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Old 01-02-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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Hello, I am curious about living in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada.

Is there public transportation, and if so, what type? Only buses or is there a rail system?

Is the rent for apartments expensive? What is the average monthly cost of a one bedroom, one bath and a studio apartment?

Is the crime level high?

Thank you for any information that you may provide.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: CFL
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https://www.niagarafalls.ca/living/transit/
Niagara Falls Review | Niagara Falls, ON | Classifieds | Rentals
What is it like to live in Niagara Falls, Ontario?
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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^Thank you. I already had visited those sites, but I wanted first-hand accounts from persons who have been or lived there. A lot of times sites state information, but the reality of living in those places is quite different.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:15 PM
 
Location: CFL
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^Thank you. I already had visited those sites, but I wanted first-hand accounts from persons who have been or lived there. A lot of times sites state information, but the reality of living in those places is quite different.
The first two sites provide exact answers to your direct questions.

I'm not sure how the actual classified listings for apartment rentals can vary from the "reality".

You may need to elaborate on what you are looking for.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I have lived in Niagara since 1987. I love it, love it love it. If you can't tell I really like the Niagara region. The cost of living is really good, rents are reasonable, there is never ending things to do and to see and the people are great. At present the job situation is not the greatest but that depends on what kind of work you do. The downtown of Niagara Falls used to be a slum but has been fixed up very nicely and is beginning to attract a lot of businesses. A friend of mine has an apartment above a store right on Queen St. it's a bif one bedroom with a huge bay looking out over the streescape. $650 a month all inclusive except cable.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:11 AM
 
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Niagara on the lake is a rural town. Don't expect much public transportation. Niagara falls is a small city. There is some public transportation but it's not Toronto or Montreal. I personally think Niagara falls is too dominated by the tourism industry but otherwise it's a nice place to live. Crime is low. Rents are not as low as you'd think, however. You can buy a house quite cheap but your rents won't be significantly lower than in many Toronto suburbs.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Thank you for the responses!
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Niagara on the lake is a gorgeous little town and the climate quite serene which is why they are many vineyards. NF is OK but remember both are touristy and the non-touristy areas can be a bit rough like St.Catherines but rough I mean not as attractive as the areas is VERY safe. even by Canadian standards the area has a low crime rate.

It is also close to Toronto and now commuter bus seems to be on it's way. The countryside is very pretty and land/housing is dirt cheap.
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Old 01-18-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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Niagara on the lake is a gorgeous little town and the climate quite serene which is why they are many vineyards. NF is OK but remember both are touristy and the non-touristy areas can be a bit rough like St.Catherines but rough I mean not as attractive as the areas is VERY safe. even by Canadian standards the area has a low crime rate.

It is also close to Toronto and now commuter bus seems to be on it's way. The countryside is very pretty and land/housing is dirt cheap.
Thank you!
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Niagara on the lake is a gorgeous little town and the climate quite serene which is why they are many vineyards. NF is OK but remember both are touristy and the non-touristy areas can be a bit rough like St.Catherines but rough I mean not as attractive as the areas is VERY safe. even by Canadian standards the area has a low crime rate.

It is also close to Toronto and now commuter bus seems to be on it's way. The countryside is very pretty and land/housing is dirt cheap.
Both Niagara Falls and St. Catherines are full of beautiful neighbourhoods. I live in the north end of Niagara Falls and the streets and the houses are very very nice. There is almost zero tourist influence in Most of the city. Tourists mostly stick to the "Fallsview" area. I would like it if the city government could figure out a way to get the tourists around the city MORE rather than less. Tourists are great for the city. They leave a lot of money behind them, use few or no city services and are great for the local economy.

NOTL is one of the prettiest towns in all of Canada. It's a wonderful place to visit but personally I would not choose to live there. It's overpriced for starters, It's mostly rural and I prefer urban, it's very yuppy what is not farmlife and the local business caters to these "Carriage trade" types. I live 1km from the NOTL border and almost never go there except when I'm showing visitors around the area.
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