Welland is a safe and affordable small city to live, work and raise a family in the Niagara Region.
The city is set along both sides of the Welland River and the Welland Canal with lovely waterfront views. There are many neighborhoods with distinct characteristics for you to call home. No matter where you live, our Western Financial Group insurance experts will make sure you get the right home insurance at the right value for you.
Welland’s Niagara College area is a family-friendly neighbourhood with top schools and many nearby amenities. South Pelham another good choice for families, also with top schools.
Downtown Welland is a great place to live if you appreciate waterfront views and access to the canals too. If you are looking for a neighbourhood that has a lakeside feel, you might want to check out Dain City.
There’s also Woodlawn, Seaway, Chippawa Park, Eastdale, Market Square, Welland South, Cordage, and West Main.
If you like to be outdoors, some of the best parks in Welland include Chippawa Park, Dain City Park, and Merritt Island Park. They offer everything from hiking and biking trails to playgrounds and picnic areas.
The Welland Canal offers you fishing, boating, and scenic views.
The Welland Canal Memorial monument was built to commemorate the people from Canada and around the world who came to the Niagara Peninsula to build the waterway known as the Welland Canal.
Welland also has a small but dynamic francophone community. In 1918, about 20 French-Canadian families came from Quebec to work at the Empire Cotton Mills plant. The Roman Catholic Parish of Sacré-Cœur was established in 1920 and became the cultural centre of the francophone community that developed around Empire Street, known as French Town.
More French-Canadian families arrived from Quebec, New Brunswick and northern Ontario during the 1920s. Another wave of francophones moved to Welland at the outset of the Second World War for job opportunities.
If you are a parent, you’ll want to know that Welland has English and French elementary and high schools. For post-secondary education, there is Niagara University, Niagara College, and Brock University in St. Catharines.
If Welland is where you’ve put down roots, your home is probably the biggest and most important purchase of your life. There’s no place like home and you need to protect it.
Western Financial Group will find you personalized home insurance that’s right for you at the right value for your home in Welland.
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