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North West Downtown Hamilton Real Estate District 10 Bayfront, Strathcona, and Central Hamilton Laura Doucette Sutton


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North West Downtown Hamilton Farmers Market, Public Library, Liuna Station, & Hess Village Real Estate Neighbourhoods

West Hamilton Ontario, located in the beautiful Golden Horseshoe, can be broken down into 3 distinct areas. North West (Bayfront, Strathcona, Central Downtown), South West (Kirkendall, Durand, Locke Street, and Aberdeen), and Westdale/Ainslie Wood (McMaster University, Westdale Village, McMaster Children's Hospital).

The North West features many wonderful spots to visit such as Hess Village, Victoria Park, Dundurn Castle, Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park, Hamilton's Farmers Market, Jackson Square Shopping CentreJames Street Art Crawl, to name a few.

Downtown North West Hamilton Real Estate Jackson Square, James Street, Hamilton City Hall and Surrounding Residential Areas

The North West neighborhoods are usually referred to as Bayfront / Strathcona / and Central Downtown. This area is probably best known as the next "IN" spot to live, or "Up & Coming" district, due to its close proximity to the Harbour - Waterfront, and the great influx of Artists to the James Street North area. Real Estate prices are lower in this area of West Hamilton compared to Westdale and the South West neighbourhoods. Take note though...prices are on the rise!

It is bordered by Highway 403 to the west, Main Street to the South, James Street to the East and the Hamilton Harbour to the North.



Historical Features of North West Hamilton

Historically, the Central Neighborhood, more commonly referred to as Downtown Hamilton, was one of the first four neighbourhoods established.

The other three founding neighbourhoods are Durand (South West Hamilton), Beasley (just east of James & North of Main) and Corktown (South of Main & just East of James). These four neighbourhoods really make up the core of downtown Hamilton. It does get a little confusing when you are looking at a map of the area because Central is actually located in the area designated as West Hamilton. For locals, central Hamilton usually refers to anything between James Street & Kenilworth Street, & includes the neighborhoods of Corktown, Stinson, St. Clair, Blakeley, and The Delta all of which are South of Main, & North of Main includes Beasley, Landsdale, Gibson, Stipley & Crown Point (near Centre Mall & Ottawa Street North).

Dundurn Castle Mansion Built 1832 Historical Site in Downtown Hamilton Neighbourhoods in Bayfront AreaDundurn Castle 610 York Blvd Hamilton Ontario National Historical Site in North West Hamilton

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Hamilton's Architectural Landmarks

Some of the great architectural landmarks in the North West include Dundurn Castle, located at the corner of York and Dundurn Streets, built between 1832 and 1835, which is one of Hamilton's most recognized landmarks and is now a National Historic Site. Sir Allan MacNab had it designed by Robert Wetherell, a local architect, who incorporated classical and Italian motifs, French windows, and a panoramic view of Burlington Bay. Currently owned by the City of Hamilton, this 18,000 square-foot neoclassical mansion now runs tours by costumed interpreters, showing the life and times of Sir Allan MacNab and his family from the 1850's.

Another National Historic Site is The John Weir Foote Armoury (known locally as the James Street Armoury with a still active Military presence). Some of the other historically significant buildings in this district include Cathedral of Christ the King (overlooking Highway 403 at King Street West), and the Tuckett Mansion - Scottish Rite is known as the Scottish Rite, located at the corner of Queen Street and King Street West.

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Real Estate House Prices

Properties Selling in North West

(Also Known as Strathcona, Bayfront & Central Downtown Area)

You'll find a wide range of home styles in Strathcona, Bayfront and Central Downtown, lots of 1.5 and 2-storey house styles, a few 2.5 storey detached homes, 1-floor brick, some metal and vinyl sided homes, row townhomes, a few lofts, and a few semi-detached houses. There are also some condo apartments such as 75 Queen North, a high rise building and 47 Caroline which is a very popular student/resident (Doctors doing their Residency in Hamilton) low rise Urban Condo building, called Cityview Terrace, & located conveniently downtown right near trendy Hess Village.

