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Welcome To St. John's

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, is a vibrant city with a rich history, stunning scenery, and a friendly community. This coastal city is situated on the easternmost point of North America and is home to a population of approximately 108,860 people as of 2021. Founded in 1583 by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, St. John’s is the oldest city in North America.

The city boundaries include the downtown core, historic districts, and residential areas, with the scenic coastline and hillsides providing a stunning backdrop. St. John’s is a city with something for everyone. From its rich history to its stunning scenery, thriving food scene, and strong sense of community, this coastal city is a must-visit destination. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating city and all it has to offer.

Download my St. John's Area Guide

There are a number of different areas and neighbourhoods in St. John’s.  This guide provides a quick overview and some of the unique features and benefits of each area.  If you are new to St. John’s this will be a great resource for you!

Boundaries

St. John’s is located on the North East of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. Neighbouring municipalities include: Mount Peal, Paradise, Conception Bay South, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, Torbay, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove and Bay Bulls.
 
There are a number of different neighborhoods in St. John’s: Downtown, Galway, East End/Clovelly, West End/Cowan Heights, Center City, Airport Heights, Southlands, Kenmount Terrace, Brookfield Planes, Shea Heights, Goulds and Kilbride.

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Places of Interest

If you’re planning a visit to St. John’s, there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. Here are a few of the must-see spots:

  1. Signal Hill National Historic Site – This iconic landmark overlooking the city is the site of the first transatlantic wireless communication and is home to Cabot Tower, which offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
  2. The Rooms – This impressive museum and cultural center houses exhibits on Newfoundland and Labrador’s history, art, and culture.
  3. Quidi Vidi Village – This charming fishing village is home to a brewery, artists’ studios, and restaurants, and is the starting point for the popular East Coast Trail.
  4. Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site – The most easterly point in North America is home to a historic lighthouse and stunning views of the coastline.
Image of Signal Hill, a stone structure on top of a very high hill with small houses and ocean below.

Parks and Playgrounds

For families looking for playgrounds and recreation facilities, St. John’s has plenty to offer. Here are a few of the top spots:

  1. Bowring Park – This beautiful park features a duck pond, playgrounds, walking trails, and a swimming pool.
  2. Bannerman Park – This downtown park is home to a large playground, splash pad, and skating rink.
  3. Mundy Pond Park – This park has a playground, splash pad, and sports fields.

Food and Drink

When it comes to dining out, St. John’s has a thriving food scene with plenty of options to suit all tastes. Here are a few of the top spots:

  1. Raymonds – This award-winning restaurant is known for its seafood and local ingredients.
  2. Mallard Cottage – This cozy restaurant in a historic home serves up traditional Newfoundland cuisine with a modern twist.
  3. The Merchant Tavern – This popular spot offers a range of dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
People doing cheers with their beer glasses in a pub
Row boat in the water with a team in orange shirts

Lifestyle and Community

Finally, St. John’s is a city with a strong sense of community, and there are plenty of events and groups to get involved with. Here are a few of the top community groups and events:

  1. St. John’s Farmers’ Market – This weekly market features local produce, crafts, and live music.
  2. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival – This annual event showcases the work of women filmmakers from around the world.
  3. Royal St. John’s Regatta – This historic rowing event has been held since 1816 and is now a popular community festival.

Schools

PRIMARY, ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL

To find out what public school you are zoned for, you can enter in your address and your grade level into the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District linked here:  WHICH SCHOOL DO I ATTEND?

POST SECONDARY SCHOOL

What are my Property Taxes

If you are moving to St. John’s and would like to know what that taxes on your property taxes would be, here is how you can calculate them:

  • Step 1: Find out how much your property is assessed for by the city on their online Property Assessment Search
  • Step 2: Find out what your mil rate would be for the current tax year, this information is available online under Residential Tax Rates
  • Step 3: Multiply your assessed property value * your mil rate / 1000
  • Step 4: If applicable, add in your water tax per residential unit. Also, found on the city website here.
If you need help calculating your property tax, give me a call, I would be happy to help!

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