A homebuilder has broken ground on the first phase of Niagara Estates, which is expected to bring 260 new homes to Fort Erie, Ont.
RegalCraft Homes, based in Mississauga, Ont., is promoting the community as in an area largely untouched by urban sprawl, but only 90 minutes from downtown Toronto.
The first phase, called River Trails, will consist of 90 single-family homes on 50- and 55-foot lots. When it nears completion, RegalCraft will start the second phase, Black Creek Meadows, which will consist of 140 homes and 30 townhomes on 50-foot lots.
Prices for the homes start at $380,000 (Canadian). RegalCraft says the homes will sell for up to $175,000 less than comparable homes in the Greater Toronto Area.