Portugal Cove-St. Philips
As quoted by the Mayor of Portugal Cove-St. Philips
” I want to thank you for your interest in our lovely community. Over the past few years, I have watched this place transform from an understated town to one of the most desirable, sought-after places to live and work on the Avalon Peninsula. English settlers claimed this land as their permanent home over 200 years ago, and we’ve been growing ever since.
Despite a growing population, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s retains its small-town values of a tight-knit community with easy access to a major urban centre. It’s a great place to raise a family, and we’re just minutes away from downtown St. John’s. We’re poised on the edge of the Atlantic, with ample opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, and thus there is plenty of room for tourism development. Both income and employment averages are higher here than elsewhere in the province, and as a result, the value of residential property continues to grow.
I’m proud of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s transition into a modern yet traditional town. The people here are the very definition of Inspired Living: passionate, hard working, and dedicated. In the past year, we’ve expanded Voisey’s Brook Park and Rainbow Gully Park, increasing our trails and recreational amenities. We facilitate sports teams and leadership groups for children, and we have recreational groups for adults and seniors that welcome everyone with open arms.
The Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s Town Council will continue moving forward with a development plan to further improve and enhance the town as a welcoming place for businesses, tourists, and new residents looking to start a new home. Visit us today!”