Grand River North

Neighbourhood Guide_Grand River North

Grand River North is a newer neighbourhood bordering Breslau that’s steadily growing.

Located in Kitchener East, the community is built for families who truly enjoy the great outdoors.

You’ll find most of the homes are detached houses built between 1981 – 2001 and almost all are owned (97% to be exact.)  Buying a home in either Grand River North or Grand River South is an excellent choice if you have an active family lifestyle.

Generally, public school children who live in Grand River North start their school journey at Mackenzie King Public School and attend until grade 6. They finish grades 7 & 8 at Stanely Park Public School before going on to high school at Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Catholic school students begin at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School from JK – grade 8. After graduation, they take school bus transportation to St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School to complete their high school education.

A great perk of Grand River North is it has easy access to Highway 7, making it ideal for those commuting to work to Downtown Kitchener or Guelph. There are also plenty of outdoor escapes, like historic Kolb Park and the Grand River Trail.

Learn more about this growing area of Waterloo Region below and find out if buying a home in Grand River North is right for you and your family.

Location

Grand River North has a unique location in Waterloo Region. It sits on the East side of Kitchener bordering Breslau, an area that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. You can escape from the city easily for a day of outdoor activities, head to Guelph for shopping or the drive-in, or grab a flight from the Region of Waterloo International Airport – it’s just minutes away.

Amenities

Health Care

  • Medical Arts Skin Care Clinic
  • Carol Child MSW RSW Family Marriage & Individual Counselling
  • Champion Dental Hygiene
  • Vitalaire Healthcare 
  • Motion
  • Dr. Kennel Richard
  • Dr. Ryan Anthony
  • Dr. David Mee

Shopping & Services

Restaurants & Food Stores

Victoria Street is a main artery for Kitchener drivers and is lined with shops, restaurants, pubs, and services from dentists to valet car washes. Hungry? Try Korner Kitchen or grab dinner at the Victoria Street Market. The Market offers over 6,000 square feet of local, fresh foods including seafood, a butcher, and even a dry-ageing cooler. 

Just across Victoria Street, you’ll find a hub of events and activities – Bingemans! Year-round they have an arcade, escape rooms, an indoor playground, and a Boston Pizza restaurant with a King Pin bowling alley. In the summer, kids can play in the water park, grab a round of mini-golf, or spend the weekend camping with the family. Bingemans is also popular with locals for their big events: celebrations during Oktoberfest, a light show at Christmas, and a haunted house at Halloween.

Grand River North also has unique specialty shops sprinkled throughout the area, such as Sipologist Rachel Fairman. If you’re a fan of specialty tea and want to learn from professionals, Rachel Fairman offers classes and even parties for you and your guests.

Schooling / Child Care

For the most part, Grand River North students take school bus transportation throughout their education in Waterloo Region.

Public school students will attend Mackenzie King Public School from JK – grade 6 and complete their middle schooling at Stanley Park Public School. Stanley Park also offers students French Immersion and provides access to Band and String programs. For high school, Grand River North and South students all attend Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Catholic school students start at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. This elementary school provides multiple activities throughout the day to help elevate your child’s learning experience. From there, students complete their high school education at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.

Transit

35 Walk Score of 10 Huron Road Kitchener ON Canada42 Transit Score of 10 Huron Road Kitchener ON Canada56 Bike Score of 10 Huron Road Kitchener ON Canada

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  • GRT Routes: 204, 20, and 34

Grand River Transit (GRT) has three different routes that run in the area, mainly along the perimeter. They can connect you to some of the main transit hubs of the region like Fairview Mall and Conestoga Mall. You can also transfer to the ION Light Transit Rail to travel into the heart of the city: Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener.

Most residents in both Grand River North and South travel via personal vehicle, with only 3% of residents actively using the GRT. This is partially because these neighbourhoods and the surrounding area are still growing, and partially because Highway 7 is so close by.

But with the growing population in the area, it’s safe to assume more public transit access will come in future years.

Parks
  • Kolb Park
  • Natchen Hill
  • Rosenberg Park
  • Grand River Trail

One of the best features of Grand River North is that it is bordered b the beautiful Grand River itself.  Not only can residents enjoy water activities like kayaking and fishing, but many trails and parks are waiting for you to explore too.

