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Where to Retire in Port Dover and Home Prices

Due to the growing population, real estate values have appreciated inthe the last few years, with the average home price in mid 2013, to be approximately  $172,000.  Homes closer to the water are pricier.  Because it is a resort town, there are many homes and cottages that are rented during the summer tourist season.

What is special about Port Dover

Port Dover is a small town with beautiful beaches on Lake Erie, which makes it a popular fishing and boating community.  It is a very walkable community with eight blocks of shopping and dining on Main Street.  The community hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the Friday the 13th Motorcycle Rally which is attended by thousands of bikers on every Friday the 13th.

What is not special about Port Dover

Port Dover has a lot to offer during the spring, summer and autumn, but winters can be long and cold; If you are not a motorcycle fan you may want to get out of town every Friday the 13th; Port Dover is a tourist town during the summer months.

Climate and Physical Environment

Port Dover's average January temperature is 25 degrees. The average July temperature is 70 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Port Dover is home to the Harbour Museum which is partially housed in an orginal fisherman's net shanty and gives visitors the chance to view schooners and shipwrecks;  The town host the Marine Heritage Festival; The Lighthouse Festival Theatre is for those looking to catch a play;  The biggest event for the town occurs every month that has a Friday the 13th. Port Dover prepares for and hosts thousands of bikers for the Friday the 13th motorcycle rally which was started in 1981 by a local bike shop owner.

Crime

Crime in Port Dover is about the same as the national average.

Medical facilities

Norfolk General Hospital is 10 miles away

Transportation

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport 35 miles away.

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