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
$74,500
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 139, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 139

Waterloo, Ontario

Check out this affordable seasonal trailer with attached 3-season sunroom located at the edge of Waterloo. Enjoy a quiet vacation lifestyle for 10 months of the year (March-December). 1000 square feet combined trailer and sunroom addition. New laminate flooring in the hallway and kitchen. Windows replaced last year. New sunroom roof this year. New deck last year. Insulation added. Quiet serene setting, beautiful gardens, ponds, community centre with pool and hot tub. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 800

Red And White Realty 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
$275,000
375 KING Street N Unit# 506, waterloo, Ontario

375 King Street N Unit# 506

Waterloo, Ontario

One of the larger units this 1175 sq ft condo with 2 bed + den could be convert back to 3 bedrrm, 2 full baths one being a master ensuite! Accessible unit with great updates - Newer cherry kitchen, update bath plus accessible $5000 walk in-tub. Master ensuite, master walk in closet, balcony. Building has a pool, sauna, workout room plus stairs to a fun floor that features a workshop, staining room, games room etc. Walking distance to 2 universities, waterloo conestoga college, shopping etc. Easy access to expressway and waterloo farmers market. One underground parking included, one rents spot, storage locker. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1175

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$345,000
158 KING Street N Unit# 506, waterloo, Ontario

158 King Street N Unit# 506

Waterloo, Ontario

Great Location, One Bedroom plus den and Two Bathrooms in the Heart of Downtown Waterloo, Fully Furnished, Just bring your Suitcase and move in. Close to Both Universities, Shopping and Great Nightlife. Great for your Investment Portfolio or Owner Occupancy, This Unit includes Underground Parking and Two Lockers a $30k upgrade from the Builder. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 637

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$5,900,000
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. Live & work in Waterloo a top-tier Canadian-Best Tech Hub! Exquisite Stone Mansion with classical architecture & exceptional craftsmanship, designed by Paul Roth, renowned architect for a select collection of significantly Magnificent & Magical Estate Properties! Stunning forest with trails for rejuvenating nature walks. Picturesque, prized spring-fed pond with tiered armour stone retaining walls, offering canoeing & fishing. The open-plan was inspired by enchanting views from every window of this extraordinary home-haven! Impressive stone terrace, where you will discover welcoming gathering areas for entertaining, socializing, lounging outdoor relaxation & tranquil panoramic views of this naturally beautiful setting. Luxurious 10,750 SF Manor Home - a Peaceful Sanctuary in the City! The well-planned elevator between the main level & lower level is a convenient method for accessibility within this home. Stunning 6,080 SF lower level was designed for entertaining, welcoming friends, family & colleagues; oversized kitchen designed for posh catered events. Distinctively Grand 39' x 34' Ballroom featuring an open-span provides a multitude of entertaining possibilities plus a dedicated home theatre & gym. Glorious private ultra-exclusive setting with sculpted gardens. This stylish home is a Joy in all Seasons. This Is The One! Your One-in-A-Million opportunity to be a Country Squire! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4670

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

For sale
$99,500
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 16, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 16

Waterloo, Ontario

A cottage-like paradise with a backyard oasis, living just minutes from the city.Very affordable living in a sought after neighborhood of Waterloo.The extra spacious 2 bedroom Park Model Trailer is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway. Enter off the oversized porch, which is a great spot for your morning coffee.The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area. This home offers the perfect get away for retirees, snow birds or a family cottage! 10 month of the year trailer. Park Fees All landscaping, mini golf, swimming pool, activities land lease fees included in land fees tax $45 per year (Large trailer fee) Fee of $795.00/Monthly is for 2021 and park fee is $750/monthy for 2020. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1012

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$899,000
15 WILLOW Street, waterloo, Ontario

15 Willow Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Incredible opportunity in Uptown Waterloo! This property must be sold together with 19 Willow St., and could also be sold together with three neighbouring properties. 5 lots listed together in Uptown Waterloo for a total frontage of approx. 283.5' and a dept of approximately 100'. 15 and 19 Willow St. are zoned MR 25, and 11, 9, and 7 Willow St. are zoned U1-81. City is looking to intensify and this might be the perfect location for your new development. House is in excellent condition and could provide great income while projected plans are underway. Properties subject to GRCA approvals. With easy access to the expressway, public transit, public parking, schools, shopping, and restaurants, this is an opportunity not to be missed. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$749,000
19 WILLOW Street, waterloo, Ontario

