- It’s incredibly easy to get around
- There plenty of parks and greenspaces to visit
- Quality schools in every neighbourhood
Another smart reason to call Hamilton Mountain home is that it has all the amenities you’ll find in the lower city or downtown.
It’s become a necessity, actually.
During a 25 year span (1976-2001), the population of Hamilton Mountain grew by 6,000 people and accounted for 27.4% of overall expansion.
With all that expansion, more and more convenient amenities are popping up all across the mountain.
There have always been little stores here and there on Hamilton Mountain. And when Lime Ridge Mall opened in 1981, it served as a shopping hub for mountain residents.
Since then, little shopping pockets have popped up here and there; giving people convenient access to stores of all types (no matter where they live):
- Concession Street: There are plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered on Concession Street. Health and wellness shops. Great little restaurants. Home décor stores and much more.
- Upper James: Stretching from Concession Street all the way to the Phase 1 Singles by Twenty Road, Upper James is the place to be for stores, restaurants and more, big and small.
- Power Centres: There are 2 Power Centres on Hamilton Mountain: Meadowlands (west side) and Heritage Green (east side). Both are anchored by movie theatres and bookstores.
Did you know the one of the biggest employment sectors in Hamilton is healthcare?
Speaking of which, the first hospital to open on Hamilton Mountain was Mount Hamilton Hospital in 1917 (primarily to serve World War I veterans).
That hospital has been renamed twice:
- Henderson Hospital (in 1954, after the first woman to serve on Hamilton city council, Nora Henderson)
- Juravinski Hospital (in 2010, after Charles and Margaret Juravinski donated $43 million to its redevelopment)
While Juravinski serves as the hospital hub on Hamilton Mountain, there are other great healthcare facilities you’ll find:
- Chedoke Hospital
- Joseph’s Healthcare (West 5th Campus)
- Home health care facilities
And that doesn’t include all the great doctor’s offices, dentists, pediatricians, and walk-in clinics you’ll find scattered throughout Hamilton Mountain.
The Hamilton Public Library (HPL) system ensures Hamilton Mountain residents are well-served.
There are 7 libraries on the mountain, all of which are easily accessible for families, kids, and seniors (listed by branch name)
- Turner Park (the closest library branch to Harmony on Twenty)
Every day, there’s something happening at the libraries across Hamilton Mountain. Whether it’s story time for toddlers, video game tournaments for teens, crafts for adults, or classes for seniors.
Art and culture
Going to see a show or visit a museum used to mean heading downtown.
And while that’s still a good option, there are plenty of art and culture opportunities waiting to be discovered, such as:
- Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum
- Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
- Mohawk Trail School Museum
Of course, that’s in addition to the great libraries listed earlier in this blog.
The sheer amount of greenspace found on Hamilton Mountain makes it a perfect place to enjoy the fresh outdoor air.
Parks, hiking trails, golf courses, and conservation areas dot Hamilton Mountain, left-to-right.
When the weather gets cold and you need to exercise indoors, there are plenty of rec centres and city-run gyms to choose from, including:
- Hill Park
- Valley Park
- Sackville Hill Seniors Centre
- Huntington Park
- Sam Lawrence Park
Living on Hamilton Mountain isn’t just great for your family; it can also do wonders for your health and wellness too.
Harmony on Twenty, Hamilton Mountain, & You – A Perfect Fit
There are almost too many great amenities on Hamilton Mountain to list (such as high-end banks, convenient gas stations, quality grocery stores, and more).
You can also register for upcoming communities to see where and when we’re building next.