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Brantford Named Canada’s Best Place to Buy a Home and Here’s Why

MoneySense magazine has placed Brantford at the top of its annual ranking of Canadian cities to buy real estate this year. A low unemployment rate, affordable yet steadily rising housing prices and a thriving economy make the Southwestern Ontario city an attractive place to live.

Home to our most established community, Empire Wyndfield, we’ve believed in Brantford’s potential long before the media took notice. Over the last decade we’ve watched first hand as the city grew from its small-town roots into a thriving city boosted by the food processing and manufacturing industries, educational institutions like Conestoga College and Wilfred Laurier University, growing downtown scene and plenty of amenities and conveniences.

We’re excited to still be actively building in the community as more homebuyers realize the benefits of this amazing town.

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A new release of townhomes from the low $400s and detached homes from the low $500s are now available at Empire Wyndfield in Brantford.

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Brantford is not the only place to get excited about. Cities including Kitchener, Niagara and Hamilton also ranked high as great choices for homebuyers in the GTHA. Find out more about our communities and the amazing cities they call home.

 

Imagine in Niagara

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Blend the flash of the Falls with the nostalgia and wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley or enjoy the beaches of St. Catharines and South Coast. Ranking 12th on the list, St. Catherines is bursting with things to do. Home to dozens of trendy restaurants, bars and casinos, Niagara is the perfect place to start a family or retire. With warm, welcoming streetscapes, parks, walking trails and a tranquil spring creek, Empire Imagine offers a wide range of exceptional new home designs.

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Riverland near Kitchener

 

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Kitchener-Waterloo, just a 10-minute drive from Riverland, was ranked 12th on MoneySense’s list. Built to provide ease of living for you and your family, the Breslau Community Centre has become a thriving gathering spot bringing together Riverland neighbours. A trail snakes through the community, connecting residents to the scenic Grand River and the network of Woolwich’s trails totaling more than 80 kilometres for walking, running, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. As the community continues to grow, we are excited to explore amenity opportunities including a proposed on-site school and proposed parks and trails. Just a 15-minute drive from Kitchener-Waterloo makes Riverland ideal for commuters and first-time homebuyers looking to make their homeownership dreams come true.

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Lush near Hamilton

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Home to a growing arts and culture scene, Hamilton – which ranked 11th on MoneySense’s list of best cities to live in, has become a metropolis where young talent and those looking for some creative therapy flock to experience music, art and food. No longer just a small-town suburb, Stoney Creek and the surrounding area have welcomed the vibrancy of new growth. High-end and casual restaurants, cafés, breweries and unique lunch spots pepper Hamilton’s downtown and stretch into surrounding communities. Tucked along the Niagara Escarpment, Lush connects to a network of green that spans along the entire GTA. With access to the Bruce Trail right outside the community’s front door and the scenic Lake Ontario to the north, residents find themselves within a natural wonder of green forests and fresh air providing endless opportunities to get back to nature.

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Summerlea Woods near Hamilton

With vast expanses of undisturbed green space, plenty of fresh air and sparkling waters, Binbrook is a welcoming and picturesque backdrop for daily adventures and weekend escapes close to home. A quiet community just 15 minutes from Hamilton’s downtown, Binbrook is well-known for its breathtaking beauty and serenity, an area where country charm amenities come together. Beautiful destinations like Kale Niapenco and Lake Ontario and park spaces like Glanbrook Sports Complex and Fairground Community Park encourage outdoor, active living for walking, running, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowboarding.

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Launching Summer 2018, Empire is proud to bring a new release of townhomes and detached family homes to Summerlea Woods in Binbrook. Just 15 minutes from Hamilton and the QEW, this established community offers the ease of small-town living with the conveniences and variety of an urban centre.

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