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West Hamilton Ontario Real Estate

Areas Included:


- Westdale
(McMaster University)

- Ainslie Wood

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West Hamilton Ontario, is located in the beautiful Golden Horseshoe, can be broken down into 3 distinct areas & neighborhoods. Westdale / Ainslie Wood which is home to McMaster University, McMaster Children's Hospital and Medical Centre, Westdale Village, Churchill Park, and Princess Point, the South Westbest known for Locke Street and the Durand and Kirkendall Neighbourhoods, and the North West home to Hess Village and Dundurn Castle.

West Hamilton Real Estate Houses Homes Condos in Westdale, Ainslie Wood McMaster University Google Map Overview Residential Areas Laura Doucette

Click the Google Map to view the Residential Neighborhoods in Westdale & Ainslie Wood Hamilton Ontario.

Most commonly referred to as Westdale, this area of West Hamilton is also called the Ainslie Wood / Westdale Community and is home to AWWCA (Ainslie Wood / Westdale Community Association of Resident Homeowners Inc.). This is the largest dues-paying, volunteer, neighbourhood non-profit association in Hamilton, with about 600 members.

It is bordered by Highway 403 to the east and to the south (at the base of the escarpment)Cootes Paradise (which is the western end of Lake Ontario) and The Royal Botanical Gardens to the north and Dundas to the west.

Westdale Hamilton Ontario Real Estate Houses Homes Neighbourhood Overview Information For Westdale, Ainslie Wood & McMaster University Historically, Westdale Village was founded in the 1920's and was built as Canada's first planned community. There was a shopping district, schools (Cootes Paradise Formally known as George R Allan School built in 1927 & Westdale Collegiate in 1930, the original McMaster University Campus 1930), green space & parks (Sunken Gardens 1930) and a very distinctive oval pattern for the tree-lined streets in the neighborhood.
The original design came about as the automobile revolution was just starting, so great care was taken to make sure it met the needs of residents to be able to walk to shopping or take transit easily. These days, we describe such a neighbourhood as having a high "Walk Score" and recently, Westdale was noted as one of the most Walkable places in North America. In 1923 real estate agents and politicians announced the winner of the "Name the Neighbourhood" contest, at the Royal Connaught Hotel in downtown Hamilton where over 6000 people were in attendance. The winner was Rev. Canon Percival Lawson Spencer who won $200 for submitting "Westdale".
Detached Houses Homes in Family Residential Neighbourhoods in West Hamilton Ontario Real Estate Laura Doucette Residential Real Estate Houses 2 Storey Bungalows Detached Properties For Sale Large Brick Style Homes For Sale in Hamilton Ontario West End Westdale and Ainslie Wood

My family moved to Westdale in 1965, just down the street from the Sunken Gardens (part of the Royal Botanical Gardens). This was a beautiful park located right beside McMaster University. It had a huge concrete pond with fish and was surrounded by trees and gardens. The Hamilton Art Gallery was located right beside the Sunken Gardens, at the corner of Forsyth Avenue and Main Street West. In 1968 the city took out the Gallery and the Gardens and this space became the home of McMaster Hospital and Medical Centre in 1972, now called McMaster Children's Hospital.

We lived in a 1 1/2 story house which was one of the very typical styles built. Some of the other styles included a front porch square plan, Streamlined Moderne, and Tudor-inspired, in a wide range of sizes. They built quite a few double brick 2 and 2 1/2 storey houses in Westdale. More 1-floor style houses began to pop up in the Ainslie Wood neighborhood Most of the houses and apartment buildings are between 50 and 100 years old.

Detached, Semi-Detached Townhouse Complexes Condo Apartment Style Houses Homes located in the Ainslie Wood & Westdale Neighborhood

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Young Families, University Students, Senior Residents Who Dwell in Homes in the Westdale & Ainslie Wood Neighborhoods





Real Estate Prices

Properties Selling in West Hamilton Ontario

You'll find a wide range of home styles in Westdale and Ainslie Wood, lots of 1.5-storey house styles, some big 2 and 2.5 storey detached homes, 1-floor brick, some metal and vinyl sided homes, and only very few semi-detached houses. There are a couple of townhouse complexes on Main Street West, near the Wilson Street hill to Ancaster. There are also some condo apartments, some in high rise buildings and some in converted low rise buildings.

