In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A diverse and educated community with a strong sense of pride and connection.

Property Pulse

Mostly older, owner-occupied detached homes. Some homes with open concept and natural light.

Community Canvas

A mix of highly educated individuals and families of all ages, with a strong sense of community.

What You'll Love

Great schools, beautiful parks, and a charming downtown area with shops and restaurants.

Have a look around Cootes Paradise.

Cootes Paradise has a consistent population, and is popular with highly educated people, families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Cootes Paradise is a neighbourhood in west Hamilton. It is composed mainly of McMaster University and the surrounding parkland.

People & Families in Cootes Paradise

Families with kids make up 30% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 30% of households are one person living alone. People in Cootes Paradise come from 23 different ethnic origins, and 31% are first-generation immigrants, while 41% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

115

Neighbourhood Population

299

Household Size

  • 1 person - 30%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 17%
  • 5 or more persons - 13%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 30%
  • Non-family households - 17%
  • Families with children - 30%
  • Couples without children - 21%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 16%
  • 2 children - 25%
  • 3 or more children - 8%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 8%
  • 15 to 64 years - 71%
  • 65 years and over - 20%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Scottish - 25%
  • English - 21%
  • German - 19%
  • Ukrainian - 17%
  • Irish - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 15%
  • 25 to 34 years - 15%
  • 35 to 44 years - 15%
  • 45 to 54 years - 10%
  • 55 to 64 years - 10%
  • 65 to 74 years - 25%
  • 75 to 84 years - 20%
  • 85 years and over - 0%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 0%
  • 5 to 9 years - 1%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 34%
  • 30 to 39 years - 4%
  • 40 to 49 years - 8%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 16%
  • over 70 years - 9%

Cootes Paradise Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Cootes Paradise

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in Cootes Paradise, with 2 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

2

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Botanical Garden - 1
  • Community Garden - 1
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Getting Around in Cootes Paradise

There are 34 transit stops in Cootes Paradise. In Cootes Paradise, there are a mix of vehicle and walk/bike commuters, most commute within the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 60%
  • Commute to another city - 40%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 52%
  • Transit - 13%
  • Walk/bike - 34%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 13%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 13%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 21%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 52%

Work and Education in Cootes Paradise

Cootes Paradise is popular with highly educated people, with 78% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 100% having any postsecondary education. The educational services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 16%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 8%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 0%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 8%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 21%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 30%
  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations - 16%
  • Sales and service occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Educational services - 33%
  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 60% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 6% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 33% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Cootes Paradise Homes

In Cootes Paradise, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 40% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 82%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 8%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 4%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 100%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 9%
  • 2 bedrooms - 9%
  • 3 bedrooms - 23%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 57%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 10%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 10%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 0%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 85%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 80%
  • Renter - 25%
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