You’d think that the burgeoning technology sector and the pastoral lifestyle, both of which figure prominently into the culture of the Kitchener-Waterloo region, would often be at odds with one another. But it’s these seemingly opposed lifestyles that make the region so unique and dynamic.
What other city could you work at a large international tech company like Google (who has a development centre in Waterloo) but buy all your fresh produce straight from the Mennonite farming community?
The Kitchener-Waterloo region has definitely carved out a distinct appeal in Southern Ontario with its top notch educational institutions, growing economy, diverse population and its status as a tech hub. It’s this appeal that also makes its new development scene so interesting to follow.
Whether you’ve got kids heading to the University of Waterloo or are taking a meeting with a recruiter from Oracle, there are plenty of great residential projects to buy into in Kitchener-Waterloo. We put together a short list of five that you should definitely have on your radar if you’re thinking of making a move.
While new condo project is still just in its registration phase, it will feature units from $199,900 when it hits the market. K2 is about as modern as they come in the Waterloo region and U.I.D. Developments have promised that it will be packed with urban amenities and conveniences. Once complete, the two towers will rise above King Street North, within walking distance of the University of Waterloo. Oh, and check out the K2 lobby rendering up top!
City Centre Condominiums
As its name would suggest, City Centre Condominiums is located at the heart of Kitchener’s Commercial Core. One of the big draws, besides the great location, is Andrin Homes‘ ambition to make this the Region of Waterloo’s first LEED Candidate residential condo community. If you’re searching for a condo with plenty of sustainable features, this is definitely one to keep in mind.
For folks looking for a larger space in Kitchener, Mill Creek Village by Dunsire Developments is worth some undivided attention. First of all, it’s located in a great neighbourhood close to schools, grocery stores, restaurants and a sports complex. With unit sizes ranging from 1,107 to 1,984 square feet, these townhomes leave you with some room to stretch out.
For those looking for a slightly more rural lifestyle, Doon Creek by Losani Homes should satisfy your desire for peace, quiet and greenery. The housing development is surrounded by forest and protected marshland, ensuring your natural setting won’t be going anywhere. Homes range in size from 1,356 to 3,377 square feet and the development is only minutes away from Highway 401.
Branthaven Homes‘ made a great choice of location for this project in the uber-desirable River Ridge community in Kitchener. With Grand River and plenty of park space nearby, residents of the community will never be without a premium view of the great outdoors. Sizes range from 1,555 to 3,745 square feet and prices start at $399,990.