Welcome To St. John’s, Newfoundland And The Avalon Peninsula

The City of St. John’s is the capitol of The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador; it is steeped in a splendid and rich history. Located on the Atlantic coast, St. John’s Newfoundland is the oldest city in North America and the furthest eastern city on the continent. The City of St. John’s was discovered on June 24, 1497 by English Explorer, John Cabot - and its fascinating history begins to reveal itself over the next five hundred plus years.

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Beautiful landscapes and appealing antiquity are only the beginning for anyone choosing to locate in the City of St. Johns and The Avalon Peninsula. As the largest city inNewfoundland and Labrador, the St. John’s economy thrives as a civil service center for both the provincial and federal governments. The local business district is economically active, supported by a strong retail sector and vigorous service industry. The City of St. John’s and The Avalon Peninsula real estate market has been strong and is expected to remain vibrant for the foreseeable future.

St. John’s and The Avalon Peninsula Culture and Lifestyle

The City of St. John’s cultural pulse is found at The Rooms – a modern multifaceted cultural facility overlooking the port city - once home to historic Fort Townshend – it is home to the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. You can also find the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador at The Rooms along with the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Downtown St. John’s is the cultural heart of the city, where you will find Water and Duckworth streets that feature historic storefronts boasting restaurants, boutiques and tourist trade shops with an old-fashioned charm only found in a city with such heritage. Water Street was selected as a National Historic Site of Canada - strolling in this vicinity is akin to a step back in time to 19th century merchant trade.

When you settle in a new home in St. John’s, you immediately become aware of the numerous parks and outdoor activities available for you and your family. There are hiking and ski trails everywhere and coastal ocean views that will delight. You must visit the historical landmarks such as Signal Hill where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless communication. History enthusiasts will enjoy the historic sites of battles and Newfoundland’s honourable military heritage.

The City of St. John’s Infrastructure and Services

The St. John’s International airport is located only ten minutes from the downtown core enabling easy access for air travelers to all major centers in North America. It is the busiest Airport in Atlantic Canada. St. John’s is also “mile one” of the Trans-Canada Highway – one of the longest highways in the world. The perimeter of St. John’s features the “Outer Ring Road” which surrounds the city enabling easy access to the city’s main thoroughfares. Public transit is provided by Metrobus Transit and the city has initiated a comprehensive cycling plan for its city streets. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are in charge of public safety.

Gene Lye - Keller Williams Realty | St. John’s, NL. Real Estate |
Email or Call:  709-743-2332