In September 2016, the Hamilton Spectator published that a “Toronto Couple Thought They Were Being Punked When They Moved to Hamilton”. This story showcased a family who moved from Toronto and bought a three-level Victorian home, where their new neighbours delivered fresh strawberry marshmallows from a local bakery. And then in December 2016, Huffington Post published“Hamilton’s Housing Market Set to be the Hottest in Canada”.
There are more headlines about the value in owning a home in the Hamilton area, but it goes a lot deeper than that. The neighbourhoods, schools, and culture have been praised again and again. As the price of Canadian real estate continues to increase, Hamilton has a perfect combination of the live, work, and play balance that home buyers are searching for. Here are the ten Hamilton neighbourhoods that you should get to know, and the average sale prices as of March 2017 according to The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington.
1. Lower Stoney Creek
- Avg. Sale Price $697,782
- Lower Stoney Creek runs along Lake Ontario. It offers a superior mix of newly developed homes and agriculture land. It’s the perfect place to shop, eat, and explore.
- Avg. Sale Price $687,650
- The Village of Waterdown was incorporated in 1878. Today, it offers several large retail chains and an abundance of street front stores including specialty food shops, pubs, and restaurants.
3. Stoney Creek
- Avg. Sale Price $561,098
- Offering a complete sense of community, this neighbourhood sponsors many special events including the Canada Flag Day Parade, the Santa Claus Parade and Saturday’s in the Creek.
- Avg. Sale Price $786,033
- Ancaster makes up the furthest west portion of Hamilton. It’s natural beauty and historic Ancaster Village in the heart of the area make this a “last move” goal for prospective home buyers.
5. Hamilton Centre
- Avg. Sale Price $364,537
- Discover the heart of Hamilton and it’s uplifting energy. First time buyers have taken advantage of affordable listings and are enjoying city life with an abundance of new restaurants, galleries and shops in the downtown core opening regularly
6. Hamilton Mountain
- Avg. Sale Price $486,784
- Local history makes Hamilton Mountain come to life. Unearth the people and events that have made this place what it is today.
- Avg. Sale Price $875,930
- Flamborough has become home to both commuters and hobby farmers in the Golden Horseshoe. Rockton World’s Fair is local tradition, a agricultural exhibition held every Thanksgiving Weekend.
8. Hamilton West
- Avg. Sale Price $465,745
- Hamilton West houses a variety of shops, services, cafes and restaurants. Wander through the diverse shopping district, featuring over 80 shops just steps away from McMaster University.
- Avg. Sale Price $535,382
- Glanbrook is the south-western district of the city. Home to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and an abundance of historical churches.
- Avg. Sale Price $590,915
- Known as the “Valley Town”, this area has retained its beauty by protecting the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and features a historic downtown with 19th century buildings, museums, and shops. Population over the past few decades has been very stable but new opportunities will arise with several new condominium projects under development.