Did you know that you can go to Paris and come back to Toronto all within one day? Now I know what you all are thinking! No, not that Paris. I’m talking about Paris, Ontario. Located just 10 minutes away from Brantford and about an hour from the Greater Toronto Area, the name isn’t the only similarity this small little town has to the capital of France. Just like the Seine River in France, Paris Ontario has it’s own Grand River that runs through the city. While the similarities stop there, Paris is still a wonderful city with many reasons to live there. With a population of just over 13,000, the city still has that small-town feel to it, even though the population has been rapidly increasing over the past couple of years. Like I said previously, there are ample reasons to move to the wonderful city of Paris but today I’d like to highlight my top three reasons.
Grand River & Green Space
Imagine walking out your front door to 60+ acres of green space, situated right next to the breathtaking majestic Grand River. You’re looking to get some physical activity in, so you decide to take a walk/run/bike ride on the 5KM of onsite trails located minutes away from you, which also connects to another 275 KM of regional walking/cycling trails. You come back home and want to get some relaxation in, so you decide to pick up your canoe, kayak, and or paddleboard and take a stroll down the Grand River. On the way back home, you realize that you don’t have any dinner at home. Thankfully you brought your fishing rod and bait with you, so you park up in the middle of the river and try to catch some bass, trout, and or pike. In the end, you catch your dinner, go home, and enjoy the peace and tranquility the neighborhood has to offer.
This is exactly the type of life you can expect to live if you decide to call Paris, Ontario home. Paris is known for its amazing location by the river and endless acres of green space available to do whatever you please. In fact, in my experience selling phase one of Paris Riverside homes, the river, forest, and trail views were one of the top reasons, buyers were looking to move to this quiet little city.
Prettiest Town In Canada
Did you know that Paris, Ontario was voted “the Prettiest Little Town in Canada” by Harrowsmith Magazine? While part of this is due to the river and trails, it also has a lot to do with the general makeup and architecture of the city. As you drive through the downtown core and surrounding communities you can see a lot of Victorian, Edwardian, Gothic, and Post-Modern style buildings scattered throughout. The town also has plenty of cobblestone churches and homes. In fact, for a long time now Paris has been nicknamed “The Cobblestone Capital of Canada”.
The architecture tends to carry over into a lot of the shops and dining experiences that the downtown area has to offer as well. Bakeries, cafes, pubs, candy and cheese shops, and specialty shops and boutiques are just a few of the things that residents and visitors love to check out and enjoy in their downtime while living in this quaint city. The beautiful Paris Wincey Mills Co. market is an awesome place that locals like to visit when they need to pick up some fresh produce, meats, seafood, and cheeses. Think of it as the St. Lawerence market of Paris. Looking forward, with all of this already in place and even more coming, there’s no reason to believe Paris won’t win this award over and over again over the next few years.
While many people may not know where Paris, Ontario is due to the size of the town, it is still situated in a very central location. Bigger cities such as Brantford, Hamilton, and Cambridge are all a 10-30 minute drive away which allows for quick access to anything you may be missing in the small town. Want to take a day trip? Not to worry, the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara region are just about an hour away. This means you can still enjoy the hustle and bustle of large city life whenever you want, before heading back to the peace and tranquility of your home city. The distance means that jobs and careers are not too far away either. While you may be hard-pressed to find a suitable role for yourself in Paris, with a small commute you can get your pick of the litter in any of the surrounding cities. This does expect to change over the next 5-7 years with more and more growth and development coming to the city of Paris.
There you have it! While there are many reasons to point to live in this awesome little city, these are my personal favorites. Not to mention, I’ve heard many of these be spoken about by numerous buyers when selling out phase one of Paris Riverside homes.
For any of you who are interested, we will be launching phase two of Paris Riverside homes this weekend (August 29-30, 2020). Don’t miss your opportunity to get an awesome house with amazing views all around. I can guarantee you they won’t last long! If you want more information on the release, feel free to shoot me a message or call me at 647-859-6753.