The Good & The Not So Good
What We Love
The energy! Hamilton is a city of cities that is truly coming into its own. Also known as the Ambitious City, it offers something for everyone. If you want in on the ground floor, now’s your chance to make it home.
What We Don't
Hamilton has come a long way, but, like many cities, it can still be a bit rough around the edges – if you’re not a fan of the grittier downtown lifestyle, the heart of Hamilton, or its steel plants, may not be ideal.
What About The Neighbourhoods?
Hamilton has a selection of regions and neighbourhoods, as follows:
While technically part of Hamilton, Ancaster has its own flair of white collar professionals and locals who love living here because of the strong community spirit and the European vibes.
Otherwise known as the “Valley Town,” Dundas is a quaint bedroom community to the west of Hamilton. People who both enjoy the energy of the city, but want space of their own, call this place home.
Located along Eastern side of Hamilton is Stoney Creek. This region blends small town with big city offering a variety of housing and beautiful landscapes. Easy highway access makes this area popular for commuters.
This is a great area for both first-time buyers and families, as the eastern part of Hamilton is filled with some of the area’s most exciting neighbourhoods like Rosedale and McQuesten.
Up on the mountain is largely suburban and a key feature of this area is the iconic Limeridge Mall. It features larger homes, perfect for established families, and loads of local amenities.
In years past, contrary to many cities, downtown Hamilton was one of the least desirable places to live in the city. With a big emphasis placed on the downtown revival, many buyers are attracted to the art / foodie culture and the charming architecture.
North Hamilton is home to a unique blend of housing types, beautiful parks, restaurants and transit. Without question, this area of the city has seen one of the biggest changes in recent years.
Bordered by Dundas and Central Hamilton, the western edge of Hamilton has a decidedly greener feel. Maybe it’s the Royal Botanical Gardens right in your backyard, but Hamilton West is a great place for professionals and students.
While technically part of Hamilton, Waterdown is happier to associate themselves with Burlington. Once a mere stoplight, Waterdown has transformed into an upscale community with easy access to Highways, shopping, condos and countryside.
Flamborough has long been known for its equestrian centres and estate homes. Nestled between Waterdown, Dundas and the 401, this area is in high demand. Prices are high, properties are large, and the scenery is beautiful.
Glanbrook is similar to Flamborough, but slightly more affordable. Located along the south side of Hamilton, this area offers a great blend of country feel with city amenities nearby. It also features one of the busiest airports in southern Ontario – John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.
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Our Local Favourites
Looking for the best of Hamilton? We’re big fans of the accessibility and nature you can find in this neck of the woods.
Start your journey by heading to Tiffany Falls or the Red Hill Valley Recreational Trail. Did you know that Hamilton is Canada’s capital for waterfalls? If not, you’re definitely in for a nice surprise.
Before you head out, though, we’d recommend grabbing something warm at Durand Coffee, and then wrapping up the day at Mesa Mexican Restaurant. From start to finish, there’s a great day in Hamilton just for you!