Comment 71703

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted November 30, 2011 at 00:01:24

I've seen in the last few years people with growing families move further into the city rather than further out. Families are looking for more than just space, they are seeking community and balance in life. Schools and recreation in walking distance mean more quality time and less aggravation. No amount of square footage will ultimately keep a family together when stress affects those relationships. And I don't think anyone denies the correlation between long commutes and vehicle trips and stress levels. I really agree that the tide is turning.

Still, I'm told often enough that Hamilton is no place to raise a family for the same old reasons. This puzzles me because I bought a 4 bedroom house for less than the particle board semis going up on the mountain these days, walking distance to everything, and my street is full of kids every day. I'm single myself, but that seems to be the exception among people buying houses in this neighbourhood. The only downside I can see is that you won't find a house for $200k here in a few more years. There will however be many more neighbourhoods rediscovered and repurposed as more people finally get it.

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