Hamilton has a well-established small business network and a community passionate about eating and shopping locally. In the last decade, small businesses have transformed Hamilton, one business, one storefront at a time. If you’re an entrepreneur, Hamilton is a great place to set up shop and has all the resources you need to get started.
Hamilton is a strong real estate market with diverse housing options that range from rural to urban and everything in between. On top of being a great place to put down roots, Hamilton sees year over year increases in property values driven by its varied housing stock, livability and GTA proximity.
Hamilton and its people are nothing if not engaged. There are a myriad of social media accounts and blogs devoted to the city, what’s going on in it, the neighbourhoods, and the colourful local politics. If you want to get hands on, there are several, unique charitable organizations, business communities and special interest groups to check out. However you see yourself being engaged, there are countless ways for you to take advantage of that.
I would be remiss if I didn’t give this a category all its own. Hamilton has a strong culture of amazing restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, breweries and bars. The food scene in Hamilton is led not only by the passionate chefs, restaurateurs, bakers and brewers but also by the people in the City that LOVE good food in all its forms.
In recent years, Hamilton has been increasingly recognized for having all of the nature! From nearly anywhere in the City, you are mere minutes away from some of the best hiking trails, waterfalls, and conservation areas in Ontario. Don’t let the smokestacks fool you, Hamilton is a city for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Hamilton’s art community was what put the city on the map and what initially kick-started the reinvigoration of the downtown core. Whether you are a creator or an appreciator, passionate about visual arts, music or theatre, Hamilton boasts a robust cultural sector waiting to be explored.