Waterdown...A Great Community to Call Home

Located on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment just east of the junction of hwy 5 and 6 known as Clappisons Corners sits Waterdown Ontario, once a small town but now a vastly growing community.

According to Exploring the Past; Waterdown written by Parker and Woods, it was the arrival of Ebinezer Culver Griffin in 1823 that marked the true beginning of the Village of Waterdown, it was Griffin that had his property surveyed into lots in 1830.

According to a local story it was also Griffin that gave Waterdown its name. Griffin was a prohibitionist thus did not approve of the extensive amounts of alchol being consumed during the Victorian Age, including the tradition of whiskey being used to christen new mills. Its been said that during the christening of one of Ebinezers new mills someone from the crowd called out "hey Ebinezer throw that water down!" Hearing this Ebinezer named his mill Waterdown following this the village also was named Waterdown.

Settlers and Industiralists soon established themselves in village life. Mills sprouted along the banks of the Grindstone Creek also known as Smokey Hollow for the smog caused by the many mills. This same area is to this day is widly known as one of the Great Falls in Hamilton. Smokey Hollow can be entered of off Mill Street in Waterdown follow the steps and one can look over the falls. Hikers can continue on to the Bruce Trail as it weaves along the Niagara Escarpment.

Smokey Hollow Falls is just of the many great attractions of Waterdown Ontario. Since moving to Waterdown I have had the great fortune to experience all the great things that this growing community has to offer. If your looking for that small town with all the conveniences and proximity to larger cities this is it. Waterdown has the perfect mix of Small town meets all the amenities of a larger city.

Whether you are Downtown having warm apple fritters at Brown Dog cafe or at the Watermark having dinner this town will feel like home if your doing home improvements Rona is just a short drive down hwy 5 into the newer area fully equipped with a Walmart and Starbucks.  I've felt the strong sense of community from the minute I started spending time here working in Real Estate. If you are looking for a quiet family oriented community with great schools and parks Waterdown is it.  

Waterdown is becoming an increasingly popular choice for home buyers. It has great commutability with access to the 407, QEW, 403 and with the 401 just a short drive away this community is vastly becoming the choice place for may to call home, it if its a drive through the country your looking for Campbellville is just a short drive through the scenic country side of equestrian farms and beautiful country estates.

I encourage you to check out Waterdown for your new home. Not only do I know the Real Estate Market in this area I also live here. Contact me for more information on living in Waterdown and all it has to offer www.jennifer.macpherson@century21.ca.



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