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As one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Waterloo Region, the neighbourhood of Bridgeport is stepped in both history and natural beauty. Originally the Village of Bridgeport developed around a grist mill on Laurel Creek built in 1829. The neighbourhood was annexed to the City of Kitchener in 1973. The defining aspect of the neighbourhood is the Grand River, which picturesquely winds throughout the neighbourhood. The natural beauty of the river and the green space it affords means that this neighbourhood is dotted with parks and open areas. In addition, the Walter Bean Grand River Trail winds through the space along the river, providing a great opportunity for hiking and cycling both within the neighbourhood and as a link throughout the Twin Cities.
Colonial Acres is one of Waterloo’s oldest and most desirable neighbourhoods. It is located in the centre of Waterloo, and is very close to Conestoga Mall, Uptown Waterloo, St. Jacobs and the Expressway. This neighbourhood features many higher-end houses, with properties that range from charming two-story family homes to huge executive estates. The streets are wide and quiet, with gorgeous 30-foot trees throughout the area. The lots are quite large for Waterloo. Bordering the city limits; Eastbridge feels somewhat detached from the commotion of the city, yet it is in fact still closely connected. RIM Park; a state-of-the-art indoor recreation facility that includes four skating rinks, two soccer fields, and two basketball courts is located in this neighbourhood. The Grey Silo Golf Course, offering 18 holes, is also located here. The lots are small, so if you’re not a fan of yard work, this might be the perfect neighbourhood for you.
In East Waterloo, there is a well-established neighbourhood called Lincoln Heights, whose roots go back more than half a century. Those looking for homes with character should start their search in Lincoln Heights. The style of the homes reflects the era, with charming war-time homes and expansive yards being the norm. A friendly part of town, with neighbourhoods that get along, Lincoln Heights has a more laid back feel than other parts of Waterloo. The residents of Lincoln Heights range from retired couples to young families, but all share a love of community living. Waterloo residents are attracted to the neighbourhood’s schools and active living. The Moses Springer Arena is in Lincoln Heights, with a public pool (offering summer swimming lessons) and indoor skating. Parks and walking trails are abundant among mature trees with lots of space to run around or have a game of soccer.
Lexington - Lincoln Village is a neighbourhood on the east side of Waterloo, with good schools, lovely homes and lots of activities for the families that live there. The East side of Waterloo is home to RIM Park, a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility with four indoor rinks and two indoor fields. Being so near Grand River, this area is popular with nature lovers, offering a lot of trails to explore on foot, snow shoe or cross-country skis. Homes in Lexington range from older homes (30+ years old) to newer homes. The lots are spacious and the trees lining the streets are mature. This area is perfect for the resident who wants a quieter neighbourhood, with neighbours who are friendly and outgoing. You’ll find both young families and retired couples alike, making their homes in this neighbourhood.
Uptown Waterloo, which is actually our downtown neighbourhood, offers a variety of housing options for those ready-to-hire affordable movers. Uptown Waterloo has plenty of access to mass transit for its residents, and one can easily cover most of the neighbourhood by foot or bicycle. Cafe's, restaurants, breweries and local boutiques line the streets of Uptown Waterloo. Condominiums and high rise buildings are plentiful in this neighbourhood, an attractive option for residents who don’t have (or need) a car. Detached homes in Uptown Waterloo are typically more than 50 + years old, with all of the charm of wrap-around porches and wood burning fireplaces. With everything you need nearby including shops, restaurants, Light Rail Transit, the newly developed bike lanes, the cities main library branch, and Waterloo Park; Uptown Waterloo has a great deal of appeal for those wanting a more urban lifestyle.