A Comprehensive Guide to the Best and Worst Neighbourhoods on Hamilton's Mountain

Matthew Kelly | eXp Realty 
Oct 29, 2022

Hamilton's BEST & WORST Neighbourhoods to Live In

Watch the Full Video Here👇🏼

Play Video about Best and Worst Neighbourhoods on Hamiltons Mountain

Grab Your FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit

Before you start your search for your next home in one of the neighbourhoods in  Hamilton, Ontario make sure you download our FREE Essential Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit

With this free resource, you’ll gain access to insider knowledge about the best neighbourhoods in Hamilton and learn how to avoid common pitfalls. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, this kit is a must-have.


Hey there, future Hamiltonians! 🏡 If you’re reading this, chances are you’re considering making the big move to Hamilton’s Mountain. And why not? It’s a fantastic place to live, work, and play. But let’s face it, choosing the right neighbourhood can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you’re not familiar with the area.

Don’t worry, I’ve got your back! In this blog, we’ll break down Hamilton’s Mountain into its five primary communities—North, West, Central, East, and South. By the end, you’ll know exactly where you want to plant your roots. And hey, don’t forget to grab your FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit at the end of this blog. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

North Hamilton Mountain


Nestled between Upper James and Upper Gage, and just north of Mohawk Road, North Hamilton Mountain is a sweet spot for young professionals and families alike.


Imagine a neighbourhood where you can have it all—space, community vibes, and easy access to Downtown Hamilton and Toronto. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, that’s North Hamilton Mountain for you!

Local Amenities

From Inch Park & Community Centre to Juravinski Hospital, you’re never far from what you need. And let’s not forget the easy downtown access via Upper Wellington and Sherman Cut. Convenience is the name of the game here!


Whether you’re a nature lover or just someone who enjoys a good walk, parks like Sam Lawrence and Mountain Drive have got you covered.

Shopping and Local Businesses

Concession St is a treasure trove of local businesses. Craving a donut? Lady Glaze Donuts has got you covered. Need a quick bite? Speedy Subs is the place to be. And for a night out, The Zoetic is where you’ll catch a live show.

Real Estate

Most homes here are detached and were built around the 1950s. Prices range from $500K to $800K, offering something for everyone.

West Hamilton Mountain


Anything west of Upper James is what we call West Hamilton Mountain. It borders Ancaster and offers a suburban feel with a twist.


If you’re looking to upsize and want your kids in top schools, this is your go-to neighbourhood.

Local Amenities

From amazing schools like Mountview Junior Public School to healthcare facilities like St. Joseph’s, West Hamilton Mountain is a complete package.


Olympic Park is a haven for sports enthusiasts, offering a variety of fields for all your athletic needs.

Shopping and Local Businesses

Upper James is your one-stop-shop for all things retail. And if you’re a foodie, you must try Sweet Paradise, a local bakeshop that’s a slice of heaven.

Real Estate

Detached homes make up 72% of the housing, with prices ranging from $600K to $900K. Townhomes are also an option, priced between $500K and $700K.

Central Hamilton Mountain


Smack dab in the middle of Hamilton Mountain, this area offers the best of both worlds.


If you’re someone who values easy access to just about everything, Central Hamilton Mountain is where you’ll want to be.

Local Amenities

Bill Friday Lawfield Arena and T.B. McQuesten Community Park are just a couple of the gems you’ll find here.

Shopping and Local Businesses

From Lime Ridge Mall to Munchies Coffee House and Barkery, this neighbourhood offers a plethora of shopping options.

Real Estate

With a variety of homes to choose from, you’re looking at a price range of $600K to $900K for detached homes and $600K to $700K for townhomes.

East Hamilton Mountain


Located east of Upper Gage and south of Stone Church Rd, this area offers quick access to the Red Hill Valley and QEW.


It’s a great spot for anyone looking to enter the market or upgrade from a condo.

Local Amenities

Huntington Park Recreation Centre is a hub of activity, offering a range of sports and leisure options.


From Mohawk Sports Park to King Forest Park, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to green spaces.

Shopping and Local Businesses

You’ll find a variety of shopping plazas along Fennell and Mohawk, including Mountain Burger for some of the best burgers in town.

Real Estate

Detached homes range from $600K to $800K, making it one of the more affordable options on the Mountain.

South Hamilton Mountain


Anything south of Stone Church Road falls under this category.


If you’re looking for new developments and are willing to spend a bit more, this is the area for you.

Local Amenities

From the Les Chater Family YMCA to Camerons Speedway, there’s no shortage of things to do.

Shopping and Local Businesses

Fore Stagione and Goodlife Fitness are just a couple of the local businesses that make this area special.

Real Estate

Detached homes range from $800K to $1.25M, while townhomes are priced between $600K and $800K.


So there you have it, folks! A comprehensive guide to help you find your dream neighbourhood on Hamilton’s Mountain. Remember, the perfect home is out there; you just have to know where to look. And don’t forget to download your FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit. It’s packed with tips and tricks to make your home-buying journey a breeze.

Ready to make Hamilton’s Mountain your home? Click here to download your FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit today!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need more personalized advice. Until then, happy house hunting! 🏡✨



✅ Buying vs Renting.. What’s Different?
✅ First Steps To Stress-Free Home Buying
✅ Top Home-Buying Mistakes to Avoid
✅ Understand What to Look For In a Home
✅ Discover The Hidden Closing Cost & How Much?
✅ Complete Moving Checklist


✅ Understand Pros & Cons of Hamilton
✅ Discover Best & Worst Neighbourhoods
✅ What & Where the Top Schools Are
✅ Cost of Living in Hamilton
✅  Learn About Top 10 Parks in Hamilton
✅  & More About the Surrounding Cities 

Moving to Hamilton

MADE EASY AS 1, 2, 3!

Start simplifying your home buying journey with Matthew today…

Artboard 1Vault and Book

Step 1: Hamilton Starter Kit

Read the Hamilton Home Buyers Handbook and Watch the Living in Hamilton Vault to start to prepare for your move.

Real Estate Strategy Call

Step 2: One on One Call

Schedule a call with me to answer any questions and create a custom step-by-step plan to move to Hamilton

Real Estate Goals

Step 3: Find Your Home

Get help searching both online and in person for homes that fit your family’s lifestyle 


See What Others Are Saying