Residents are fortunate to have the Grand River Trail run throughout the neighbourhood, which winds through Kolb Park. This green space is  tucked away behind Victoria Street, offering picnic areas access to longer trails along the river like the Walter Bean Trail.

Another hidden gem of the community is Natchen Hill, located in Grand River South just minutes away. This wooded park provides a little bit of peace and quiet for locals and playtime for families.

The Grand River North community is continuing to develop, while still keeping true to its nature-loving roots. If you’re a growing, active family looking for a new place to call home in Waterloo Region, we recommend looking into Grand River North.

Top Property Listings in Grand River North

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$649,998
619 WILD GINGER Avenue Unit# E29, waterloo, Ontario

619 Wild Ginger Avenue Unit# E29

Waterloo, Ontario

Fantastic! unique opportunity! Main floor zoned commercial with upper residential - Executive townhouse in Waterloo. Highly sought after Work from Home Situation with Fabulous Street exposure for signage and wonderful 3 Bedroom and 3 bathrooms residential above MXR zoned unit in desirable Laurelwood. Attention for investors looking for guaranteed income. More than 2000 sq ft commercial & living space. Offers 3 parking spots! Low condo fee, multi-level townhouse in Finished from top to bottom. First time buyer rental property licensed for 3. Or live on the upper floors and rent the lower levels. 2 full bathrooms. Within walking distance to great schools such as Abraham Erb PS & SJAM high school, bus routes and Food Basics Plaza. A short drive to both universities, YMCA, Costco, HWY 85 to 401 and so much more. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$489,000
699A HIGHPOINT Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

699a Highpoint Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to this beautiful 3 Bedroom link home in Lakeshore, in the desired North Waterloo location. Location is incredible, walking distance to schools, Laurel Creek Conservation Area, amenities and quick access to the highway. Walking inside you will be impressed with the modern floors, and the main floor living space with large windows for natural light. Good sized kitchen, with lots of storage and counterspace, and is open to the dining area for entertaining while you cook. Off the dining area is a glass sliding door to the deck, and large fenced in yard for outdoor activities. Moving upstairs you will find the primary bedroom, with double door closets, 2 additional bedrooms (both good sizes) and a lovely 4-piece bathroom, with beautiful finishes. Heading down to the finished basement you will find another living space. Whether it is a play area, an office, a workout area or another living room, having another finished living space is fantastic. Downstairs there is also an additional bathroom (2-piece), as well as the utility room, and additional storage. Looking for that new place to call home? Check out the virtual tour, the photos, floorplan and video! Contact your realtor and book a private viewing! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1065

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$685,000
611 OSPREY Drive, waterloo, Ontario

611 Osprey Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME! You've been waiting for just the right house.....you've found it here. As you walk up to this beautiful 4 level backsplit you'll appreciate the large double driveway and new front door giving a grand entrance. Inside you'll come straight into the foyer and soak in the space. The large living room and dining room features a lovely skylight, vaulted ceilings and large front window. The renovated kitchen offers granite counters, stainless steel appliances, an eat-in area and convenient access to the yard. A newly redone patio, shed and private fenced yard is exactly what your family has been looking for. Upstairs you'll find the 3 good sized bedrooms and the main bathroom. The primary bedroom offers a 3-piece ensuite bathroom for your convenience. Downstairs you'll discover yet another bedroom/office and another 3 piece bathroom. Room for the entire family and certainly a great set up for guest accomodations or inlaw set up. The large family room is open to the kitchen level and offers large windows and a gas fireplace. Yet another level below offers laundry, storage and unfinished room perfect for a gym! Lots of potential here if one wanted to finish off even more space. This lovely family home won't last. Book your showing today! VIRTUAL SHOWING LIVE ON FACEBOOK: 4pm Saturday March 6th (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1094

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$799,000
219 BUTTERCUP Court, waterloo, Ontario

