The Lowdown on Kirkendall
Your Typical Neighbour
Families absolutely love the Kirkendall neighbourhood; also, the young and hip are drawn to the Locke Street amenities
It’s a beautiful neighbourhood with a truly walkable culture revolving around the Locke Street South shopping district. Locke Street South offers a bit of everything you need with a decidedly local flavour—great stores, coffee shops, restaurants, the Locke St Farmers Market in the summer and more events year round.
What We Don't
Parking in the area is tight particularly in summer months. Many streets in the area require street parking permits which are limited by the city.
It’s super popular for newcomers and Hamiltonians alike. Once people live in Kirkendall they don’t want to live anywhere else! Turnover is quite low and housing prices here are at a premium.
Property Statistics in Kirkendall
Source: TREB Statistics
Kirkendall is a tight-knit community bolstered by its highly walkable nature. The shops and restaurants on Locke Street South are almost entirely local, smaller businesses with the exception of a certain large coffee chain that rhymes with Marbucks.
Kirkendall is a super desirable area with a mix of housing types available in different pockets (and at different price points). Single family homes are the predominant style south of Aberdeen (with exceptions, of course). The area north of Aberdeen is a blend of single family homes, new condos, condo conversions and multi-unit residential properties.
To the south the neighborhood borders on the Niagara Escarpment, which makes for some stunning vistas plus plenty of opportunities to get outside and get active, including entrances to the Bruce Trail and the Chedoke Radial Trail, along with the Chedoke Stairs to the top of the escarpment. There are a number of parks and playgrounds to help little ones burn off some energy.
Commuters love this area because of the quick access to the 403 via Aberdeen Ave, and the area is well served by transit with regular bus service.
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