Lockport NY Homes for Sale
Known locally as the “community that cares”, Lockport is the county seat of Niagara County surrounded by the town of Lockport. It’s home to about 22,000 residents and is named from a set of Erie Canal blocks within the city. It’s part of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Metro area. With quaint shops, restaurants, markets, and plenty of residential homes in all price ranges, Lockport makes a beautiful place to call home. Read on to learn more about Lockport NY homes for sale, history, schools, and listings.
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The Erie Canal runs directly through the middle of Lockport at the intersection of West Avenue and S. Transit St. In 1829, Lockport was established as a village as the community was centered on the locks bringing many immigrants to the area. Incorporated in 1865, Lockport has multiple properties on the National Register of Historic Places and is a popular tourist destination including sites such as the Canal Discovery Center, the widest bridge in North America, which spans the canal to the southwest of the locks, the Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride, and multiple annual arts and craft shows, festivals, and events.
Lockport has its own Lockport City School District and operates the Merritt elementary school, the Charles Upson elementary school, the George Southard elementary school, the Roy B Kelley elementary school, the Emmett Belknap intermediate school, the North Park junior high school, the Lockport high school and the Lockport high school West.
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There are plenty of homes, condos, townhouses, and duplexes for sale in Lockport New York. The median sales price is about $156,000 with a median list price about $120,000. At any given time there are a few dozen properties for sale in Lockport and nearly 55% of residents own their own homes. “It is a very close nit society, so you can find your group here! this town is also very historical and has very nice cites like the caves, the locks, and the palace.” – Niche.com
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“I love the community that I am in. I am apart of my local fire company. I love giving back to my community. I volunteer my time on a daily basis and I run the jr program in my local fire company. I also enjoy the people that are around in my life as well.”
Lockport is surrounded by the communities of Highland Park, Hickory Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Shooktown and South Lockport. It’s approximately 35 minutes north of downtown Buffalo and about 30 minutes east of Niagara Falls. This 21st-century city gets its roots starting in the early 1800s. Simply by standing on the Big Bridge in the heart of town, you’ll see why. The beautiful Erie Canal traverses its way through downtown enjoying industrial growth and prosperity. This historic waterway multiple tourist attractions, and a diverse and prosperous community make Lockport a wonderful place to call home as well as work. There are more than 50 manufacturing firms in Lockport and more than 850 retail and commercial establishments in the Town of Lockport and City of Lockport combined.
Check out the downtown Main Street, which is currently being renovated with historic type light fixtures, quaint courtyards, and nearly every building is getting a facelift. Lockport is considered one of the fastest growing towns in upstate New York and many folks are finding the laid-back ambiance and lifestyle of Lockport quite attractive compared to the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Things To Do in Lockport
From exploring its historical roots to enjoying some fabulous food and shopping, there’s plenty of things to do and see around Lockport New York. Of course, we have the famous Erie Canal attractions, with the discovery center celebrating the opening of “Clinton’s Ditch” in 1825. It’s like you stepped back in time learning the history of the area as well as the cave and underground boat ride, the Flight of Five Locks, and Erie Canal cruises.
The arts and culture program runs deep in Lockport with a visit to the 90-year-old proscenium-arch style theater, one of the most elegant show houses in the region. The parks and recreation department features multiple camps, adult and youth programs, as well as maintains multiple parks around Lockport.
Lockport is also home to multiple wineries and breweries perfect for spending a weekend afternoon. Check out Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Spring Lake Winery, New York Beer Project, and the Honeymoon Trail Winery just to name a few. For heartier fare, Lockport is home to about 30+ restaurants including tried and true franchise favorites and locally owned eateries such as the Parkside Drive-in, Steam works Coffee, Tom’s Diner, and Steak, Stone & Sushi.
Lockport is home to dozens of notable natives and residents over the years such as NASA astronaut William Gregory, multiple former politicians, radio hosts, sports celebrities, racecar drivers, writers, musicians, and high-profile businessmen.
Lockport is truly a place to discover and enjoy and if you’re planning on buying a home, check out all the available listings and homes for sale above. When you’re ready, contact my office at any time to schedule a showing.
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