Columbia Forest

Columbia Forest

Nestled on Waterloo’s west end is the newly developed neighbourhood of Columbia Forest. This community is located in the highly sought after Laurel Creek area. Immerse yourself in the forest without being removed from all the action Waterloo has to offer.

Location

Columbia Forest is located on the northwest end of Waterloo; the community is situated within a vast pine forest, allowing residents to enjoy the surrounding green space. Living in Columbia Forest doesn’t mean you’re alone in the woods though, the neighbourhood is just a short drive from major shopping centres like Costco Waterloo.

Amenities

Shopping & Entertainment

Columbia Forest may be tucked away, but it’s by no means out of the way! At the south end of the neighbourhood, you will be able to find the newly constructed Costco Waterloo location. Here residents will find anything their household needs from food to light fixtures; Costco is your one-stop-shop. 

If you’re not a fan of buying in bulk, or just not interested, just a short drive away is the Rummelhardt Plaza, here you’ll find organic health food store Goodness Me. Do you have an itch for home projects? Well, Mark’s Work Wearhouse and Canadian Tire can assist you. You’ll be able to find what you’re looking for, and not have to venture far. 

Dutchie’s Fresh Market is also located in the adjacent Rummelhardt Plaza. Support your local farmers and get some of the best deals on fresh produce in town! 

Take a short trip east down Columbia Street until you hit Fischer-Hallman Road, and you’ll be at Columbia Plaza. Here you can find Sobeys Columbia location.

On the northeast side of the neighbourhood at Laurelwood Drive and Erbsville Road is Laurelwood Commons, a collection of shops that are just a stone’s throw away. Here you can find Food Basics Laurelwood, Shopper Drug Mart and a Dollarama. 

Columbia Forest residents don’t have to worry about having to find something to do in their free time, if you follow Erbsville Road, down Ira Needles, you’ll find The Boardwalk Waterloo. You will find an assortment of shops, including Marshalls, Moore’s and Carter’s & Oshkosh Boutique. 

If you’re more in the mood to take in a movie, then you’re in luck; Landmark Cinemas at the boardwalk has ten screens, an arcade and a wide variety of choices for in theatre snacks! 

Restaurants & Food Services 

When you live in Columbia Woods, you have all sorts of restaurants to try within minutes of your front door—looking to try a twist on a family favourite? Panago Pizza, located at Erb St W. and Ira Needles offers delicious pizza with a twist, their butter chicken and coconut curry fusion pizzas are a great way to try pizza in a new way. 

If you’re looking to set the mood for a night out with friends then head over to Symposium Cafe & Lounge. Enjoy delicious comfort food, a wide selection of local IPAs and a fully stocked bar, living in the suburbs doesn’t mean you can’t have a decent night out on the town! 

Do you have a craving for some delicious South-east Asian cuisine? Then Red Ginger Modern Thai + Viet Cuisine is right for you; Offering a wide assortment of traditional Thai and Vietnamese noodles, soup and curry dishes, Red Ginger is perfect for those looking to spice things up.

HealthCare & Lifestyle

Living in Columbia Woods doesn’t mean you have to rough it; treat yourself to Jolanta’s European Spa, which offers skin care, spa services and rejuvenation services. Why stop at great skin? Renew yourself head to toe with Lotus Nails And Skin Spa and Mosa Beauty Salon, both within a 5-minute drive from anywhere in Columbia Woods. 

Schooling / Child Care

Elementary students living in Columbia Woods can attend Vista Hills Public School located on the south end of Abraham Erb Public School on the north end. For those wishing to join a catholic school, St. Nicholas Catholic School offers grades PK-8. 

One of the best parts about living in Columbia Woods is having Sir John A Mcdonald right in the neighbourhood, making it easier for secondary students to get to and from classes. Students wishing to pursue a Catholic education can attend Resurrection Catholic Secondary School. 

Transit

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Columbia Forest is tucked away on the northern side of Waterloo, but thanks to the GRT system, residents aren’t isolated by any means. Within the neighbourhood bus route, 31 gives residents a direct line to the Conestoga Mall Transit Terminal that connects with many other buses and the Light Rail Transit System. To travel to Waterloo’s Boardwalk, route 13 loops through the northern end and Laurelwood or catches either the 202 or the 29 that goes along Erbsville Road. 

