• 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      Melvin Apartments 221 Melvin Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8H 2K1

      Melvin Apartments is a newly revitalized, modern building in Hamilton, which offers secure and comfortable living for residents looking to find their home in a city setting. Our apartment tenants enjoy living in our building, which includes updated suites with new windows, glass balcony doors, on-site laundry facilities, secured entrance, camera surveillance and underground parking.If you're looking for a unit in a city location, with easy access to main highways and transit- Melvin Apartments will offer you what you need and more! You can find nearby access to the Red Hill Valley Parkway, HWY 8, as well as several bus stops within walking distance from our front doors.Our apartment rental units are close to several parks, including Mahoney Park, Hillcrest Park and Parkdale Park. Active residents will appreciate living within a few minutes drive of the Hamilton Beach Strip, where you can find walking and bike trails, the shores of Lake Ontario and Confederation Park!If you're looking for residential living in an established Hamilton City neighbourhood, don't miss out on our Melvin Apartment availabilities! Please note only 1 year leases are available.Utilities Included: Heat Water

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $1,150

      today
      • 2 Bedroom $1,150

      $1,150

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      Bold Street Apartments 123-125 Bold Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 1T9

      CLASSIC ART DECO BUILDING LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN HAMILTON CLOSE TO HESS VILLAGE

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $950

      today
      • JR 1 Bedroom $950
      • 1 Bedroom $1,050
      • Bachelor $790

      $950

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      Camelot Towers - 1001 Main West, Hamilton 1001 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1A9

      Spacious Suites in Mature Buildings

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $1,250

      today
      • 2 Bedroom $1,250
      • Jr 1 Bedroom $950
      • 1 Bedroom $1,050

      $1,250

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      195 Wellington Street South Hamilton, ON L8N 1Y1

      Your mountain home.

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $950

      today
      • 2BR $950
      • 1BR $825

      $950

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      Rebecca Towers 235 Rebecca Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3H4

      New Renovated Suites

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $1,500

      today
      • 3BR $1,500
      • 2BR $1,200
      • Jr 2BR $1,100
      • 1BR $950
      • Jr 1BR $900
      • Bachelor $800

      $1,500

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      The Marketeer 150 Market Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3H6

      Located in downtown Hamilton and close to everything you need is 150 Market Street. Currently offering newly renovated units starting at $900.00 plus hydro. Controlled entry with automatic doors, entry intercom system and on site staff are just a few of the buildings' features.  Our units are going through renovations to provide you with an updated and stylish new home. With plank and ceramic flooring, new kitchen cabinetry, lighting and more. Please drop into the rental office located at 160 Market Street or call for more information on unit availability.Utilities Included: Heat Water

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $975

      today
      • 1 Bedroom $975

      $975

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      Spring Garden Apartments 155 Market Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3H5

      Located in downtown Hamilton, steps from transit, schools and shopping. Walking distance to Copps Coliseum, Jackson Square, Hess Village and the beautiful Hamilton Harbour. Commuters will enjoy the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the Hamilton GO Station and moments from HWY 401. Be the first to live in our newly upgraded suites offering renovated balconies and stylish updates.155 Market Street offers spacious and modern one and two bedroom suites. Call our professional leasing team or drop into the rental office at 160 Market Street to book a viewing today!Utilities Included: Heat Water

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $975

      today
      • 1 Bedroom $975
      • 2 Bedroom $1,150

      $975

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      The Villager 160 Market Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3J6

      Located in downtown Hamilton, steps from transit, schools and shopping. Walking distance to Copps Coliseum, Jackson Square, Hess Village and the beautiful Hamilton Harbour. Commuters will enjoy the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the Hamilton GO Station and moments from HWY 401. Be the first to live in our newly upgraded suites offering renovated balconies and stylish updates.160 Market Street offers spacious and modern one and two bedroom suites. Call our professional leasing team or drop into the rental office to book a viewing today!Utilities Included: Heat Water

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $1,150

      today
      • 2 Bedroom $1,150
      • 1 Bedroom $975

      $1,150

      • 3 BED
      • 2 BATH
      • PETS

      Burlington Hamilton, ON L8E 6C5

      Detached New Built 3 bed + den + 2.5 bath

      • 3 BED
      • 2 BATH

      $2,700

      today
      • 3 bedroom $2,700

      $2,700

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 900 FT²
      • PETS

      Spacious lower level for rent! 336 East Avenue N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5J5

      Near General Hospital - Ready in June!

