Dunnville Real Estate
Dunnville was originally built as the entrance to the Welland “feeder” canal and the town once boasted several water-powered mills and a once-bustling canal port. The feeder canal closed in the late 1880s and the last mill was destroyed and replaced with a condominium complex about ten years ago.
There is an impassable dam at Dunnville which regulates the level of the Grand River at Port Maitland which, in the 19th century, also helped regulate the level of the Welland Canal (from 1829 until 1887 when the third canal began to intake its water directly from Lake Erie). Dunnville was incorporated as a village in 1860 and then as a town in 1900. In 1974, the town amalgamated with the townships of Dunn, Canborough, Moulton and Sherbrooke when the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk was formed. In 2001, Dunnville and all other municipalities within the region were dissolved and the region was divided into two single tier municipalities with city-status but called counties. What was the incorporated town of Dunnville now consists of Wards 5 and 6 in Haldimand County.
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Dunville Homes For Sale
Dunnville, Ontario real estate is located in a small community of just over 5,759 (2016) residents. Property in Dunville consists of single-family homes, bungalows and townhouses. Buyers will find a great selection of custom-built homes with upscale amenities, as well as elegant, brick-faced family homes with plenty of yard space. Cozy bungalows in the community offer great living spaces for retirees looking to downsize, or first-time buyers searching for a starter home.
What is Dunnville Ontario known for?
There are many events and natural attractions. In June, the annual Mudcat Festival is held to celebrate one of the Grand River’s most well-known inhabitants. The festival includes a parade, strongman contests, midway and fireworks. Another popular event is the Dunnville Agricultural Fair, held in late August which includes heavy, light and miniature horse shows, sheep and goat shows. Dunnville has tennis, golf and swimming facilities and many Bed and Breakfasts and camp sites to stay in.