Best Places to Live: Hamilton
Tucked on the western edge of Lake Ontario, Hamilton has become a hot spot in recent years, attracting homebuyers seeking respite from the high prices characterizing Toronto real estate. Hamilton’s economy is largely driven by its manufacturing sector, with healthcare and education also being large contributors to the local economy. Fun fact: there are more than 100 waterfalls in Hamilton!
We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveabililty factors of their neighbourhood – the qualities that give homeowners the true satisfaction of their home within the context of a neighbourhood. In fact a Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX revealed that 89% of Canadians recommend their neighbourhoods to others. Unlike your home, neighbourhoods cannot be changed, so it is important to assess what qualities are important to you before you purchase. Luckily, when it comes to Hamilton, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.
A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Hamilton are Meadowlands, Beasley and Sydenham, ranking as the top three neighbourhoods in Hamilton for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit.
In the same Leger survey, six-in-10 Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent) fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations. So how does Hamilton stack up?
If you are searching for the best place to live in Hamilton, Sydenham ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood for affordability and good supply of high rises and detached homes.
Interested in seeing how Hamilton compares to other cities across Canada? Explore the RE/MAX Liveability Report to learn more about the features Canadians value when it comes to the places they live.