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 900 FT²

      $1,400

      today
      • 1 bedroom $1,400

      $1,400

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,800 FT²
      • PETS

      17 Gladstone Ave Hamilton, ON L8M 2H7

      Your new home awaits! 17 Gladstone Avenue

      • 2 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,800 FT²

      $1,999

      today
      • 2 bedroom $1,999
      • 2 bedroom $1,999

      $1,999

      • 1 BED
      • 0 BATH
      • PETS

      Main Place 2000 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON

      Two Bedroom Apartment from $1435 Beautifully remodeled, these spacious suites feature modern kitchens with new appliances and stunning ceramic floors. Bathrooms include new vanities and ceramic tile. Enjoy plush carpet throughout your spacious living areas, and sipping your morning coffee on your own private balcony offering panoramic parkland views. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood, your new home is surrounded by gorgeous escarpment views and yet offers easy access to downtown, bike trails, Ancaster, McMaster, stores and restaurants. Beautifully remodeled, your spacious suite features a modern kitchen, new appliances, stunning ceramic floors, new bathroom vanity and a private balcony! Main Place provides you easy access to downtown Hamilton, McMaster University and the hospital. It is also close to convenience stores, shops, restaurants, banks, is surrounded by the scenic escarpment and various bike trails for your enjoyment.

      • 1 BED
      • 0 BATH

      $1,235

      29 days ago
      • one $1,235
      • two $1,435

      $1,235

      • 1 BED
      • 0 BATH
      • PETS

      Le Palais & Capital Terrace 175 & 205 Hunter Street West, Hamilton, ON

      Spring at this opportunity because it won’t last. Don’t miss out on the upgrades, value and more. Call today!Penthouse Two Bedroom Apartment from $2010 Live in our brand new penthouse suite at 205 Hunter and enjoy real condo-style residences in the heart of the bustling Durand District. Our penthouse suite features spacious bedrooms, new bathrooms, new kitchen, bright windows, closets and extra-large roof top terrace! Minutes from the restaurants, shops and nightlife of Hess Village and Jackson Square. Don’t commit to another place until you’ve seen 175 & 205 Hunter! You’ll enjoy real condo-style residences in the heart of the bustling Durand District. Suites feature spacious bedrooms, new bathrooms, new kitchen, bright windows, walk-in closets and extra large balconies. Minutes from the restaurants, shops and nightlife of Hess Village and Jackson Square. Suites are moving quickly! Call us today to book an appointment. Capital Terrace is nestled in a quiet residential neighbourhood full of tree-lined streets and many parks. Located in the heart of the Durand District, and minutes from Hess Village, a vibrant area full of restaurants, nightlife, clubs and cafes.

      • 1 BED
      • 0 BATH

      $1,160

      29 days ago
      • one $1,160
      • two $2,010

      $1,160

      • 2 BED
      • 0 BATH
      • PETS

      Glen Terrace Apartments 44 & 50 Glen Road, Hamilton, ON

      Two Bedroom Apartment from $1395 These spacious suites have been remodelled to feature modern new kitchens appliances, and stunning ceramic floors. Bathrooms include new ceramic tile. Sip your morning coffee on your private balcony while taking in the scenic view. Glen Road has set a new standard in student living! Contact us today and see how! Westdale offers so much...why deny yourself? Now you can be minutes from downtown, shopping, restaurants, Copps, nightlife and McMaster. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a ravine, your renovated home features spacious rooms, modern kitchen cabinets/countertops, new appliances, stunning ceramic floors, and access to a fully-equipped gym and media room!   Located minutes away from McMaster University, prime shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, entertainment and nightlife. Enjoy all that downtown Hamilton has - Copps Coliseum, the Hamilton Convention Center and the new Art Gallery.

