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Fort Erie is a peninsula within a peninsula surrounded on the south by Lake Erie and to the east and north by the Niagara River. With small-town flavour and extensive city amenities, Fort Erie is located opposite Buffalo, New York. Fort Erie is a town situated in Ontario, located on the shore of the Niagara River. The town covers 80 of 167.42 km²; however, 62% of the Canadian population is within a 500-mile radius of Fort Erie. The town situation in Niagara Region has a population of about 31,000 people. It is directly across the river from Buffalo, New York, and is the site of Old Fort Erie, which is historically significant because it played a prominent role in the War of 1812. With small-town flavour and big-city amenities, Fort Erie provides the residents with historical information.

During the American Revolution, British Army used Fort Erie as a supply depot. After the war, then territory, now Fort Erie, was settled by soldiers demobilised from Butler's Rangers, and the area was named Bertie Township in 1784. Winter storms damaged the original Fort, built on the lower edge of Niagara River, and in 1803, it was replaced with a new and more giant fort, which was on the higher ground behind the original one. The new Fort Erie was unfinished when the United States declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812. After the American attacks in May 1813, a small garrison of British and Canadian troops dismantled the Fort and withdrew. By late 1813, the American army was forced back across the Niagara River and attempts to rebuild Fort Erie had begun by returning British troops. On July 3, 1814, another American force crossed the Niagara River and captured Fort Erie. After fighting the Battles of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane at the end of July, the American army withdrew back to Fort Erie.

In the early hours of August 15, 1814, the British launched a four-pronged attack against the fortifications. U.S. troops were prepared, and an explosion in the northeast bastion destroyed any hope of British success with the loss of over 1,000 men. Later, as winter approached, the Americans destroyed the Fort and withdrew to Buffalo for the last time. December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the War of 1812-1814. To this day, Fort Erie is the bloodiest battlefield in the history of Canada. In 1937 reconstruction began, sponsored by the Provincial and Federal governments and The Niagara Parks Commission. The Fort was restored to the 1812-1814 period and officially reopened July 1, 1939. The Fort and surrounding battlefield are owned and operated by Niagara Parks.


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Fort Erie Real Estate Trends and Information

Many housing structures are seen in Fort Erie, including single-detached houses, apartment buildings, etc. Notably, a substantial percentage of the housing structure is dominated by single-detached houses. Interestingly, 45% of the properties were built before the 1960s, and the remaining were built between the 1960s and 2000s. In terms of ownership, 75% of houses are owned by homeowners, whereas a quarter of the total houses are given on rent.

Property Type Distribution

  • Total Households: 6,170
  • Owner: 4,420
  • Renter: 8 1,750

The following figures represent the total number of dwellings based on structural type:

  • Total Dwellings: 6130
  • Single-detached house: 4,640
  • Apartments: 310
  • Others Dwelling: 1,180
  • Semi-detached house: 110
  • Townhouses: 110
  • Apartments Duplex: 370
  • Other Apartments: 565
  • Other single-attached house: 15
  • Private dwellings by condominium: 6,170
  • Condominium: 90
  • Not condominium: 6,085

The median value of dwellings (in 2016 census): $200,097

The average value of dwellings ( in 2016 Census): $229,524

Fort Erie Housing Market

Right now, Fort Erie has 174 homes for sale, including 134 houses, two condos, and eight townhouses on the market. According to the Niagara Association of Realtors, the average sale price in Fort Erie in November 2019 was $342,300, roughly 20 percent less than the Niagara regional average. However, the average sold price $483K !


The historical town has witnessed an increase of 2.5% in terms of the number of residents. In 2016, the enumerated population of Fort Erie (Town) was 30,710. This compares to the provincial average of 4.6% and the national average of 5.0%. Besides, the town experiences a seasonal influx of approximately 10,000 seasonal residents from June through September. The land area of Fort Erie (Town) is 166.27 square kilometers, and the population density was 184.7 people per square kilometer.

