Exploring Hamilton ~ One Neighbourhood at a Time ~ Sunninghill

Exploring Hamilton ~ One Neighbourhood at a Time ~ Sunninghill

The Sunninghill neighbourhood of Hamilton is a quaint residential area on the east mountain. Sunninghill is located between Upper Gage Avenue and Upper Ottawa St, and between Fennell Avenue East and the Mountain brow.

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The neighbourhood consists of homes, built in the early 1950’s. When showing homes in the area, I’ll see some homes with original hardwood floors, baseboards and trim from that era. Typically, the home styles consist of bungalows and 1 1/2 storey houses. The lot sizes are often 40-50 feet wide and 90-100 feet deep.

Sunning Hill Avenue is one of the most prestigious streets in the neighbourhood. Lined with mature trees, it feels majestic when you cruise down this street. These lots are larger than average, some are even a surprising 200 feet deep.

Home Styles in the Sunninghill Neighbourhood


Sunninghill is a neighbourhood in Hamilton which is easily accessible via both the Kenilworth and Sherman Accesses. Several bus routes are available around the perimeter of this neighbourhood and along Queensdale Avenue East.

Within walking distance:

  • Mountain Brow Trail
  • Metro grocery store
  • FreshCo grocery store
  • Banking
  • Pharmacies (Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmasave)
  • LCBO
  • Beer Store
  • Home Hardware
  • Dollarama
  • Tim Horton’s
  • Restaurants
  • Parks

A few minutes’ drive to:

  • Juravinski Hospital
  • Limeridge Mall
  • Mohawk Sports Park


Highview Elementary School is situated in the centre of this neighbourhood. From my experience, it’s been an advantage to have a school that runs from JK to Grade 8 in your neighbourhood. It eliminates the need to change schools at different grade intervals and if you have more than one child, it can be very convenient if they all attend the same school.

Other schools nearby include Sherwood Secondary School, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School, and many more in the surrounding area!

If you are interested in a property in this area, 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.

Another tool accessible to the community is the public library on Upper Ottawa Street!

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Sherwood Library


  • Sana Grill
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Wimpy’s diner
  • Honest Lawyer
  • Tim Hortons
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Nature & Recreation

Highview Park is adjacent to Highview Public School in the centre of the neighbourhood. In addition to the playground equipment, there is also a baseball diamond, basketball court and for a splash pad for cooling off and SUMMER FUN!

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Highview Park in Sunninghill neighbourhood.

One of my favourite features of this neighbourhood is the proximity to the mountain brow. On any day of the week, you will find many people walking and cycling along the pathway that extends several kilometres in either direction along the escarpment. The view is spectacular! If it’s clear day, you will have a view of Lake Ontario and possibly the CN Tower. It’s also a prime spot for watching fireworks on Victoria Day and Canada Day.

CLICK HERE to read one of the first blog posts that I ever wrote about the Niagara Escarpment and the city of Hamilton.

If you are interested in buying or selling a home, please contact me,

Andrea Harley-Maddox, Broker

~ RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage ~

OFFICE: 905-304-3303 ~ CALL or TEXT: 905-572-0777

email: andrea@readytomove.ca


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