Route 31 Columbia

Route 13 Laurelwood

202 iXpress University

Route 29 Keats-University

Parks

The highlight of living in Columbia Woods is how much green space there is to explore, the surrounding forest has been preserved, and trails have been added for residents to venture safely. On the northern end of the neighbourhood are smaller wetlands as well; if you’re an animal lover or just looking to get closer to nature Columbia Woods is perfect for you. 

Black Cherry Park is located in the centre of Columbia Woods on Black Cherry Street, the park has playground equipment and is one of the entrance points to the GeoTime Trail. 

St. Moritz Park on the south end of the community has a beautiful view of the sprawling countryside adjacent to Columbia Woods. This park has two tennis courts, a soccer field, playground equipment and is the southern entrance to the GeoTime Trail. 

The GeoTime Trail winds through the Winterburg Forest north, through Forested Hills up until Monastery Creek, the trail has portions dedicated for bikes and off Terran hiking.

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$539,900
250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 205, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 205

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the Glenroyal! This tastefully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit offers a worry free lifestyle without sacrificing space. This unit provides almost 2,000 square feet of living space in a building with fantastic amenities including a pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court and a party room plus underground parking and storage locker. The grounds themselves are beautifully maintained and provide a variety of outdoor space to relax and enjoy nature. This second floor unit was fully updated in 2019 with a kitchen featuring quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and soft close cabinetry and drawers. The large dining room gives you plenty of space for entertaining and flows into the bright and open living room with walkout to the balcony. With brand new windows and doors plus an updated furnace and a/c there is nothing left to do but more in and enjoy! The master ensuite features a walk in shower plus a walk in closet and second enclosed balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. The building is in a great location close to everything you need including schools, shopping and restaurants and is just seconds to the expressway. With all this space and outstanding amenities there is no need to compromise on anything! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

C M A Realty Ltd.

For sale
$449,900
100 BLUEVALE Street N Unit# 32, waterloo, Ontario

100 Bluevale Street N Unit# 32

Waterloo, Ontario

This excellent value East-side Waterloo street front multi-level 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath 1328 sq. ft. condo townhouse with its own attached garage with exclusive driveway parking enjoys a super convenient location just minutes to shopping, schools, transit. expressway access, both Universities, Conestoga College, uptown Waterloo amenities, parks and nature trails. Recent updates include kitchen countertop (2019), Kitchen sink (2019), kitchen backsplash (2020), dishwasher (2019), Stove (2018), bathroom vanity (2020), owned water heater (2020), water softener (2020). bedroom laminate flooring(2018), refurbished kitchen cabinets (2019). Backing onto greenspace with a walkout from the kitchen level to the back yard with private BBQ area. The low condo fee includes building & property maintenance and water. Do not miss this fantastic investment opportunity for home ownership, book your viewing today!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1328

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$750,000
239 VERMONT Street, waterloo, Ontario

239 Vermont Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Located on a quiet dead end street in the heart of Waterloo, this incredible 3+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom spacious bungalow is not one to be missed. With over 2800 square feet of living space, this stunning home has everything you are looking for. From the gorgeous living room with its oversized windows and beautiful hardwood floors, to the incredible eat-in kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Moving down the hallway you are met with 2 large and bright bedrooms, one with floor to ceiling custom built-in cabinetry. The primary bedroom is its own private oasis with a separate entrance featuring vaulted ceilings,3 piece ensuite with in-floor heating and walk-in shower. The basement showcases an entertainment area with a custom bar and gorgeous vinyl plank flooring. Located off the bar is the large and well lit office with its neutral decor, perfect for anyone who is currently working from home. The expansive yet cozy family room is the ideal spot to curl up with loved ones in front of the gorgeous gas fireplace with wood beam mantel and stone surround. Bonus space under the primary bedroom addition houses a spacious workshop, great for storage with direct access to the backyard. An additional bedroom with double closet and large window as well as a 3 piece bathroom completes this level. Access your backyard through the sliding glass doors off the kitchen onto your raised concrete deck or walkout from the basement on to the concrete patio and spend your evenings soaking in the hot tub. This meticulously maintained fully fenced backyard with its beautiful landscaping and southern facing views is where you will want to spend all of your summer evenings. Backing onto St.Agnes school, and near universities, trails and only minutes away from Uptown Waterloo and major highways, this home has everything you are looking for! Upgrades include: garage doors 2017, insulation 2020, siding 2014, roof 2014 (30 year shingles), newer windows. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1490

