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Alpine Village is one of the smaller neighbourhoods in the Twin Cities. At the centre of the neighbourhood is Alpine Park, made up of a forest that hugs the nearby homes and provides green space within the heart of the neighbourhood. Directly to the west of the neighbourhood is the recently refurbished McLennan Park; that has been transformed into a green, urban mountain, with spectacular views of the surrounding region from its peak, as well as tremendous tobogganing opportunities during the winter. The park is easily accessed by using the Hydro Path, which runs directly through Alpine Village. This neighbourhood is also located beside the Activa SportsPlex (located directly across Homer Watson Blvd.). The 108,000 square foot facility holds two NHL-sized rinks, boxing facilities, cardio training rooms and a walking track. The area is also well serviced by public transit and has many nearby amenities to make your day to day shopping more convenient. Country Hills West is a relatively newer development, and the homes are middle-class suburban, and many enjoy large pie-shaped lots with considerable backyards.
This neighbourhood is bordered between Fischer Hallman Road and Victoria Street and is a subsection of the Highland West Neighbourhood. Beechwood Forest is beautifully centered around Monarch Woods Park where you will be close to trails and will always feel like you’re in a serene setting in this tree lined neighbourhood. The area is geared towards more mature families; as well as couples. You will notice mainly single detached homes built throughout the 60’s and 70’s lining the streets in this established area. All amenities are just a short drive away, and with a major intersection at the corner of this neighbourhood, finding transit is never an issue. This is an ideal neighbourhood to retire into and enjoy this peaceful area of the city.
Downtown Kitchener is one of the oldest and the most developed neighbourhoods in the region. Its marriage between rich history and technology creates a unique and beautiful presence. It offers a plethora of sources that make it a great place to live. Kitchener City Hall is nestled in the centre of the hub and hosts various events throughout the year. This area is also home to the Communitech Accelerator Building. Here lives some of the biggest tech names in Ontario and is the reason that Kitchener is known as the tech hub of Canada. Looking for lush green space or a family picnic spot? The scenic Victoria Park is a short walk away. Known to many as Kitchener’s crown jewel; the park shares a mix of timeless history and modern features (just like its city). It’s a great space to relax under a tree or a stroll around its sparkling lake with your dog. The new ION LRT has three major stops that residents can easily access. They can be found at the Kitchener Market, Kitchener City Hall and the Central Station (in the Innovation District). This makes transportation a breeze as commuters can quickly hop aboard and access the other parts of the city from these convenient stops.
The Fairview & Kingsdale neighbourhoods feature mature buildings, including a number of bungalows, townhouses and apartment buildings built between the 1950's to 1990's. With prices in the starter to medium range, this neighbourhood is the perfect place to start your house buying journey. This is an active neighbourhood with a great community centre that has much to offer for younger families. Conveniently located within a short distance to Fairview Park Mall (with over 100 stores) for your shopping convenience, you will also have ease of access to public transit and the Expressway.
Forest Heights is a sprawling neighbourhood that makes up the southwest section of Kitchener. This neighbourhood is a winding collection of crescents, drives and parks. The primary residential area is one of the more established neighbourhoods in Kitchener, especially for families. Residential areas of the neighbourhood include mature tree-lined streets with prototypical suburban, two-story homes and bungalows. Within its borders are a number of schools, a long-term care facility, a library, a public pool, and the Forest Heights Community Centre. At the centre of the neighbourhood is Westheights Park, which contains a collection of sports fields, as well as a forest and a pond. The park acts as a central node around which a number of the sub-neighbourhoods are connected, and pedestrian and cycling paths wind through the park to connect these areas together. The western boundary of Ira Needles Boulevard also allows quick access to The Boardwalk, Kitchener-Waterloo’s largest shopping complex with large department stores and a theatre.
Forest Hills, is a mature, mid-century neighbourhood located in central Kitchener. Most of the area is covered in mid-sized suburban bungalows and side-splits often populated by a mix of families and older residents. The subdivision has been around since the early 1960’s. It’s an ideal place to settle down. The area has attractive features that families generally look for and is designed to cater towards family life; as it showcases many parks, community centres and shops that are close by. If you enjoy the outdoors but love an urban setting, consider Forest Hill as a great place to call home. Forest Hill is home to five local parks. Lakeside Park can be viewed as the most natural park of the neighbourhood and includes a small lake, walking trails and a picnic area. A major selling point of Forest Hill is that it offers many mature green spaces and a number of larger parks. The best parks for walking and experiencing urban nature are: Lakeside Park and Meinzinger Park; both include picnic areas, trails and playgrounds. Each elementary school has a sizeable complimentary park and field attached where you can find playgrounds for the kids, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds.
