Forest Hill

Forest Hill homes For Sale

Forest Hill is a central Kitchener neighbourhood where many families choose to set down roots.

Forest Hill is a well-established area with mid-sized bungalows and side-split houses, most predating 1980. With convenient access to downtown Kitchener and it’s affordable housing market, Forest Hill is a prime location for young families.

Typically, public school students who live here attend either Southridge or Forest Hill Public School from JK-Grade 6 and complete Grade 7&8 at Queensmount Senior Public School. High school students in the area attend Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, which is also home to the Forest Heights Library.

If your children attend Catholic school, they will likely go to St. Paul’s Catholic School and move on to Resurrection Catholic Secondary School. Both schools offer French Immersion.

Living in Forest Hill also means that families can enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. With a nearby recreational facility and multiple parks, there are plenty of activities year-round.

Take a tour of the neighbourhood and explore why so many growing families are buying a home in Forest Hill.

Location

Forest Hill is located off of Highland Road in the Kitchener city centre, about 10 minutes from downtown. It has been a part of the Kitchener community since the 1960’s.

Amenities

Forest Hill Centre Mall and Highland Park Shopping Centre are both within walking distance which means shops, restaurants, hair stylists, churches, and healthcare professionals are all minutes away.

Take a look at the many amenities in Forest Hill:

Health Care

Shopping & Services

Restaurants & Food Stores

Churches

Schooling / Child Care

As the residents of Forest Hill are over 50% families, there are many options for schools both within the neighbourhood and nearby.

For Catholic schooling, St. Paul’s Catholic School offers kindergarten, elementary grades, and french immersion. Resurrection Catholic Secondary School is just a 10-minute drive down Fischer-Hallman Road.

Southridge Public School and Forest Hill Public School offer Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Once students graduate, they typically transfer to Queensmount Senior Public School (which offers grades 7 & 8 specifically) or Laurentian Public School (just a 4-minute drive down Westmount in Laurentian Hills.) 

Forest Heights Collegiate Institute high school is conveniently right beside Forest Hill in its sister neighbourhood, Forest Heights (a three minute drive for most parents and a 15 minute walk for most students.

Transit

41 Walk Score of 401 Forest Hill Drive Kitchener ON Canada50 Transit Score of 401 Forest Hill Drive Kitchener ON Canada49 Bike Score of 401 Forest Hill Drive Kitchener ON Canada

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  • GRT Bus Route 1, 2, and 12 all travel around and through Forest Hill
  • GRT Bus Route 1 will connect you with the ION in Downtown Kitchener
  • Easy Conestoga Parkway access 
  • Traffic lights at busy intersections
  • Wide bike lanes on main streets

Want to catch a show at Apollo Cinema downtown Kitchener? Need to grab some groceries from the Kitchener Market? Want to check out that food festival in Victoria Park? You’re in luck!

Forest Hill is bordered by some of the most direct routes in Kitchener: Fischer-Hallman Road, Highland Road, and Westmount Road. Plus Queen’s Blvd runs right through Forest Hill, making getting to Downtown Kitchener a simple bus ride.

The Conestoga Parkway also borders Forest Hill at Ruskview Road and Sweetbriar Drive, ideal for commuters and getting from one end of Waterloo Region to the other.

Parks & Recreation
  • Queensmount Park
  • Forest Hill Park
  • Southridge Park
  • Overlea Park
  • Queensmount Arena

Forest Hill is great for an active family lifestyle. It has four parks and Queensmount Arena, a hockey arena / skating rink recreation facility.

Forest Hill Park is a favourite spot, located right behind the Forest Hill Shopping Centre. It has a baseball diamond, playground, and picnic tables for lunch-time breaks.

There are also great parks for outdoor fun nearby, like ice skating and tobogganing at Lakeside Park (20 minute walk/4 minute drive) and playing soccer at Meinzinger Park (3 minute drive/15 minute walk).

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$425,000
20 -  12 Bridgeport Road E, waterloo, Ontario

20 - 12 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

Nearly $41,000 Potential Gross Income Available Here! Positive cash flow opportunity with just 20% down - boasting a projected 5 percent cap rate. This is the only 6 bedroom suite in the development! Suite was developed in 2002 utilizing industrial era (1900's) post and beam building shell. Uber cool with true loft feel. Bare naked brick, exposed post and beam, high ceilings. Character abounds! Many recent interior improvements. Bike room, games room and laundry cater to the occupants. Rental licensed, Class Z6 license - City approved. Walk Score of 97 - Walkers Paradise! Close to all amenities tenants desire including two LRT stops, Uptown and its shopping/night life scene, library, Waterloo Park as well as walking distance to both universities. Condo fees $730 per month which include exterior maintenance, water, garbage removal and a parking spot. Airbnb is permitted in this development. REALTOR.ca consumers - click on Brochure icon below for investor work sheet which has full financials, combined with contemporary financing, to show how this opportunity can work for you! Written lease in place to end of April. (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1599 sqft

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$499,900
10 Spring Street E, waterloo, Ontario

