If you are looking at apartments for rent Hamilton area, you would also want to know how you will get around. Well, there cannot be a single mode of transport for everything considering Hamilton is quite big and it may depend on which part of the city you will be living.
So generally 3 means of transport would be recommended and these are:
Take a Bus/Train
Driving seems like the most convenient way to get around in Hamilton especially if you are thinking of getting from work to home and you are living in the common residential areas that tend to be slightly out of the central business district.
The traffic in Hamilton is not so bad, it flows reasonably even during rush hour although there have been times when people get really caught up in traffic during rush hour especially when the weather is bad in winter or if there is an accident. If you can afford the fuel coast then driving to and from work or dropping the kids to school will be a very comfortable option
Taking a bus or train
The bus and train service in Hamilton complement each other. There seems to be a good bus service to and from Hamilton for the cities in Southern Ontario as well as Western New York. There are a number of people who live in Hamilton and work in Toronto and they use the bus to commute between work and home.
You may find that the buses will not connect to certain streets but then the trains will. The Hamilton Street Railway provides good connection service for east-west routes so if you find apartments for rent Hamilton along that route you will be well covered by the railway service. It is a good idea to study the train and bus routes to see how well you can use them and to plan your travel beforehand.
Hamilton is said to be the 8th most walkable city in Canada. For simple errands around your home, you will find it easy to walk since there are safe walkways and the terrain is fairly walkable. Walking to and from work may depend on the distance from your apartment to the place of work. If you are in a hurry it may be best to use something with 4 wheels.
The bottom line is wherever you find an apartment for rent in Hamilton, there is a way to get around easily and fairly cheaply. Also if you would like to travel far say to another province or country, there is an airport in Hamilton even though most of the time it seems to handle cargo, but it can also be used by passengers.