Downtown Hamilton 2.5 Storey Detached Homes Houses Real Estate Laura Doucette Sutton Strathcona, Bayfront and Downtown Hamilton Detached Townhouse MLS Properties For Sale Laura Doucette Sutton Margaret Street Lofts, Detached House Semi Detached Homes 1.5 and 2 Storey Laura Doucette Sutton

Type of Property

Price RangeAverage Sold Price

Detached Houses

$300,000 - $600,000$450,000

Semi-Detached Homes

$250,000 - $600,000$375,000

Freehold/Condo Townhouses

$325,000 - $575,000$450,000

Condominium / Apartments

$160,000 - $700,000$350,000
Pigott Building Condominium 36 James Street South Architectural Building Apartments Downtown Hamilton Sutton Laura Doucette Freehold Houses Strathcona Bayfront Central Downtown Real Estate Properties Laura Doucette Sutton Bungalows 1.5 Storey Freehold Houses Downtown Central Hamilton Sutton Laura Doucette
Here are the types of houses and price ranges you will find in the Bayfront / Strathcona / Central areas. The overall average selling price in District 10 (as shown in the Hamilton - Burlington Real Estate Map available in your Relocation Package) which includes Bayfront/Strathcona/Central Neighborhoods was $177,000 at the end of 2008 and 5 years later it is $242,000 and climbing! It is a Great Time to Invest in THIS Area of West Hamilton! In the heart of the downtown, you'll find The Pigott Building Condominiums, which is conveniently located at 36 James Street South. Built using Art - Deco & Gothic Revival elements, this architectural beauty now has a Heritage Designation.  
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Schools Serving the Bayfront

Strathcona & Central Neighbourhoods

Strathcona Elementary School Real Estate Sutton

Strathcona Elementary

10 Lamoreaux Street, Hamilton
Grades: JK-5

Hess Street Elementary School West Hamilton Ontario Real Estate School Neighbourhoods 

Hess Street Elementary

107 Hess Street N, Hamilton
Directions  Grades: JK-8 

Central Elementary School West Hamilton Ontario Real Estate

Central Elementary

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

 Daycares in Hamilton

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Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School West Hamilton Real Estate

Sir John A. Macdonald

130 York Boulevard, Hamilton  Directions 
Secondary Grades: 9 - 12 Composite 

St. Mary Catholic Secondary High School

St. Mary Secondary

200 Whitney Avenue, Hamilton
Secondary Grades: 9-12 


Liaison College King Street Hamilton Schools

Liaison College

2 King St. W. Hamilton Direction

College Boreal Hamilton Ontario

Boreal College

120 King St. W. Directions

The Strathcona area is well known for a small school, the Strathcona Elementary School, which offers two very distinct programs. The "Main" program, largely used by the area students and the "S.A.G.E." program which stands for Scholastics, Arts, and Global Education.  


Medical Centres in West Hamilton

St. Joseph's Healthcare Medical Centre in North West HamiltonGoogle Map Overview St. Josephs Healthcare Hospital Downtown North West Hamilton

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224 James Street South Hamilton

McMaster Children's Hospital Hamilton Health Science Centre in West Hamilton Ontario

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McMaster University Medical Centre

& Children's Hospital - Site

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Children's Hospital 


Community Features

For Strathcona, Bayfront, &
 Central Downtown Hamilton 

Many parts of Central West Hamilton, as well as the rest of Hamilton, have been used for TV and Film Productions, because of the diverse environment and the ever growing Arts and Culture Sector. Come and check out James Street North which is home to the very popular Art Crawl held every second Friday night, and the James Street Supercrawl, which highlights many local artists, musical talent, and cultural experiences. Supercrawl started in 2009 and in 2012 there were more than 80,000 people who came to enjoy the 2-day festival!

Bayfront Park / Pier 4
Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trails

Bayfront Park Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trails - Bay Street North West Marina Complex, & Macassa Bay Yacht Club Google Map Overview
Located in the west end of Hamilton Harbour at the end of Bay Street North you'll find Bayfront Park. It has 40 acres of beautiful walkways, gorgeous greenery and lovely views of the waterfront with a small protected sandy beach. The walkway that surrounds the park is 20 feet wide and just under 1.5 km long, and is well used by people walking, jogging, rollerblading and bike riding. There are many summer festivals and concerts held in the park and it is a fabulous spot to watch the fireworks display usually held on Canada Day. Bayfront Park connects to Pier 4 Park by the Macassa Bay walkway and the new Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail. There is ample access to the water's edge, lots of trees for shade and picnics, plenty of benches, a free public boat launch, a big parking lot and public washrooms. People of all ages enjoy the nature views, the fish and the waterfowl, including ducks, geese, and swans.

Nearby attractions include the Harbour West Marina Complex, Macassa Bay Yacht Club, Pier 8, HHC Sailing School and the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club