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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$315,000
225 HARVARD Place Unit# 504, waterloo, Ontario

225 Harvard Place Unit# 504

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 504-225 Harvard Place, a popular well-managed complex. This spacious two-bedroom condo features a large bright and inviting living & dining room, enclosed balcony for further entertaining and relaxing, and convenient in-suite storage space. The sizeable galley kitchen hosts loads of cabinetry and counter space allowing for easy meal preparation. Moving down the hallway, discover a four-piece family bathroom, and a second bedroom currently used as a Den. The master suite has a walk-thru closet that leads to your private two piece en-suite. Centrally located in a great Waterloo location minutes from the Universities and right off the Conestoga Parkway. The Building is conveniently beside a Zehr's grocery store that you can walk to right from the third-floor exit. Fantastic amenities include party room, games room, workshop, sauna, fitness room, and tennis court. Excellent value in low condo fees which include heat, hydro, water, underground parking, and plenty of visitor parking. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 941

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$575,000
105 ELGIN Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

105 Elgin Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Desirable Brick BUNGALOW on Full-Sized Lot in established neighbourhood, lovingly maintained and updated by Original Owners since 1959! SEPARATE SIDE ENTRANCE leading to lower level offers many possibilities. A bright and cheerful sunroom with sliding door to the dining room, plus cozy enclosed front porch, allows more living space than Square Footage would suggest. All three bedrooms boast timeless hardwood flooring, and more strip hardwood can be found under the carpet in the living room, like Buried Treasure. The Kitchen overlooks the dining area, and updated with classic oak cabinetry. All Major Appliances come with home including dishwasher and built-in microwave. An updated four piece main bath with tub/shower helps ensure a move-in ready home purchase. Furnace and AC were replaced in November 2015. Newer vinyl windows, doors and roof helps keep things worry-free. Fully finished basement with L-shaped Rec Room features the warmth & ambience of a gas fireplace. A lower Bonus Room with window could serve as a guest bedroom, home school space or home office. Water softener and hot water heater are owned. Central Vac saves lugging a heavy vacuum unit. 100 amp service panel with breakers and copper wiring. The 120 foot deep rear yard has space for a garden, kid's play equipment and pets to run, and is fenced with sturdy galvanized painted metal. Detached Garage for cars, toys or workshop. Parking in driveway for 7 vehicles (4 side by side). Close to Public Transit, Schools, Universities, Shopping & Restaurants. Quick Expressway Access. Book your Showing! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1094

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$2,999,900
1425 SAWMILL Road, conestogo, Ontario

1425 Sawmill Road

Conestogo, Ontario

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME LOCATED IN THE QUAINT VILLAGE OF CONESTOGO WITH GRAND RIVER ACCESS! This sprawling 4641 sq. ft, 4 + 2 bedroom home is situated on a 500-foot wide lot with triple car garage plus double car detached garage. The 1.25 acre parcel is surrounded by mature trees and offers serene and tranquil views. Follow the interlock driveway through the gates and you are immediately impressed by this custom built home. Inside, the gorgeous family room greets you with soaring ceilings and the focal point stone fireplace. The adjoining eat-in kitchen boasts solid wood custom cabinetry, tile back-splash, quartz countertops with an expansive breakfast bar and Viking stainless-steel appliances. Separate from the main living space, the master suite is tucked privately to the rear of the home and features a luxurious ensuite bathroom with stand-alone soaker tub and a walk-in closet. An office, dining room, laundry room and mud room complete the main floor. Heading up the wood and iron spindle staircase, past the open to below loft, are 3 spacious and bright bedrooms, each with private ensuites and walk-in closets. Entertaining guests will be easy in the fully finished basement which features a rec room with bar area, and a double sided fireplace shared with the family room. Cozy up with your loved ones, some popcorn and watch a movie in your personal theater room, or relax and unwind in 2 additional bedroom with a shared 5-piece ensuite. Mirroring this homes inner beauty is the personal paradise that awaits outside. The striking covered patio with vaulted ceiling, seating area and outside kitchen offers more space to entertain family and friends while enjoying the inground pool or grab your canoe and head down the path to the river. All this in a convenient location just minutes to Uptown Waterloo and less than 10 minutes to Conestoga Mall, RIM Park, Grey Silo and Conestogo Golf courses. This exquisite home is just what your family needs. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 4641

Rego Realty Inc.

