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Why Mount Hope in Hamilton is a great place to be

Although now part of the bustling city of Hamilton, Mount Hope still has that small-town charm. It’s still refreshingly the same—quaint pedestrian-friendly streets, rich with historic Steel Town roots, thriving with a never-ending string of new ideas, surrounded by the natural beauty of the parks, fields and forests. It’s a place with personality, one that quickly grows on you.

No surprise then, that this is the perfect spot for Mount Hope by Cachet, a master-planned community of towns and detached homes in the southwest corner of Hamilton, Ontario. This is not just a neighbourhood but a whole new lifestyle, a home nestled within the stunning Niagara Escarpment.

Still going places

Hamilton continues to be one of the most diversified economies in Canada, propped up not only by steel and manufacturing but also the education, tech and service industries. You could even say it is enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late, with cutting-edge start-ups helping to make the city Toronto’s own Brooklyn. And as a centre for higher learning, Hamilton is top-tier, with McMaster University ranked fourth in Canada.

In tune with nature

The Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, at almost 900 kilometres, and it goes right past Hamilton’s doorstep. The region’s abundance of parks, waterfalls, woods and walking trails generates a source of serenity that never ceases. As the Escarpment cuts through the middle of town, there are more than 100 waterfalls to marvel at, enough to make Hamilton the Waterfall Capital of the World.

The Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest of its kind in Canada, part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Highlights here include 3,000 rose bushes, a cacti and succulent collection, exotic plants from around the world and a medicinal plant garden.

 

A hive of waterfront activity

Hamilton’s historic waterfront is minutes from downtown, packed with parks and patios, playgrounds and even more hiking trails. This is also home to the city’s historic ships, tour boat launches, a tugboat playground and a whimsical waterfront trolley bus.

Anchored to its roots

The city’s forefathers knew a good thing when they saw it. Hamilton’s remarkable heritage is well-preserved and much-lauded via six national historic sites and nine museums, including the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, warship the HMSC Haida, heritage home Griffin House and the elegant Dundurn Castle.

A diverse cultural hub

Art, theatre and music is everywhere here. We can even go so far as to say that “art is the new steel.” With a diverse community of grassroots artists, an eclectic mix of local and legendary cultural scenes, and multitalented musicians, Hamilton is and has always been a haven for the hip. Enjoy pop-up art shows, art crawls, block parties, music festivals and more.

The city is also a foodie paradise with farm-to-table restaurants rivalling the country’s culinary best. And the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest in Ontario, makes sure everyone can take advantage of the local bounty on a daily basis. And the craft beer? Not bad at all.

The sum of its parts

Hamilton’s vibrant neighbourhoods shine in their own unique ways, just like Mount Hope. Locke Street South manages to be both historic and haute, with chic shops and good eats. Hess Village is a haven for food and fun, with many live-music venues. James Street North is big on the indie scene with galleries and fashion boutiques, while Ottawa Street North is the spot for vintage and antique shops, and cool burger joints.

A place to grow

Cachet Homes is an industry leader with an outstanding reputation when it comes to design, planning, construction and customer service. Register today for the new release of towns and detached homes from the upper $400s, coming soon.