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Real Estate Information for Southwest Hamilton Kirkendall and Durand Neighbourhoods


South West Hamilton Ontario Real Estate

Kirkendall &

Durand Area: 


Popular Streets in
this area Include:

- Trendy Locke Street

- Aberdeen Avenue

- Dundurn Street

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West Hamilton Ontario, located in the beautiful Golden Horseshoe, can be broken down into 3 distinct areas. The SouthWest, best known for trendy Locke Street with very good Walk Scores, and the much sought-after exclusive Durand Neighborhood, the Northwest which is home to Hess Village and Dundurn Castle, and Westdale which is home to McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital.

Known as one of the most exclusive areas of Hamilton, the Southwest is also referred to as the Locke and Aberdeen area, Durand neighborhood, Chedoke area, and the Kirkendall neighborhood. Most recently, this is the proud home of the McMaster Innovation Park Research Centre. This is known as an "idea factory" employing scientists, technicians and support workers, including some of the top minds in Canada.

The boundaries that house this very special area of Hamilton are West of James Street, South of Main Street West, East of Highway 403, and the southern border is nestled just below the vast natural landscape of the Niagara Escarpment, and what we here in Hamilton affectionately call "the Mountain".

Historically, this area was known as home to the 'industrialists'. This south of downtown neighbourhood is quite possibly the largest concentration of early 20th century castles and mansions in Canada. These grand homes were home to the families whose names graced the signs of the north end factories and made their fortunes in finance, transportation, and industry. The styles of homes you'll encounter here include Tudor, Georgian, and Edwardian to name a few.  Many of the homes in the Southwest feature old world original charm with their gumwood and oak hardwood inlay floors, stained leaded glass, ornate wood trim, 9 and 10 ft beamed ceilings, double brick and stone exteriors. The average age of the homes is over 100 years old!

The prestigious Chedoke neighborhood is named after the Chedoke Civic Golf Course that can be seen as you drive up the very picturesque 403 Highway on your way up the hill towards Ancaster. Make sure you drive up Chedoke Avenue and Flatt Street if you are in the area!

To learn more history and see some great pictures of places like Ravenscliffe, Sandyford Place, the Bay-Aberdeen Queen Ann style mansion built in 1893, Whitehern built around 1850, and Central Public School which is the first graded public school in Ontario, built in 1853.


Real Estate House Prices

Properties Selling in South West (Also Known as Kirkendall & Durand Area)

You'll find mostly big 2 and 2.5 storey detached homes, some semi-detached and only a few 1-floor homes throughout this area. There is a small enclave of newer townhomes right near the Chedoke Golf Course for those looking for something a little more modern, on Beddoe. There are also quite a few condo apartments, some in high rise buildings and some in converted low-rise buildings.

Detached Houses Homes In Kirkendall South West Hamilton MLS Properties Laura Doucette SuttonKirkendall Neighbourhood Street View Laura Doucette SuttonKirkendall Area District 15 South West Hamilton Neighbourhood 20th Centrury Homes Laura Doucette

Type of Property

Price RangeAverage Sold Price

Detached Houses

$400,000 - $1.5 Million$650,000

Semi-Detached Homes

$350,000 - $750,000$500,000

Freehold/Condo Townhouses

$350,000 - $850,000$550,000

Condominium / Apartments

$180,000 - $650,000$350,000
Urban West Aberdeen Avenue Condo Apartments Laura Doucette SuttonUrban West Aberdeen Avenue Condo Apartments Laura Doucette SuttonLarge Brick Freehold Detached House Laura Doucette Aberdeen Kirkendall Dundurn
You will love the character of this family neighborhood! It is quiet, friendly, filled with mature tree-lined streets, offers great access to green space, the Bruce Trail, the Rail trail, two sets of steps up the escarpment, great parks, and well-respected schools, including Earl Kitchener Public and French Immersion school. The types of people that are drawn to live here are families who love mature neighbourhoods and care more about the character of the homes then whether there is a garage for the car (not a lot of garages in the area!). They enjoy walking downtown to the market, shopping locally on Dundurn and Locke Streets, playing in the myriad parks or hiking the Bruce Trail. There are also grad students and younger adults renting here, and many older couples and singles buying up the condo's and lofts. Commuters love this area for the convenience of the Go Station close by and the easy highway access.   
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Trendy Shops & Restaurant

Locke Street South EST. 1840


Vibrant Locke Street brings out many people shopping for rare antiques and one of a kind unique items and local art and jewelry. When you visit, make sure to leave time to stop in for lunch or dinner at one of the bistros or cozy cafes, or enjoy a delicious burger (yes, vegetarian too) or a hand tossed brick oven pizza. Leave room for homemade treats from the bakeries, chocolate stores, ice cream and candy stores. The Locke Street Festival is held each September and the street is closed off for a fun-filled day for the family with live entertainment, street vendors, and food!

