Located just southwest of the city of Toronto, the Hamilton real estate market has gotten a lot of attention recently. It’s most likely because this city, which is just a one-hour commute from downtown Toronto, has remained affordable even though prices in the GTA have become untenable for the average first-time home buyer.
The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington reported that condos in the area are selling for an average of $304,787 in 2014 – a very affordable price. Combine this affordability with the fact that Hamilton is the tenth largest city in Canada and has a population of over half a million people, and you’ve got a recipe for a great city for living, working, and playing.
But the best part about Hamilton? If you aren’t interested in Hamilton townhouses or fully detached homes, true high-end condo living is well within your price range. We’ve picked out eight luxurious Hamilton condos that you can afford.
The condos at 95 Wilson Street West are ideal for empty-nesters and those looking to downsize without giving up the classic feel of their existing home. This unit is listed for $334,900 and features all of the amenities you’ve come to appreciate in your home. You’ll enjoy stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and nine-foot ceilings, but this condo also has benefits you can’t get with a fully detached home like underground parking, laundry on one level and a private balcony with stunning views.
For young, urban professionals, the answer to your condo quest is the Urban West building. In this building, you’ll find a two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo listed for $349,000. This condo has every upgrade you could hope for while still maintaining an affordable price. Think stainless steel appliances, ensuite laundry, and central air. If you’re considering starting a family, you’ll have room to grow in this unit because it comes with a parking space, a storage locker, and a second bedroom.
Priced at an affordable $350,905, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo is packed with amenities that would woo a first-time homebuyer or anyone looking to downsize without sacrificing class. Inside you’ll find a brand new kitchen with breakfast bar, ensuite laundry, and a giant – and we mean giant – balcony. This condo building also has some common amenities including a gorgeous rooftop terrace with views of Lake Ontario, a private yoga room, and bike storage. Commuting to Toronto is a snap using the nearby QEW.
This condo is so new it hasn’t even been completed yet, with occupancy expected in Spring 2019. This two-bedroom unit is listed for $377,900 and will include underground parking, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, quartz countertops and more. Owners of condos in this building will be able to enjoy the common rooftop terrace and party room. This building is in the Scenic Trails Community, which is close to the Chedoke Park and civic golf course – perfect for those who like to hit the links.
For downtown urban living in an industrial loft-style condo, The Core Lofts is the place to be. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is an impressive 1,184 square feet and listed for just $414,900. The open-concept living area offers polished concrete floors, a massive wall of windows and exposed ductwork. The building also comes packed with amenities including a party room, a fitness room, and a rooftop patio. This building is close to everything you’ll need including a Go Station for commuting to the city, shops, restaurants and McMaster University.
Perhaps you love the idea of a luxury condo, but you’re also looking for one with character and history. You’ll find these rare gems in converted historic buildings, which is exactly what 200 Stinson Street is. Listed for $499,000, this one bedroom, two bathroom, multi-level condo is loaded with space, natural light, and exposed brick. As you walk into this condo, you’ll find granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and – best of all – a huge walk-out terrace that allows barbecues. This condo is located close to downtown, and you’re just a stone’s throw away from shops, amenities and the popular Gage Park.
Now it’s time to break out the big guns. For a true luxury experience, you can’t go anywhere but to 208 Bold Street. Listed at $509,900, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is packed to the gills with high-end everything. The luxury experience at 208 Bold Street includes solid wood doors, air conditioning, super comfortable radiant in-floor heating; low energy LED bulbs, solid maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The spa-like bathroom features a huge walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head and tasteful lighting. You’ll get all of this for super low condo fees of just $311 per month along with a balcony, parking space, storage locker, in-house gym and party room.
If you like the idea of paying condo fees for exterior maintenance, but you also want to have a front door and space for your kids to run around, then perhaps a townhouse complex managed by a condo corporation is right for you. This stunning townhouse complex is not yet completed but will feature three spacious bedrooms and every upgrade imaginable. Raise your family in this home with nine-foot ceilings, a parking space, and a 240-foot private rooftop terrace. While this luxury townhouse is more expensive at a list price of $670,000, it’s still hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper than the equivalent property in Toronto.