Hamilton was founded as a port town after the War of 1812 at the south-western end of Lake Ontario. It has since
grown into Ontario’s manufacturing mecca, garnering nicknames like “The Hammer” and
“Steeltown” as one of the economic anchors of the Golden Horseshoe region from Toronto to Niagara. Today
the city is home to over 500,000 proud Hamiltonians.
From its humble start as a port town at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, attracting granaries and early
manufacturing companies, the City of Hamilton has long known the values of industry and innovation. From the
mid-1800’s, Hamilton gathered steady steam as a center for manufacturing with an emphasis on steel, and from
1900 to 1914 the city’s population doubled. The competition of global markets brought an inevitable slowdown
in the 1960s, but Hamilton held strong with economic shifts to transportation services, education, and the
health-care industry. Expanding out to include the nearby towns of Waterdown, Dundas, Ancaster, Albion Falls, Stoney
Creek, and others, Hamilton?offers a wide range of residential neighborhoods and communities from rural estate
houses to downtown?condos.
In recent years Hamilton has been recognized for its revitalized arts scene, with many new galleries opening downtown
and local institutions like the Downtown Arts Centre and the Community Centre for Media Arts redefining the cultural
character of the city.
McMaster University and Mohawk College draw a flood of students and educators each year, while national heritage
sites like the Canadian Warplane Museum and Dundurn Castle are sought-after destinations for tourists and avid
sightseers. For older residents, Hamilton offers serene residential settings away from downtown, close to nearby
green spaces and the natural landscapes of the Niagara Escarpment, with institutional anchors like Hamilton Memorial
Hospital and the Hamilton International Airport affirming the decision to settle down here.
Hamilton is still a very affordable community to buy property and an excellent alternative to high prices of the GTA.
Current Hamilton MLS stats indicate an average house price of $498,274.
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