Arbour Vale, an upscale condo community in St. Catharines, is redefining luxury in the Niagara Region city.

The community, the latest from Pinewood Niagara Builders, channels Parisian flair.

The iconic L’Avenue des Champs-Elysees served as the inspiration for Arbour Vale’s detailed landscaping, which includes fountains, walled gardens and topiaries.

“We’re bringing a new kind of look and feel to the cityscape,” says Cindi Loforti-Lepp, a spokesperson for Arbour Vale.

However, the community still provides value compared to luxury developments within the Greater Toronto Area, where luxury condos routinely exceed the $1-million mark.

At Arbour Value, mid-rise condos will start in the low-$600,000s, while bungalows and two-storey condo townhomes are priced from $698,888 and $858,888, respectively.

Residences range from about 1,200 square feet to nearly 2,500 square feet.

Clearly, the community’s opulence has appealed to buyers. Pinewood has already sold 40 per cent of the units at Arbour Vale.

“We’ve had a lot of interest so far, which is a good sign that St. Catharines is ready for and excited about this kind of lifestyle,” Loforti-Lepp continues.

“This development is an elegant lifestyle community more akin to what you would see near the waterfront in Oakville or Burlington,” she adds.

St. Catharines is the Niagara Region’s largest city, and has seen rapid price growth this year as heat fans out from the GTA market.

It boasts a striking waterfront at its Port Dalhousie community, and is host to numerous attractions, from one of the province’s longest-running farmers markets to downtown’s thriving culinary scene.

Arbour Vale is only two minutes from Niagara Falls and provides easy access to the QEW.

For more information about Arbour Vale, visit avcondos.ca.

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