Welcome to Dundas
A town within the city of Hamilton, Dundas is a village with its own unique energy – expertly capturing both its charming past and exciting future.
Nicknamed “the Valley Town” due to its location at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment, Downtown Dundas is a quaint village that has gone through many transformations over time. Whether it was the mill that first set up the show, the fire that burned it to the ground or the residents that came to call this home today. Dundas is a peek into the past, with an eye towards the future.
In keeping with its history of growth, Dundas real estate offers a beautiful mix of heritage homes and modern developments. This has helped propel Dundas’ profile in the region, with many modern neighbourhoods that are still growing.
Residents in Dundas love the community feel and the slower pace of life. 19th century architecture, mature trees and iconic buildings. Dundas is a throwback that has a certain youthful vibrancy to it.
If you’re in Dundas, chances are locals are going to direct you to the waterfalls. Webster’s Falls and Tew’s Falls are local favourites, both with access to the Bruce Trail for avid hikers. Then, there’s Dundas Peak, which is one of the most beautiful views in the province – proving that, when you’re living in Dundas, it’s all about reconnecting with nature and with your community.
Need to find your way around? Here are some of the best neighbourhoods in Dundas you deserve to know about:
Greensville – This small community affords easy access to the 403 in a quiet, rural setting – making a Dundas-to-Toronto commute that much easier. Detached homes, some sporting ravine settings and views from the escarpment, can be found in this sought-after area.
Highland Park – A neighbourhood that rose to prominence in the 1950s, Highland Park features many homes with views overlooking conservation land, and newer high-end homes lining the popular Tally Ho Drive.
Governor’s Estates – Known for the Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club, Governor’s Estates is one of the newer areas of Dundas – featuring views of the Niagara Escarpment and beautiful homes.
Pleasant Valley – Bungalows and split-level homes first dominated the real estate found in Pleasant Valley, but you’re just as likely nowadays to find executive homes and detached luxury condos. This is a fantastic place for families, with great schools and green space aplenty.
University Gardens – Surrounded by conservation areas, with many of the homes overlooking ravines. University Gardens is great for those working in Hamilton – due to its proximity to McMaster University and the hospital.
Dundas Core – The heart of living in Dundas! Gourmet coffee shops, boutiques and 19th century architecture, the homes here are stunning heritage beauties built from the 1850s to the 1950s. There are also opportunities, thanks to new developments, for those looking to own modern homes with a village vibe.