Waterdown has undergone many changes since its inception as a village in 1830. In 1974 it was amalgamated with the County of Flamborough and in 2001 it became part of the new city of Hamilton which now comprises over 200 communities. Waterdown has developed into a bustling community whose population is projected to grow by 56% in the next decade.
Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown is a wonderful blend of heritage homes and buildings, single detached family homes, townhomes, condominiums, churches, schools, restaurants and shopping centers. Its expansion has been fueled by the recent addition of several commercial establishments and housing developments.
Flamborough has a tradition of honouring Royal milestones, including the “Queen’s Trees” located at Memorial Park, Harpers Corners and outside the library. In 2015, the Queen’s Bench, commemorating Queen Elizabeth’s historic reign, was unveiled in Memorial Park.
A number of natural attractions contribute to the beauty of Waterdown including its ‘Great Falls’, situated on the Bruce Trail. In the eastern end of town there are many wetland trails. Rare national and regional flora species grow locally.
Waterdown has retained its heritage charm with several historical buildings dating back to the founding of the town still occupied. There have been many new housing developments in recent years. The majority of the population (89.5%) own their own homes, with single detached properties showing the greatest growth. It is a family friendly town as well, having the highest proportion of children aged 0-14 years as compared to any other Hamilton community. Waterdown is part of the Hamilton-Wentworth school district.
Recent statistics show that homes listed for sale in Waterdown spent approximately 19 days on the market and have an average selling price of $577,500.