LuLu an Lavigne Home Studio 228 Locke Street South Hamilton Trendy Shops Vintage Home Furnishings, Accessories and gifts Laura Doucette SuttonAinslie Wood Lock Patrick Evan Hair Salon 150 Locke Street South Shop Laura Doucette Sutton

Yes, trendy Locke Street really does have it all! Looking for gifts or home decor? You have to go into LuLu & Lavigne! In my opinion, one of the Best stores on Locke street. After all that shopping you will probably need a latte at Starbucks...on Locke Street, located right beside Patrick Evan Hair Design (my fav!)  

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Shops and Restuarants on Locke Street The Burnt Tongue, Bar on Locke Street, Radiant Beauty Supplies Laura Doucette SuttonThe Beverly Restaurant Locke Street Laura Doucette Sutton

Epic Books, The Gym on Locke, Kirkendall Neighbourhood Community Family Owned Shops

Mattson & Co. Outside Restaurants Patio Dining Locke Street Laura Doucette SuttonGoodness Me Natural Food Market on Locke Street South Hamilton Kirkendall Neighbourhood Laura Doucette Sutton

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Locke Street South

Business Directory

Trendy Locke Street 3D Google Map Overview of Fashion, Restaurant Specialty Shops Laura Doucette,



FashionHome Decor

Bar on Locke

Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe

Brux House Craft Beer & Kitchen

Democracy* Coffee House

Earth To Table: Bread Bar

Finch On Lock

Glow Juicery

Mattson & Co.

NàRoma Piza Bar


The Beverly on Locke

The West Town Bar & Grill


 Canoe Trading Co. 


Laura Tedesco Jewellery

Nude Boutique

Pippa & Prue

Sexton In The City

Solee Shoes







LuLu & Lavigne Home Studio

J Taylor Antiques

Locke Street Antiques

Olive's Oddments

Canoe Trading Co.

Pure Home Couture


Ten Thousand Villages

Textures Craftworks




Health & Beauty

Services Specialty Shops

Aesthetics By Yaosha

Advanced Orthodynamics Inc. 

David Church Associates

Flow Nails Aesthetics Laser Inc.

Locke Street Medical Clinic

Lori's Hair Design

Maddison Ave Salon & Spa

Mister Tony's Men's Hair Design

NewLife Pilates

OHSO Fitness

Patrick Evan Hair Designers

Radiant Beauty Supply

Ragamuffins Children's Salon

Regent Health & Chiropractic

Studio 136

The Gym On Locke

The Hairem Salon

Thrive Physiotherapy

Brant Communications

DLD Business Support Services

Edward Jones

First Dance Wedding Boutique

Fenian Films

Gold Stitch

Ideal Vapes

King Print

Lock Street Tire & Automotive

McMahon Morrison Watts,

Labour & Employment Lawyers

New Horizons Education Centre

Royal Bank

The Jewellery Judge

Vogue Models & Talent





Al Simmon Gun Shop Ltd.


Citizen Kid

Epic Books

Goodness Me! Natural Food Market

Locke Street Audio

Locke Street Meat & Deli

Mini Food Mart

My Dog's Café & Bar

Picks & Sticks Music










Earl Kitchener South Central Elementary School Laura Doucette Sutton Group Innovative Hamilton Ontario

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Melrose United Church Laura Doucette Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc. Hamilton Ontario



Schools Serving the Kirkendall &

Durand Neighbourhoods


Earl Kitchener Elementary

Earl Kitchener Elementary

300 Dundurn St S, Hamilton 
Directions JK-5 | French Immersion 

 Queen Victoria Elementary

 Queen Victoria Elementary

166 Forest Ave, Hamilton
Directions Grades: JK-8

Central Elementary

Central Elementary

75 Hunter Street W, Hamilton
Directions Grades: JK-5

St. Joseph

St. Joseph Elementary

270 Locke St. S, Hamilton
Directions Grades: JK-8

Ryerson Elementary

Ryerson Elementary

222 Robinson St, Hamilton Directions
Grades: 6-8 | French Immersion 

Lyonsgage Montessori Private Elementary School 

Lyonsgate Montessori Private 

375 Aberdeen Ave, Hamilton

 St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School Hamilton

St. Patrick Catholic Elementary

20 East Ave S, Hamilton
Directions Grades: 9 - 12

Daycares in Hamilton 

 Daycare in Hamilton

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Westdale Secondary 

Westdale Secondary

700 Main Street W, Hamilton
Directions Grades: 9 - 12




Medical Centres in South West Hamilton
McMaster University Children's Hospital - Click Here
St. Josephs Health Care Centre - Click Here




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