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

Source: www.walkscore.com
  • 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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$688,159
Lot 34 Foamflower Place, waterloo, Ontario

Lot 34 Foamflower Place

Waterloo, Ontario

To be built by Activa. The Twinleaf I Model - 2,357sqft. with double car garage. Activa semi-detached homes within the Community of Vista Hills come with quality standard such as granite counter tops in the kitchen, ceramic tile floors in bathrooms, laundry, mudroom and foyer, laminate flooring in main floor great room and kitchen/dinette, 9ft. ceilings on the main floor, master bedroom ensuite with glass shower door, 3 piece rough-in for future bath in basement, larger basement windows (55 x 30), brick to the main floor, siding to bedroom level, central air conditioner, HRV system, high efficiency furnace, energy star and much more. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2357 sqft

Peak Realty Ltd.
Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$1,297,000
408 RIDEAU RIVER Street, waterloo, Ontario

408 Rideau River Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Magnificent custom-built executive home offering over 4800 SF of beautifully finished living space, backing protected forest w/ in-ground pool in the desirable & family-oriented neighbourhood of Conservation Meadows! This lovely 4+1/5 bath home is loaded w/ upgrades & features: welcoming entrance w/ main flr office. Gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, large centre island, backsplash, premium appliances, & eat-in dining rm surrounded by windows & over-sized sliders to enjoy the views of the stunning yard. Sophisticated great room w/ gas fireplace, custom-built ins, crown moulding & floor-to ceiling windows. Completing this level is a large laundry/mud rm w/ plenty of built-in storage, & 2-pce bath. The upper level features a luxurious master suite w/ double door entry, crown moulding, over-sized walk-in closet & 5-pce ensuite w/ tiled glass shower & jacuzzi tub. 3 additional spacious bedrooms, each w/ a walk-in closets & all having access to a full bath. Professionally finished lower level offers w/ rec room w/ gas fireplace, bedroom w/ walk-in closet & 3-pce bath. Enjoy entertaining in the professionally landscaped private backyard oasis complete w/ inground pool, outdoor kitchen, covered gazebo, pool house, & large lounging area w/ composite deck all surrounded by mature trees & lush forest. Aggregate driveway over-sized garage w/ large storage area, irrigation system, & so much more! Close to parks, trails, schools, Universities, shopping, highway access, Farmers Market. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$819,999
399 Rideau River Street, waterloo, Ontario

399 Rideau River Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Fantastic executive home in the highly desirable & family-oriented neighbourhood of Conservation Meadows. This lovely 3 bedroom/ 3-bathroom home with BONUS upper level family room offers over 2200 SF of beautifully finished living space, & features: a double front door entry leading to a welcoming & oversized foyer. A bright, spacious & open concept floor plan. Modern kitchen with quartz counters, backsplash, stainless appliances, large centre island, under cabinet lighting, eat-in dining area & large glass sliders leading to the backyard. Flowing from the kitchen & dining area is the spacious living room with oversized windows, offering the perfect setting for entertaining or enjoying time with family. A 2-pce powder room completes the main level. Upstairs, a master suite awaits with oversized walk-in closet & a spa-like 5-piece ensuite with double vanity, soaker tub & a walk-in tiled shower. 2 additional spacious bedrooms, a 4 pce-main bath, bonus family room that could also function as either a media loft or office, & a laundry room complete the upper level of the home. Additional features include quartz countertops in all bathrooms, California Shutters & pot lights throughout, a carpet-free main level (hardwood & porcelain tile), & an upgraded stone front exterior with covered front porch. Excellent location- close to schools & universities, parks & walking trails, Laurel Creek Conservation area, highway access, St. Jacobs Farmers' Market & so much more. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,225,000
532 FOREST GATE Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

532 Forest Gate Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

This stunning 2 storey has had a full makeover by Chicopee Craftsmen in the past year. There is approx 3600 sq ft of finished living space on 3 levels. Top to bottom upgrades including all new ensuite with glass shower, deep soaker tub,double sinks, contemporary white kitchen((Barzotti), pot filler over induction stove, large island, quartz counters and high end appliances (fisher paykel), new flooring throughout main level, new modern gas fireplace on main level, all new lighting and doors, trim work, main floor office, the basement has been finished as well with large recroom including gas fireplace, 3 pc bath and full sauna. The backyard is a relaxing summer retreat with inground pool with built in waterfall feature and views of the forest behind, no houses directly behind.The upstairs has a convenient second floor laundry including sink. The loft has been converted to 4th bedroom, Fully repainted on all 3 levels in neutral decor. This is an exceptional home in a mature Laurelwood neighbourhood with all the features of a brand new modernized home . Great schools, close to Ira Needles Boardwalk and 2 universities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,149,900
577 SUNDEW Drive, waterloo, Ontario

