Is Hamilton a great city?
Owning real estate in Hamilton will one day be a great investment. It may take a few decades, but one day it will be in demand.
Why do you ask?
I live nice and close to Hamilton, next door actually. It has very cheap rent and some cool restaurants. They have put several million into their waterfront park and you can buy a huge house in the area for 100k still.
BUT anyone in the area would tell you its a friggin dump unless they had some hidden unknown loyalty to the place. It's filthy and disgusting and full of crack addicts, and that's just the schools.