Dundas Housing Guide
PICTURESQUE COMMUNITY IN THE HEART OF DUNDAS VALLEY
An area within the city of Hamilton, Dundas is a village that captures its past while making room for the future. It is nicknamed the Valley Town because of its location at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment on the Western edge of Lake Ontario. The streets are lined with historic 19th-century architecture, mature trees and iconic buildings. Step into the present when getting a caffeine fix or popping into any one of the fashion stores in the downtown core.
This quaint village is home to the renowned International Buskerfest, a seasonal Farmer’s Market and the gorgeous streets are featured in many films and TV shows. Dundas is home to the infamous Dundas Valley School of Art, established by Marion Farnan and Emily Dutton in 1964. Since 1970, it has been located in the Canada Screw Works building. The Carnegie Gallery is housed in the 1910 Carnegie Library building and celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2015. It is run by the Dundas Art & Craft Association and hosts art exhibitions, book readings, concerts and a gift shop.
Dundas has many waterfalls within its region. The two most common visited waterfalls are Webster’s Falls (named after Joseph Webster) and Tew’s Falls. Both waterfalls are accessible by the Bruce trail leading to the Dundas Peninsula.
In 1819, Joseph Webster purchased property on the escarpment above Dundas, including the waterfall which still bears his family’s name. In 1856, his son built a huge stone flour mill just above the falls, but it was destroyed by a fire in 1898. After the fire, one of the first hydro-electric generators in Ontario was built at the base of the falls. In 1931, a former Dundas mayor, Colonel W.E.S. Knowles, generously bequeathed monies so that the area surrounding Webster’s Falls could be made into a public park.
Dundas is also home to the breathtaking Dundas Peak. The Peak overlooks Dundas from The Bruce Trail in Flamborough and has become one of the most visited parts of Dundas. Hikers can take the Bruce Trail from Tews or Webster’s Falls to the peak and look over Dundas and West Hamilton. Are you looking for realtors in Dundas, Ontario? Contact our team of local realtors at The Woolcott Team to get started today and find your dream home. It might just be in the green and trendy Dundas!
Greensville is a small community located between West Flamborough and Dundas. This is a much sought-after area, as it offers easy access to the 403 yet is still a quiet, rural area. Homes in Greensville are detached, and many are luxury homes. A lot of homes have ravine settings, and some, on the most southern part of Greensville, offer breathtaking views from the Escarpment.
There are also a few small communities for those looking for a community environment in a rural setting. Close to both Waterdown and Dundas, Greensville offers its residents much to do. Christie Conservation Area and Spencer Gorge Wilderness Area offer breathtaking experiences with nature.
Highland Park became a neighbourhood in the 1950s, when Mayfair and the surrounding streets began to be developed. In the 1970s, many young professionals took advantage of homes built overlooking conservation land on Highland Park Drive and Jerome Park. There are some newer luxury homes in this area, along the very popular and scenic Tally Ho Drive.
Governor’s Estates is one of the newer areas in Dundas, with the first homes built in the late 1980s and 1990s. The Dundas Valley Golf and Country Club, views of the Niagara Escarpment and conservation land all form part of this uniquely scenic neighbourhood.
The area of Pleasant Valley was first developed in the 1970s. Most homes in this area are bungalows, and split-level homes, but there are some two-storeys as well.
In the 1980s, an enclave of large two-storey executive homes were added, and most recently, there has been a new development of detached luxury condos. Pleasant Valley is surrounded by conservation land on one side and the rail trail on the other. This is a fantastic neighbourhood for families as there are great schools within walking distance.
University Gardens was developed in the 1950s, around the same time as the Highland Park neighbourhood. University Gardens is surrounded by conservation and many homes enjoy ravine lots. This area is great for those working in Hamilton, as it is close to McMaster University and the hospital.
The Dundas core is the heart of the village of Dundas. Our team of Dundas realtors can confirm, the homes here are stunning heritage homes, built from the 1850s to the 1950s. In the 1980s, a newer development was created in the Watson’s Lane area.
The newest development, by Sundial Homes, was completed in 2005. These homes are nestled under the escarpment and are walking distance to downtown – perfect for those wanting a modern home in a village setting!
The tree-lined streets in the village offer something for everyone, whether it be gourmet coffee, a one-of-a-kind gift or 19th-century architecture. This vibrant community appeals to artisans, nature enthusiasts, and everyone in between.