What comes to mind when you think of luxury homes in St. Catharines and Niagara? 

In the past, the notion of a luxury home was reserved for the stunning mansions along the parkway on Niagara River Road. These homes had a grandeur that stood apart from the middle-class and industrial neighbourhoods surrounding them.

These days so much has changed. Now you can find a luxe home in any corner of our beautiful region. Be it a new build, a customized and classy renovation, or a Yates Street condo, the look of luxe hasn’t changed... but the location has.

St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara area in general has become a hot market for people who want to move out of Toronto but still be close to the city. Once a heavily industrial area, St. Catharines is evolving into an urban hub with retail businesses that rival Toronto’s. As a result, there’s been a large interest in developing condos to meet the changing needs of its residents.

In the heritage district of Yates Street, a new standard of luxury is being developed. What was once an area of mills and heritage homes now includes luxury condos for sale. The new development of 77 Yates Street brings luxurious living to a revitalized downtown core. These condos offer modern upscale features like high ceilings, custom interior mouldings, and tailored kitchens complete with upscale hardware finishes. And with their sleek, high-end bathroom features, these condos will make you feel like you’ve just walked into a tranquil spa.

Similarly, in the west end of St. Catharines, a small hamlet is undergoing big changes from its industrial days. Before the 20th century, the neighbourhood of Power Glen was known for its mills, as well as a buggy and wagon factory. With the advent of electricity and power production, a plant was built near the mills that gave the area its name. 

Today Power Glen is seeing changes akin to its neighbouring community of Vansickle. Both areas are experiencing a growing number of residential developments that are in stark difference to their more humble beginnings. These townhouses and bungalows don’t shy away from the features that are synonymous with luxury, such as granite countertops and large walk-in closets. 

Even Welland is seeing changes these days. A city that was once renowned for its steel manufacturing, Welland is in the midst of a revitalization. As part of this transformation, you can find luxurious new homes for sale along the Welland Canal. These high-end quality homes offer modern design features, upgraded finishes, and oversized windows as part of their appeal to buyers who want the very best for their home.

In recent years, our team at McGarr Realty has watched the Niagara region undergo a significant makeover. Since its early days of manufacturing and industrial production, the area now showcases some of the best luxurious condos and homes for sale on the market.


If you’re looking for a condo or home for sale in St. Catharines or Niagara, our team at McGarr Realty can show you some incredible properties that exude luxury. 

Contact our office at 905-687-9229 in St. Catharines, or 905-468-9229 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Or send us a message via our contact page, HERE.



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