      • 2 BED
      • 0 BATH

      $1,395

      29 days ago
      • two $1,395
      • one $1,060

      $1,395

      • 2 BED
      • 0 BATH
      • PETS

      Mainwell Apartments 23 Spring Street South, Hamilton, ON

      Your new home awaits! Suites are now available for all budgets. Call today! Two Bedroom Apartment from $1160 Freshly painted and professionally cleaned, your home is move-in ready. Suites feature beautiful in-suite finishes and bright living areas. Enjoy sipping your morning coffee on your own private balcony offering panoramic city views. Make life simpler with convenient access to everything you need! The GO, St. Joseph’s Hospital, shops, restaurants and grocery stores are close by. Feel free to move right in since we’ve painted and professionally cleaned your new home. Also features bright living areas, great views from a private balcony and on-site laundry facilities. Mainwell Apartments is conveniently located close to the Go Station, St. Joseph's Hospital, shops, restaurants, banks and grocery stores making it an ideal place to call home.

      • 2 BED
      • 0 BATH

      $1,160

      29 days ago
      • two $1,160
      • one $980

      $1,160

      • 4 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,800 FT²
      • PETS

      17 Gladstone Ave Hamilton, ON L8M 2H7

      Home Sweet Home! 4 Bedroom Beauty

      • 4 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,800 FT²

      $1,999

      2 months ago
      • 4 Bedroom $1,999

      $1,999

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,200 FT²
      • PETS

      Hamilton, ON L8W 2L3, Canada Hamilton, ON L8W 2L3

      Stunning brand new 3 bedroom in highly-desired friendly neighborhood

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 1,200 FT²

      $1,450

      2 months ago
      • 3 Bedroom $1,450

      $1,450

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • PETS

      L8W 2L3 Hamilton, ON L8W 2L3

      Stunning brand new 3 bedroom in highly-desired friendly neighborhood

      • 3 BED
      • 1 BATH

      $1,650

      2 months ago
      • 3 Bedroom $1,650

      $1,650

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 685 FT²
      • PETS

      10 Esplanade Lane, Grimsby, ON, Canada Hamilton, ON L3M 0H1

      Brand New Water Front Condo

      • 1 BED
      • 1 BATH
      • 685 FT²

      $1,500

      4 months ago
      • 1 Bedroom $1,500

      $1,500

      • 3 BED
      • 2.5 BATH
      • 1,607 FT²
      • PETS

      62 Galileo Drive Hamilton, ON L8E5A4

      Beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse in Stoney Creek

      • 3 BED
      • 2.5 BATH
      • 1,607 FT²

      $1,950

      5 months ago
      • 3 Bedroom $1,950

      $1,950

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The Hammer ain’t so bad

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For years, Hamilton had a bad reputation, basically being seen as Canada’s Detroit. The city was dubbed “the armpit of Canada” and there was even a Buzzfeed list titled “28 Reasons Absolutely Everyone Hates Hamilton, Ontario”... Seriously, people came for The Hammer! But in the last couple of years, Hamilton has gone from Ontario’s ugly duckling to the golden goose, becoming the top city for cool, young creative types looking to buy a home and unable to afford one in Toronto. The city is funding and promoting the arts, as well as arts-based education programs for kids. The restaurant scene has exploded. There’s even a state-of-the-art cancer centre. So where does Hamilton stand now? While, real talk, it’s a city on the rise – and it does have a lot to offer. At the same time, there are still some significant issues with crime and drug use. If you are going to move to The Hammer, we suggest doing a bit of research first, so you know which neighbourhoods are safe and which… aren’t. Pick somewhere you feel comfortable and always keep your wits about you, especially at night.

Housing Market

Hamilton’s housing market has been on fire for a couple of years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s recently taken a small dip. Lucky for you, that means there are more availabilities now! There are always deals to be found here, but just look into where these deals are. Often you’ll find they’re in or next to the less savoury parts of the city. For those who feel comfortable there, awesome – you’ve found a steal! But for those who are more cautious, it may be worth paying a bit more for the peace of mind of being in a low-crime neighbourhood.

