The community of Stoney Creek is located on the south shore of western Lake Ontario, just east of Hamilton into which feed the watercoarse of Stoney Creek as well as several other minor streams. Stoney Creek in 1984 became a city and joined Hamilton community in 2001. It lost its independent status in 2001 as the Provincial Government formally merged Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Glanbrook, Dundas, and Flamborough; called city of Hamilton. It turned the new multi-million dollar Stoney Creek City Hall into a Stoney Creek Public Library.
In the 1990s and 2000s residential growth exploded in the west mountain and 1970s and 1980s in the lower city, most of the land mass of Stoney Creek remains agricultural. According to the 2001 census population of Stoney Creek was 59,327 and when checked in 2006 the population had risen to 62,292.
WHY LIVE IN STONEY CREEK...
If you want to walk into the 1800’s, just need to visit the Battlefield House with its associated museum, monument and park. This is located near Centennial Parkway and King street and is preserved after the Battle of Stoney Creek during the way of 1812. You are able to see the staff dressed up in period costumes and act in the same lifestyle as the 1800s. Every year there is a re-enactment of the famous Battle of Stoney Creek and it’s held by the Battlefield House.
Bruce Trail provides access to Battlefield Park as well as the Devil’s Punch Bowl. It is marked by a large illuminated cross and offers an excellent lookout for both Stoney Creek and Hamilton. Devil’s Punch bowl and the large cross were featured in a horror movie in 2006 called “Silent Hill” and in 1998 in the fill called “The Big Hit”.
Confederation Park/Wild Waterworks
Confederation Park is another place to take the family and friends. The entrance to the park is free and open for long hours in the summer. You can enjoy you’re the beach, restaurants or late night summer out door club. Also, Wild Waterworks is located inside Confederation Park with 3 amazing slides, a wave pool and a lazy river.
Annually Stoney Creek hosts both the Winona Peach Festival and the Stoney Creek Flag Festival in the summer making sure of great music, food and crafts.
There are 6 Walmart’s in Hamilton and Stoney Creek has the largest Walmart off of Centennial Parkway. It used to be located in Eastgate Mall but in 2012, got moved to a larger location. Eastgate Mall features amazing stores to shop in such as, Winners, Sears, Home Sense, Moores, Peoples Jewelry, Foot locker and much more. Stoney Creek furniture is known for their amazing and trendy furniture at a reasonable price.
There is plenty of choice to where to dine or take out for the evening; a must is having a night out at the Powerhouse, it is a historic landmark. Not liking the winter, need a boost of summer; visit Hutch’s where you can taste summer all year long. It will give you a nice view of the Lake while you enjoy a reasonable priced meal. You can also fill your craving with different variety of foods, such as: East Indian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Italian or Mexican. There is way too many to choose from. Also available in many stores are Kosher and Halal meats as well.
Since land costs were much lower in Stoney Creek than neighbouring Hamilton, Stoney Creek became a centre for light industry, road transportation and commuting residence. The Red Hill Expressway was opened in 2007 and made commuting to Toronto, Burlington or Niagara much easier. The Red Hill Expressway joins with Lincoln M. Alexander and Queen Elizabeth Way. Since the Red Hill opened commuting to different cities has become more convenient. Along with Ancaster and Waterdown, Stoney Creek is among the fastest growing parts of Hamilton. While working in the GTA, home owners prefer to buy homes at a reasonable price in Stoney Creek and have easy access to get to work by taking the Burlington Skyway. Either you can drive or take the Go Bus or Go Train.
In Stoney Creek is Mohawk College’s campus that specializes in Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship Research, Resources and Training. There are 3 spectacular Highschools’ and numerous Elementary schools, both public and private.
Stoney Creek has a wide range of prices for properties, therefore there is a home for everyone. Here are some price ranges from the past few years. Market value is always increasing for home owners.