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By jason (registered) | Posted April 19, 2011 at 08:49:14

Great piece Jason. I've lived in Strathcona for 8 years and we've spent the last 4 looking for a slightly bigger home. One condition - it must be in the hood. There's something about this neighbourhood that is remarkable. I tell people it's the best area in Hamilton. So friendly and quiet (notwithstanding the mega-freeways forced upon us), yet so close to everything. I share your appreciation for the social mix in the neighbourhood. It's great to see the mix of housing and demographics in the area. One of the best examples is probably the Strathcona/Lamoreaux corner. $300,000-$400,000 homes next to a collection of small, affordable apartments. You're right about Victoria Park. Last week I saw some people practicing tight-rope walking in the park (I always wondered how they practice that).
The Victoria Park Community Gardens are in the process of being turned over to a volunteer collective from the neighbourhood instead of being run by the city. And of course, we have one of the most pro-active councillors in the city who has worked hard for a lot of the 'quality of life' improvements we now enjoy in Vic Park, Dundurn etc....

It's kinda funny. One of the perks about Strathcona is being a 5-10 minute walk from Locke South (in Kirkendall).

I'm sure you'll enjoy your new hood and congrats on the new home.

Comment edited by jason on 2011-04-19 09:24:26

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