Moving to Hamilton

8652631007_10ba208e43_zWhy move to Hamilton? Most people will simply say the quality of life itself is worth making the move. A place rich in history and culture, and surrounded by spectacular nature, Hamilton, Ontario is a city like no other. Unique for its distinctive urban feel and vibrant arts and culture, Hamilton boasts deep roots. Ultimately, it is a Canadian city with unexpected hidden gems and outdoor adventures–no wonder over 519,900 people call Hamilton, Ontario home.

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Culture

The down-to-earth multicultural community makes for a friendly and diverse environment. Choose a home in the suburban mountains or rent an apartment in the core of the city–Hamilton offers the best of both worlds. Moving to Hamilton guarantees outdoor adventures, just a short way from the urban center, for those who enjoy scenic views. Other popular sites are the Royal Botanical Garden and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, and many more. For those lucky enough to call this beautiful city their home, the adventure never ends.

Weather

Although Hamilton has a humid continental climate with hot summers, it is considered moderate when compared with most of Canada. Over the course of the year, the temperature varies from 15 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and rarely ever rises above 87 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember the warm season lasts from May until September, so that is the perfect time of year to explore one of the over 100 waterfalls in Hamilton, ON.

Best Time to Move

Mohawk College and McMaster University are two popular colleges in this city. For a smoother move, avoid moving during the beginning and the end of the school semester. For those who have to move during this time, opt for a truck and/or storage rental location further away from the college campuses.

Hamilton is a great city with a lot to offer!  What is your favorite thing about living in Hamilton?

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