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.


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.


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


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.


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

  • 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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69 PEPPLER Street, waterloo, Ontario

69 Peppler Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunity knocks at 69 Peppler St! Charming curb appeal is on display in this converted single family home. It is currently being used as a 5 bedroom licensed rental. The large L-shaped lot is a rare find this close to the Uptown core and would allow for a sizable addition. Convenient access to HWY 85 at the University Ave and Bridgeport ramps. New bike lanes and pedestrian friendly initiatives surround this area of Waterloo. LRT, shopping and dining all within a 10 minute walk of your front steps. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
121 University Avenue E Unit# 66, waterloo, Ontario

121 University Avenue E Unit# 66

Waterloo, Ontario

Five bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms! This affordable 1500 sq ft townhouse condominium offers an abundance of space for the money. It's located a short walk to Conestoga College Waterloo Campus and Wilfrid Laurier U. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. The main floor has 2 bedrooms or they make great home offices. There are sliders from the eat-in kitchen to a shaded patio. There is regular bus service along University Avenue and the expressway is just 2 minutes away. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

For sale
1709 -  225 HARVARD Place, waterloo, Ontario

1709 - 225 Harvard Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 1709-225 Harvard Pl. This very quiet unit is on the top floor (Penthouse) and has been totally renovated. New flooring throughout, 2x new bathrooms (Master Ensuite and Main), new kitchen appliances, lighting, ceiling fans etc. Bedrooms feature new closets with built in wardrobes. Excellent location near the expressway and close to the universities, groceries and many restaurants. Very desirable east facing unit with enclosed balcony/sun room. Utilities are included in the condo dues! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
99 WEBER Street S, waterloo, Ontario

99 Weber Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Well built Bungalow on a corner lot! RMU-20 Zoning could allow for future development. This 2+ Bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is a fantastic opportunity to downsize to single floor living, or for a savvy investor, or young family getting into the market. Spacious kitchen with tile floor and entrance from garage. Original hardwood throughout the main floor is in great shape. The third bedroom was converted into open concept living room / Dining room - seller willing to change back. Downstairs you'll find a laundry room with possibility of a second bathroom, and two more rooms awaiting your finishing touches. Basement could be converted into an accessory apartment, with a separate entrance into the back yard. The backyard offers a private deck with pergola and good sized lawn. Great location with easy access to uptown Waterloo and expressway, don't miss your chance to see this Beautiful home! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
16 -  12 BRIDGEPORT Road E, waterloo, Ontario

16 - 12 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

Calling all Investors or Parents of students studying locally! City approved rental, can generate $25,000+ Potential Gross Income. Originally a boot & shoe factory in the early 1900's this building was converted to residential living, keeping character of the industrial era. Exposed brick & beam give this building a trendy cool vibe, any renter will love. $45,000 was spent to completely renovate this unit in 2018, including new kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, all new paint and many other touches. This unit features 5 large bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Building Amenities include media party room, secure bike storage and on-site laundry. Desirable location for students, close proximity to Universities, LRT, bus routes, grocery stores, bars, restaurants and parks. 91 Walk Score, a "walkers paradise". An opportunity you don't want to miss! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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114 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

114 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Search no further, take this cash cow home today. Fully-leased 5 bedroom D2-licensed rental unit produces $2590 monthly until April 2021. Then, you may adjust the rent to match the current market level; Property located on bus route, close to all amenities. Current tenants walk to school; if you want to separate the basement as an in-law unit, you only need to install one door back at the ground floor hallway. Or better yet, the RMU-20 zoning makes it possible to realize your developing dreams (Do your own due diligence, check your plan with the city). Check it out, and prepare to be impressed! Please see SUPPLEMENTS for floor plan, zoning, and Form 161. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1000 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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1105 -  375 KING Street N, waterloo, Ontario

