With a population of over 500,000, this is one of Canada’s major cities. Known as part of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is less than an hour away from Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kitchener - Waterloo, Guelph, and London Ontario, and less than 30 minutes from St. Catharines, Oakville, Burlington and Brantford.
If you are commuting to any of these areas, you can drive with easy access to Highway 403, QEW Toronto, QEW Niagara, Highway 407, or use theGO Bus / GO Train. The City is also looking into Light Rail Transit (LRT) which would help even more! If you are travelling by air, you will love the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, located in Mount Hope (Glanbrook), less than 20 minutes from downtown Hamilton, or, less than an hours drive is Lester B Pearson Toronto International Airport or the Buffalo International Airport.
*Google Map Overview of Hamilton & Surrounding Areas such as Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Grimsby*
Hamilton is one of Ontario’s most economically diverse cities, with sectors including health services, education, advanced manufacturing, agriculture business and food processing, creative industries, clean technology, life sciences, transportation and goods movement. Greater Hamilton belongs to the geographical area known as the Niagara Escarpment: a feature that stretches some 700 kilometres from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. As well, Hamilton - Wentworth has earned a reputation for being a"Green"Region.
In 2011, the Real Estate Investment Network of Canadaranked Hamilton the best place to invest over the next 5 years and the 3rd top location in Canada. Hamilton has also been ranked in the top 5 of best places to invest in Canada by US-based Site Selection Magazine and in 2009, FDI Magazine (a publication of the world famous Financial Times) ranked Hamilton as the 3rd top large city in North America for the quality of life.
The first thing to do when you are thinking about moving here is to check out, and hopefully visit, all the towns and distinct neighbourhoods that make up this great city. I would love to sit down over a coffee with you, spread out the map (which you get a copy of in your Home Buyers Package) and talk about each area, and help you figure out which one would best suit YOUR needs & wants. Want to know the best places to invest in Hamilton? Which areas are growing the fastest? Best Return On Investment (ROI)? Check out the video below.
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Here is a Quick Overview of Most
of the Towns & Neighborhoods...
This area had an average price range of $277,502 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $293,797. You will find condo apartments, semi-detached, and many styles of single detached including fabulous Victorian, Tudor, and Edwardian styles. Home to McMaster University, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster Innovation Park Research Centre, St. Marys Catholic Secondary School, Westdale Public Secondary School, and many elementary schools including Earl Kitchener Public French Immersion and Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary.This area is Best Known for Dundurn Castle, Westdale Village, Hess Village, Locke Street Shopping (Antiques, great eats, and lots of other unique stores), Bayfront Park and Waterfront trails, Princess Point and soon to be well known for our newest restaurant with the best view of the Lake, Sarcoa Restaurant & Bar located in the old Discovery Centre near the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Click Here for more information on South West Hamilton.
This area had an average price range of $150,783 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $162,109. You'll find condo apartments, especially near the Go Station, some row housing, lots of Victorian and big old double brick homes, some with cellars, instead of full basements. Home to Cathedral Catholic High School (celebrating their 100 Year Reunion in 2012), Sir John A Macdonald Public High School. This area is Best Known for the Hamilton Farmers' Market, GO Train and GO Bus Terminal, Copps Coliseum (which has been home to U2, Aerosmith, Rush, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and the Juno Awards have been held at the venue numerous times), Art Gallery of Hamilton, the James StreetNorth Art Crawl,Theatre Aquarius, and St. Josephs Hospital.
This area had an average price range of $187,660 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $197,785. Home to Delta Public High School and Bishop Ryan Catholic High School (moving to Stoney Creek Mountain). This area is
This area had an average price range of $253,849 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $265.751. Home to Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Hillfield Strathallan College Private School, Westmount, Hillpark and Sherwood Public High Schools, St Thomas More, St Jean De Brebeuf Catholic High Schools. This area is Best Known for it's fabulous views overlooking the city from the top of the escarpment, Limeridge Mall,Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hospital, "the stairs" up the escarpment, Huntington Park Recreation Centre and lots of Parks.
This area had an average price range of $338,039 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $359,627.
Best Known for the Rail Trail, the especially gorgeous escarpment views in the fall, local shops on King Street, Cactus Festival, Busker Fest, Dundas Valley Conservation Area, Dundas Valley Golf Club and Cootes Paradise.
This area had an average price range of $432,817 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $453,637. Best Known for Hamilton Golf and Country Club (home to the Canadian Open in 2012), Festival of Friends, Ancaster Mill Restaurant, Rousseau House of Ancaster Restaurant, the Meadowlands Power Centre with the Ancaster Silver City Theatre, Costco, Sobeys, Best Buy and many other great stores, Morgan Firestone Arena (Ancaster Community Centre), and another great waterfall, Tiffany Falls.
This area had an average price range of $293,736 in 2011 and so far as of July 2012, $314,626.
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