Carlisle is a community in Flamborough located North West from Burlington, and has become part of Hamilton in 2001. The downtown of Carlisle is located at the crossroads of Carlisle and Centre Roads. Carlisle has numerous soccer fields, parks, baseball diamonds, and small forests. Two elementary schools serve the students of Carlisle, both of which are located at the intersection of Centre Road and Concession Road 10 E, just north of the town proper: Balaclava Elementary School is a K-8 public school administered by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School is a pre K- grade 8 catholic school and daycare centre. Upon graduation, students from these schools may go on to attend Waterdown District High School or St. Mary Catholic Secondary School.
The small town of Carlisle balances businesses, farms, century-old housing, modern subdivisions and estates nestled along Bronte Creek and woven throughout extensive conservation areas. The town lies about 15 km north of Waterdown. It has easy access to secondary highways, especially with the opening of an interchange with Highway 403 at Waterdown Road, granting easier access for traffic to/from Toronto. Carlisle is a perfect place to raise a family in a natural setting with focus on more traditional approach.