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Ancaster, ON

Ancaster is a picturesque and historic community located on the Niagara Escarpment within the greater area of the city of Hamilton. It was founded officially in 1793 and is one of the oldest European communities established in present day Ontario. Ancaster is known for its historical village core, recreational walking trails and their variety of restaurants, pubs and shops.

Landmarks/ Things to do in Ancaster

 

The Hermitage is a popular site in Ancaster. In 1830 it was the property of Reverend George Sheed. It changed hands many times before burning to the ground in 1943. The shell of the old house and surrounding buildings can still be visited today. It is said to be haunted. Ghost tours run through the summer with tour guides telling haunted stories of the land and surrounding county.

Another popular site would be the Griffin House, which was associated with the underground railway. The house was owned by Enerals Griffin, who was an Africian American immigrant from Virginia. He settled in Ontario in 1834. They offer tours through the house and Black- History related programs as part of the Black Heritage Network.    

If you are visiting Ancaster during late September, make sure to stop in at the annual Ancaster Fair. There is music and live entertainment for all ages,Buskers, Old MacDonalds Farm where you can "Come walk and talk with the animals". There is also an Antique Car and Tractor Show, Pony Rides, Vendors, Horse Shows, Baby Shows, and the Smash Up Derby.

           

For people who enjoy hiking, the Bruce Trail goes through Ancaster as it links Queenston with Tobermory. The famous walking path goes through part of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area and crosses the Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail. This offers four seasons of recreation for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, snowshoers and cross country skiers.

Local Attractions

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Homeownership provides owners with many great benefits and feelings of pride. The benefits are plentiful, but there are a top few benefits that top the list for homeowners: Equity: Might seem obvious, but equity is one of the top benefits of homeownership. Paying rent year after year, tenants don’t get to see any return on their investment. With ownership, owners get to securely know that ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-08-12
  So you have decided to buy or sell a home, and you realize that you will need the assistance of a REALTOR®. If you haven’t already got a REALTOR® that you use, it is recommended to meet and interview a few potential professionals. When you meet with each REALTOR®, have a list of questions prepared so that you can get a feel for how experienced and knowledgeable each one is, ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-07-31

Construction and Expansion

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Newly built or pre-construction homes are the house of choice for many homebuyers. Why? Most people want modern features and the ability to customize their home during the construction process as the top reason for choosing a new build. There’s also the use of energy-efficient materials and systems to up the appeal. However, buyers caught up in the excitement of a brand new, never-lived-in home ... Read More...
Posted by Eti Pricope on 2014-11-20
  If you’re a house-hunter, you probably have established a list of needs and wants. Is a finished basement included as a need or a want? For some families, a finished basement isn’t a priority and many homeowners spend decades in a home without ever taking on this home renovation project. If it is something that is important to you, finishing the basement once you’ve ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-10-29

Community Events

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Posted by Todd Fryer on 2014-09-10
  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE : AUGUST 20TH 2014 Art work made by Easter Seals Campers and presented  at our visit to Easter Seals Camp in July.   Free Movie Night In Nautical Park! ( Really! Permit is in hand LOL) Celebrate The Night is a free outdoor movie night! We will be playing a family friendly block buster movie in Nautical Park! Our goal for the night is to ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-08-05

Family & Kids

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  Anyone with children can confirm that from the moment that little bundle of joy arrives, your home suddenly starts resembling a daycare centre. It’s amazing how much stuff one tiny little person requires! Between playpens and swings, activity centres and jolly jumpers, it isn’t long before your perfectly decorated living room is overrun. Fortunately, as kids get a little older, ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2014-10-29
10 SPOOKY THINGS TO DO IN HALTON FOR HALLOWEEN... 'Cause I don't just know the best locations in real estate, I also know the best locations for fun! 1. Halloween Spooktacular | Milton   Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-10-23

