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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For sale
$399,900
181 KING Street Unit# 812, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street Unit# 812

Waterloo, Ontario

Impressive 1 bedroom condo located in much sought after Circa 1877 Building in Uptown Waterloo! This 723 square ft Jackpine model with Juliet balcony features spacious kitchen with built in oven, cook top, integrated fridge and dishwasher and island, 4 pc bath, in-suite laundry. Circa Buildings amenities are top of the market include outdoor salt water pool and terrace, fully equipped fitness, Yoga studio, Guest suite, entertainment lounge, restaurant service, car share. LRT located just outside, close to restaurants, shopping, parks, Grand River Hospital, smartphone technology. This condo has no parking spot (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 723

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$450,000
388 OLD HURON Road Unit# 23C, kitchener, Ontario

388 Old Huron Road Unit# 23c

Kitchener, Ontario

Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath condo, carpet free main floor, high end finishes throughout - kitchen features Caesar Stone counter top, backsplash, oversized island, stainless steel appliances, some porcelain flooring. Open concept dining & kitchen area, main floor laundry, bright living room with walkout to deck (no rear neighbours), and under deck storage. The upper level features a spacious primary bedroom with double closets, 2 additional bedrooms and 4 pc bath. Assigned parking convenient right front of unit. This home is ideal for first time homeowners, empty-nesters or investors. Excellent location, minutes to the 401, schools, and all amenities, also conveniently located close to Doon Heritage Village, Huron Natural Park (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1420

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$599,999
157 MAYFIELD Court, waterloo, Ontario

157 Mayfield Court

Waterloo, Ontario

THIS IS THE ONE! Quiet court? CHECK! Amazing back yard? CHECK! Space for the WHOLE family?? CHECK! 2 fireplaces? CHECK! 4 bedrooms? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK! This backsplit has it all! Call your agent, this one's not going to last!! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1436.3000

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$489,900
54 BRENDAWOOD Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

54 Brendawood Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

A MUST SEE. COZY 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW LOCATED ON A QUIET MATURE STREET. NEAR ALL AMENTITIES AND READY TO JUST MOVE IN WITH UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATH. THERE IS ALSO A SIDE ENTRANCE TO THE BASEMENT. PLENTY OF POTENTIAL. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 900

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$465,000
511 QUIET Place Unit# 1, waterloo, Ontario

511 Quiet Place Unit# 1

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Quiet Place - bright, spacious and modernized suites ready to call home! Exceptional value: with 1300+ SF with a finished basement! Note: contemporary kitchen with glass back splash, island and stunning quartz countertops, four updated bathrooms, open concept main floor with recent upgrades and updates including: second and basement level carpet, fresh paint, furnace (2015), central air (2015), appliances, plumbing, ESA approved electrical and roof (2021). Note that one parking spot - garage - is included in price. End unit! This opportunity will work well for family looking for affordable home, investor seeking turn key rental income or even parent looking for a place for their university-bound child and friends. Reasonable condo fees of just: $272.01 include water, landscaping, snow removal, insurance, private garbage removal and common element maintenance. 10 minute walk to Research and Tech LRT stop. Close to bus stops and quick access to University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. Easy walk to amenities of Albert MacGregor Community Centre. Great proximity to common staples including beer, coffee, pizza, pharmacy and several restaurants as well future Clemmer redevelopment site. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1321

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$549,000
250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 202, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 202

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 202-250 Glenridge Dr. Check out this beautiful 1970 sq foot condo in the lovely Glen Royal building in Waterloo. The unit is an open concept with living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen and insuite laundry. Enjoy the hardwood floors, large rooms and the 2 balconies, 2 of the bedrooms have access to the balconies. The master bedroom is spacious with a lovely ensuite bathroom boasting granite counters and tile shower as well the master has a large walk in closet. The second 4-piece bathroom is conveniently located between the other 2 bedrooms. The modern kitchen is welcoming with stainless steel appliances including fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave and off the kitchen is the laundry/storage room. The complex has several amenities including underground parking, an indoor pool, sauna, party room and an outdoor gazebo, tennis and a storage unit for those extra items. It is close to shopping and the expressway. Don't miss this one! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$315,000
375 KING Street N Unit# 301, waterloo, Ontario

