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Paris, Ontario is a community of 12,310 people about 15 minutes outside of Brantford. Paris, a part of Brant County, is located where the Grand River and the Nith River meet. Much of this picturesque area’s charm comes from its scenic waterfront and historic cobblestone churches, buildings, and residences. All of this character factors into Paris’ title of “Canada’s Prettiest Little Town” granted by Harrowsmith Magazine. Residents enjoy the architecture, natural beauty, and community spirit of this charming town.
Real Estate in Paris
In recent years, cities close to Hamilton - and, by extension, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area - have seen great population gains. Paris is no exception to this, seeing a major increase from the early 2000s to the present day because of the community’s potential as a commuter hub. Paris is conveniently located in the centre of Brant County and enjoys easy access to the other communities. Because Brantford is not technically a part of the County of Brant, Paris, Ontario, is the county’s largest urban centre.
The County of Brant and Brantford are usually considered together where real estate market statistics are concerned. In general, both markets have seen increases in activity alongside the population growth. Though Paris is smaller than Brantford, both areas have seen increases in listings and sales over 2019. That year, the average price for a detached property in Brantford was about $435,000. Paris has a smaller inventory of houses, but actually has a higher average than Brantford with properties rarely listed below $500,000.
Living in Paris
Paris is just north of Ontario Highway 2. Along this route, the City of Woodstock is about 30 minutes west of Paris. To the east, Highway 2 connects with the 403. Along the 403, Brantford is 15 minutes away, Hamilton is under 40 minutes away, and the Toronto core is an hour and 45 minutes away. Because of this accessibility, Paris is gaining popularity as a possible bedroom community for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Public transportation in the County of Brant is a little bit different than other counties. Instead of buses or trains, the County area is connected by an app-based ride share called “Brant eRide”. The service operates every day of the week and will throughout the County and the City of Brantford.
Schools in Paris are operated by the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board. In the public board, there are 3 elementary schools, and 1 secondary school, Paris District High School - which services other, smaller communities in Brant as well. In the Catholic board, there are 2 elementary schools called Holy Name School and Sacred Heart School. Secondary school options in the Catholic Board are not available in Paris directly, but are accessible in nearby cities like Brantford.
Many of Paris’ community attractions are the most iconic parts of the town. The public library, several churches, and Penman’s Dam - which is now part of a lighting display in downtown Paris - all represent the timeless beauty of the town. Other attractions and amenities in Paris include local businesses, specialty stores, unique dining experiences, and beautiful trails.