When you think waterfront homes, you usually think of long weekends spent up north at a cottage with campfires and roasting marshmallows, or perhaps a tropical villa in the Caribbean. Well, why not make that your home all year round? Waterfront living has become prime real estate in recent years in the Hamilton and Stoney Creek area with new development and on-going plans to rejuvenate its amenities.
Many people consider living in a home near or on any body of water a unique opportunity. Surrounded by nature, marinas, easy access to the QEW, HWY 403, 407, and future plans for a new GO Station at Eastgate Mall in 2015, East Hamilton and Stoney Creek waterfront properties are quickly becoming sought-after investments.
According to the RE/MAX Upper-End Market Trend 2012 Report, waterfront home values are solid. They say that Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Grimsby and Stoney Creek will be the area’s up-and-coming communities moving forward, as their appeal increases in step with the addition of new amenities. Waterfront properties, in particular, hold much potential. Demand is expected to be strong through year-end, while price growth will move in line with the rest of the market.
Traveling East along the paved route from under the Skyway there is plenty to explore. The long sandy beach with free parking, offers picnic tables, children’s play areas, snack bars, restaurants, go carts, parkland and water park. Arrive by foot, car, or boat and take time to sit and enjoy the active neighbourhood of joggers, inline skaters, dog walkers and more.