The Kirkendall Neighbourhood is located in West Hamilton. This area is between Queen Street and Highway 403, it is south of Main Street, with a natural northern boundary of the Escarpment.
The neighbourhood has a lot of history and older homes. Most of the homes were built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. When showing homes in the area, I’m often in awe of the stained glass windows, ceiling medallions, transom windows, original hardwood floors, baseboards, trim and majestic staircases. Many of the homes have been renovated with modern conveniences while preserving the charm and character of the original details. The sizes of homes are quite diverse, from quaint little cottages to exquisitely grand mansions. Some of the larger homes have been separated into multiple units (duplexes, triplexes, etc.).
There has also been some recent construction in the area, notably the impressive building at 101 Locke Street.
A few words to describe Kirkendall Neighbourhood:
- Local Food
Residents of all ages are involved in and enjoy the community atmosphere that Kirkendall has to offer!
Kirkendall is one of the most easily accessible neighbourhoods in Hamilton, with it’s proximity to the highway being an asset to commuters! When living in Kirkendall Neighbourhood, you won’t need a vehicle every time you go out. The village atmosphere encourages foot and bicycle traffic; however, is still accessible to cars, busses, street railway and GO Bus.
A few minutes drive to:
- McMaster Hospital/University
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- Mohawk College
- Food Basics grocery store
- Highway 403
Within walking distance:
- Fortinos grocery store on Dundurn
- Downtown Hamilton
- Victoria Park
Arts & Entertainment
Arts and culture is celebrated throughout the entire city of Hamilton; however, the Kirkendall Neighbourhood is especially rich in arts, culture and entertainment! Local artists have brought this area to life with colour and expression!
Festivals, street vendors and murals are prominent in the area. Locke Street shuts down to foot traffic on designated weekends in the warmer months, filling the street with food, performers and artists. Additionally, the local shopping is a highlight of the neighbourhood!
Local Food & Restaurants
Endless food options are within walking distance to all Kirkendall residents! Supporting local is an important value to the community! Restaurants in Kirkendall include:
- Earth to Table: Bread Bar
- Donut Monster
- The Burnt Tongue
- West Town Bar & Grill
- Cake & Loaf Bakery
- The Squire
- Delirious Burger
- CIMA Enoteca
- AMO Gelato Caffe
- Bitten Cupcakes
- And more!
Don’t worry, there’s a Starbucks and Tim Horton’s in the neighbourhood too, for those of you who need a quick coffee pickup!
Nature & Recreation
Kirkendall Neighbourhood is home to many parks and green spaces for you to enjoy. Being located directly on the Niagara Escarpment, Kirkendall has quick access to the Chedoke Civic Golf Club and Chedoke Stairs. This staircase is used for fitness, as well as foot travel from the bottom to the top of the escarpment. Kirkendall is also located along the Bruce Trail; which is Southern Ontario’s hiking trail that is almost 800km long.
Community members have created a large Community Garden in the heart of the neighbourhood, feeding those who maintain the garden. Fresh produce, right outside your door!
Kirkendall is known to be a recreation-oriented community, with bicycle lanes on most streets and multiple recreation facilities. The Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association (“HAAA”) Park is a key component of the neighbourhood, giving residents access to: football fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, playgrounds and outdoor ice skating rinks.
The community is flourishing with people of all ages. Kirkendall is home to public, catholic and private schools, so there are a variety of opportunities for children. The schools in this area include:
- Earl Kitchener Elementary School
- Lyonsgate Montessori School
- St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
- Ryerson Middle School
If you are interested in a specific 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.
Kirkendall, known for its community feel, might just be the perfect place for you!
FUN FACT: I lived on the corner of Queen Street South and Hunter Street during my early twenties. I loved walking to work downtown. No need for a car since everything you need is within walking distance.
If you are interested in viewing this home in person, please contact me,
Andrea Harley-Maddox, Broker
~ RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage ~
OFFICE: 905-304-3303 ~ CALL or TEXT: 905-572-0777