Harbourtown Village – Silvergate Homes' premier lakeside community in Fort Erie

By NextHome Staff
May 20, 2024

The Niagara Region is one of the hottest destinations for new-home buyers, and one of Niagara’s most highly anticipated communities has officially launched and is now selling.

Harbourtown Village is building excitement from locals and out-of-towners alike. Locals because they understand what a rare opportunity and unique location the development represents. And out-of-towners are intrigued by the hidden gem that is Fort Erie, a small yet amenity-rich town without the hustle-bustle of the GTA.

Fort Erie offers residents quiet, beach town charm with superb access to big city conveniences. Toronto’s shows, professional sports, big events and mega malls are about an hour and half away, but locals gravitate to Buffalo more often than not, right across the Peace Bridge. In just five or 10 minutes, all the high-powered entertainment found in Toronto is at your footsteps in Buffalo.

Everyday conveniences

For everyday conveniences, Fort Erie has it all. Major retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants and banks are all well established, and new brands are setting up in town quite regularly. Plus, there are many quaint, independent boutique-style shops around town, offering unique wares for the discerning shopper.

For additional shopping options, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines are only 20 and 30 minutes away respectively, with big box stores and major shopping malls including the Outlet Collection at Niagara, the Pen Centre and Canada One Outlets.

For foodies, Fort Erie is a great place. Chinese cuisine has thrived here for decades, especially along the waterfront, where celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Robert Redford and Robert Duvall were known to dine while filming in Buffalo.

Celebrity chef Matty Matheson, who grew up in Fort Erie, recently opened an Italian style restaurant that’s been getting rave reviews.

Fort Erie’s growth in recent years was behind the site selection of the new Niagara South hospital. Construction has already begun on what will be Niagara’s largest hospital, located just five minutes outside the town’s northern boundary.

So, it’s no surprise that the town is now on the radar for many couples, families and downsizers choosing to set down roots in scenic, relaxed Niagara.

That’s where Harbourtown Village promises to shine. The community is comprised of a limited collection of 62 townhomes and 46 single-family homes.

Award-winning homebuilder Silvergate Homes is the catalyst behind Harbourtown Village, having considerable experience building in the Niagara area. Its Amuse by the Lake development in 2018 proved to be very popular in Fort Erie, thanks to its lakeview locale and exceptional product.

Harbourtown Village is in the same vicinity as Amuse, and like Amuse, its location is out of the ordinary: In a secluded area along Lakeshore Road, between Historic Fort Erie and sandy Waverly Beach.

Beach-town atmosphere

Not only is it a short stroll to the beach, it’s also connected to the Friendship Trail, a great path to walk the dog, hike, jog, rollerblade or cycle. The trail starts in Port Colborne and ends in Fort Erie, where it hooks up with the Niagara River Recreational Trail. So, if you’re ambitious, you can keep going – past Niagara Falls and all the way to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

All along the Friendship Trail there are access roads to a number of beaches along the shores of Lake Erie. Bay Beach in Crystal Beach is the largest and most renown (even by beachgoers well outside Niagara), so if you prefer to avoid the crowds, the town’s smaller, more secluded beaches are the ones for you.

Blessed by its geography, it’s no surprise that Fort Erie has a distinct beach-town atmosphere to it. Come summertime, locals and visitors flock to the beaches as well as numerous events, concerts and festivals. Water activities and watercraft abound on the lake and the Niagara River alike.

Harbourtown Village practically brings lakeside living to you. But these are no tiny cottages. It’s an upscale lakeview neighbourhood with a perfect synergy of modern design and luxury living. Passionately designed, Silvergate fuses striking exteriors, unique lines and exceptional spaces.

The second release at Harbourtown consists of detached homes, with both bungalow and two-storey designs available. The bungalows range between 1,245 and 2,163 sq. ft., while the two-storey offerings range from 1,848 to 2,981 sq. ft.

Experience a new level of comfort and style with exceptional home features that redefine modern living. Interior luxury features are aplenty, such as the timeless appeal of hardwood floors throughout the main living space.

The kitchen boasts stunning quartz countertops, combining beauty and effortless maintenance. Enjoy the convenience of customized cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, providing ample storage space tailored to your needs.

One-on-one philosophy

The community itself has been carefully and masterfully planned to include a pond, gazebos, benches and greenspace for all to enjoy. These outdoor features blend nicely with the nearby trail and natural amenities.

Silvergate Homes sets a high bar when it comes to craftsmanship and attention to detail. A second-generation family business, the Passero family has been building quality homes in the Niagara region for more than 40 years, nurturing a strong reputation for homebuyer satisfaction.

Its one-on-one philosophy ensures that no item on a homebuyer’s wish list goes unexplored. This customer-focused approach to homebuilding has resulted in hundreds of dream homes in Niagara, built with materials of the finest quality, to the highest standards of construction.

A winner of almost 40 builder awards for excellence, design, marketing and environmental stewardship, Silvergate Homes is a Tarion Warranty builder and RenoMark contractor.

Phase 1 has completely sold out, and Phase 2 is now selling. Secure your sales appointment today by calling 905.680.6000, emailing harbourtown@silvergatehomes.com or visiting the sales office at Bassett Avenue and Dominion Road in Fort Erie.

For more information, visit silvergatehomes.com.

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