Hamilton Real Estate

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Home Prices in Hamilton

The asking price of homes for sale in Hamilton has increased 2.4% since October last year, while the number of homes for sale has decreased -89.03%. See more Hamilton Home Prices & Values.

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621 Houses
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102 Townhouses
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180 Condos

Find Real Estate & MLS® Listings in Hamilton

Zolo has the most thorough, up-to-date set of Hamilton real estate listings. At the moment, Hamilton has 979 homes for sale, including 621 houses, 180 condos, and 102 townhouses listed for sale. The average sold price for all home types in Hamilton is $688K, which is 22% higher than October 2019. See our Hamilton housing market stats for a more detailed analysis on average home prices, housing inventory, and days on market.

Hamilton is home to 98 unique neighbourhoods. With Zolo you'll be able to find the most popular Hamilton neighbourhoods, the highest-rated schools in the city, and evaluate nearby amenities. Narrow down your home search to filter by price, bedrooms, size or search by our map of MLS® listings for Canada-wide real estate.

If you’re looking for rentals instead of homes for sale, Zolo has a comprehensive set of 148 Hamilton rental listings, including 46 houses and 65 apartments for rent. Most of the population in the city own their homes, while 6% live in rentals with an average lease price of $750.

MLS® Listing data for Hamilton is updated every 15 minutes to provide you the most-up-to-date home listings. Get in touch with one of our Hamilton real estate agents to get started on landing your dream home today.

Hamilton City Guide

Population Growth

Hamilton is a port city in southern Ontario. It started as a farm before being purchased and developed by George Hamilton shortly after the War of 1812. Today more than 535,000 call Hamilton home making it the 9th largest city in Canada.

There are a number of interesting and important landmarks in the city. It’s home to the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. It’s also where the first Tim Horton’s coffee shop opened its doors.

Aspiring medical students come to the city to attend McMaster University’s well-regarded medical schools. While sports fans know the town because the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats call the city home.

Recently, however, it’s the city’s art scene that’s been drawing lots of attention. Journalists poured into the city last year to try and understand why so many independent galleries and artist coalitions choose the city as a home-base. The answer is, in part, because housing is still relatively inexpensive and, in part, because the city offers a great blend of grit and culture. It’s something filmmakers have known for years. The city is consistently used as a backdrop in a variety of independent films and box-office movies.

Immigrants also seem to be drawn to Hamilton. More than 20% of the city’s current population wasn’t born in Canada. Most of these immigrants came from Italy, Poland, India, Portugal, the Philippines, Croatia and the United State. In 2014, the city’s council voted to declare Hamilton a sanctuary city. Undocumented immigrants that are at risk of deportation now have access to much-needed municipal services.

Hamilton’s economy is driven heavily by industrialized manufacturing with 60% of Canada’s steel produced in Hamilton by Stelco and Dofasco.


There are over 200 neighbourhoods in the Regional Municipality of Hamilton. This regional area includes six local cities: Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek. In Hamilton, alone, there are almost 100 communities with an average sale price of about $610,000.

To find an area that suits your needs consider what’s important to you and your lifestyle. If being close to the city’s urban core is important, consider homes for sale in the Durand, Stinson and Lansdale neighbourhoods. Keep in mind, however, that these communities are still in the process of being developed.

If you’re a commuter who wants quick highway access consider Westdale, Dundurn or Kirkendall North. These communities have great access to Highway 403 and homes typically sell for close to the city average.

Those looking for established family neighbourhoods should look in the communities east of the downtown core. These areas include Raleigh, Bartonville and Burkholme.

For more options, talk to your local Hamilton Realtor, or spend a weekend checking out open houses in Hamilton. If you want to narrow down the list, check out our hot-list, which ranks all communities based on the number of homes for sale in Hamilton, selling prices and how many days homes stay on the market. Alternatively, if buying isn’t for you, check out Hamilton rentals for your next home.

(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Quinndale 100% 100% $488K 3
2Rural Ancaster 100% 100% $555K 1
3Allison 100% 50% $652K 2
4Hill Park 80% 100% $608K 2
5Greeningdon 80% 100% $546K 5

Nearby Cities

Many buyers opt to purchase in a nearby city and commute to work. These buyers want larger homes and lots but with good commuter access to Hamilton’s downtown core. Good options include Ancaster, Dundas and Stoney Creek. Even cities that require a bit longer of a commute, such as Burlington, Grimsby, St. Catharines and Brantford are good options as they offer more affordable detached homes.

