The residents of Central Hamilton are very diverse in age, with approximately 38% of households being families with at least one child living at home, and 13% children being under the age of 9. The area is becoming very popular with young families and professionals, who use the GO train or bus to commute to jobs outside of the city, with 30% of residents being between the ages of 20 and 45. Central Hamilton also consists of people who have been living in their homes for decades, with 25% of residents being over the age of 55. Single-family detached homes represent the majority of homes here, however apartments of all kinds are also very popular, with 41% of people renting in this area.
The main neighbourhoods in Central Hamilton include Beasley, Corktown, Crown Point and St. Clair, each of which consist of their own smaller pockets. This area has extensive recreational opportunities, ranging from parklands along the Niagara Escarpment, including the Escarpment Rail Trail, Gage Park which is home to Hamilton’s Children’s Museum, and along the waterfront at Bayfront Park and Pier 4 Park which are home to several marinas and yacht clubs. Additionally, there is the brand new Tim Hortons Field, home to the city’s CFL team, the Hamilton Tiger Cats, and which hosted the Pan Am 2015 soccer games.
Pier 4 Park
Birch Avenue Dog Park
North Central Community Park
Central Hamilton has no shortage of amenities, including Jackson Square Mall to the west, the Centre on Barton to the east, Ottawa Street’s textile district, and small locally-owned shops on James Street North, including the popular fashion boutique White Elephant. James North also has some of the most highly-rated restaurants and bars south of Toronto, as well as art galleries and music venues, a monthly art crawl and an annual Super Crawl. Conveniently located close to the 403/QEW, as well as the Hamilton GO station. Easy access to St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as Hamilton General Hospital.
The average price of a freehold home in Hamilton Centre is approximately $360,000 year-to-date, 2018