Valley Town, as Dundas is affectionately known, is a wonderful town that was incorporated in the 1840's. There are many century homes of humble and of grand stature. There are many casual cottage style homes, and many 2 and 2 and a half storey homes built with impressive and ornate architecture where many are adorned with ample sized porches. The downtown features in excess of 100 shops,which consists of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, clothing retailers, and home furnishings to name a few.
If an older home is not your cup of tea, then Dundas also has a couple of newer subdivisions. One of the subdivisions is off of Governors Road and the other is off of Sydenham Road. Both offer your typical 2400+ square foot newer home with en-suite bathrooms, main floor laundy and powder rooms. There are also a couple of subdivisions that were built some 40 or so years ago and some of the main streets in those areas are Mayfair, Pleasant Avenue and Robinhood. Dundas really has quite a lot of variety of style and age of home to choose from.
There are many events held in this community at different times of the year. Most noteable are the Dundas International Buskerfest in June and the Cactus festival in August. Both are great fun for the whole family to enjoy. Dundas also boasts the Dundas Golf and Country Club and many conservation lands to explore.
If you live in Dundas, I bet you cannot take a walk downtown without meeting someone you know. Dundas is the perfect compliment of old and new, small town without removal from the city. Click below to view the community video.
Thinking of moving to Meadowlands? The above Landmart home design is about par for the course for Meadowlands which by the way is just a short drive or a decent walk to the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Homes tend to be on the large size with attached garages, lots of brick and stucco exteriors. Most are built with Master En-suite bathrooms and often feature loads of light with tall floor to second storey ceiling in what is commonly referred to as the Grand Room. You can expect main floor laundry or bedroom level laundry with a main floor powder room. There are a number of townhomes in the area that are still decent in size and you will find them in a bungalow, bungalow loft and a 2 strorey style.
The area itself is loaded with large Box Stores, full size grocery store, movie theatre, restaurants and services. Commuting is a breeze as the 403 Toronto, 403 Brantford, the LINC east and west are right there in the most North portion of the area.
It is attractive to young professionals and young families and given that the community is barely 20 years old, there are newer schools and day care facilites in the area. There is also some "empty nester" style homes as well that still offer decent sized living space for people wanting to down size in number of bedrooms, keep to one level living and with laundry on the same level. Meadowlands seems to have something for most buyers. Have a look at the video and see for yourself this popular, Ancaster neighbourhood.
Ancaster is part of the Golden Horseshoe area. It is generally an affluent community of professionals that was founded in 1793. The Historic Village core of Ancaster consists of primarily century plus old homes surrounding its modest number of downtown shops, restaurants, churches and services.
Ancaster has a few "claims to fame" and hosting the Canadian Open in 2003, 2006 and 2012 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club is just one of them. In 2010 Ancaster was the host of the Canadian Little League Championships for baseball. These games were played at the Little League diamonds on Jerseyville Road. Ancaster does a great job every year when it hosts the "World" T-Ball Championships at the Jerseyville Road, Little League park. The Festival of Friends event has recently been moved to the Ancaster Fair Grounds and takes place in August. Also an area favourite is the annual Ancaster Fair held in September.
A great community with a wonderful history.
May 16 Press Release
This article from September 2013 states that Hamilton's property value increases are out-pacing those of Ontario as a province. Our city is really evolving. Our Arts' district and all the changes to the Jamesville area and its property values is astounding. The Corktown area is also another area that has really come along in popularity, especially from the Toronto buyers that want to be close to the GO Station so that they can get back "home" more readily. This increase in demand has shot the property values to heights that certainly was not expected by many in such a humble, working class neighbourhood.
Click below to read the complete article written by Samantha Craggs of the CBC.
May 12 RE/MAX Videos
Re/Max offers this wonderful series of videos to guide the new and not so new home buyers through all the steps of purchasing a home. You will find the videos interesting, informative and should answer most if not all your home buying questions. Click below to start viewing your first, Fit to Buy video.