Parks & Recreation

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  PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS IN THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE It seems like it was just a few months ago and we were experiencing the " ARTIC VORTEX", but after the temperatures  we just had this past week we were looking for a place to cool down. The Town of Oakville has 10 Public Swimming Pools for you and your families to enjoy. There are five indoor pools that are open year-round and five ... Read More...
Posted by CamMerhi Team on 2014-07-03
As of April 1, 2014, City of Burlington parks will become smoke-free. City Council amended bylaw 35-176 in November 2013 to ban smoking in city parks and recreation facilities. Exceptions to the bylaw include: LaSalle Park Pavilion, Discovery Landing, Paletta Mansion and Tyandaga Golf Course. Smoking at these locations will be allowed in designated areas. The City of Burlington is committed to ... Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-04-07

Market Reports and Conditions

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You are ready to buy your first home. Congratulations! Although you haven’t found it yet, in your mind it’s perfect! Open concept, granite countertops, a walk-in closet…the works! Before you start to envision what your first home will look like, take a step back. You are buying your very first home. It may be great, but chances are it won’t be your dream home. You may be one ... Read More...
Posted by Eti Pricope on 2014-11-17
The real estate market is open 365 days a year, even on holidays—but there are some trends to the marketplace. Some of the ups and downs that take place in the real estate market are based on mortgage interest rates and housing availability. Next to spring, fall is the busiest season for home buying and selling. Autumn offers certain benefits to home buyers, including year-end tax breaks, pleasant ... Read More...
Posted by Eti Pricope on 2014-11-14

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

            Brandon Jones's Oakville Dining Picks  Brandon Jones Sales Representative CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage* 467 Speers Road Oakville, ON L6K 3S4 Office: 905-845-9180 Direct: 905-517-4211 brandon.jones@century21.ca   Oakville is a great place to live, play, work and socialize.  There are many places to eat in Oakville, ... Read More...
Posted by Brandon Jones on 2014-10-14
  No matter how many times first time home buyers are told to consider closing costs, it’s very easy to stay focused on that one big number – your mortgage – and forget about all the other expenses that come with buying a home.  In addition to your down payment, here are some of the other costs that you will need to cover before you’ve even stepped through the front ... Read More...
Posted by Jeff Hewson on 2013-12-21

Schools & Universities

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Town staff has been given the go-ahead to begin negotiatons with proponents of a private all boys school at the former Linbrook School property at 1079 Linbrook Road. A proposed residential development on the property, which would have seen six detached homes built on the site, was voted against by the majority of Town council. Council then unanimously agreed to open talks with the private school ... Read More...
Posted by David Newton on 2013-08-22
434 Trudeau Dr. Milton -  $454,900       Mattamy built Lindsay model facing open parkland in a quiet Trudeau Drive location! 3+1 bedrooms with 4 baths, finished lower level, dark oak stained hardwood flooring in Living Rm, Dining Rm, Family Rm & stairs. Very open floorplan. Freshly painted! Lower level bathroom has ensuite entrance into possible 4th bedroom/playroom/office. ... Read More...
Posted by The Hisey-McDermott Team on 2013-01-17

Shopping

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Click to enter for your chance to win 21,000 Air Miles from Century 21!   THE STEVE PACHECO REAL ESTATE TEAM No real estate question is too small and we're never too busy for your referrals! Steve@StevePacheco.com       Read More...
Posted by Shelley Ann Sharpe on 2014-10-16
Click to enter for your chance to win 21,000 Air Miles from Century 21!   THE STEVE PACHECO REAL ESTATE TEAM No real estate question is too small and we're never too busy for your referrals! Steve@StevePacheco.com       Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-10-15

Sports & Activities

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Whether you’re planning on having a Christmas party, or just planning on spending Christmas with your family, holiday decorating doesn’t have to break the bank or your festive spirit. Your creativity can take you in many different directions that are budget-friendly. Try these tips and projects that don’t cost a lot of money: Christmas closeouts: check local newspapers often for ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2013-12-18
The London Olympic Games are just shy of 2 months away and I can't help but feel a stir of excitement. As passion of mine since I was a little girl was to watch our Canadian athletes try day after day to honour their country and bring home a medal. There is just something so pure and genuin about the emotions and pride they feel for Canada. Simon Whitfield, the Olympic Gold medalist in Sydney and ... Read More...
Posted by Victoria Paddon on 2012-05-30
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