The West Hamilton Mountain is one of the older areas in upper Hamilton, with the majority of the houses having been built before the 1960s, and only 19% of the homes being less than 25 years old. The majority of homes here are single-family detached homes on smaller lots but apartments, semis, and towns are also fairly well-represented. A large percentage of the population in this community are adults between the ages of 20 and 44, and the area is very family-friendly, with school-aged children making up about 25% of the population. The average annual income in the community is approximately $90,000 per household.
This main neighbourhoods in this area include Westcliffe, Falkirk, Rolston and Gourley, each of which consist of their own smaller neighbourhoods. The West Mountain, along with the rest of the Hamilton Mountain communities, includes plenty of greenspaces, trails and the waterfalls that give Hamilton the nickname, “The City of Waterfalls”. The west escarpment offers beautiful views of the lower city and Lake Ontario, spectacular views of the valley town of Dundas, as well as the Dundas Peak. There are also the Iroquois Heights Conservation Area, Chedoke Civic Gold and Ski Club in the west side of the community, and the historic Auchmar house, which is currently undergoing a revitalization effort.
Sackville Hill Memorial Park
Captain Cornelius Park
William McColloch Park
Scenic Woods Park
Just a short drive to shopping and restaurants, including Lime Ridge Mall. Close to 403/QEW via Lincoln Alexander Parkway and downtown’s Hamilton GO Station. Convenient access to the new state-of-the-art St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Campus, specializing in mental health. Short drive to the Meadowlands in Ancaster, which features plenty of shopping, restaurants, and a movie theatre.
The average price of a freehold home in West Mountain is approximately $532,500 year-to-date, 2018