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The Kitchener-Waterloo real estate market is doing well to say the least. Everywhere you look, old properties are being redeveloped and new homes and buildings are going up…both residential and commercial. From contemporary condominiums in our downtown core – close to shopping, dining, theatres, parks and public transit, to suburban homes that are still the option of choice for many young families, and old heritage homes – rich in history and culture, Kitchener-Waterloo’s housing market has options for all needs and lifestyles.
The community is fortunate to have so much going for it – and something for everyone to enjoy. From the spirited history and heritage that has formed the foundation of the community, to the vibrant arts and culture scene, countless natural spaces to enjoy active, outdoor living, and high-quality programs and services.
Great Places to Live
Whether you’re a busy professional, a parent with a young family or a retiree, Kitchener-Waterloo has a neighbourhood to suit your taste, style and way of life. Find the home of your dreams, whether it’s a rambling century home on a tree-lined street or a luxury condo or loft in the heart of downtown. If it’s renting you prefer, Kitchener-Waterloo has what you’re looking for. Lofts, highrises, duplexes, an entire floor of a Victorian House – the options are all there.
Kitchener-Waterloo is at the centre of it all when it comes to arts and cultural amenities in Waterloo Region. From theatre, art, image and storytelling, to music and cultural events, including festivals showcasing a wide diversity of traditions and heritage.
Each person has their own story. The city tells a story, too; a tale of diversity. Kitchener-Waterloo is constantly working toward the collective vision of being a community that acknowledges and embraces ethnic, cultural and social differences.
Kitchener-Waterloo residents enjoy more programs and resources than residents in any other city in Waterloo region, including 14 community centres, four indoor pools, three outdoor pools, two municipally-owned golf courses, nine ice pads, a premier sports and entertainment complex – The Aud, and recreational programming for everyone from babies to older adults. The city also has more than 304 parks, 115 playgrounds, more than 200 kilometres of community trails and thousands of acres of groomed and natural green spaces. The nearby Grand River, a Canadian heritage river, is ideal for canoeing, fishing and kayaking.
Many local sports organizations offer affordable, instructional and competitive programs from local to international calibre. From basketball to water polo, track and field to swimming, golf and hockey to downhill skiing, there are activities to suit every sports enthusiast’s needs.
Kitchener-Waterloo offers a range of public, Catholic and private elementary and secondary schools. Excellent facilities – many modern and contemporary and others in quaint historic buildings amid shaded schoolyards – provide the backdrop against which dynamic teaching strategies come alive. The city is also minutes from the main campuses of two outstanding universities – the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Kitchener-Waterloo is also home to the widely respected Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, consistently ranked the number one college in the province by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Two city hospitals – Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital – provide state-of-the-art medical care to city residents. A major cancer treatment centre – the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre – and an enhanced cardiac care centre are also part of their facilities. The University of Waterloo’s Downtown Health Sciences Campus also includes the Centre for Family Medicine and an integrated primary care clinic, where new doctors train and where a family health team includes physicians, nurse practitioners and other health professionals.
Part of Canada’s Technology Triangle, Kitchener-Waterloo boasts an exciting mix of traditional and new economy businesses. Diverse industry clusters, including a downtown education and knowledge creation cluster, industrial parks, ongoing downtown revitalization, and rapidly growing high tech enterprises and start-ups provide a wealth of opportunity for investors and those seeking employment.
Big City Amenities, Small Town Friendliness
What makes Kitchener-Waterloo truly remarkable is their ability to provide big-city amenities, while sustaining that small-town, welcoming feel that residents – and visitors – recognize and appreciate. They are a community where neighbours watch out for one another – whether they live in the suburbs or in a new, contemporary loft downtown. People smile and say hello – on their way to the latest performance art show at a trendy local studio. They hold the door for one another, as we carry our Mediterranean-inspired wraps and our mocha lattes back to the office. Kitchener-Waterloo is the perfect balance of friendliness and dynamism.
Other Helpful Waterloo Region Wesites:
The Waterloo Region Tourism: www.explorewaterlooregion.com
Cambridge is a thriving city and was formed in 1973, through the amalgamation of the three former municipalities of Galt, Hespeler and Preston and the surrounding region.
Cambridge offers a unique opportunity for business. Their workforce has a 185-year history of productivity and quality. The location puts them on the doorstep of world markets and is ideally situated to network for trade and commerce across North America. The quality of life makes Cambridge a fine place to call home for over 120,000 citizens.
The City of Cambridge is a great place to live, work and play. There is a lot of pride in the city for what it has to offer. With their tradition of hospitality and excellent neighbourhoods and facilities it is a perfect place for your home or business.
Cambridge is abundant with things to keep you busy. They offer plenty of shopping, dining, festivals, theatres and special events for all to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a nice evening out with your loved one or a fun filled day with the kids – Cambridge has something for you.
In 1988, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada opened a plant in Cambridge, which employed 4,518 people as of December 2005 and is the city’s largest employer. Several other industrial companies also have locations in Cambridge, including Process Group Inc., Gerdau Ameristeel, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Loblaw Companies Limited, Challenger Motor Freight Inc., Sutherland-Schultz Inc., Canadian General-Tower Ltd., iQor, Frito-Lay Canada (formerly Hostess), Babcock and Wilcox, Northstar Aerospace, Rockwell Automation, Com Dev and Northern Dynamics.
North Dumfries (Ayr and Surrounding Areas)
The picturesque Township of North Dumfries is located in the heart of south-western Ontario. The quaint location and proximity to many large economic centers along Hwy 401, as well as its accessibility by Canadian Pacific’s main rail line, make North Dumfries Township the ideal place to live and work. It is a vibrant and healthy community built on the foundations of entrepreneurship, innovation and education.
Experience great quality of life with the rolling hills of the countryside, and the ponds and rivers that make North Dumfries the go-to destination for recreation and relaxation. They offer numerous recreation opportunities, community parks and construction of the new Community Complex has begun.
Experience numerous housing opportunities with new development in the village of Ayr as well as in the existing rural countryside and settlement areas throughout the Township. With the lowest Property Tax rates in the region, you will experience more in North Dumfries Township.
City of Cambridge: www.cambridge.ca
Baden is a small town within the Township of Wilmot within the municipality of the Region of Waterloo. Baden is quickly becoming the choice for young families looking for a small-town community close to all the big city amenities. Just 15 minutes from the Kithener-Waterloo area, Baden has the best of both worlds. As of 2011 the population of Baden was at 4553.
Baden is home to the historic Castle Kilbride, built in 1877 by James Livingston, co-founder of a successful linseed oil company who went on to represent the area in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and the Canadian House of Commons. In 1993, Castle Kilbride was purchased and restored by Wilmot Township. The township spent $6.2 million on the project for which it incurred a debt that is to be repaid by 2013. The castle was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1994 and Wilmot Township’s administrative offices and council chamber are housed in an addition to the original building.
Much of the area consists of farmlands and there are also pine forests in the area. The new housing development in Baden has exploded over the past 10 years. An abundant amount of sub-divisions, new homes, schools and new businesses makes it a wonderful location for young families. The local high school, Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School, is located just outside of the town.
Wilmont Township: www.wilmot.ca
Other Helpful Websites:
The Waterloo Region Tourism: www.explorewaterlooregion.ca
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