One of the city’s most established neighbourhoods, Hamilton is home to some of North Vancouver’s most affordable homes in luxurious neighborhoods, as well as being bordered on all sides by the beauty of creeks, mature trees and greenery. And if that’s not enough, eateries, boutiques and independent stores are dotted around the entire community, giving Hamilton residents convenience on their doorsteps.
Located in the heart of North Vancouver, Hamilton residents are just a short drive from Marine Drive, and downtown Vancouver via Lions Gate Bridge.Nearby neighbourhoods include Capilano, Edgemont, Seymour-Heights, and Lynn Valley.
A neighbourhood made up of many single-family homes, Hamilton is popular with families, with 68% of residents owning property and just 32% renting. With a large population over 30 years old, the average age of Hamilton residents is 39, with 49% married.
Homes in Hamilton range from character homes and ranchers, to condos and townhomes. The sites of some older homes have been recently redeveloped, with the community having undergone one of the most dramatic changes in North Vancouver. The transformation along Marine Drive and the waterfront promises to be substantial, with an increasing number of properties planned for Harbourside Drive also. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
A great spot for all kinds of activities, Hamilton is ideally situated to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities in the community, including boating around the North Shore, skiing at Grouse Mountain in the winter, as well as hiking and mountain biking there during summer. The Derek Inman Public Tennis Courts are also located nearby, which neighbour the Lower Lonsdale Community Garden, making this neighbourhood an outdoor lover’s paradise. For those that prefer an afternoon indoors, the North Vancouver District Library (Capilano Branch) is conveniently located on Highland Boulevard.
There are various restaurants and cafes in the Hamilton area, with many scattered around Marine Drive. Popular restaurants include The Hurricane Grill, family favourite, Boston Pizza, Kypriaki Mediterranean Grill and sleek, upscale chain, Earls Kitchen and Bar, while Mooyah, Tomahawk Restaurant are great spots for deliciously refreshing milkshakes. If you’re looking to grab a quick bite, Capilano Mall has a great range of fast food spots, including Edo Japan, Golden Thai, Pine Sushi Square and Sweet Lime Cafe.
As with restaurants, Marine Drive is your one-stop shop for all boutiques, independent stores, and supermarkets, home to stores including The Destination Slope and Surf Outfitters, North Shore Liquor Store, OMG it’s small by Ginger Jar, and for groceries, Pricesmart Foods and Save-On-Foods. Marine Drive is also where you’ll find Capilano Mall, home to over 90 stores and services, from fashion boutiques like Suzy Shier and Urban Planet, to grocery stores such as Walmart. Other popular shopping spots include the commercial core throughout Lonsdale Avenue and the popular Edgemont Village, located just across the Upper Levels Highway from Hamilton.
Being a popular area for families, there are no shortage of schools in Hamilton. Elementary schools in the area include Westview Elementary, Larson Elementary, Capilano Elementary, and independent elementary, Holy Trinity Elementary. Popular secondary schools include Carson Graham Secondary and Windsor House School. Capilano University is also located a short distance from the neighbourhood.
Public transit is readily accessible in the Hamilton neighbourhood, with regular buses running throughout the area, and easy access to the nearby seabus terminal at Lonsdale Quay for a quick commute across to downtown Vancouver. If you drive, as many Hamilton residents do, the Upper Levels Highway provides a major transportation route into Vancouver, Burnaby and municipalities throughout the Lower Mainland.