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Ancaster Ontario Overview
Ancaster is a historic community in the city of Hamilton with a population of about 40,000 people. Ancaster is really only referred to as a community because of its amalgamation with Hamilton in 2001. In the hearts of its residents and at its core, Ancaster still maintains its small town feel despite being in the bustling Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Going all the way back to the late 18th century, Ancaster boasts historical connections, a beautiful natural setting along the Niagara Escarpment, and a change of pace from the rest of the GTHA.
Real Estate in Ancaster Ontario
When the city of Hamilton underwent its massive amalgamation of nearby towns and communities, the town of Ancaster strongly resisted the change. Despite losing its town status, Ancaster remains a distinct and desirable place to live. Municipal matters are now handled by the City of Hamilton, but many of Ancaster’s original community organizations and events continue to this day.
As a whole, the Hamilton area had an average sale price around $535,000 in 2019, making the area more affordable than Burlington and other GTA neighbours. The market in Hamilton is a little slower than Burlington, but both cities have houses listed for less than a month and Hamilton offers more detached properties on average. Within Hamilton, Ancaster ranked as one of the most expensive communities with an average sale price over $770,000 in that same year. Considering Ancaster’s reputation as a storied, affluent community, it is no surprise that there are so many listings over the million dollar mark to drive that average up.
Living in Ancaster Ontario
Traveling between Ancaster and other communities is accessible to those with or without their own transportation. For those driving, Ancaster is a 12 minute drive west from the Hamilton core, 40 minutes away from Mississauga, and just over an hour from downtown Toronto. Public Transit is available from the Hamilton Street Railway System with the Ancaster route looping through the community and connecting with the rest of the network. The Hamilton GO Centre serves as a boarding point for the GO Train and GO Bus commuter services, making the GTA entirely accessible by public transportation.
Schools in Ancaster are operated by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Between the two boards, there are six elementary and two secondary schools. A third high school option, the Hamilton District Christian High School operates independently. There are numerous options for private or early-years education programs found throughout Ancaster and in the Greater Hamilton Area. Post-secondary programs are offered by McMaster University in Hamilton and Redeemer University College in Ancaster.
Ancaster is one of the oldest settlements in Canada, so history is very much a visible part of the community. From shops and buildings in the village downtown to stunning heritage homes dotted throughout the town, they add great personality to an already charming area. The community also enjoys easy access to the recreation offered by the city of Hamilton. The city maintains 16 trails, some are award winners, others take travelers along the lake Ontario waterfront, and some even link up with the Bruce Trails. The Hamilton area is also known for great seasonal Lake Ontario beaches and a great concentration of stunning waterfalls.