Grimsby Ontario’s Best & Worst Neighbourhoods Explained

Matthew Kelly | eXp Realty 
19 Aug 2023

Welcome to Grimsby's Neighbourhoods: A Local's Guide to the Best and Worst

Are you considering making Grimsby your new home? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got the inside scoop on all the neighbourhoods here. 

Grimsby is a gem nestled between Hamilton and St. Catharines, and it’s been growing like crazy! But don’t worry, it still has that rural-suburban charm we all love.

Let’s dive into the distinct personalities of each neighbourhood to find the perfect spot for you. And hey, don’t forget to grab my FREE Essential Home Buyers Starter Kit to make your move even smoother!

  • Overview: A growing town with a rural-suburban charm.
  • Location: Perfectly situated between Hamilton and St. Catharines.
  • Growth: Significant population increase over the past decade.

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Grimsby on the Lake:

Hey, are you looking for modern vibes with killer views? 

Grimsby on the Lake is where it’s at! Imagine sipping your morning coffee while gazing at the Toronto skyline across the lake. 

This place is buzzing with young professionals and offers the best in condo living. And if you’re commuting, the QEW is right there to whisk you away!

  • Modern Living: A hub for new condos and townhomes.
  • Stunning Views: Overlooks Lake Ontario with city skyline vistas.
  • Convenience: Right beside the QEW, perfect for commuters.
  • Amenities: Waterfront trails, local businesses, and Casablanca Beach.
  • Real Estate: A mix of townhomes and condos, with rare detached homes.


Welcome to Casablanca, where the old meets new in a beautiful dance right by the Niagara Escarpment. 

If you’re into a bit of everything – nature, community, and a sprinkle of shopping – this neighbourhood’s got your name on it. And let’s not forget about those backyard pools!

  • Diverse Housing: New homes and older charming neighbourhoods.
  • Nature’s Neighbour: Tucked against the Niagara Escarpment.
  • Community Hub: Grimsby Peach King Centre and local parks.
  • Real Estate: Detached homes with pools and townhomes with character.

Nelles & Dorchester Estates:

Oh, you fancy, huh? Nelles & Dorchester Estates are calling your name! 

This is where Grimsby’s elite kick back in style. We’re talking large lots, mature trees, and homes that’ll make your jaw drop. And for the golf lovers, you’re just a swing away from the greens!

  • Premium Living: Large lots and stunning homes.
  • Historical Charm: Named after town founder Robert Nelles.
  • Local Amenities: Centennial Park, Sentimental Farms, and golfing nearby.
  • Real Estate: A mix of grand old homes and sleek new builds.

Downtown Grimsby:

Fancy a stroll down a quaint street lined with unique shops and cafes?

Downtown Grimsby is where the community’s heart beats. It’s all about that old-town feel with the conveniences of today. And hey, if you’re a Lego lover, you’ve got to check out The Brick Shack!

  • Charming Centre: Historical homes meet modern conveniences.
  • Shop & Dine: Local businesses throughout and Grimsby Shopping Centre.
  • Outdoor Fun: Conservation areas and community pools.
  • Real Estate: A variety of homes, from bungalows to modern condos.

Grimsby Lakeside:

Imagine waking up to the sound of waves gently lapping on the shore. 

Grimsby Lakeside is your lakeside retreat with all the perks. Whether you’re docking your boat or just enjoying the view, life here is a breeze. Just remember, for shopping, you’ll need to venture a bit further!

  • Waterfront Living: Close to Lake Ontario and the Port of Grimsby.
  • Dining with a View: Local eateries like JJ’s on the Docks.
  • Real Estate: Mostly detached homes with a few unique townhomes.

Grimsby Beach:

Welcome to the most picturesque neighbourhood in town! 

Grimsby Beach is famous for its colourful Victorian homes, affectionately for it’s “gingerbread” houses. It’s like living in a storybook, with the beach just a stone’s throw away. Ready for some sun and fun?

  • Unique Charm: Victorian “gingerbread” homes and beachside living.
  • Beach Days: Best beach in Grimsby and waterfront parks.
  • Real Estate: From unique gingerbread homes to modern detached houses.

Grimsby East:

If you’re looking for a peaceful residential vibe with a side of wine country, Grimsby East is your spot. It’s a bit quieter here, but that’s part of the charm. And when you’re feeling social, the YMCA and local eateries are there to welcome you with open arms.

  • Quiet Residential: A blend of old and new homes.
  • Wine Country: A short drive to over 50 wineries to explore.
  • Community Living: YMCA and local dining like 270 Bench Kitchen.
  • Real Estate: A variety of homes from older charming to new and sleek.

Grimsby Mountain:

Last but not least, let’s head up to Grimsby Mountain. If you’re dreaming of wide-open spaces and a bit of luxury, this is your paradise. It’s all about the rural lifestyle here, with some of the most breathtaking estates you’ve ever seen. And golfers, you’re in for a treat!

  • Rural Luxury: Private large estates and farm fields.
  • Golf and More: Nearby golf courses and Grimsby Golf Range.
  • Real Estate: From cozy farmhouses to multimillion-dollar mansions.

There you have it, my friend! A whirlwind tour of Grimsby’s finest (and not-so-fine) neighbourhoods. 

Remember, choosing the right spot is all about what feels like home to you. And if you need a little extra help, don’t hesitate to grab my FREE Essential Home Buyers Starter Kit. It’s packed with tips and tricks to make your move a breeze.


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✅ First Steps To Stress-Free Home Buying
✅ Top Home-Buying Mistakes to Avoid
✅ Understand What to Look For In a Home
✅ Discover The Hidden Closing Cost & How Much?
✅ Complete Moving Checklist


✅ Understand Pros & Cons of Grimsby
✅ Discover Best & Worst Neighbourhoods
✅ What & Where the Top Schools Are
✅ Cost of Living in each City
✅  Learn About Top 10 Parks 
✅  & More About the Surrounding Cities 

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