As a city centered in the heart of the golden horseshoe area of Lake Ontario, Hamilton is well-situated. To the unfamiliar, Hamilton is known as an industrial city; however, there are many picturesque outdoor hotspots in and around the city that provide great hiking, biking and sightseeing. The Niagara escarpment carves its way through the city, providing some amazing vistas and outdoor playgrounds. These include the Dundas Valley Conservation area, Cootes Paradise, Royal Botanical Gardens, the Bruce Trail and the Rail Trails. Some call us the "City of Waterfalls", as 65 separate waterfalls have been identified along the escarpment, all falling within the city borders, including the very picturesque Webster's Falls.
Do you like to golf? There is an amazing array of affordable options in and around the city. This includes 20 public courses within the city borders, as well as a plentitude of others within close proximity. The rates are highly competitive, as courses just a short drive east on the QEW would cost twice the amount! Cyclists can also find their pleasure here too, as there are 100's of kilometers of bike trails to explore here.
Hamilton is an affordable city to live in - the rent is considerably less than many other University towns with radiology programs. Many residents are able to purchase a home here, with popular locations including the central city around St. Joseph's, Ancaster, Westdale and Dundas. Many other residents reside in the surrounding communities of Burlington, Oakville or west Mississauga.
The city offers multicultural dining, with lots of different ethnic foods, along with interesting local neighbourhood areas, such as the Locke Street region. There is also a fun nightlife area at Hess Village, the regional club district, as well as many other local watering holes.