Hamilton has come a long way over the past decade. Once known as the steel capital of Canada, it’s now known for being an attractive up and coming city. With the development of the trendy “hipster-esque” James Street North, the revitalization of Locke Street, the gorgeous mountain views from Hamilton East, and the beach vibe of Stoney Creek, Hamilton has an area everyone might love living in.
Check out five of those Hamilton neighbourhoods below that we believe make ideal places to call home.
Between Dundas, Ancaster, and Dundurn Street, you’ll find West Hamilton nestled below the mountain brow. This vibrant area is home to McMaster University and the stunning Cootes Paradise that hugs Lake Ontario. Unlike the downtown core, Hamilton West feels more like a village with coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and parks littered along the streets. There are many large Victorian homes covering the area and a number of bungalows and apartment buildings throughout. Although this is a university area, you won’t feel overwhelmed with students as residents come from all different backgrounds and of all different ages.
In Southwest Hamilton, just as you head towards downtown, you’ll find the lively area of Kirkendall – home to the popular Hess Street and Locke Street. Many call this a “yuppie neighbourhood,” but in all honesty, it has an eclectic mix of residents and more charm than most of the other areas of the city put together. Here you’ll enjoy finding new trendy restaurants and boutique shops and a number of spots that have been local favourites for years like the West Town. With an active patio scene and nightlife, it’s become the new “it” spot for twenty-somethings, but it also has everything a family could need. Plus, it’s very safe, which makes it one of the most popular spots to live.
If you want to be close to everything, Hamilton East puts you right in the middle of the city. Why do people love it here? Because when you live in this neighbourhood, you can get to any spot in the city in a matter of minutes. Plus, it’s the best spot to experience gorgeous mountain views from the brow. Best of all, there’s no shortage of housing with a number of detached, semi-detached, condo, and apartment options in the area.
Bartonville has gone under a massive transformation over recent years. What used to be a rather dull family area, has recently taken a new form thanks to the Brock University campus that moved into the area. But don’t let that deter you, here you can live in a well kept detached home or newly furnished apartment that’s close to a number of conveniences like the Kenilworth Access and Hamilton Go station. It’s also minutes from the King’s Forest Golf Course, the Escarpment Rail trail, and a number of restaurants and shops.
Just a bit further over in the east end is aknown for its lake and beach environment – Stoney Creek. But that’s not all there is. Here you’ll find parks, shopping, community centres, cafes, malls, and of course, a number of beachfront activities at Confederation Park. It’s also home to Hutch’s on the Beach, Barangas on the Beach, and Wild Waterworks, which makes it the perfect place for those who love water activities and lakefront living.
If you’re looking for a new Hamilton neighbourhood to call home, contact us at CLV Group. We have a wide range of options in the Hamilton area for you to tour today!