375 King Street N Unit# 301

Waterloo, Ontario

Prime Waterloo location! Close to all Amenities, Schools, Shopping, Expressway, Universities. Features a Spectacular kitchen that is an entertainers delight with beautiful counter tops, large island for additional seating and a Separate Dining Room. The master bedroom with ensuite is large and roomy! With 2 additional bedrooms, there is plenty of room for the Growing family. Bright and Spacious with a Beautiful View from the balcony overlooking front gardens! Totally Modernized with Superb High-end Finishes a Must-see! Move-in Ready with All existing appliances included. All Inclusive Fee: covers Heat, Hydro, Utilities, Building Insurance, Central Air Conditioning, Common Elements, Exterior Maintenance, Parking, Storage Locker, Private Garbage Removal. This Building has Fantastic Amenities on-Site: CAR WASH, Indoor pool, sauna, games room, library, full woodworking shop, hobby room, exercise room with equipment and running track, billiards & party room. Call today to book your private showing! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

New Way Realty Inc.

For sale
$789,900
11 DEVITT Avenue N, waterloo, Ontario

11 Devitt Avenue N

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunity to hit 2 birds with 1 stone! This Legal Duplex 3 Bedroom 2 bathroom is fully renovated and would check the box off for many homeowners, in addition it has the added benefit of a 800 Sf legal 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit as a source of added income. Located within walking distance to Uptown Waterloo in a desirable neighbourhood on a 44Feet Wide by 154 Feet Deep lot with RMU-20 Zoning provides options for future growth. 1,600 Square feet above grade and 600 Square feet in the basement makes this a roomy and bright place to call home for either tenants, landlord or homeowner. The Seller has spent thousands of dollars and prepared this property for maintenance free Transition. Brand new designer Kitchen, High Quality Luxury vinyl flooring, fresh paint, 2015 New roof, 2010 New Facia, Eves and Siding, 2018 Owned Furnace & Gas Hot Water Tank, 2020 Water Softener, modern tilt and turn windows throughout, 2 hydro Meters, both units have their own laundry, Security lighting, The detail that went into all the finishes can only be Appreciated in person, although the 3D Virtual Tour does help showcase this Duplex to the masses. Property will be Vacant upon possession, Upstairs 2 bedroom Unit WAS rented for $1,350/month + Hydro and the Main Floor 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath would easily fetch $2,300/month given the extensive remodel. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1596

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty

For sale
$599,990
15 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

15 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 15 Marshall St, Waterloo. This almost al brick detached home is located meters away from prime location of King St and University Ave intersection; in other words its located in golden pocket of Waterloo. Only steps away from both the universities and Conestoga College. This is carpet free 5 Bedroom licensed Rooming house with extra room in basement with possibility of extra income. 200 AMP circuit breaker, SS laundry, all very spacious bedrooms, separate entrance for the basement. Why buy a condo with high maintenance fee while you can secure a freehold detached house with 4 car parking space. Rooms were rented 525/m. Vacant property for selection of your own tenants at new rates. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$524,900
181 KING Street S Unit# 607, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street S Unit# 607

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunities do not come around like this very often. Here is your chance to live in the most sought-after Condo in Uptown Waterloo. Welcome to Circa 1877. Located on the 6th floor, this unit showcases a private 436 square foot terrace with panoramic views of Uptown. Enjoy your spacious terrace while watching the sunset and entertaining friends by adding a gas bbq and possible hot tub. This is truly a unique condo lifestyle. Inside the condo you will find an additional 828 square feet of a perfectly appointed One Bed plus Den Douglas Model. Features and upgrades include: quartz countertops, kitchen island with breakfast bar, integrated refrigerator, built in cooktop, custom closets organizers in bedroom and bathroom, ceramic backsplash, floor to ceiling windows, and an efficient forced air heating/cooling system with your insuite hybrid heat pump. Circa comes with amenities like no other, including an outdoor salt water pool and terrace, restaurant service to room, entertainment lounge, fully equipped fitness and yoga studio, guest suite, underground parking, car share, and electric vehicle charging station. Located in the heart of Waterloo, walking distance to fine dining restaurants, shopping, LRT, parks, and all the premium amenities Uptown offers. This Condo offers something special for the person looking for a relaxed lifestyle while living in luxurious surroundings. Call today for more information and your private showing. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 828

