The Best of Stratford
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Whether you're just beginning your family or you've already got a few wee ones, these Family Friendly Neighbourhoods are perfect for your family to grow and flourish.
McCarthy Road Area and Coventry
In the far northwest end of Stratford, just north of the city’s two public high schools, is a new subdivision between Short Street and McCarthy Road. The main roads of the subdivision are Forman Avenue and Fraser Drive. This is prime location being so close to the high schools as well as the Stratford Rotary Complex, along with city bus stops for easy access to the entire city.
Romeo Street North Area: Verona Village, North Pointe Estates and The Fields
In the northeast quarter of town, along both sides of Romeo Street, north of the Stratford Country Club, lies a beautiful neighbourhood with new and relatively new detached homes, a subdivisions perfect for family oriented home buyers. The luxurious condo community of North Pointe Estates lies to the east of Romeo Street and the newly built Verona Village (a community of 42 adjoined condo townhouses) is also located here along one of the crescents. And The Fields, an area near the juncture at Vivian Line, offers affordable housing and townhouses.
John Street South Area
In the southwestern section of the city along John Street South and surrounding area, you'll lots with gorgeous mature shade trees and colourful home gardens. This scenic area is the best of both the new and old. With residential solace in a quiet neck of the woods, this neighbourhood is the perfect mix modern comfort and lived-in serenity.
You really can't go wrong with settling in any part of Stratford if commuting, but if you want to get minutes closer to your destination, these neighbourhoods are your best best.
Devon Street Area
Devon Street, along with adjoining roads to Willow Street, encompass an area tucked behind Ontario Street’s commercial centre. It is a beautiful neighbourhood with mature trees and spacious yards, yet a stone’s throw away from Stratford’s commercial hub and the highway. For those commuting to Kitchener-Waterloo or the 401, this is the neighbourhood for you.
Dufferin Park Area
The Dufferin Park Area under the old water tower is in the south end of the city. Spanning from Dufferin Street over to Downie Street, the neighbourhood is filled with mature trees and beautiful century homes. Lorne Avenue East encompasses the south end of this area making travel easily accessible.
Industries and warehouse factories border the perimeter of Lorne Avenue East allowing factory jobs within close proximity. Highway #7 and County Road #33 are right at your doorstep making travel both handy and prompt. Public transit is also just steps away!
With 115 acres of formal parkland and 60 acres of natural area, it's no wonder why Stratford was crowned the “Prettiest City in the World” by Nations in Bloom in 1997. Whatever neighbourhood you choose, Stratford does not disappoint, but having said that, we'll share some of our favourites.
While not technically in Stratford, Forest Road is a superbly scenic side road just outside of city limits, a little oasis sandwiched between the city and the open country.
This one-road community offers large lots with older and new homes, mature trees, sloping landscapes, a stream trickling through, as well as McCarthy Lake in the southwest area of the neighbourhood. The rustic and quaint Forest Road Motel sits overlooking McCarthy Lake offering trails, boating, and even a mute swan or two to enjoy along the water’s edge. This truly is a dream come true for those looking to get away from it all!
Avon River South Area
In the northeast quadrant, the neighbourhood of Cobourg Street and Water Street between Waterloo Street and the Festival Theatre, overlooks the south banks of the Avon River in all its beauty and splendor. With various sized lots, older and modernized homes, and mature trees and gardens, this neighbourhood of quintessential charm is sure to please! Sloping streets create a tiered view of the River and surrounding parklands. The most pleasant walk around the river for daily exercise or just a short meander in the evening is practically at your doorstep. The neighbourhood exudes charm at its finest with its quiet streets steeped in tranquility.