West Hamilton Real Estate - Westdale/Ainslie Wood, Cootes Paradise & McMaster University
Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 03:45:27 PM
West Hamilton is known for its beautiful array of homes, communities and neighbourhoods. Nestled in between Dundas and Central Hamilton, the West End is home to Hamilton's prestegious McMaster University, McMaster Children's Hospital and Medical Centre, Westdale Village, Churchill Park, and Princess Point, the South West, best known for Locke Street and the Durand and Kirkendall Neighbourhoods, and the North West home to Hess Village and Dundurn Castle.
Map Provied by AWWCA (Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association of Resident Homeowners Inc.)
AWWCA (Ainslie Wood/Westdale Community Association of Residential Homeowners Inc.) is Hamilton's largest paying and volunteering, non-profit organization in Hamilton with 600+ active members.
Cinemas, automobiles, radios and airplanes! Bootleggers, booze, flappers and jazz! The twenties seemed to usher in a new modern age. Along with it came the Westdale community. Westdale was intended to function as Canada's first planned community. In 1923, politicians and realtors gathered for the annual "Name the Neighbourhood" contest at the Royal Connaught Hotel in Downtown Hamilton. Rev. Canon Percival Lawson Spencer entered "Westdale" into the competition and won the contest along with $200, which today ads up to $2,800 after inflation. Founded during the Roaring Twenties, Westdale contained all the attributes of an ideal neighbourhood in which to raise a family. There was a shopping district, schools (George R Allan School built in 1927, Westdale Collegiate in 1930 & the originalMcMaster University Campus in 1930), green space & parks (Sunken Gardens, 1930) and a very distinctive oval pattern for the tree lined streets in the neighborhood. The original design came about as the automobile revolution was just starting, so great care was taken to make sure it met the needs of residents to be able to walk or take transit easily.
With such an array of different types of homes, Westdale certainly has what you are looking for. Along with different types of homes, there are different types of homeowners, ranging from long-term residents, young families and McMaster University students scattered across the grid.
Type Of Property
Average Sold Price
$200,000 - Over A Million
$190,000 - $220,000
$100,000 - $700,000
The Westdale/Ainslie Wood area consists of detached homeswith lots at 1.5 storey houses and a few 2 and 2.5 storey homes, bungalow brick homes and semi-detached homes.
There are a couple of townhouse complexes on Main St West (an area in which I have SOLD properties), in particular the 1967 Main Street West complex.
Featuring over 80 shops, cafés and restaurants with nature at your finger tips at Churchill Park in Westdale andAlexander Park in Ainslie Wood and just steps away from McMaster University, the Westdale/Ainslie Wood areas are ideal places to live. From Asian cuisine at Saigon, to a night out at Bean Bar, from 20th century brick homes to high rise condominiums, Westdale attributes to what a lot of buyers are looking for. One key thing families look for in a neighbourhoods are near by schools-particularly French Immersion-West Hamilton happens to be loaded with them, check out the chart below and feel free to explore the links!
Click here to see all the cool places you can walk to in Westdale Village.
Where there are students, there are investors. McMaster University, home to over 30,000 students, pertains a large residential area opposite and adjacent to the main campus. This gives investors the opportunity to provide students with nearby housing accommodations and rentals. If you or someone you know is looking to make an investment please click here and fill out the form, and I will respond directly to your email in less than 24 hours with listings and information in regard to the area!