For sale
$859,900
30 REGINA Street N, waterloo, Ontario

30 Regina Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Great opportunity to own a beautiful and spacious single detached property in the central of uptown Waterloo with U1-20 zoning allows for numerous businesses, many possibilities and future development. Steps to Waterloo uptown centre, cityhall, the LRT, restaurants, banks, shops, and highway. Currently use as a legal 7 bedrooms licensed student rental property. Great income and low maintenance. Many upgrades including roof 2019, laminate flooring 2019, plumbing 2018, paint 2019, newer kitchen and bathrooms. U1-20 zoning allows for 6 storeys and up to 450 bedrooms mix-usage commercial and residential building, primary uses are including: retail, office, entertainment, and institution, etc. (id:30922)

9 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$729,900
212 WASHINGTON Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

212 Washington Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

This is a rare find, country in the city! Extensively renovated Raised Bungalow on almost 1/2 acre lot (0.493 acres). This is cottage life in the city and only 3 minutes to the Expressway!! The kids can hike and camp while the adults -nature watch-! Walk out to your own private forest with trail and firepit. The home is set back from the street approx. 90 ft. The views from the Kit, Liv & Din rms, main bath & bedrooms are tranquil & inspiring. This home is virtually carpet free except for the stairs leading down to the finished lower level with its own entry from garage. The rec room features a gas fireplace and kitchenette, possible in-law setup. Some of the updates in 2020 include: new kitchen with laminate floor & granite counters, BOTH upper & lower bathrooms completely renovated, lower level flooring, lower level bar/kitchenette, new insulated garage door, new roof, new air cond-n and more... Also, money saving features like: new Hi Efficiency gas furnace and R-60 attic insulation (both 2020). Oversized single garage and ample driveway parking for 6+ vehicles. There is so much more to this property. Do not miss this opportunity!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1277

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$639,900
25 ERBSVILLE Court, waterloo, Ontario

25 Erbsville Court

Waterloo, Ontario

STUNNING HOME READY MOVE-IN AND ENJOY! Welcome to this well cared for and maintained backsplit in best location of Waterloo Bright bigger than it looks, you will be impressed upon entering this meticulously kept home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, well appointed living room, formal dining room, 1 gas fire places. Brand new beautiful laminate flooring on the main and lower level, finished basement, 4 cars long driveway with oversized garage. Located in popular desirable Upper Beechwood neighbourhood. Walking distance to schools, the Universities, shopping and public transportation, pond, park. This house is perfectly positioned close to some of the regions high ranking schools in Waterloo region. Do not miss this opportunity and show today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$385,000
279 BLUEVALE Street Unit# 61, waterloo, Ontario

279 Bluevale Street Unit# 61

Waterloo, Ontario

This 3 bedroom town house is located in desirable Waterloo, close to all amenities including schools, public transportation, parks, expressway, universities, grocery stores and Conestoga Mall. The bright open main level features a roomy foyer, eat in kitchen with tiled floors, family room overlooks dining room with walkout to a private back yard. Single car garage, laundry in basement, easy access to highway 8, don't wait. This family home is ready to move in. Great for first time home buyers and investors. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1195

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$599,900
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 502, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 502

