Westmount/UpTown has long been one of the favorite places to buy a house in Waterloo Region. And with good reason. Where else in Waterloo Region can you be within walking distance to upscale shopping, fabulous restaurants and vibrant nightlife, great schools (elementary, secondary and post-secondary), beautiful parkland, historic churches and a world class golf course?
One of the very best public schools (Empire School) and the very best catholic school (our Lady of Lourdes School) in Waterloo Region are within a few hundred meters of this home. It’s important even if you don’t have kids to buy a home in a good school zone. Homes in good school zones appreciate at a higher than average rate. They are good investments. Rule #91.
This home is within an easy walking distance to Waterloo Park. When there is nothing going on in the park, it is a wonderful urban retreat, replete with nice walking trails, a meandering river, a little zoo, and a couple of playgrounds for the kids. There is often something going on in Waterloo Park: baseball, picnics, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, splash pad, take a stroll along the boardwalk, music and movies in the park…and in the winter, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Uptown Waterloo, with it’s trendy shops, coffee places, restaurants, public square, art galleries, public library and nightlife is a leisurely walk away through a leafy neighbourhood. Over the past ten years Uptown Waterloo has completely quickly changed and improved and with the LRT starting construction next year, it will continue to be a destination for young and old. There is always something happening in Waterloo Town Square: Latin Festival, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ice Dogs, the Jazz Festival, the weekly market…not a week goes by when you won’t want to visit.
University of Waterloo, and Wilfred Laurier University are also nearby, on the bus route or again “an easy walk”. But enough about the location. What about the house?
It sits on a large landscaped lot with private terraced backyard that does not require much maintenance. It has a covered deck which is cool on those hot summer afternoons and a two-tiered cobblestone patio. The yard also has a nice fishpond with a babbling little stream. Two full sized and mature maple trees grace the front yard adding shade and comfort to the front porch. The backyard is lined with a cedar hedge and other foliage for privacy and enjoyment.
There is lots of parking in the double driveway with carport, enough for five cars.
This home also boasts a main floor in-law suite with private entrance. The inlaw suite has a nice and updated bathroom and small kitchen/living room with a large closet/pantry.
There are four bathrooms in this home and four bedrooms (above grade). The big bright basement office could also be used as a bedroom too.
It has a beautifully upgraded kitchen which opens into the living room and a formal dining room, which leads to the back covered deck.. It’s fabulous, simply fabulous.
Upstairs there are three large bedrooms which all get lots of natural light. New windows. The master bedroom runs along the whole front of the house and has an ensuite attached.
This is a very unique home and a rare opportunity.
32 Westmount Road South, Waterloo