Big Lot Sizes in the Big City

White picket fence house

Due to things like great employment opportunities, incredible access to nature, and competitive new home prices, Hamilton is in the midst of a population boom.

While that’s good for the city, it also means more and more intensification is taking place. And what usually gets sacrificed to accommodate urban growth?

Correct: Lot sizes (especially backyards).

It’s logical: The smaller the lot size, the more houses you can build.

While that seems practical, it also takes away from the enjoyment of having a roomy backyard for the kids to play in.

It also compromises the “white picket fence” dream many homeowners and families aspire to achieve.

That’s why at DeSozio Homes, our new home living design team pays close attention to lot and yard sizes.

After all, outside your home should be just as comfortable as inside.

Big backyard

Roomy lots are in demand

According to a January 2017 Toronto Sun article, a big reason people buy new homes in Hamilton is because bigger lots mean a better lifestyle.

Here’s a direct quote:

“This really has to do with space and lifestyle…I’m getting another thousand or 1,500 sq. ft., and I’m getting a bigger 60-ft backyard, than I would get here in Toronto. I’m not cramped in an apartment.”

In a city like Toronto, new homes with big backyards are nearly impossible to come by.

However, even in a growing city like Hamilton, smart new home designs can give you the comfortable lot your family deserves.

With bigger lots, you can:

  • Install a swimming pool
  • Build a little playground for the kids
  • Entertain friends on your dream patio
  • Plant the perfect garden

Imagine yourself in a 40’ or 45’ lot

Take a look at your current house and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have enough room inside to accommodate your family’s needs?
  • Are you fully able to enjoy your front or backyard?

If the answers to those questions are no, perhaps it’s time for something a little bigger.

For example, Harmony on Twenty Phase 1 Singles are available in 40’ – 45’ size lots.

That’s because Harmony on Twenty is located in a wide and expansive part of Hamilton that’s just starting to show signs of growth and development.

This means there’s plenty of space to build your dream house and have the outdoor living spaces you want.

View our 40’ Collection

View our 45’ Collection

You can also view the Harmony on Twenty site plan here.

Add a swimming pool

More advantages to having a larger lot

Besides the obvious (space), a bigger, roomier lot offers other benefits too:

  • Privacy: Planned communities with larger-than-average lots create an extra sense of privacy vs. homes built on smaller lots.
  • Additional amenities: Besides the items listed earlier in this blog, a bigger lots lets you do other things like build an addition If you so wish.
  • Increased home value: The bigger the lot, the more your home will be worth should you ever decide to sell and move.

See what life with a large lot is really like 

Although downsizing is a popular trend, having a comfortable home and expansive, just-the-right-size lot will never go out of style.

If you think it’s time to upsize, we invite you to discover what DeSozio Homes has to offer.

Contact us with any questions you have about our Sales Centre.

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