(Top 5)
Sold under 10d Sold above asking Average sale price Active listings
1Hamilton 45%51%$690K1007
2Burlington 45%48%$910K505
3Grimsby 44%35%$708K94


Before buying a house in Hamilton examine the city’s demographics. Get an idea of who lives, works and plays in a city based on data from Census Canada. Is the median age close to your age? Are you comfortable with the city’s cultural diversity? How many families live in the city or even on your street? This city snapshot can help you decide whether you will feel comfortable calling the city of Hamilton home.

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College Educated


If you have kids and you want to buy a home in Hamilton, keep in mind where the top-rated elementary and secondary schools are in the city. To help you narrow down your Hamilton housing market search, here are the top five schools in each category. (Learn more in our Hamilton school guide.)

Elementary Schools

8.3 Norwood Park
7.8 Mountview
7.5 Regina Mundi
7.3 R A Riddell
7.2 St Luke

Secondary Schools

7.5 Westmount
7.2 Westdale
6.9 St Mary's
6.6 Bishop Ryan
6.4 St Jean de Brebeuf


While Hamilton is large, it’s actually quite easy to get around using public transit. For commuters, the city offers easy access to places like Guelph, Oakville and Toronto, via major highways. Cyclists will be happy to learn that the city spent time and money to develop bike routes in the downtown core, just don’t expect too many dedicated routes outside of downtown Hamilton.

To get a better idea of how city residents commute, consider the data collected by Statistics Canada.


Local Scoop

If you want to do what the locals do, you have to see what the locals see. Rather than view Hamilton as Steeltown, look again. It’s Greentown. In the summer the city is covered in green space: forests, fields, parks, hiking trails, even the escarpment add to this sea of green. To take advantage of green space, locals like to hit the hiking trails. A few favourites are 93 hectares along Lake Ontario known as Confederation Park. Not only can you walk the trails, but you can spend the day swimming at the beach. The Devil’s Punchbowl along the Niagara Escarpment is a 33.8-metre high waterfall that offers exceptional views as well as a glimpse into the many layers that make up the escarpment rock. For underground caves and streams check out Eramosa Karst park.

While walking around the city you may notice stairs. Lots and lots of stairs. At Chedoke Park there’s a set of stairs with 289 steps; Dundurn Street has 326 steps; James Street has 227 steps; Wentworth Street has 498 stairs; Kenilworth has 229 steps and there’s an unofficial staircase at Uli that has 305 steps. All told that’s almost 2,000 stairs that connect Hamilton’s growing neighbourhoods and to help keep you fit and hopping throughout the summer.

If you’d prefer to take in the sounds of this city check out The Augusta House on Monday nights where there is an interactive music night. Do the same, again, on Wednesday night at the Coach and Lantern. For a more Irish experience make your way to the Slainte Irish Pub on Bowen Street.

For shopping that doesn’t include a big box store or mall, check out Locke Street South, in south-west Hamilton. This community commercial zone is a mix of speciality shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, salons and florists.

If you’ve bought your place and need to refresh the decor head over to the city’s fabric and textile district on Ottawa Street. While it’s still home to fabric stores and home decor shops, you’ll also find a few nice spots for a coffee or to do a bit of antiquing.

FAQs About Hamilton Real Estate

According to current Hamilton MLS© statistics, the average home listing price in Hamilton, ON is $838,000. Based on Hamilton housing inventory, the average home is listed on the market for 17 days and has a 101.8% selling to listing price ratio.

Based on current Hamilton MLS© data, the average detached house in Hamilton, ON has a listing price of $922,000. In Hamilton, detached houses are on the market for 16 days on average.

According to current Hamilton MLS© data, the average condo in Hamilton, ON has a listing price of $504,000. In Hamilton, the average price for a 2-bedroom condo is $599,000 and the average price for a 1-bedroom condo is $403,000.

In Hamilton, ON, the most expensive neighbourhoods to buy a home include Carlisle, Freelton, Greensville and Rural Flamborough. Carlisle is the most expensive neighbourhood in Hamilton with an average home price of $1,834,000.

The cheapest neighbourhoods to buy a home in Hamilton include Lynden, Confederation Park, Cootes Paradise and Beasley. Lynden is the most affordable neighbourhood in Hamilton with an average home price of $0.

The closest cities to Hamilton, ON include Waterdown, Dundas, Burlington and Glanbrook. Out of the nearby Hamilton cities, Burlington has the highest average home price of $1,396,000 and Dundas has the most affordable average home price of $991,000.

The average townhouse in Hamilton has an average listing price of $632,000, which represents a 14.9% change in price from last year. There are currently 111 townhouses for sale in Hamilton, ON.

According to Statistics Canada Census data, the median total household income in Hamilton is $79,962 per year, which is above the national median income of $67,000 per year.

In Hamilton, ON, fewer people rent their homes than own at 6.1% rent versus 93.9% own. The median monthly rent price is $2,000 per month versus the median monthly mortgage of $3,700 per month.

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