fort Erie, one can experience a lifestyle offered by few other towns in the Southern Ontario region. Uniquely situated between Lake Erie and the Niagara River, the town of Fort Erie offers up 50 kilometers of water access, where residents and visitors alike can swim, sunbathe, sail, jet ski, kayak etc. Fort Erie also boasts 25 municipally operated parks and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, with picnic facilities and nature trails. The Fort Erie Friendship Trail and the Niagara Parks Recreation Trail attract cyclists, joggers, walkers and in-line skaters.
For those who choose to work and/or play both in and outside of the Fort Erie area, commuting has been made easy. Public transit is provided by the Town of Fort Erie Transit as it operates two buses in the town. Also, Fort Erie is the Niagara terminal of the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 3 cuts through the town east to west.
Residents looking to sell their home, there is potential to turn a significant profit on one of your biggest investments. In a housing market as hot as Fort Erie, a great way to maximize your return is to list in the private estate market and sell your property for sale by owner. This option has helped many people selling their home by owner to save thousands of dollars every year, via a flat fee MLS® listing. By choosing a company with a proven track record, listing on MLS® offers you the support and exposure you need, all while helping you to retain as much money from the sale of your home as possible. So do not delay, inquire about a flat fee MLS® listing today!