Relocating to Kitchener Waterloo may be the best decision you’ve ever made. Waterloo Region currently has the second best economy in all of Canada! Waterloo Region has great restaurants, live theatre, museums, galleries and a symphony. Waterloo has great festivals, nightlife, consumer shows, and a healthy arts and culture environment with galleries, studios, and museums. There is lots of green space, including Victoria Park in Kitchener and Waterloo Park in Waterloo. University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College are world class institutions providing programs to help you and your family reach their educational goals.
The Region of Waterloo is a unique blend of urban and rural. Located just one hour west of Toronto, Waterloo Region is made up of the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo as well as the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. It offers a perfect blend of modern energetic urban centers, as well as scenic rural landscapes. There is something for every lifestyle in Waterloo Region, whether you’re a young urbanite or just starting a new family, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
I moved to Waterloo Region in 2000 and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. At the time we were living in Taiwan and had a choice to make – Waterloo or Toronto. We’d never been here but we chose it because our the kids were young. As an urbanite, I figured Toronto is just 100km away and we often visit Toronto’s jazz clubs, shopping malls and attractions (like the ROM). As sports fans, we also like to see the occasional Blue Jays game and Toronto FC game. Being only about an hour out of Toronto means that many people commute. If you don’t want to drive into Toronto, we have the Go Train.
Surrounding the tri-cities is a great deal of thriving farmland and many smaller towns and villages. It’s really nice to drive through the rolling hills of Southwestern Ontario. The local farming also provides another strong economic basis for Waterloo Region. Every weekend, thousand of residents visit the Kitchener and Waterloo (St. Jacobs) Farmer’s Markets.
If you are moving into Kitchener Waterloo, below are some links that will help you familiarize yourself with Waterloo Region. Please contact me for more information. As Realtors, we know houses and neighbourhoods and would certainly like to help you get settled in this wonderful community.