Step into Pioneer Tower and you will be amazed at how many different characteristics one neighbourhood can have. The first thing to be noticed is the stunning upper-middle class suburban homes. The backyards of many homes in the neighbourhood are also the envy of the Region, as they look over the Grand River and the beautiful Deer Ridge Golf Course. Looking prominently over the, the slow, winding Grand River is Pioneer Memorial Park, which contains its namesake Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower. This tower, built in 1926, commemorates the arrival of the Pennsylvania-German pioneers to the Waterloo region between 1800 and 1803 and is one of the Region’s most significant cultural and historical links to the past. The neighbourhood is also home to one of Kitchener’s most prestigious shopping areas, as the recently developed Sportsworld Crossing shopping centre offers choices for a variety of shoppers.
Hidden Valley is one of the most elite neighbourhoods in Kitchener, nestled between the Grand River and Expressway you’ll find lovely, well maintained intertwining streets and cul- de- sacs of these luxury homes. Find yourself surrounded by nature, trees and walking trails. Observe deers, wild turkeys and other animals in the valleys below these properties. Many lots are set on the banks of the Grand River, with stunning impressive views. This neighbourhood is private and peaceful but still close to 401 access, dining and entertainment.
The southern edge of Kitchener is a mix of city, nature and agricultural areas. Nestled within this mix is the neighbourhood of Huron Park. Huron Park is among the newest developments in the Region, with new suburban homes dotting a dense network of streets and cul-de-sacs. The neighbourhood is bordered by Fischer Hallman Road in the west, and by Huron Road in the south and southeast. Both of the main thoroughfares offer quick access out of the city and to the 401. The new homes offer a good family atmosphere, while sitting apart from the busier areas within the city proper. Of particular note in Huron Park is the Huron Natural Area, a large conservation area that includes ponds, creeks and a network of paths. These paths are popular in both winter and summer, as nearby residents can walk, bike or roller-blade into the park and take advantage of the fishing, bird watching or the general peace of the forest. The area also offers wonderful cross country skiing opportunities, as well as the ability to play hockey on one of the many ponds within the area.
Tucked between Alpine and Laurentian West you will find the small community of Laurentian Hills. In the centre of this neighbourhood is McLennan Park that has trails, BMX biking, a dog park and a large field area for any activity. Laurentian hills has transit throughout, dining and shopping bordering the community and recreation areas just a short drive away. A community of townhomes and single detached homes, that have been built throughout the 60’s to 80’s fill the tree lined subdivision. Find yourself loving the convenience this neighbourhood has to offer.
Calling commuters, families, investors and first time home buyers! It doesn’t matter what kind of buyer you are, you will find exactly what you’re looking for here in Pioneer Park. With a variety of condos, townhomes, and single detached houses throughout your needs will be met by this neighbourhood. The maturity of this area gives you large trees and generous lots. Find some of the easiest access to the 401 in all of Kitchener, with Homer Watson allowing access to the expressway as well. Convenience doesn’t begin to explain the amenities available to you in this neighbourhood. The college is only a stone throw away along with dining, transit, entertainment and shopping. Find trails for hiking, biking and dog walking around every corner. Look no further, you are home in Pioneer Park.
Trussler is a nearly new neighbourhood on the southern edge of Kitchener. Although it is likely the smallest neighbourhood in Kitchener as far as development goes, Trussler is definitely an up and coming neighbourhood. Home ownership in this neighbourhood is high, with a split of 93% owners to 7% renters among those living in the area. Activities common to the area include reading, swimming, gardening. As the city continues to develop we can expect more amenities to make their way towards this neighbourhood, already we have seen the addition of the new Tepperman’s Furniture store location. Seabrook Park is also rather centralized in the neighbourhood for children and their families to enjoy.
From Fischer Hallman to Belmont Ave and nestled on the border of Victoria Park, this neighbourhood of Victoria Hills is still close to downtown but far enough to remain beautiful but not have the hustle and bustle of the downtown core.
Homes in this area were mainly built between the 70’s and 80’s and you will find a mix of single detached homes and townhomes among the area. Discover the area through the active community centre and the events dedicated to the members of the community. On the other edge of this neighbourhood you’ll discover Westmount that offers unique luxuries like the Westmount Golf Course. Shopping, dining, entertainment and other amenities can be reached through transit. Down-sizers and first time home buyers will see all the appeal that this neighbourhood has to offer.