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$699,990
342 ASCOT Place, waterloo, Ontario

342 Ascot Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Ascot Place! Tucked away in Lincoln Heights, this gem of a street offers both convenience and piece of mind for young families. From this location the kids can walk to four different elementary schools (English and French) and continue walking to school all through High School. When they get home they can play basketball or hockey with the other kids in the court, or ride their bikes safely around the circle. Groceries and transit are right around the corner, and the Universities and Uptown are just minutes away. For commuters this location offers quick access to the expressway, cutting your travel time so you can have more time for what really matters. The home is a move-in ready sidesplit on a large lot with plenty of room for the family to spread out. As you walk in the first level it has garage access, and a laundry room/mud room with access to the backyard. Up one level is a large living room and open concept kitchen and dining with another walkout. Three bedrooms and a main 4pc bath cap off the home, and there is a comfy recroom and 2pc bath on the lower level. A crawl space under the entry level provides ample storage for all the things that families tend to collect. Walking out the back, there is a private deck with a gas BBQ hookup and a hot tub to enjoy the peaceful pool sized yard. Power outages are no longer a worry as this home is wired for a backup generator. While the rest of the street goes dark, you can keep that family movie night or important virtual meeting going without a problem. Houses on this street do not come up often, so book your private showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1293

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$875,000
553 WATERTON Court, waterloo, Ontario

553 Waterton Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Exceptional court location for this lovingly maintained and wonderfully updated, all brick, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow. Features include custom kitchen with granite countertops and island (2018), 2 gas fireplaces, 9' ceilings on the main floor and formal dining room. Convenient walkout to manicured yard with patio & awning, gas bbq hook up (BBQ included), lovely water feature and shed with hydro. Decorative fencing. Finished basement with full bathroom and walkup to garage. Roof 2016. Located within walking distance of Laurel Creek Conservation Area, wonderful trails and nearby parks, yet close to amenities and the expressway. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$399,900
181 KING Street S Unit# 1601, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street S Unit# 1601

Waterloo, Ontario

LUXURY ONE BEDROOM CONDO AVAILABLE IN EXCLUSIVE CIRCA 1877. Unit 1601, is located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, in the Bauer District, near shopping, bars, restaurants, Google and minutes to the expressway. The building amenities of this luxury condo building include a ground-floor restaurant, saltwater pool, cabanas, BBQs, fire tables, fitness & yoga studios, guest suites, co-working space, and much more. This modern and bright unit boasts, 10 ft ceilings, quality wood-grained plank flooring, and high-end finishes. The spacious kitchen features Quartz countertops with under-mount designed rectangular Stainless sink & gooseneck faucet, upgraded quartz backsplash, island, integrated Range Hood and access to a private 80 sq ft terrace to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. The lightfilled living room offers large windows as well as a 223 sq ft L-shaped balcony giving you stunning city views. Continue through the unit to find the large master bedroom with custom-built closets and a modern 4-piece ensuite with in-suite laundry. This is one you won't want to miss! Book your showing today! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 622

Rego Realty Inc.

For sale
$599,900
199 CARTER Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

199 Carter Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 199 Carter Ave., Waterloo. This centrally located bungalow in Waterloo is a great setup for so many buyers. Whether you are looking at multi-generational family living with the in-law suite capability or are an entertainer, this home is ready for both. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are ample in size, and tastefully finished throughout. The open concept kitchen and living room upstairs are the show piece of the home. This space is perfect for games night with the kids or wine nights with the adults. Gather around the island while you prepare your best snacks for whatever kind of night it will be. Nice finishes throughout the whole house make this turn key as well. There is an in law capable area set up downstairs as well or this can just be used as the ultimate hangout spot for you and your friends. 2 more bedrooms, and another full bath compliment this as well, making it the perfect spot for friends and family coming to visit. Two separate laundry areas in this home as well for convenience to choose how you would like to set it up. The large single detached garage makes the perfect area for storage or parking of your car this was recently updated along with the concrete double wide driveway as well. Enjoy walks to uptown Waterloo and to the university area. With highway access so close this is also a great location for any commuter. The basement could act as a great home office area for those working from home too. Book your showing, this one is a must-see! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1075