Typical housing type:

Single-family, detached homes.

Side note:

Hamilton’s a great city with a lot going for it. But go in with your eyes open about the issues in the city. Ladies, there have been some issues with guys masturbating at women, even in the middle of the day. We don’t want to turn you off Hamilton – and it is certainly becoming safer and safer. At the same time, please be careful and spend some time in the city before moving there to make sure you feel comfortable there.

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Average Rent Prices in Hamilton

Avg. rent by housing size:

Bach/studio: $845

1-bedroom: $1,035

2-bedroom: $1,565

3-bedroom: $2,077

Avg. rent compared to other Canadian cities

Hamilton is 8% higher than the Canadian average

Apartment Hunting in Hamilton

If variety is the spice of life, then Hamilton is well-seasoned! Even a quick apartment search will turn up a glut of listings for studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms, and 3-bedrooms.

Hamilton’s housing market is on fire though, so prices aren’t as cheap as they were even just a year ago. If you’re hunting for a rental under $1,000, you’re probably now looking at a basement apartment or living in the roughest parts of town. But if you’ve got a bit of money to play with, you can get a chic downtown apartment or condo with plenty of amenities.

Are you a Toronto commuter? If so, focus on rentals by the bus station. Just make sure you stay on top of the listings in this area as rentals get snapped up quickly!

Residents

Hamilton is in the middle of a huge population shift, so there are two distinct groups: lifers and the new blood. The lifers tend to be older and have lived in The Hammer for years – if not their entire lives. They are more likely to be single or single parents. More often than not, Hamiltonians struggling with homelessness, mental health issue, or addiction come from this community. The new blood comes from young folks who tend to be from other urban centres – mainly Toronto. They are well-educated, often working in creative fields. Most are planning to start families in the not too distant future and are looking to settle into a house before popping out a baby.

Perfect for: Hip, creative types hoping to start a family in the next few years.

Not-so-perfect for: Those who make safety their top priority in a city.

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Life & Style

There are almost two worlds in Hamilton right now. One part of the population is focused on work and family. These locals work hard during the week, but take time for family outings on the weekends. They tend to support the local arts and culture scene, enjoying all the theatre, art, and music Hamilton has to offer… and there’s a lot on offer. At the same time, there’s a rougher world that exists in Hamilton. There are locals who are tend to be more blue-collar who are single or coupled up but don’t have kids. They work their jobs – or are unable to find work. Then, at night, they head over to one of the areas older, more rough-and-ready bars, where fights and drug use are not uncommon. Others in this world are struggling with mental health or addiction issues, while still more are involved in Hamilton’s criminal underbelly, pimping out prostitutes and peddling drugs. Often Hamilton’s two worlds don’t overlap much as they are confined to different parts of the city. But the stark difference between the two Hamiltons is why it’s important to know your neighbourhoods and to be cautious in certain parts of the city, especially at night.

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Neighbourhood

There are a great variety of restaurants in Hamilton – everything from fancy Italian to hole-in-the-wall pub. A number of places have even been featured on shows like You Gotta Eat Here! The arts and culture scene is amazing, being led by places like the Art Gallery of Hamilton. You can find live music somewhere in the downtown core basically any night of the week. There are also strong theatre companies in the area. One of the other main cultural sites in Hamilton is the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is well worth a visit. For those more into sports, there are plenty of places to grab a drink and catch a game. Into racing? Head down to the Flamboro Speedway to watch – or on some days, dive – the race cars. There are schools, though the town isn’t considered the strongest school district. In terms of programming for children and youth, though, there’s a lot on offer – and many of them are free or subsidized. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the nearby Bruce Trail. For shopping, head over to Lime Ridge mall.

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Landmarks:

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Bruce Trail

Royal Botanical Gardens

Rattlesnake Point

Dundurn Castle

Waterfalls of Hamilton

HMCS Haida National Historic Site

Carnegie Gallery

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King

Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre

Flamboro Speedway

Hamilton City Hall

Earls Court Gallery

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