There are not a lot of neighbourhoods in the city that are completely encompassed or geographically defined on all 4 sides. The fact that Old Glenridge is so nestled into its surroundings is one of the features that makes it such a desirable place to live.
A stroll from the downtown core, Old Glenridge is surrounded by the St.Catharines Golf and Country Club and Burgoyne Woods to the east, rail tracks to the south and the Twelve Mile Creek down the west side.
One of the highlights of life in Old Glenridge is the ability to walk out of your door and access numerous walking, running and cycling trails. The Twelve Trail runs along the side of the Twelve Mile Creek. On the other side of Old Glenridge is Burgoyne Woods which has hiking and strolling options for various levels all the way from a gentle meander to an invigorating hike.
Dog owners rejoice! There is a great dog park in Burgoyne Woods which has 2 sections set up for small and larger dogs. If your dog still has energy to burn, there are walking trails adjacent to the dog park waiting for you to explore.
Architecturally, Old Glenridge offers a wide range of styles including Tudor, Colonial, Georgian, Craftsman and Modern. The central ‘spine’ streets of Old Glenridge are South and Highland on the east side of Glenridge while the iconic Hillcrest Avenue runs along the other side. The homes range from modest 1,000 sq.ft. bungalows all the way up to grand homes north of 4,000 square feet.
With such a wide variety of homes, there is a wide variety of pricing and options. You can find a smaller bungalow in need of extensive work in the $200s while the same bungalow fully renovated may be north of $400k. Larger, more renovated homes are comfortably north of $400,000 with the grand, top of the market homes in this area fetching north of a million.
If you’re looking to get a better feel for the area, we would highly suggest you simply park your car and go for a stroll. You will find it to be a welcoming, community based place to live.
The residents of Old Glenridge range across multiple demographics. You will find lawyers, doctors, Brock professors and people in the financial sector mixed with artists, designers and retirees. Pride of ownership and community is definitely evident.
Where to Shop? Amenities are aplenty for residents of Old Glenridge with the shopping hub of The Pen Centre only a few minutes away. As well, there is the new and invigorated downtown core which is chock full of entertainment, dining and retail options. Enjoy dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants, take in a live band, OHL hockey game or a show at the PAC. Have a visit to mydowntown.ca for a relatively complete guide of what to do and where to do it!
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