19 Willow Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Incredible opportunity in Uptown Waterloo! This property must be sold together with 15 Willow St., and could also be sold together with three neighbouring properties. 5 lots listed together in Uptown Waterloo for a total frontage of approx. 283.5' and a dept of approximately 100'. 15 and 19 Willow St. are zoned MR 25, and 11, 9, and 7 Willow St. are zoned U1-81. City is looking to intensify and this might be the perfect location for your new development. House is in excellent condition and could provide great income while your projected plans are underway. Properties subject to GRCA approvals. With easy access to the expressway, public transit, public parking, schools, shopping, and restaurants, this is an opportunity not to be missed. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$312,900
225 HARVARD Place Unit# 1710, waterloo, Ontario

225 Harvard Place Unit# 1710

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the popular 'Bluevale Towers' located at 225 Harvard Place. This 2 bedroom penthouse unit has newer laminate floors throughout, updated kitchen & baths. The master bedroom offers a walk through closet leading to a 2pc ensuite. There is an enclosed balcony with a great view from the 17th floor, and also some storage in the unit. Condo fee includes all utilities. Secure underground parking for this unit is located close to the elevator, shared laundry facilities are on the main floor. Amenities include party room, games homes, fitness area, workshop, sauna and outdoor tennis court. Walking distance to shopping etc and great expressway access. Great opportunity for the First Time Buyer or Investor. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$675,000
78 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

78 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

A perfect investment property with 8 Beds and 3 baths. Main floor features 3 beds with shared 4-piece bathroom, one kitchen with appliances. Second floor also features 3 beds, 4- piece bathroom and kitchen with appliances included. Convenient Laundry. Fully finished basement with 2 beds and 3- piece bathrooms. Minutes away from University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. (id:30922)

8 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$489,900
250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 503, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 503

Waterloo, Ontario

This beautifully maintained executive condo at The Glenroyal is a truly wonderful place to call home! This 5th floor unit is close to 2,000 square feet of living space plus a storage locker, underground parking, tennis court, pool, sauna, hot tub, gym, party room and beautifully manicured grounds to enjoy. Featuring solid oak hardwood flooring throughout, new furnace and a/c (2019), all new exterior windows and doors, a custom stained glass accent window, built in library, in-suite laundry with additional storage and well appointed kitchen with a breakfast bar. Two full baths one with an extra deep whirlpool tub for relaxation, walk in showers, his and her sinks, ample storage space, and immaculately maintained ceramic tile surrounds. Enjoy the evening breeze on the open air balcony with beautiful views off the study or have your coffee any time of year on the sunny enclosed balcony off the family room. Well located seconds from expressway access, grocery shopping, transit and all amenities. There is no need to compromise on anything with this quiet, well managed building, perfect for down-sizers and retirees looking for a spacious unit, beautiful amenities and a maintenance free lifestyle!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

C M A Realty Ltd.

For sale
$2,499,900
670 EBYCREST Road, waterloo, Ontario

670 Ebycrest Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Craftsmanship at it's finest with a level of luxury & elegance rarely seen.Built with the utmost care & quality, this bungalow is in a class of it's own. Driving past the custom wrought iron gates,walking through the double mahogany doors & standing in the magnificent front hall is an experience to remember.The interior is opulent yet welcoming with barrel/tray & vaulted ceilings ranging between 10' & 14'/stone cast arches & niches thru-out/gourmet kitchen w island & 7 built-in top of the line appliances & granite countertops.The principal rms are generous in size,what you would expect from a home with over 8,000 sq.ft. of living space,yet they retain a comfortable & relaxed feel. The master suite occupies 1 wing of the home & is complimented by a dressing rm complete with floor to ceiling built-ins/ensuite with walk-in shower & spa room.The flooring has 32x32 porcelain tiles & wide plank flooring thru-out. French doors lead to a 30'x18' cedar deck w glass & metal railings.The staircase is a work of art made from solid maple & custom wrought iron & leads to a lower level made for entertaining.The recroom has a amazing custom bar outfitted with a built-in draft tap/HD projector & 130 screen/pool table/custom sitting areas & an abundance of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. There are extra bedrooms/exercise rm/den plus doors to a stamped concrete patio. 1,100 sq.ft. 4 car garage has enough rm for all the toys + the exposed aggregate drive to park 16 cars. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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