  • Age: The average age of the population is 45.1 years, whereas the population's median age is 47.8 years. The distribution of age groups in accordance to age groups is as follows:
  • 0 to 14 years: 14.9%
  • 15 to 64 years: 62.1%
  • 65 years and over: 23.0%
  • 85 years and over: 3.6%

Overall, a substantial percentage of the population is youthful, which indicates a progressive society.

  • Diversity: A diverse population is seen in Fort Erie. A diverse but integrated society exists in Fort Erie, with many ethnic groups such as South Asians, North American Aboriginal origins, Europeans, Africans, Southeast Asians, etc.
  • Education: Fort Erie has many learning opportunities available to persons of all ages, from continuing education to separate public schools and private schools. Here is a list of educational institutions in Fort Erie:
  • District School Board of Niagara
  • Greater Fort Erie Secondary School
  • Brock University
  • Niagara College


The list of top 10 employers in Fort Erie is given below:

  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Rich Products Canada
  • Airbus Helicopters Canada
  • Livingston International
  • Fleet Canada
  • Walmart Supercentre
  • Abatement Technologies
  • Barbican
  • Fortis Ontario
  • Fort Erie Race Track


  • RAIL: Fort Erie is one of only two communities in Niagara with a Class One railroad and a border crossing.
  • AIRPORTS: Fort Erie is located within a 100km radius from six international airports, the closest being the Buffalo Niagara International Airport within a 25-minute drive and Toronto Pearson International Airport within an hour and 20-minute drive.
  • LOCATED ON THE QEW: The 400-series highway starts at the Peace Bridge with 138km from Fort Erie leading straight to Toronto.
  • PUBLIC TRANSIT: Fort Erie Transit provides a local and affordable public transportation system that connects Fort Erie to its various communities and neighboring municipalities throughout the Niagara Region via Niagara Regional Transit.
  • GO TRAIN: Year-round, GO services have been extended to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls seven days a week. The Niagara Falls GO Train Station is less than a 30-minute drive from Fort Erie.
  • NEXUS: For only $50, Canadian and U.S. residents can get a five-year membership that allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the U.S. and Canada via land, air, and water.


  • DISCOVERING HISTORY: From ancient artifacts dating back 11,000 years to the War of 1812 and the Fenian Raids, Fort Erie's deep roots and unique rich heritage are featured at Fort Erie's many museums: Old Fort Erie, Mewinzha Archaeology Gallery, Railway Museum, Ridgeway Battlefield Site, etc.
  • BAY BEACH: Long hailed as one of Fort Erie's most popular tourist destinations, tourists can have fun with the white sand, clear warm waters, and a relaxing day in the sun.
  • FORT ERIE RACE TRACK: Home to the famous Prince of Wales Stakes, the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown, the Fort Erie Race Track has offered the excitement of live thoroughbred racing for 122 years. The track hosts live music, food trucks, craft beer, a farmer's market, arts and crafts vendors, and more on many race days. Parking and admittance are always free.
  • RECREATIONAL TRAILS: Fort Erie's recreational trails connect scenic nature, lush farmland, quaint villages, waterfront views, and Niagara's diverse regions. Along the way, there is no shortage of attractions and places to stop. Walk, jog, bicycle, roller-blade, snowshoe, or cross country ski; the outdoors can be enjoyed year-round with Fort Erie's recreational trails !

FAQ (Fort Erie Real Estate)

  • What is the mean home price in Fort Erie, ON ?

The mean home price in Fort Erie is $884,000.

  • How much does a detached house cost in Fort Erie ?

The current Fort Erie MLS© data reports that the average price for a detached house is $996,000.

  • What percent of houses are rented in Fort Erie ?

According to Census 2016, one-quarter of houses are rented, i.e., 25%.

  • Does Fort Erie has any university ?

Yes, Fort Erie has Brock University.

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