There is a very exclusive luxury home area right near McMaster, on Forsythe Avenue North and some high-end houses on Whitton, Oak Knoll, Dalewood, Dromore and Haddon streets, to name a few. Here are the types of houses and price ranges you will find in the Westdale / Ainslie Wood area.

Type of Property

Price Range Average Sold Price

Detached Houses

$325,000 - $1.5 Million $575,000

Semi-Detached Homes

$400,000 - $450,000 $425,000

Freehold/Condo Townhouses

$300,000 - $650,000 $450,000

Condominium / Apartments

$150,000 - $550,000 $275,000
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Neighbourhoods Overview & Local Schools

Westdale and Ainslie Wood Neighborhoods are a great mix of long time residents, young families, and University students. Westdale has one of the highest Walk Score in all of Hamilton, with a score of 90. Walk scores of 90-100 are referred to as a Walkers Paradise where most daily activities would not require a car. Toronto Commuters are close to the Highway, or to the Go Bus route.

Two popular parks in the area are Churchill Park in Westdale and Alexander Park in Ainslie Wood. Make sure to visit The Aviary when you are at Churchill Park. This wonderful secret place in West Hamilton at 85 Oak Knoll Drive, houses a beautiful collection of birds such as parrots, parakeets, peacocks and a wide variety of finches and doves.

Families love the schools, especially the French Immersion offered at George R. Allan and Hamilton's only Secondary French Immersion, Westdale Public High School, and my alma mater, St. Mary Catholic High School.


Schools Serving the Westdale

& Ainslie Wood Neighbourhoods

Cootes Paradise Elementary School Hamilton Real Estate Neighbourhood

Cootes Paradise Elementary

900 King St. W, Hamilton Directions
Grades: JK-5 | French Immersion 

 Canadian Martyrs Catholic School

Canadian Martyrs' Elementary

1355 Main St. W, Hamilton 
Directions Grades: JK-8

Dalewood Elementary School HWDSB Real Estate Neighbourhood Home of the Golden Hawks

Dalewood Elementary

1150 Main St. W, Hamilton Directions 
Grades: 6-8 | French Immersion 

 St. Mary Catholic Secondary High School

 St. Mary Secondary

200 Whitney Avenue, Hamilton
Grades: 9-12 

Hamilton Hebrew Academy Elementary School Hebrew Academy School

60 Dow Ave, Hamilton 
Direction Grades: JK - 8 
Westdale Secondary School Hamilton Ontario Real Estate

Westdale Secondary

700 Main Street W, Hamilton
Grades: 9 - 12

McMaster University School in Hamilton Ontario

McMaster University

1290 Main St. W Directions

Columbia International College in Hamilton West End

Columbia International

1003 Main St. W Directions

Daycares in Hamilton 

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Medical Centres in Westdale Hamilton Ontario

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McMaster University
Medical Centre 
& Children's Hospital Site

Built: 1972

1200 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario


Walk-In Clinics Site


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Real Estate Investor

Student Housing in the Westdale Area

Wherever there is a University, especially one as well known and respected as McMaster University there is the opportunity for investors to help provide students with nearby rentals and student housing.

Many parents from outside Hamilton that have students coming to MAC (as it is affectionately known), find it more cost effective to buy a house in Westdale or Ainslie Wood, let their son or daughter stay there and rent to other students to help pay the mortgage.

If you or someone you know is looking for more information on prices of student housing or rentals, Click Here.

McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton Student Housing Rentals for Investor and Investments
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Amazing Restaurants & Shops in

Westdale Village / Ainslie Wood Neighbourhoods

Google 3D Map Overview of Westdale Village Shops & Restaurants on the West End of Hamilton Ontario Surrounded by Residential Real Estate Laura Doucette Sutton Realtor
Other great features and places to visit when you are in Westdale/Ainslie Wood include the Hamilton Public Library Westdale Branch, Starbucks, Williams CafeChurchill Park and Splash Pad. Make sure to look through the Westdale Village Merchant Directory before going for a stroll through the village, and don't miss Weil's BakeryCupcakes of WestdaleSecond Cup, Westdale Theatre, to name just a few!
Westdale Village Brian Prince Bookseller Shop Laura Doucette Sutton Westdale Village - Williams Cafe Shop 1309 Main Street West Hamilton Ontario Canada Shoppers Drug Mart & Starbucks Coffee 1341 Main Street West Hamilton Neighbourhood Features in Westdale
Weils of Westdale, Norm Watson Law Office, Allure Shops in Westdale Area Restaurant Laura Doucette Sutton Real Estate Shops Second Cup Coffee, Take Note Stationary Boutique on King Street West in Westdale Village Laura Doucette Sutton The Casual Gourmet West End Westdale Village Small Shops Laura Doucette Sutton
TCBY Westdale Village Ice Cream Shop Laura Doucette Realtor Agent Neighbourhood Amenities Westdale Dental Care, Rejuvenate, Call Us Computers, Koosh Trendy Specialty Shops Laura Doucette Albert Snow Salon, Cupcakes of Westdale, The Desert Room Stores located in Trendy Westdale Village Hamilton Laura Doucette


Westdale Village Trendy Shops and Restaurants Hamilton Ontario

Westdale Village

Business Directory


Fashion & Home Decor Health & Beauty
1010 Bistro


Burrito Bandidos

Delirious Burger Company

Dragon Court

Koosh Bistro

Pita Pit

Subway Subs

The Express Italian Eatery

The Snooty Fox

Tim Hortons

Dakota Mae Boutique

& Beauty Bar

Modella Ladieswear

The Casual Gourmet
The Village Shoe Clinic

White Elephant









Albert Snow Hair Design Group

Allure Fitness Inc.

Bare Wax Bar

Colours and Esthetics

Mark's Salon

Rejuvenate Esthetics
& Laser Skin Care Studio
Relax Cosmetics and Esthetics

West Side Hair Co.

Westdale Barber Shop






Specialty Shops  

Call Us Computer

Derek R. Fazakas Law Office

Disc Jockey Entertainers

Edward Jones Investments

Public Library - Westdale Branch

Langley Parisian Dry Cleaning

Nana's Clothes Alterations

Norm Watson Law Office

Pace Credit Union 

PC Repair Center

Print Factory Ink

Robert Chemij & Associates
Sylvia Simpson's
Creative Works Studio

Take Note Stationery Boutique

The UPS Store

The Village Green Cuisine

Westdale Dental Care

Westdale Food Mart

Westdale Laundromat

Westdale Law

Westdale Tutoring

Westdale Village BIA

WIND Mobile

World Health Advocacy

Bryan Prince Bookseller

Cupcakes of Westdale Village

Goji Berry Health Foods

Grapes and Hops

Kuma's Candy

My Dog Joe Coffeehouse


Second Cup

Sticky's Candy Westdale


The Bean Bar

Walker's Chocolates

Weil's of Westdale Bakery

Westdale BumbleBean

Westdale Florists

Westdale Jewellers 

Westdale Optical Boutique

Westdale Theatre
1150 Main Street West Hamilton Dalewood Recreation Centre Laura Doucette Sutton 
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Real Food Market & Kitchen 1008 King Street West Westdale Village Hamilton Laura Doucette

Bean Bar, 1010 Bistro, Kumas Candy, Westdale Theatre Hamilton Ontario Real Estate Restuarants and Shops Laura Doucette

The Snooty Fox 1011 King Street West Hamilotn Restaurant Pub McMaster Westdale Village Hamilton Ontario Laura Doucette

Westdale Barber Shops Street View Trendy Shops and Restaurant Laura Doucette

 Freedom to Discover Westdale Public Hamilton Library Trendy Town Ainslie  Wood Laura Doucette Sutton

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Westdale Bumble Beam Coffee Shop Hamilton Business Laura Doucette Realtor



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