A desirable home is not just about buildings, it’s also about the community and the lifestyles to be enjoyed – the quality of life – for individuals, for couples, for families. The Town of Smiths Falls offers “Sensational” lifestyles, built around its housing, education, medical services, municipal services, recreation, shopping, leisure activities and other services.
Smiths Falls has employment opportunities with industrial, retail, commercial and services employers. Smiths Falls is a great choice for commuters who work in neighbouring cities like Ottawa, but want the advantages of a home in a less urban setting. And just as much, Smiths Falls is a great choice for those leaving work for the pleasures, relaxation and activities of retirement.
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Smiths Falls is located centrally in a beautiful and historic region of Eastern Ontario, and easily accessed by numerous highways and roads, by bus or rail, by boat, or even private aircraft. The Town’s location also means fast access to major Ontario and Canadian centres, with the city centers of Ottawa and Kingston within an hour’s drive, and Toronto and Montreal within 3-4 hours. For travelers to the United States, several border crossings are within 1-2 hours.
Smiths Falls has an appealing selection of housing, from economy to luxury, historic and new, generously spacious or conveniently compact, single homes, semi-detached, townhouses or condominiums. Smiths Falls is served by three retirement homes. A variety of rental options are available.
Smiths Falls and its neighbouring areas provide a recreational paradise, featuring an abundance of indoor and outdoor recreational activities – tennis, squash, curling, hockey, skating, ball, soccer, lawn bowling, boating, fishing, golf, hiking (Cataraqui and Trans Canada Trails), biking, etc. We have scenic in-town walkways and numerous parks throughout the Town. A variety of other structured activities are also available for children and adults.
Service clubs and other groups and a large number of churches mean there’s plenty of opportunity for making friends and being a part of the community. A new activity building for seniors adds to the quality of life for those enjoying their retirement years. A theatre group is converting a former railway station into a live theatre and cultural centre. Volunteers are contributing in many other facilities and activities as well, including the three museums located in Town.
Smiths Falls offers plentiful shopping in locally-owned and well-known major retail stores, to meet residents' needs. There is an active downtown, an indoor shopping mall, several plazas and big box and other stores around the Town. A good variety of restaurants from cafes, fast-food, take-out, family and fine dining are also available.