There are a variety of property types to choose from when looking for real estate in St Catharines. There are 371 houses, 14 townhouses, and 50 condos for sale. For past listings, search our St Catharines sold listings and St Catharines expired listings The average listing price in St Catharines for all home types is $721,232, which is 55% higher than April 2018. The average list price differs significantly when broken down by home type. The average listing price of a house is $723,274, $666,427 for a townhouse, and $550,995 for a condo. There are many popular cities surrounding St Catharines, including Niagara Falls, Oakville, Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham that offer a variety of home prices and unique areas to live. St Catharines also has many options for renters with 442 active rental listings and an average lease price of $1,779.
St Catharines is home to 25 unique neighbourhoods. Popular neighbourhoods include Vansickle, with 67 active real estate listings, Power Glen, with 67 active real estate listings, and Western Hill, with 67 active real estate listings.
Residents of the city of St. Catharines are expected to pay property taxes on all residences that they own. Property taxes can usually be found on each active Zoocasa listing, or can be looked up here. As of 2017, the estimated property tax residents can expect to pay is 1.390%.
There is currently no municipal land transfer tax in effect in St. Catharines but the provincial land transfer tax still applies to all property purchases. First-time home buyers in Ontario may quality for a provincial land transfer tax rebate of up to $4,000.
See below for provincial land transfer tax rates.
Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates
|Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rates|
|$0 - $55,000||0.5%|
|$55,000.01 - $250,000||1.0%|
|$250,000.01 - $400,000||1.5%|
|$400,000.01 - $2,000,000||2.0%|
St. Catharines Land Transfer Example:
Purchase price = $600,000
|Purchase Price||Subtract Tax Brackets||Rate||Non 1st Time Buyer Tax Payable||1st Time Buyer Tax Payable|
|$0 - $55,000||$55,000||0.5%||$275||$0|
|$55,000 - $250,000||$195,000||1.0%||$1,950||$0|
|$250,000 - $400,000||$150,000||1.5%||$2,250||$475|
|$400,000 - $600,000||$200,000||2.0%||$4,000||$4,000|
|Non 1st Time Buyer||1st Time Buyer|
Nicknamed “The Garden City”, St. Catharines is the largest city in the Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario. It is located south of Toronto across Lake Ontario and near the US-Canada border crossing along the Niagara River.
Manufacturing is the city’s dominant economic driver, with General Motors of Canada acting as the anchor company for the city’s economy. St. Catharines is also one of the main telecommunications backbones between Canada and US and as a result, the city hosts a number of call centres.
As of the Canada 2016 Census, there are 133,113 people in the city of St. Catharines. This represents 1.3% growth from the 2011 Census population of 131,400. This is comparatively less than both Ontario’s overall growth rate of 4.6% and Canada’s growth rate of 5.0%. An overwhelming majority of the population in the city is of white ethnicity at 90%. The largest visible minority groups in the city include Chinese, South Asian and Black Canadians.
The District School Board of Niagara governs 88 elementary schools and 18 secondary schools across the city with 43,000 students.
|Elementary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|Kate S Durdan||8.5|
|Secondary School Name||Fraser Rating (out of 10.0)|
|E L Crossley||Fonthill|
|A N Myer||7.6|
There are several major shopping centres in St. Catharines: The Pen Centre, Briarfield Shopping Centre, Fairview Mall, and the Outlet Collection at Niagara.
There are currently no professional sports teams that call St. Catharines home. Most residents in the city visit Toronto to watch professional sports.
There are currently no regulations in place for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb in the city of St. Catharines.
St. Catharines Transit Commission is the main transit system, operating a fleet of buses which service the entire city. There are currently no plans for any rapid transit system to be implemented in the city. A majority of major routes run from 6:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. A one-way fare on the St. Catharines Transit system is $3 for adults, youth and seniors. A monthly pass can be purchased for $92 a month for adults, $22.50 a month for youth, and $20 for seniors.
The St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport is classified as an airport entry for Nav Canada and can handle general aviation aircrafts only. This means that there are no more than 15 passengers per flight and no commercial airlines fly into the St Catharines’ Airport. Residents of St. Catharines will need to visit Toronto Pearson International Airport for their air travelling needs.
The biggest taxi company that operates in St. Catharines is Central Taxi. Because taxis are difficult to hail on the go, it is best to book in advance or visit a train station or hotel where they are usually parked waiting for passengers.
An alternative to hiring a taxi in the Niagara region is Uber. Currently, the only Uber service available in St. Catharines is the low-cost UberX. Uber has quickly become the most popular ride hailing service across Canada for its convenience.
The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is the main highway that brings traffic to and from cities like Hamilton and Toronto. The QEW carries traffic all the way through St. Catharines towards the US-Canada border via Highway 405.
The only hospital in the city is St. Catharines Hospital, which is located just west of the city in Grapeview.