10 Spring Street E

Waterloo, Ontario

Nearly $24,000 of gross annual income with opportunity for more! Rental licensed, City approved turn key operation. Steel roof. All bedrooms above grade (no basement bedrooms). Unfinished basement with contemporary ceiling height. Loft common area. Parking for four vehicles in tandem. Tenants - who have been in place for several years - have signed termination notices effective end of August. Opportunity to increase rents substantially on re-rental. Work sheet with contemporary financing estimate available to show how the numbers can work for you. Buy with confidence pre-listing electronic inspection report available. Great, flexible zoning - Uptown 1 - which allows for a plethora of additional uses. Excellent opportunity located in the Heart of Uptown Waterloo. Steps to all of Uptowns amenities including restaurants, cafes, bars, and boutique shops. One block to WLU and Waterloo Park. Quick walk to University of Waterloo and two LRT stations. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1519 sqft

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$310,000
307 -  225 HARVARD Place, waterloo, Ontario

307 - 225 Harvard Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 307-225 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

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$679,900
322 DALE Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

322 Dale Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Renovated from top to bottom and inside to out this freshly duplexed and fully bylaw compliant backsplit conversion sits in Waterloos established and very desirable Glenridge enclave. Mature trees, deep lots and distinguished family homes; all only two minutes from the expressway and directly across University Avenue from the many amenities of Glenridge Plaza. 322 Dale Crescent has just this year been professionally and very stylishly converted into a legal duplex three good-sized bedrooms accompany spacious, open concept and brightly lit principal spaces in the upper unit. Fashionable contemporary touches like white cabinetry, stainless appliances, potlighting and a very chic hexagonal tile backsplash all grace the brand-new kitchen here, too. Downstairs, youll find an equally stylish and tidy one-bedroom unit. This entirely separate space features a handy new kitchen of its own, a good-sized living/dining space, and a large bedroom. Perfect as an in-law suite or a mortgage helper! Theres plenty of natural light downstairs as well, courtesy of the large windows and glass-paneled exterior side entrance. The deep, reverse-pie lot (85 x 173 feet) has all the room youll need to unwind, and the attractive side patio (accessible to both units) is the perfect place to while away a warm summers evening with friends and family. Kitchener-Waterloos market is red-hot right now call or click for more information before this ones gone! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1086 sqft

Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd.

For sale
$530,000
11 -  54 BLUE SPRINGS Drive, waterloo, Ontario

11 - 54 Blue Springs Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Don't miss this great opportunity to own a luxury 2 storey condo in the prestigious Willow Wells community. There are not many units which have the picturesque scenery of the pond from every window in the unit. Imagine waking up to your own waterfront in the city. As you walk into the large foyer you gaze into the kitchen with ample cabinet and granite countertops, additional pantry storage and a lovely eat in area with a view of the pond. Wander into the living room and dining room area with lots of windows to brighten up your living space. This area is a perfect entertaining room with a built in cabinet for cocktails, very spacious area for your dining room table adjoining the living room area . The patio sliding doors allow you to enjoy the interlocking brick patio with lots of room to sit and relax and has a partially covered area. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom has a walk in closet as well as a linen closet. No need to go up and down the stairs as the upstairs laundry makes it much more convenient . If this unit isn't perfect enough it also comes with 2 owned parking spaces! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Realty Executives Complete Properties Inc.

For sale
$1,850,000
1501 -  191 KING Street S, waterloo, Ontario

1501 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Urban living at its finest. This Manhattan-style penthouse is the best of Waterloo. Located in the heart of Canada's tech hub, some of the areas finest restaurants and boutique shopping is just an elevator ride away (Vincenzo's, The Bauer Kitchen). This stunning double penthouse offers grand, light-filled principal rooms with nearly 3-thousand square feet of interior living space. The private terraces offer an additional 12-hundred square feet with gas and water lines allowing you to dine or sip cocktails fireside. Immediately upon entry, you feel the warmth of this space. The view is breathtaking and the double-sided limestone fireplace divides the living/dining area while maintaining an open concept feel. The spacious Master with double walk-in closets features a spa-like ensuite which defines luxury with a free-standing back-lit soaker tub, double vanity, heated floors and steam shower. The distinctive arched, brick-lined entrance to the kitchen is another unique feature that warms this space. The granite island is a perfect place to uncork your favourite vintage from the 100-bottle wine fridge. Host or cater a large dinner party in the dining room which opens to one of your two private terraces. Large principal rooms feature floor to ceiling windows overlooking the heart of innovation in Canada and Waterloo's uptown. This penthouse is one of a kind in the Region and will impress even the most discerning Buyers. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2715 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$348,000
710 -  58 Bridgeport Road E, waterloo, Ontario

710 - 58 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

Condo living is the perfect option for trouble free living. This spacious suite does that and more at a modest price. So please read on... Black Willow Condominium, this well-maintained building has undergone many recent updates, including roof, fresh new exterior facade, windows, doors, balconies with glass railings, and exterior lighting. Inside is just as nice with updated kitchen and 2 full baths, featuring granite counters and heated flooring. This 1190 sq ft condo boasts a large sized living room with walkout to wraparound balcony There is ample storage throughout the unit, with walk-in storage room and a wall of storage cupboards in dining area. The laundry room on main floor is well-equipped and is very reasonable. Condo fees include parking, heat, hydro, and water. Manicured grounds, well maintained & set back far from Bridgeport Road make this an ideal choice for downsizing, first time buyer or investor. Located adjacent to Bridgeport Plaza (Walmart/Sobey's) & close to shopping, restaurants & amenities. Short walk to Uptown Waterloo. Call today to view. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Finest Realty Inc.