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The Community of Hamilton

MICHAEL DIROMA REAL ESTATE

About Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton is a Canadian port centre, bordered by Lake Ontario on the north, and the wooded escarpment area (referred to as “The Mountain”) in the north. 

It is a large sprawling urban city, well interconnected with highways and parkways winding to all of the borders. Hamilton offers a large industrial area, as well as many less urban neighbourhood settings. 

A University town, there are many opportunities for investors to invest in rentals, or for families to settle into a beautiful century home, a sweet bungalow, or a newer-build neighbourhood. 

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Average House Prices in hamilton

2020 was a busy year in real estate, with real estate prices trending upwards in Hamilton. Average home prices in this area are as follows:

  • Single Family Homes  $563,727
  • Semi-detached homes $485,000
  • Townhomes $460,000
  • Condos $329,000

Shopping/Dining

Hamilton has many shops and dining experiences in a few distinctive areas. Fantastic dining and lively music can be found in the downtown area of Hamilton. 

Enjoy a night of live music at the Casbah Lounge. Limeridge Mall offers a variety of stores in an indoor setting. Many big box stores are available in this urban setting, as well as long standing shopping districts such as the textile district in the northern industrial area of Hamilton on Ottawa Street, which houses many fabric stores with a wide selection of textiles for home decor or fashion. 

Hamilton has a variety of dining options from quick cheaper eats to fine dining experiences. Grab a burger and craft brew at The Ship, or sit down to a lovely european dining experience at The French

Indoor Recreational Activities

Hamilton is home to the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

 If you are interested in catching a live performance, Theatre Aquarius offers performances for all ages. Live music events are regularly held at First Ontario Concert Hall

Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA offers recreational and fitness activities for families and individuals. The Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre offers a fantastic venue for skating or hockey practice.

 Make sure you get tickets to watch the local hockey team The Hamilton Bulldogs play at the First Ontario Centre

Outdoor Parks and Recreational Activities

Hamilton is home to many beautiful conservation areas, trails and beaches. Confederation Beach park offers many paved walkways for biking or walking, as well as a fun water park Wild Waterworks. Sam Lawrence Park offers beautiful city views and gardens. 

Bayfront Park offers a boat launch and grass amphitheatre. Gage Park boasts greenhouses, a rose garden, many playgrounds, sports fields, and a Children’s Museum. 

Schools 

Hamilton is served by the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton Wentworth Catholic School Board

It has a large variety of elementary schools and high schools. Hamilton is also a short thirty to forty minute drive from the University of GuelphUniversity of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University

Hamilton is home to McMaster University and Mohawk College, and a short drive away from Brock University

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