Who Lives Here
Waterdown has deep roots, and the people here reflect that. While many residents have lived in the village all their lives, recent development is attracting newcomers to the area. We’re mostly talking about families who are looking for a place to settle down—and a little more space to spread out. If you value a strong sense of community, you’ll feel right at home in Waterdown!
Where To Shop & Eat
There’s nothing better than having great eats close to home. Luckily, living in Waterdown means having some incredible cuisine right at your fingertips. Kamoosh Bistro is the go-to spot for lovers of upscale Italian food. Fresh ingredients and inventive recipes make for authentic dishes with a twist.
Other local favourites include Mill Street & 5 American House (for comfort food and draft beer) and Bliss Kitchen (for those who prefer plant-based fare). If you think vegan food is boring, the latter will prove you wrong—just make sure you end your meal with one of their flavourful baked goods!
When it comes to shopping, you’ll find a charming collection of shops (which sell everything from rich chocolate to handmade jewellery) in the heart of the village. You can also hit up the Waterdown Shopping Centre (for a convenient mix of retailers) or expand your options by exploring other parts of Hamilton or nearby Burlington.
If you’re like us, you need to get out in nature once in a while. Fortunately, Waterdown provides plenty of opportunities to do just that. That’s where local trails and green spaces come in. Here are just a couple of our favourite spots.
The winding Waterdown Trail is made up of some beautiful terrain, which includes scenic ravine views. Following it will bring you through the forest and up to the spectacular Smokey Hollow Falls.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get active outdoors, try Waterdown Memorial Park. Here you’ll find a spray pad and baseball diamond, among other family-friendly attractions!
Commuting to the GTA? It’s pretty straightforward from Waterdown. The GO Station in nearby Aldershot provides access to Toronto and the surrounding area, along with Kitchener-Waterloo, Peterborough, Niagara Falls…you name it. There’s also bus service in the area, if you just need to get around the village.
If you have a car, you’ll be happy to learn that highways 403, 407, and the QEW, are all close by.
Your Future Home
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that local real estate is one of the things we appreciate most about Waterdown. There’s no shortage of options here—it just depends what you’re looking for.
As a general rule, heritage homes are located in central Waterdown, while new houses and townhomes are found to the east and west. While the village is increasingly in-demand, the price points here still tend to be a lot lower than what you’ll find in Toronto.
Charming, vibrant, and affordable—there’s a whole lot to love about Waterdown. If you’re wondering what life is really like in the village, why not come and see for yourself?
When you’re ready to find your dream home in Waterdown, we’re here just for you. Get in touch to set up a no-pressure consultation!