Why Live in Hamilton

Amalgamating history, art, steel and waterfalls, Hamilton is the underdog along the 403.

Hamilton is one of the most underrated cities in the GTA, and I think it could use a little more recognition for how awesome it is.  It is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls, tastiest restaurants and cutest cafes in all of Ontario.

All reasons why I decided to invest in real estate in this culturally diverse City.

The downtown core has a variety of attractions for visitors and residents, including one-of-a-kind restaurants, shops and events. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is within reach of Jackson Square, making the intersection of King and James streets a cultural hotspot. During the warmer months, James Street North is an active hub for artists wanting to display their creations, as well as patrons looking to browse vendor tables and storefronts. Art Crawl and the larger Supercrawl festival are just two examples of the city’s dedication to supporting thriving local businesses and talented local artists. The area is also home to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, where chefs and home cookers alike can purchase fresh, homegrown ingredients.

Despite its reputation as an up-and-coming city, Hamilton has its fair share of history. At Dundurn Castle, guests can go back in time with a guided tour or show themselves around the outer grounds overlooking the bay. The Museum of Steam and Technology provides a background of Canada’s early industrial revolution while paying homage to Hamilton’s own trade roots. And for the die-hard coffee lovers, the first Tim Horton’s is still standing on Ottawa Street North – with the upper level showing diners its transformation since it was established in 1964. While you’re there, you can purchase your own piece of history from one of Ottawa Street North’s many antique shops.

Hamilton certainly has excitement by the street load. Take a detour away from downtown and you’ll find the illustrious Locke Street, jam-packed with storefronts to suit everyone’s needs. Grab a gourmet coffee at Democracy, a handmade treat at Donut Monster, or maybe something even healthier at Goodness Me! Make a trip upstairs to Pure Home Couture, where you’ll find some tastefully scented products to help fill your home. There’s lots to do on Locke – but before you leave, don’t forget to take an Instagram-worthy photo in front of the love lock bridge.

If city life isn’t your thing, a trip up the Mountain might provide the exact change of scenery that you need to live comfortably. There, you’ll find the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, right near John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. And if you’re looking for adventure, why not seek out some of the waterfalls that Hamilton is best known for? More than 100 of these natural beauties have been discovered within the city’s boundaries – some of which are accessible through the Niagara Escarpment’s wooded trails.

Whether you’re looking to raise a family in Ancaster or retire in Binbrook, there’s somewhere for everyone to call home. I believe in Hamilton’s future, and I strongly encourage others to do the same.