Spots to Watch: The Fastest Growing KW Neighbourhoods
If you’re relocating, upsizing, or downsizing in the Kitchener Waterloo area, you may be beginning to ask the typical question, “Where are the best KW neighbourhoods to purchase a property?” As with most real estate purchases, widely sought after and growing neighbourhoods are usually the most ideal places for an investment, especially when it’s possible to purchase a home before the property values in the area get too high. If you’re in the market for a property in the Kitchener Waterloo area, whether for you and your family to live in, or for investment purposes, keep your eye on these fast growing KW neighbourhoods for a great opportunity for future gain.
Affordable Housing in Growing Forest Heights
Located just a ten minute drive from downtown Kitchener, to the southwest Forest Heights is a recommended neighbourhood to purchase a single detached home. Suitable for first-time homebuyers looking for Kitchener real estate, Forest Heights is an affordable area that has a lot of potential for future growth. The area is home to many parks and green spaces, including Forest Heights Community Trail, and offers very easy access to Conestoga Parkway. The neighbourhood is also very close to the Boardwalk Shopping Plaza and the Sunrise Shopping Centre. Volunteer programs and events in the area are run by Forest Heights Community Association, which is based in the Forest Heights Community Centre. The area also offers a public library, and Forest Heights Collegiate Institute is a large high school that educates 1,600 students from Forest Heights and the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Forest Heights is a nice older KW neighbourhood with mature trees and winding drives and crescents. If you’re looking for a neighbourhood with wide lots and large backyards, with bungalows, side splits and two storeys in a forest like setting, Forest Heights is a great place. It is the kind of neighbourhood that many of us grew up in.
Comfortability in Popular Eastbridge
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Waterloo is a small but popular pocket community of Eastbridge. About a twelve minute drive from UpTown Waterloo the neighbourhood is one of the best lifestyle choices for young families because of its comfortable housing, great schools and convenient location. This growing neighbourhood is home to Rim Park, which is a large green space with trails and a great spot for sports like soccer, hockey, and baseball. The park also offers a golf course and a recreational facility. Eastbridge is close to shopping at Conestoga Mall and the area offers easy access to Conestoga Parkway for commuters.
Westmount/Uptown: A Favourite to Many Locals
As a favourite in the eyes of homeowners and Realtors alike, the area of Westmount/Uptown offers one of the best walk scores for Kitchener Waterloo real estate. Still offering affordable housing, this area is vibrant in its opportunities for continued growth, and, as it stands today, is a wise decision for your real estate investment. When living in Westmount/Uptown, perhaps in one of the area’s 1000 Square foot bungalows, everything you could need—shopping, nightlife, restaurants, schools, parks, and more—is within walking distance. This notable KW neighbourhood is also adored for its mature trees and historic churches.
Luckily for homebuyers in the market for Kitchener Waterloo real estate, there are many different enclaves and neighbourhoods that are unique and specific to different requirements and tastes for daily living. And with many already established and fast growing neighbourhoods in the city, finding a great investment for the future while enjoying a new neighbourhood you can call home is a welcomed feat for many.