One of the neighbourhoods that you will find on the East Mountain in Hamilton is the Berrisfield Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is located between Mohawk Road East and the Lincoln Alexander Expressway, and between Upper Ottawa Street and Upper Gage Avenue.
The majority of the homes in this area were built between 1961 and 1980, primarily being single family detached homes. According to the recent census, the typical age range in this neighbourhood is 30-44 years old, with 37% of the homes containing families.
As I travel throughout the city of Hamilton and blog about different neighbourhoods, there are certain ones that have outstanding characteristics. The Berrisfield Neighbourhood has an abundance of mature, tree lined streets, adding to the beauty of this residential neighbourhood making it a great place to call home.
There are two schools located within this neighbourhood, you will find Richard Beasley School at 80 Currie Street.
Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School is currently located at 75 Palmer Road. This school is named after Nora Henderson, a Hamiltonian, that urged local women to take an active interest in community political affairs. As a result, in 1919, women were appointed to the Hamilton Hospital Board. She was the first woman ever elected to Hamilton’s City Council.
Both schools are located back to back and share green space with Bobby Kerr Park.
Bobby Kerr Park is located at 100 Reno Avenue. It has facilities for a variety of sports. With it’s paved pathways from the street to the playground, it is wheelchair accessible. The park was named after Hamilton’s Robert Kerr, who won the gold medal in the 200 metres and the bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
If you are interested in a property in this area and would like to confirm the schools in this catchment, please search here for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and here for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board to confirm the schools in your catchment.
Easy access to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway on Upper Gage
Enjoy all the shopping along Upper Gage – Goodness Me, Domino’s Pizza, to name a few!
For nearby skate sharpening services: check out Second Chance Sports on Upper Gage
Many amenities can also be found along Upper Ottawa Street or Mohawk Road.
Barrisfield Park is located at 125 Birchcliffe Crescent. This park is geared towards young children with a play structure, swings, spray pad, sun shelter, baseball back stop and open green space.
The city bus is also very accessible for those who commute or are looking for a greener way to travel, the HSR provides service along Upper Gage Avenue, Mohawk Road East and Upper Ottawa. You can find the HSR schedule here.
Within walking distance:
- Shoppers Drug Mart – Upper Ottawa and Mohawk
- Goodness Me – Upper Gage
- McDonalds – Mohawk and Upper Gage
- Kentucky Fried Chicken – Mohawk and Upper Gage
- Food Basics – Mohawk and Upper Gage
- Giant Tiger – Upper Ottawa
- Little Caesars Pizza- Upper Ottawa
- Tim Hortons – Upper Ottawa
A few minutes drive to:
- amenities, shopping options and multiple restaurants located on Upper James St.
- NEW* No Frills grocery store located at Rymal Rd. and Upper Sherman Ave.
- Freschco on Upper Gage
- Mohawk College
- Limeridge Mall
- Concession Street
- Canadian Tire – Upper Gage
- Walmart on Mohawk Road
- Metro – Stone Church Road
Other neighbourhoods located on the East Mountain include:
- Hampton Heights
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