… a monthly feature highlighting the communities within RAHB.
Without a doubt the area encompassed by the jurisdictional boundaries of the REALTORS®.
Association of Hamilton-Burlington is vast. “How vast”, you ask? It measures a whopping 2,619 square kilometres in area. If calculated “as the crow flies” the region measures 75 kilometres from north to south and 60 kilometres from east to west. Located in the Golden Horseshoe, the association is flanked by two of Canada’s Great Lakes: Lake Erie to the south and Lake Ontario to the northeast. The histories of many of the communities within the boundary are rich and varied. These “Celebrate YOUR Community” articles are designed to give readers a quick, overall prospective on the size and scope of the area covered by RAHB’s 2,600 members.
Grimsby: considered the western starting point of the Niagara wine region.
Caledonia: contains the longest rainbow arch bridge in Ontario.
Ancaster: home of the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, host to numerous national and international tours.
Rockton: site of Westfield Pioneer Village, believed to have the oldest log cabin in Canada and where much of the Anne of Green Gables television series was filmed.
Hagersville: established 22 years before Canada’s confederation in 1867.
Burlington: declared the best mid-sized city in Canada, according to MoneySense magazine.
Cayuga: home to Cayuga Speedway and Dragway Park for over 40 years.
Hamilton: occasionally called the “City of Waterfalls”; there are more than 60 waterfalls within the city.
Lowville: named for being the lowest point on the road between Guelph and Lake Ontario. Close by, you can view the peaks of Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point.
Smithville: founded by United Empire Loyalist Richard Griffin in 1787, the town was originally known as Griffintown.
Greensville: contains two significant waterfalls: Webster’s and Tews Falls.
Selkirk: first settled by a Mennonite family who arrived shortly after the American Revolution in 1776.