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Waterpark Place, one of the most sought after condominiums in Kitchener-Waterloo, located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. Perched in the trees with expansive windows and light-filled rooms overlooking one of Waterloo's oldest and most beautiful neighbourhoods, this corner unit has nearly 1,500 sq. ft. of luxury living space that includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, including a master ensuite with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Relax by the fireplace in the open concept living and dining room including a solarium, tastefully renovated kitchen and a large private terrace to soak in the morning sun. Enjoy fabulous amenities such as an indoor pool, well-equipped fitness center, large party room with catering kitchen, library and billiards room. Stroll through professionally maintained, picturesque grounds with a community garden next door. Spend warm days in the gazebo overlooking the pond, or take a walk to Uptown Waterloo with its inviting array of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, grocery stores, and more. Peaceful and tranquil, yet just minutes to the expressway, the new LRT and Grand River Transit, Waterpark Place is the perfect location for those seeking the carefree condo lifestyle. Unit includes one exclusive parking space and one exclusive locker. Book a private showing today and see the Waterpark Place lifestyle for yourself. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$549,900
54 BLUE SPRINGS Drive Unit# 44, waterloo, Ontario

54 Blue Springs Drive Unit# 44

Waterloo, Ontario

Here is your opportunity to own a beautiful, executive, and highly sought after 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Willowells Condo! Updates and luxury abound in this 1779 square ft. open concept unit that features stunning views of the surrounding forest and lake. Enter the stylish and modern kitchen to find professionally painted cabinets, new ceramic tile floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances (included). Relax and read the newspaper or entertain family and friends in the eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light and picturesque scenery! The living room welcomes you with a cozy fireplace while the dining room features lovely built-ins and leads to a large, open balcony with high-end composite decking. Prepare to be pampered in the spacious and elegantly appointed master bedroom with a newer ensuite complete with a gorgeous, large, walk-in glass shower and vanity. The second bathroom was also updated in 2018. There is an in-suite laundry for your convenience as well. Other amenities include an underground parking spot and a large storage unit. The Condo Complex replaced the windows and doors in 2017. Step outside of your condo to find a tranquil resort-like setting with local hiking trails and your own private forest with mature trees and calming water. A wonderful, private haven is at your fingertips - yet is also located very close to Conestoga Mall, stores, restaurants, movie theatres and more. The Expressway, Manulife, big box stores, and Uptown Waterloo are only minutes away as well. Don't miss out - book your appointment today! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1779

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$619,900
1774 LOBSINGER Line, woolwich, Ontario

1774 Lobsinger Line

Woolwich, Ontario

Have you always dreamed of operating your own work-from-home business or hobby shop? This could be the opportunity youve been waiting for! A property packed with attractive advantages, set on an often sought-after but rarely found .45 acre lot with scenic country views. This 94 x 206 lot is a tradesman's delight with its oversized insulated double car garage and large detached 58 x 20 shop - fully equipped with electrical and plenty of storage! This would be a fantastic opportunity for a small business, with the shop offering more than enough room to fit all of your equipment and leaving the double car garage for personal use. This ideally positioned country property is conveniently located just outside of North Waterloo and sits only a few minutes driving time from Highway 85. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, one-and-a-half storey home is full of surprises; the rear addition offers a main floor in-law suite with a second Kitchen, additional bathroom and its own separate entrance at the back of the home. The furnace is just three years old and the main dwellings roof was replaced (2018), Garage roof (2014) and rear addition roof (2010). Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make your vision a reality. DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1702

Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd.

For sale
$305,000
58 BRIDGEPORT Road E Unit# 806, waterloo, Ontario

58 Bridgeport Road E Unit# 806

Waterloo, Ontario

North & west balcony & views for spectacular sunsets. This LARGE 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo well kept. Excellent location next to the Bridgeport Plaza & a short walk to uptown Waterloo. Covered parking spot is conveniently located near the rear of the building. Water is softened & condo fees include all utilities! WiFi in Lobby & Laundry! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1196

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$119,900
580 BEAVERCREEK Road Unit# 32, kitchener, Ontario

580 Beavercreek Road Unit# 32

Kitchener, Ontario

Affordable cottage-like paradise! A sought after neighborhood of Waterloo, and a well cared trailer. The perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. The extra spacious 2 bedroom park model trailer that is ready to be your summer family home. An oversized porch that is converted into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Quiet serene setting, beautiful gardens, ponds, community centre with pool where you can relax. Don't miss out the chance for a perfect getaway for your family. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1012

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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