219 Buttercup Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Prime Laurelwood Greenbelt lot !! Location to raise family, location that entitles you to all the pleasures of West Waterloo! Top rated schools,Short Walking distance from SJAM High School, This one owner brick and stucco front, finished on all levels with a walkout basement and oversize windows to bring in natural light, kitchenette, huge recreation room and 3 piece bath. and perfect as an independent in law suite. The main floor features 9 feet ceilings, maple kitchen, spacious dinette area, a great room with Brazilian cherry hardwood floor, that span across the back with more oversize windows, looking onto the pond/greenbelt area and view of the countryside plus the convenience of a powder room and laundry room/mud room with access door to garage. The upper level features 4 Bedrooms or 3 bedroom with an upstairs sunken family with double entry French doors with a den or walk-in closet. Has a nice deck from main floor. The master bedroom with Ensuite and walk-in closet is located at the back with large windows to take-in the view. Basement fully finished has 5th bedroom with closet and 2 big windows, Well maintained, all new Nylon premium carpet upstairs and close proximity to universities, conservation area, fitness center , shopping areas and bus route (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1963

Makey Real Estate Inc.

For sale
$829,900
604 MAYAPPLE Street, waterloo, Ontario

604 Mayapple Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 604 Mayapple Street, located in the desirable Vista Hills community. Beautiful house with high-end finishes with a 9ft ceiling, open-concept main. Hardwood flooring throughout. Custom Kitchen with soft-close cabinets, a large island with breakfast bar, beverage fridge, garbage pullout drawer, quartz countertops, under cabinet lighting, tall upper cabinets, built-in high-quality appliances with wall mounted-ovens, stove top and more. Dinette with beautiful glass-door cabinets and walkout to a deck. Hardwood staircase with iron pickets. Lots of  pot lights throughout.  Main floor laundry  room with sink, upper and lower cabinets and quartz countertop . Second floor features a Family Room, Master bedroom with walk out to a balcony , walking closet, Master  ensuite bathroom with freestanding tub, standing shower with glass door, rain shower and extra shower head, extra long vanity with double sinks and quartz countertop. Large main bathroom with separate space for a large vanity with quartz countertop. Spacious and bright Bedrooms. Second floor hallway with hardwood flooring, large linen closet and pot lights. Fully finished walkout basement, perfect for in-laws or mortgage help, features a kitchen and laundry room, an open concept living room, a bedroom with walk in closet,  a 3pc bathroom with glass door shower, double door to den and storage spaces. Walkout to a large basement-level deck. Come and see. A chance to call this home yours. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2400

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$631,000
21 ERBSVILLE Court, waterloo, Ontario

21 Erbsville Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Attention First Time Buyers & Investors! Fantastic detached home on a 41' x 116' lot in Upper Beechwood! Featuring 3 spacious bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, this spacious home is in ready to move in condition! This home has 1450 sqft of above ground living space plus a finished basement. All three bedrooms are a generous size, with the Master Bedroom having a walk in closet! Enjoy the walk out from the kitchen to a deck and backyard featuring mature trees and an enclosed chain link fence! Perfect yard for BBQ's / Kids to play / Dog owners! The main and upper floors feature newer laminate flooring, while the basement has newer carpet. Features a 1 car garage and spacious driveway. Enjoy this fantastic location with Costco 1.5km and The Boardwalk 2km away! Conveniently located only 3km University of Waterloo! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$89,900
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 266, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 266

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo. This well cared for trailer is located in highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation park! The extra spacious two-bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. Enter off the oversized porch (which is a great spot for your morning coffee) into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Carpet Free throughout and the flooring is both beautiful and durable! The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area and all appliances included! You'll love the sunny breakfast nook, or perhaps you prefer the formal dining room! 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and walk out to the back deck complete this great space! Keep cool with the AC and ceiling fans or relax in the park's in-ground pool! Your chance for cottage living is here, don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 857

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$649,000
707 BLACK CHERRY Street, waterloo, Ontario

