With the average home price in Hamilton being up approximately 25% year-over-year and the new average sale price for a home being just over $1,000,000, it is easy to see why people are looking to Hamilton to invest. Once home to the steel factories and other industrial sectors, Hamilton has in recent years become the “go to” place for young professionals, young families, first time home buyers, investors and retirees. This city has one of the most affordable housing markets within the GTHA and is just a train-ride away from downtown Toronto.
Due to COVID and many professionals now working remotely (or only going into the office on a limited basis), the move out to the west-end feels less daunting. In fact, many Toronto expats are making the move from condo living to a detached home with a yard for similar (or many times LESS) prices.
However, with the heated market you will find that there are less and less “deals” to be had…
A lot of these new buyers who are otherwise unfamiliar with the Hamilton neighbourhoods are left to wonder…. What are the best neighbourhoods in Hamilton?
It is important to keep in mind that the prices can be dramatically different depending on the price point – so that is something to keep in mind while shopping in the different areas.
Homeside is one of the more affordable areas in Hamilton – while also being a fantastic location to live! As you walk through the neighbourhood, you will notice that a lot of properties show ‘pride of ownership’… Nicely manicured lawns and neat gardens. This neighbourhood has become more popular in the last few years for young professionals and young families, and with that, a lot of the homes are getting updated and renovated.
The Delta neighbourhood offers plenty of greenspace, gorgeous character brick homes, and amazing community events that all are welcome too – especially in the summer months! Not to mention, it is a good school district and plenty of options for dine-in, dine-out and shopping. While the walkability may not be the best, you are still in very close proximity to essential stores such as, hardware stores, LCBO, shoppers drug mart, grocery stores and more. Easy access to the highways for commuters! If you are in the area during the warmer months, we recommend taking a stroll through one of Hamilton’s most impressive public parks… Gage Park. If you are interested in events and love yummy food, this is the hub for the annual RibFest or alternatively, pack your own picnic and enjoy the scenery.
Kirkendall is home to gorgeous character homes and has fabulous walkability to all of the best shops! Walk to Locke which features delicious restaurants, trendy coffee shops, outdoor shops and in the summer, they are open late! In the summertime, the street is closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians and cyclists. Situated just beneath the Niagara Escarpment, Locke Street is an incredible shopping experience compliments a tight knit community. There are more than 90 stores, professional services, restaurants and cafes.
Whether You Are Considering Selling Or Leasing A Home Or Condo, Alex Irish & Associates offer an unparalleled level of service, discretion and marketing regardless of price point or locale.