Hamilton real estate guide & listings for sale
Hamilton is a good city to buy a house in for those who prefer a slower-paced environment. Green spaces are easy to get to, since there are over 400 of them close by for residents to enjoy and reaching a park from the majority of houses for sale is sometimes hard. This city is also quiet, as the streets tend to be reasonably peaceful - however some parts can be quite loud, especially closer to the airport (YHM), Highway 5 East, Red Hill Valley Parkway or one of the railway lines.
The favoured way to move around in Hamilton is very often driving. It is very convenient to access a place to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this city is not very frequent. Thankfully, commuters are served by the West Harbour Station and Hamilton GO Centre Station on the Lakeshore West Line. Residents have access to approximately 40 bus lines, and most homes are close to a bus stop. Cycling is challenging in Hamilton because the bicycling infrastructure is not very comprehensive, and cyclists are faced with quite a few slopes. This city is also not very well-suited for those who travel by foot as many daily needs are challenging to meet on foot.
Roughly one third of homes in Hamilton were built before the 1960s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 55% of dwellings in this city, while large apartment buildings and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. Homeowners occupy around 70% of the units in Hamilton and the rest are rented. This city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
High schools and primary schools are not particularly plentiful in Hamilton, and accordingly not always within walking distance. Moreover, daycares are not especially abundant and accordingly tend to require a rather long walk to get to. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the primary and secondary school level. Concerning eating, some house buyers in Hamilton may be able to reach one of over 250 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to turn to a vehicle. Residents benefit from over 1500 restaurants and cafes as well.