Comment 51688

By John Neary (registered) | Posted November 16, 2010 at 21:35:48


Besides housing prices, Hamilton's traffic and lack of congestion was THE biggest factor in why I chose to move here and it remains the biggest factor in why I choose to work here and why I choose to shop here.

You forgot to mention that our current transportation system is a major reason for our low housing prices. The North Enders aren't stupid. They know that slower traffic means safer, more pleasant neighbourhoods, which in turn means higher property values. (Although I don't think property values per se are motivating them.)

Burlington and Oakville have higher housing prices than Hamilton partly because most people who can afford it don't particularly want to live near the urban highways that you love so much.

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