I realize that it has to take The Toronto Star or like Toronto newspapers to convince the rest of the GTA, province and country that Hamilton has some of the most fantastic homes and tree lined neighbourhoods with unparalleled topography in Ontario. People are finally discovering what a forty-five minute commute from Toronto can deliver. One can choose a renovated 'Stuccoed Monster' in a 1950's suburban survey or a Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian beauty in a hilly, treelined neighbourhood of Hamilton's Durand, Kirkendall or St. Clair areas. At over a 12% increase in house prices in 2012 to 2013, house prices are still only a fraction of our easterly communities but with the grand architecture and design of the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Hamilton is a city that has vast styles of architecture that spans over two-hundred years with renovator specials at $100,000 to new homes and grand old homes up to $3,000,000. It is certainly a place to discover, to raise a family, to retire or to live in one of its great communities without being 'HOUSE BROKE.'
Waterfront parks and trails, inner-city golf courses and easy access to mercantile,the highways and the country are attracting buyers to the new condominium developments. Innovation, investment, industry and affordability are major factors to the rejuvenation of Hamilton. It is a place to discover and to grow, the future is bright and burgeoning but opportunities are abound and endless.
Hamilton is a city for everyone and offers something for everybody. It is affordable, friendly and is never dull and exudes character. It is neither pretentious or pretends and is hardworking, fiercely independent and 'Blue Collar' but welcomes and accommodates those wearing a jacket and tie. Hamilton is the sort of town George Orwell would call home.