Welcome to Hamilton
An on-the-rise city, often dubbed the Brooklyn to Toronto’s Manhattan – It’s Hamilton!
A factory city turned into a hip hotbed for young families and thriving small businesses. The story of Hamilton is still being written, but its current chapter is all about growth as urbanites from Toronto have injected new life into this once-storied city.
Hamilton is a large city, and as such presents a large amount of options for homer buyers. Single-family detached homes, townhouses, semis, and condos – everything you’re looking for is here. Smaller homes can be found downtown, with large ones surrounding the downtown core.
As the epicentre of cool right now, living in Hamilton is great for folks young and old. All you have to do is stroll through some of the city’s pockets of cool, on James Street North or South, or down on Locke Street South.
Grab a coffee at Ark + Anchor Espresso Bar, a casual weekend brunch at the French or Saint James, and dinner at the Burnt Tongue or Rapscallion Rogue Eatery. Some of the best food in Ontario is currently being served in Hamilton.
Marvelling at Dundurn Castle, taking in the sights from Bayfront Park or visiting any one of the city’s many waterfalls, living in Hamilton is an escape to nature, a hotbed of urban cool and hip locales, and a convenient opportunity to have everything you need right next door. That’s why, for so many, it’s home.
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Need to find your way around? Here are some of the best neighbourhoods in Hamilton you deserve to know about:
Downtown Hamilton West
The West End of Hamilton’s downtown is a unique collection of hipster haunts, convenient amenities, and family-friendly areas. You have the up-and-coming Kirkendall neighbourhood, the most established Westdale and the hip Durand. From young families to young professionals, this is the heart of the action when you’re living in Hamilton.
In the heart of downtown, Hamilton neighbourhoods like Corktown, Stinson, Beasley and Lansdale are all great opportunities to enjoy architecturally significant homes and to really feel part of a community. These are areas that are growing and developing quickly, which makes them perfect for buyers who want to come in, make their mark, and play a part in Hamilton’s exciting future.
The East End of Hamilton real estate is often characterized by the worker’s cottages that were indicative of the city’s prosperous past. Homes here are perfect for first-time buyers or young families, those who want to enjoy the lovely Gage Park or the local amenities of Crown Point.
East Hamilton is populated by bungalows, backsplits or side-split style homes, which makes the area perfect for downsizers or younger families. In areas like Red Hill, Vincent, and Gershome, detached homes abound on stately lots. The nearby King’s Forest, paired with the stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment, means this area is always connected to nature (which also results in some breathtaking lots for aspiring homeowners here).
The pocket of Hamilton neighbourhoods which make up the West Mountain offer a wealth of options. You have the quiet residential charm of Gourley, the old-world charm of Westcliffe, or the great schools located in Rolston. With Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway to the south and quick connections to the 4o3 available, this is an especially prevalent area for commuters heading into Toronto for a day’s work.
This area includes the lion’s share of real estate on Hamilton’s amazing mountain community. This is where you’ll find the Mohawk College campus, the older homes of Centremount, Balfour, and Greeningdon or the thriving business in Barnstown. Commuters will also love the convenience of areas like Ryckmans, due to its proximity to Upper James and Upper Wellington Streets with easy access to Downtown Hamilton.
The eastern edge of Hamilton’s mountain offers some of the most in-demand real estate in the area. Look no further than the picturesque views of Sherwood or Sunninghill, or the acclaimed schools of Templmead that are perfect for families of all kinds. This area is convenient, cozy and highly desirable for growing families.
Stoney Creek Mountain
Featuring the local’s favourite Devil’s Punchbowl Conservation Area, the Stoney Creek Mountain is an expansive area that offers a wide variety of housing types. Amazing views, paired with convenient public transit and major arteries, means that areas on Stoney Creek Mountain (like Heritage Green, Valley Park, and Trinity) are as beautiful as they are convenient for area locals.
Stoney Creek Downtown
Coming down off the mountain, Stoney Creek’s Downtown neighbourhoods offer easy access to the QEW, a charming stretch of King Street East (in the Battlefield neighbourhood), and high-quality homes that can be found in the Poplar Park area. Whether it’s rural, down by the lake or with a bit of old-town charm, you can find it here.
Bordered by the 403 and the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, this is one of the best and most convenient locations in the entire area. You have the Power Centre, with all the best stores, right in the area, with houses that vary from condo apartments to bungalow townhomes and detached houses perfect for mature buyers, families, or first-timers, too.