Thursday, July 19th, 2018

ABOUT Waterdown

Quiet Family Living



Waterdown was created from that part of East Flamborough Township on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, just east of the junction of King's Highways Nos. 5 and 6. That intersection is known as Clappison's Corners, but continuous residential and commercial buildings between the two communities make it difficult to see any difference.



In 1974, the village was amalgamated with East Flamborough, West Flamborough and Beverly townshipsto form the Town of Flamborough. In 2001, Flamborough and 5 other municipalities were amalgamated into the City of Hamilton. Waterdown is expanding greatly, with the recent addition of a YMCA and several commercial establishments. Because of the approval of new homes in Waterdown – at least 6,500 more houses in the near future – there are ongoing discussions regarding the planned $50 million 'Waterdown By-Pass', which would allow for easier access across the city. Waterdown population growth was approximately 28.9% over the years 1996 and 2001.



Of interest are several historical buildings which remain from the founding of the town, these include the Royal Coachman (originally the Kirk House, or Kirk Hotel), American House, the former-library, and numerous private residences and businesses. Waterdown is also home to local community institutions such as Pickwick Books, Red Sky Design, Waterdown Cycle and the Waterdown Legion. Waterdown, and its associated Great Falls, (also called Grindstone Falls, so named for the Grindstone Creek that feeds it, or Smokey Hollow Falls, so named for the smoke rising from the hollow from the mills, or Barnes' Falls, named after the Barnes family who owned the property until 1978), are located on the local portion of the Bruce Trail System in Ontario. Many national and regionally rare flora species grow in the natural areas of Waterdown.



Lifestyle

A real country feel without the commitment of moving to the country. Take time to sit back and enjoy the finer things as Waterdown offers a slower, more relaxed pace of life. Lots of new construction featuring open floor plans and high end finishes.

Schools

·Allan a Greenleaf Elementary ·Guy B Brown Elementary School ·Mary Hopkins Public School ·Thomas the Apostle ·Waterdown District High School

Transportation

·GO Train Station for easy commuting ·HSR buses ·Waterdown Bypass began construction in 2017 to help alleviate rush hour traffic

Outdoors



Things You’ll Love

Waterdown is home to the largest botanical garden in Canada, also knows as a National Historic Site. You cannot fully enjoy this beautiful neighborhood without checking out Royal Botanical Gardens and all it offers!

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