707 Black Cherry Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 707 Black Cherry!! This perfect family home located in a great neighbourhood and close to all amenities has many appealing attributes; including two bonus rooms to utilize for that perfect space you have always dreamed about! Let your imagination take way and visualize an office space with a reading nook, the perfect open concept great room with a home theatre or a formal dining room area. The possibilities are endless!! With an open concept kitchen, dining and living room; this area makes this a great space to entertain friends & family or to socialize while preparing meals.The island in the kitchen is mobile and can be moved to suit your own needs.The living room displays patio doors that exit onto the back deck. The second floor has three moderate sized bedrooms to accommodate a growing family or extra office space, as well as a 4-piece bathroom. Do you require extra storage? The basement has an ample storage area. New door hardware throughout. Refreshed bathrooms with aesthetic upgrades. Maintenance alert - Keep water bills down in the summer months!! The front and backyard consist of stone, mulch and ground cover on mulch. The backyard has a raised flower bed that boasts beautiful perennials and bushes. Make this maintenance free area into your very own summer oasis. Do not miss this opportunity, it won't last long!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$37,500
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
$649,900
786 COLUMBIA FOREST Boulevard, waterloo, Ontario

786 Columbia Forest Boulevard

Waterloo, Ontario

Immaculate, well-cared for home in the highly desirable neighbourhood of Laurelwood in Waterloo. This 2-storey home is currently a 2 bedroom plus den but can easily be converted back into a 3 bedroom, including bright & spacious primary bedroom with a 3-piece ensuite and walk-in closet. The main floor is carpet free & cozy with a cottage feel, gas fireplace with stone feature wall and high, vaulted ceilings in the living room. The kitchen features granite, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. Backing onto greenspace, the private, fully-fenced yard is perfect for relaxing or entertaining and has a large deck that wraps the entire length of the house. Close to many amenities and tons of beautiful walking trails, minutes from The Boardwalk and top of line schools. Updated big ticket items - roof (2016), furnace (2019), A/C (2019) (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Twin City Grand Living Realty

For sale
$599,000
128 SUNPOINT Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

128 Sunpoint Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Three bedroom two bathroom home has room for everyone with a dining room and two living rooms on the main floor. There is even a bunky in the backyard for year round enjoyment. Make it your home office or a place for the kids. Enjoy home ownership in a great family neighbourhood with schools and parks nearby. Property being sold as is.Big windows and only ten years old, made in waterloo at Golden windows. New roof in 2019 as well new eavestrough and facia. Generous room sizes abound and the fireplace has a remote to control the temperature so you never need to adjust just enjoy. Cheater ensuite for master is a great convenience as well. Counter tops in kitchen 10 years old. Conservation is close and wonderfull to see the lake and nature paths. Northlake Woods is the public shool, drive by and check it out as it is a wonderfull school with a large play area. Farmers market only a short drive or walk to it on the many paths in the neighbourhood, close to farms and open spaces. Conestoga Mall is very close as well. Are you working from home, well there is a bunky with a cathedral ceiling, its own electrical heating and panel. The bunky boasts three windows and a sliding door, you need to go see how your new private office looks! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1830

Davenport Realty Brokerage

For sale
$114,900
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 207, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 207

Waterloo, Ontario

Your home away from home awaits. This coveteted double-wide corner lot with beautiful large tree in quiet 10 month section of park is your perfect escape from the city. This property boasts small gardens, gazebo, propane BBQ, Screened Sunroom and oversized poarch all perfect for seasonal entertaining, but within 10 mins to Waterloo allowing you great use out of this property. The trailer is both tastefully decorated and functionally laid out for open concept. This unit comes with just about everything you need included to make it move-in ready. INCLUDED Patio (deck): all patio furniture including the Propane BBQ Yard: All the furniture is included. firepit, patios set, gazebo, shed Sunroom: all the furniture, hutch, is included, except the flower pattern chair. Kitchen:All appliances large and small, breakfast table. Living room: Reclining couch and chair side tables lamps area rug, TV stand, TV all wall art, clocks. Bedroom: Queen size bed, lamp, washer and dryer. Bathroom: Wall art Also included: lawnmower, leaf blower, and gardening tools, ladder, outdoor lighting. Greenacres park is home to tons of great amenities such as a pool, ponds, recreational activities, mini golf and more plus it's only a short drive to Conestoga mall and the expressway! The park is closed Jan/Feb yearly and CANNOT be occupied those months. Land lease $7950+HST/year. As such traditional mortgages are not easily procured, however equity loans can be granted with money down. The park is a great community and while visitors are more than welcome to visit and visitor parking is located very close to the trailer, however rental of the units are not permitted. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 700

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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