Exp Realty

For sale
$439,900
55 BLUE SPRINGS Drive Unit# 706, waterloo, Ontario

55 Blue Springs Drive Unit# 706

Waterloo, Ontario

Condo living at it's best! This spacious 1150 sq.ft. unit is located on the seventh floor and features two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms in suite laundry, large kitchen, separate dining room and two parking spaces. The large windows allows you to enjoy the breath taking view of the trees. The unit has had extensive renovations starting with the open oversized kitchen. The kitchen boasts quarts counter top, tiled back splash, built in pantry, oversized pot drawers, self closing cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances. A chefs delight. The wall between the kitchen and family room has been opened up to enhance the space. New laminate flooring and LED pot lights are also apart of the upgrades you'll find in this spacious unit. The unit also has a separate storage locker and comes with two parking spaces. (1 covered and 1 open). Conveniently located near shopping, schools and quick access to the highway. quite and well run building that also feature a guest suite, workshop and gathering room. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1130

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$85,000
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 266, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 266

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo. This well cared for trailer is located in highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation park! The extra spacious two-bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. Enter off the oversized porch (which is a great spot for your morning coffee) into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Carpet Free throughout and the flooring is both beautiful and durable! The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area and all appliances included! You'll love the sunny breakfast nook, or perhaps you prefer the formal dining room! 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and walk out to the back deck complete this great space! Keep cool with the AC and ceiling fans or relax in the park's in-ground pool! Your chance for cottage living is here, don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 857

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$450,000
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 402, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 402

Waterloo, Ontario

Luxury Living at Waterpark Place! Southern Facing Corner Unit! This ideal layout features 2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, in-suite laundry, an oversized balcony, storage locker, and 2 underground parking spaces. Huge windows line the walls of the open concept living, dining, and sunroom, creating a bright and welcoming gathering area. The eat-in kitchen offers ample counter space and a walkout to the balcony. The primary bedroom has duel closets, an ensuite bath with corner soaker tub, and a second walkout to the balcony. The exceptional amenities include a large indoor pool, gym, sauna, party room, meeting room, and guest suite. The well maintained grounds feature a gazebo, community bbq, a pond, waterfall, and beautiful gardens. The desirable location is around the corner from Spur Line Trail, walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Uptown Waterloo, and minutes to the x-way. This lovely unit has great potential and awaits you personal touches! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1469

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$399,000
112 UNION Street E Unit# B203, waterloo, Ontario

112 Union Street E Unit# B203

Waterloo, Ontario

You cannot beat this location! Perfect for commuters with highway access and minutes from both the train station and LRT! Great amenities are just walking distance away! Close to Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener. First-time home buyers or those looking to downsize - you will not be disappointed! Call unit B203 your new home! This beautiful one bedroom, one bathroom unit has tons of natural light from the huge windows throughout and is completely carpet-free with gorgeous laminate and tile flooring! Modern finishes, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lots of storage space! Enjoy in-suite laundry and your spacious 4 piece bathroom! Finally, relax and unwind in your bedroom oasis! More than enough space for a king size bed and more natural light pouring through 2 large windows! This unit is a must-see. Come check it out for yourself before it's gone! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 641

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$749,900
214 ALLEN Street E, waterloo, Ontario

214 Allen Street E

Waterloo, Ontario

Properties like this rarely come for sale! Stop looking for a cottage to work from home, when one is waiting for you, minutes from Uptown Waterloo. Lovingly maintained and wonderfully updated bunglow, on a huge 56 x 175 lot, complete with detached - approximately 950 sq. ft. garage/workshop. Large, updated kitchen, with gorgeous hardwood flooring and appliances included. Gas fireplace, formal dining room with walkout to yard, two bedrooms and an updated bathroom completes the main floor. The finished basement has its own side entrance, another bedroom, full bathroom, rec room and laundry room. The detached workshop/garage is a hobbyist/car enthusiast's dream, and must truly be seen to appreciated. All new windows and doors (2017). Long driveway with drivethrough gate access ensures ample parking. Huge deck with privacy fence and gazebo (2011), room for a pool and even a vegetable or fruit garden. Must truly be seen to be appreciated. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 980

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

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