What are the best locations for buying a country home in the Niagara Region?

If you are looking for a country home in the Niagara Region, look no further than our TOP 5 favorite countryside areas in Niagara.

Living in the Niagara Region is wonderful. If you like welcoming communities, rich natural landscapes and the odd glass of wine, this is the place for you.

To help you get your bearings on the countryside and rural areas in Niagara, have a look at this map:

Niagara Region Countryside & Rural Areas

Effingham, Pelham

I know I’ve said this before but I adore the Pelham area. And truthfully, anywhere in the Pelham area makes for ideal country living.

Effingham is the most northern part of Pelham and encompasses a portion of both the scenic Short Hills and Saint John’s Conservation area.

Almost daily I drive along Effingham Street and get to marvel at the private estates and modest country homes tucked away on treed lots. Any road you take off of this road is sure to impress with charming properties and country retreats.

Effingham is also a horsey community.

If you decide to explore Effingham you will find picturesque paddocks and little barns along many roads in this community.

You won’t feel secluded living in the Effingham countryside but you are sure to experience a chic country lifestyle.

Fonthill would be your closest community for shopping, restaurants and other amenities.

Perhaps currently the most sought after area in the Niagara Region, this community sits atop the wonderful Niagara Escarpment.

Located within the GreenBelt, this is a community surrounded by beauty and natural landscapes. Ideal for those of you that enjoy an active lifestyle as the Bruce Trail winds along the north side of Ridge Road.

You can find a range of home styles here. Century homes, sprawling bungalows, grand and private estates, private farms and quaint country style homes set on large lots.

There aren’t many properties currently listed, making this an exclusive spot for country living.


Saint David’s, Niagara On The Lake

A number of the communities in Niagara-On-The-Lake are seeing a creeping up of residential development in their core areas. It is unfortunate but a reality facing many areas in Ontario.

And Saint David’s is no exception.

But along the outskirts of this historic community, you can find some of the best rural living in the region.

You might be lucky enough to get your hands on a heritage home but if not, there are a number of other country properties to choose from.

Quintessential bed and breakfasts, endearing country escapes and stylish estates are just a few types of homes you can expect to see.

With historic reverence, a rich culture and located just a stone throw away from renowned wineries, St David’s is an ideal community to enjoy country living.


House Near Winery
Jordan, Lincoln

A quaint and charming community bordered between Beamsville to the west and the Louth area of St. Catharines to the east.

Jordan is surrounded by beautiful farms, orchards, vineyards and country homes.

At the village core, you will find a voguish setting; boutique stores, art galleries and excellent restaurants.

If you are just visiting, be sure to check out the cozy and chic accommodations on offer in the Jordan Village or enjoy a day at the spa before heading out on a picturesque hike.

Although there are many beautiful country homes here, Jordan village is a small community and not many properties come up for sale here.

Making this another exclusive countryside community in Niagara.


If you truly want to live the rural lifestyle, where you aren’t too close to your neighbours and the nearest grocery store is in the next town over then Wainfleet might be the spot for you.

Waintfleet is unique in that it is home to both large stretches of agricultural land and, to the south, lovely lake beaches.

Waintfleet is not connected to municipal sewer or water services – developed properties typically have a septic system and private well or cistern. You can read more about rural living on the Waintfleet website here.

In terms of housing, you can find newer homes as well as older farmhouses.

If you are ready for a life of quiet contemplation and peaceful surroundings – and understand the hard work that can come with living in a rural community – then Wainfleet might be just the place for you.

Parts of this article were adapted from our Niagara website here.




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