Condo Culture

For sale
$4,950,000
720 COUNTRY SQUIRE Road, waterloo, Ontario

720 Country Squire Road

Waterloo, Ontario

You'll love this TROPHY HOUSE set on a Coveted 40 acre BEAUTIFULLY REFINED COUNTRY ESTATE. A gated entrance and winding drive leads up to the Exquisite Stone Mansion with CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, designed by Paul Roth; acclaimed architect for a select collection of significantly Magnificent & Magical Estate Properties! STUNNING FOREST with trails for rejuvenating nature walks, snowshoeing, x-country skiing & forest bathing. Picturesque, prized spring-fed pond with tiered armour stone retaining walls, offering canoeing & fishing. Impressive open-plan architectural-design ensures gorgeous views from every room of this EXTRAORDINARY HOME-HAVEN! Impressive wrap-around stone terrace (approx 1,000 SF), where you will discover welcoming gathering areas for outdoor relaxation & tranquil panoramic views of this NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL Setting. Luxurious 10,070 SF Manor Home - a Peaceful 40-acre Sanctuary bordering the rolling countryside of Woolwich Township & Waterloo! The well-planned elevator between the main level & lower level is a convenient method for accessibility within this home. STUNNING Lower Level featuring a second kitchen, home theatre, home gym and a Distinctively Grand 39' x 34' open-span living space providing a multitude of home entertainment or hobby possibilities. This Grand Home welcomes an entrepreneur seeking a splendidly private and quiet LIVE/WORK LIFESTYLE. Glorious private ultra-exclusive setting with sculpted gardens. Over 20 species of mature trees. This stylish home is a Joy in all Seasons! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4458

Whitney & Company Realty Limited
RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,525,000
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 2401, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 2401

Waterloo, Ontario

Enjoy spectacular unobstructed panoramic views from the penthouse in Waterloos most prestigious building, Waterpark Place. One of the unique features of this light filled penthouse suite is the opportunity to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets. The attention to design and quality is evident as soon as you open the door. Morning sunrises can be enjoyed from the breakfast area with its own butler pantry. The gourmet Chervin kitchen includes a dual function fridge, double drawer dishwasher, pull out bar fridge/freezer, built in microwave and convection ovens. High quality custom cabinetry with quartz counters and a large island are perfect for entertaining. The formal dining room allow your guests to enjoy the expansive view that changes as the city lights come on. Enjoy the open concept living room, complete with a gas fireplace, built in custom cabinets and remote controlled blinds that complete the exquisite design. There are two balconies that offer an unparalleled outdoor viewing experience. The generous office that has its own balcony access, could easily be used as a guest suite and is perfectly located across the hall from the main bathroom with heated floors and walk in shower. The master bedroom has a luxury 5 piece ensuite with heated floors, an elegant soaker tub, oversized glass shower and double sinks, complimented with his and her walk-in closets. A thoughtful design includes a vanity table and lighting with a pull out make-up cabinet in her closet. The spacious laundry room with quartz counters, cabinetry, under cabinet lighting and a deep laundry sink. This suite includes two underground parking spots in close proximity of the elevator on the first parking level. The unit has a large in-suite storage room and a locker on the parking level. Waterpark Place offers an indoor pool, sauna, gym, party room, guest suite, gazebo with bbq area. This prime location is walking distance to Uptown Waterloo. Enjoy the Spur Line Trail. Close to Expressway and LRT. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2265

Peak Realty Ltd.

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