1105 - 375 King Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Fantastic location and a view that goes on and on and on! Close to shopping, transit and the Expressway this spacious 2 bedroom condo gives you the space and storage you are looking for. This was a custom design (originally a 3 bedroom plan) allows for a 20 x 11 foot 2nd bedroom or den. The master bedroom offers a 2 piece en-suite and a 1/2 walk-in closet. The bright, white kitchen offer 2 appliances, double door pantry and telephone desk. There is ceramic tile flooring in the foyer, laundry room, kitchen and both bathrooms. Easy to care for laminate floors in both bedrooms, living and dining rooms. Step out from the sliding door off you living room and check out the awesome view. Other fabulous extras include in-suite laundry room, 2 linen closets, a hallway walk-in storage closet plus a separate storage locker in the basement. The building amenities are located on the 20th and 21st floors. Currently undergoing a complete renovation is the pool and sauna area plus party room, exercise room and more! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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307 -  188 King Street S, waterloo, Ontario

307 - 188 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Fantastic southern exposure, one bedroom with hardwood floors at the Red Condominiums in Uptown Waterloo! Super kitchen with quartz counters ('19), stainless steel appliances and tiled backsplash. The bedroom features a built in custom closet, and privilege to the bathroom with updated vanity ('19). Alexa/Google enabled smart dimmers throughout! Floor to ceiling Juliette-style windows. Building amenities: party room, gym and rooftop patio. Nearby features & attractions include: Vincenzo's, boutiques, Universities, Grand River Hospital and the location is LRT convenient! Shows very well! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 603 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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414 -  188 S King Street, waterloo, Ontario

414 - 188 S King Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the RED building and living in vibrant uptown Waterloo. The Red Building offeris amenities such as game room, party room, gym and roof top terrace. Did you know this building is leading the way to zero waste with recycling and organic waste programs. This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium offers a great entertaining space. Large kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and granite counter tops. Large master bedroom with en-suite and large walk in closet. Large balcony allows for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. A quick stroll out your front door brings you over to Vincenzos, Bauer Kitchen and many boutique food and clothing shops, Uptown offers you fitness and yoga studios, restaurants only a short distance away from 188 King Street South. Leave your car parked in your underground spot and explore, Iron Horse Trail, Spur Line trails, visit Belmont Village all on foot or bike. If you want to venture on the LRT the Allen street stop is right out your front door. Your uptown Waterloo maintenance free lifestyle awaits you, see you soon! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 978 sqft

Schmidt & Company Inc.

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703 -  375 King Street N, waterloo, Ontario

703 - 375 King Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

BETTER THAN NEW! 1,175 sq.ft. 3 bedroom condominium. Professionally renovated to create open concept kitchen, dining and living rooms. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, undermount sink and gleaming white cabinets. Private balcony with panoramic cityscape views and natural light floods throughout. New flooring, in-suite laundry, underground parking, all inclusive condominium fee: heat, central air, hydro, water, amenities, parking, storage locker and maintenance. On site facilities include: indoor pool, sauna, games room, library, full woodworking shop, hobby room, exercise room with equipment and running track, billiards/ party room and car wash! Excellent location close to uptown Waterloo and convenient to Conestoga Mall and expressway. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1175 sqft

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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1213 -  191 King Street S, waterloo, Ontario

1213 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Suite #1213 in the desirable Bauer Lofts! This stunning corner unit offers 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 full bathrooms and an open concept floor plan.  Featuring high, exposed concrete ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and exceptional views from virtually every room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tile backsplash, large island and plenty of cupboard space. The stunning great room serves as the perfect backdrop to an elegant evening of entertaining or a quiet night at home.  From the great room step out onto the large terrace,  this northwest facing outdoor space features unencumbered views and is a wonderful extension to your living space.  The den with a built-in desk and bookcase, is a perfect place for a home office.  Enjoy amenities such as a fitness center, large party room with kitchen, and a terrace equipped with barbecues. Conveniently located in sought after Uptown Waterloo.  This unit comes with 2 owned parking spaces and 1 storage unit. Steps from Vincenzo's, Bauer Kitchen, Bauer Bakery, shops, and more. This building is located directly on the LRT line, and within close proximity to the Iron Horse Trail, Downtown Kitchener and Belmont Village.  Call today for your private showing! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1264 sqft

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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B -  49 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

B - 49 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario


4 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.