Flamborough Real Estate
Flamborough is a district and former municipality in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For most of its existence before amalgamation with Hamilton in 2001, Flamborough comprised the former townships of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, and Beverly, as well as the village of Waterdown. The largest suburban community is the former village of Waterdown containing perhaps one third of its thirty thousand or so inhabitants. Other Flamborough communities include Carlisle, Christie’s Corners, Clappison’s Corners, Copetown, Freelton, Greensville, Lynden, Kirkwall, Millgrove, Mountsberg, Orkney, Peter’s Corners, Rockton, Troy, Sheffield, Valens, Strabane and Westover.
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Flamborough is a Hamilton, Ontario community which is large and mostly rural in nature. It has its share of attractions and golf clubs and with its open-air lifestyle it is considered a good place to live – its median income is the second highest in the city. Add to this the lack of pollution and low crime and it is also considered to be especially good for families with children.
Flamborough is mainly single-detached homes, offering very few apartments or condo residences. According to a Canadian Real Estate report and the price has remained steady over the past few years. Most properties have large lots, with lots of space for a driveway, patio, or garden.
The median income in this rural community is the second highest in the city of Hamilton. Children make up more than one-fifth of this neighbourhood’s population and it is tied with Ancaster for largest family size in a given area. Rural Flamborough has the highest concentration of senior citizens in the area.
Geography and natural attractions
Much of Flamborough is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment; thus the Bruce Trail passes through the area. Although relatively flat in the south, a slow but steady incline is observable until reaching the Wellington County line which is the approximate height of land dividing two watersheds. The Beverly Swamp, located in the western part of the former Beverly Township, is another important physiographic area.
Natural attractions operated by the Hamilton Conservation Authority include:
- Westfield Heritage Centre, a living history museum containing pioneer era buildings moved from other locations across Ontario
- Valens Conservation Area, offering camping and boating at its reservoir
- Christie Lake, swimming and stocked fishing at its reservoir
- Spencer Gorge and Webster’s Falls Conservation Area, with views of the falls and city below while hiking on the Bruce Trail.