Elgin real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Elgin is exemplified by its calm ambience. There are about 10 green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, which makes it easy to access them from a large number of locations in the neighbourhood. This part of Niagara Falls is also fairly good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour - however some areas can be quite loud, especially around the railway line, Queen Elizabeth Way or Highway 420.
Elgin is very car friendly. Finding a place to park is generally easy, and it is a reasonably short drive to the nearest highway, such as Highway 420, from any home in this part of Niagara Falls. On the other hand, the public transit network in Elgin is not very convenient. Nevertheless, commuters are served by the Niagara Falls Station on the Lakeshore West Line. Homeowners are served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is typically very close. Walking is not especially practical for property owners in Elgin as few common errands can be run on foot.
In Elgin, around 55% of dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city took place before the 1960s. This neighbourhood offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. The split between homeowners and renters is about even.
Home buyers in Elgin will welcome that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Additionally, there are a fair number of options for those who appreciate nearby restaurants and cafes. In terms of education, in this area, families will typically be able to access primary schools as well as high schools on foot. Parents benefit from public and private primary schools. However, there are only a few daycares and thus they can be an extended walk away.