577 Sundew Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

CUSTOM BUILT 4bed/3.5 bath w/over 3300sqft fully fin. living, nestled in Vista Hills in the boundary of VISTA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL. With over $188,000 in UPGRADES THIS HOME must be seen to appreciate. BARREL STUCCO ARCHED ENTRANCE porch & double doors w/ANTIQUE WELDED LED INSERTS, FULL STONE, BRICK & STUCCO exterior. MAIN FLR 9ft ceilings w/open concept flr plan. The LR features a Solara Gas FP w/a 6ft wide Sichenia Pave Wall House wall surround w/NEBRASKA RUSTIC CEDAR BEAM Mantle & built-in wall units. MIRAGE AGED MAPLE BLACK engineered HW flooring incl. 2nd floor hallway. Gourmet Maple kitchen w/Cambria Quartz countertops, SHAKER CABINETS W/soft close hinges; stone/glass mosaic tile back-splash; Maple Shaker range hood & Franke Kindred double under mount sink; BUTLER'S PANTRY w/Bar Fridge & maple wine racks. GREAT ROOM w/Dynasty Elec. FP; & niche built out alcoves abound. 2PC POWDER RM w/Tasso Brick Honed & Split random mosaic feature tile wall and & raised profile quartz vanity. Maple stairs w/iron spindles to 2nd floor w/laundry, 4pc bath w/quartz counters & custom tiles, casework & trim. 2 Door entry to master w/luxury 5pc Jacuzzi ensuite & glass shower w/DUAL SHOWER SYSTEM, quartz vanity, & walk-in closet. 3 other bedrooms on this floor. Lower level finished rec room, full bath, ample storage options. Asmart home intelligence package w/surveillance systems; in ceiling speaker package, RO system, ERV system, Central Vacuum & more on this 150ft deep lot (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2921 sqft

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$499,900
208 Buttercup Court, waterloo, Ontario

208 Buttercup Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Gorgeous 3 bedroom 1,600 sqft Semi-Detached in the high demand Columbia Forest/Chair Hill community. This home features open concept design kitchen, ceramic and laminate flooring, finished basement entrainment/family/live room, large back yard deck. Spacious master room features a large walk-in closet. Laundry room is conveniently located on the main floor, which has access doors to basement and garage. Close to Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, bus stop and shopping centre. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$627,000
598 Pine Island Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

598 Pine Island Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

LOCATION, LOCATION! Here is your chance to live in one of Waterloo's most desirable neighbourhoods. Pride of ownership comes shining thru the second you walk into this exquisitely designed 4 plus 1 bedroom, 3 bath home. A perfect home for the growing family. Situated on a mature crescent within walking distance to elementary school. Hardwood throughout the main floor, totally renovated main bath, newer roof (2018), updated windows (2016), fenced yard, double drive, new front porch and sidewalk. Large open concept kitchen overlooking family room. Kitchen island. Basement totally finished with a bedroom and a 3 pc. bath. The many upgrades include paint and carpet. Walking distance to transit. Easy access to St. Jacobs Market, Conestoga Mall , Laurel Creek Conservation and Hwy. 86. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2050 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,330,000
711 Meadowsweet Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

711 Meadowsweet Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the beautiful & prestigious neighbourhood of Whitetail Crossing in West Waterloo-an executive subdivision that offers the perfect blend of private nature living & the convenience of popular amenities, schools & universities. This stunning, custom-built 4 bed/5 bath home boasts over 4500 SF of living space, backs onto green space, & features: grand 2-storey foyer. Sophisticated living rm/main flr office, & dining rm. Modern kitchen w/ quartz counters, back splash, stainless appliances, lrg centre island & pantry. Relax in the adjoining great rm w/ gas fireplace w/ stone surround & over-sized windows offering lovely views of the forest behind. A 2-pce bath & laundry/mud rm complete the main level. A luxurious master awaits on the upper level w/ vaulted ceilings, lrg walk-in closet & 5-pce ensuite w/ double vanity, tiled-glass shower & jacuzzi tub. 3 additional bedrms, 1 w/ a 3-pce ensuite & 2 sharing a 5-pce jack & jill bath. The finished lower level offers a lrg rec rm w/ gas fireplace, kitchenette/bar, home theatre area & a 3-pc bath. Luxurious touches throughout: carpet-free main flr & master (hardwd & porcelain tile), pot lights & designer light fixtures, quartz counters, & more. Step out onto the lrg composite deck & enjoy the tranquility of surrounding forest & deep lot (148). Exposed aggregate driveway/front steps & perennial gardens. Premium location-close to top-rated schools, universities, shopping & 700+acres of conservation land w/ walking trails. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3133 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$860,000
151 Mountain Holly Court, waterloo, Ontario

151 Mountain Holly Court

Waterloo, Ontario

The Wentworth is another great design by "James Gies Construction Ltd". This home offers a large eat-in kitchen with center island and granite counter tops. The oversize main floor Great room is a perfect place for your family to relax. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, master includes a 5 pc ensuite with granite tops, soaker tub and separate shower. QUIET COURT LOCATION ACROSS FROM VISTA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH GREENSPACE LOTS AVAILABLE. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2563 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$929,900
156 Mountain Holly Court, waterloo, Ontario

156 Mountain Holly Court

Waterloo, Ontario

"The Livingston" is a truly impressive home featuring 5 bedrooms, yes that's right 5 bedrooms, a large gourmet Kitchen with island, granite counter tops overlooking great room. Separate Dining Room, main floor mud room and bedroom level laundry. 5 piece ensuite with soaker tub and separate shower. This flexible plan can be built as a 4 bedroom or a 3 bedroom with upper level family room making this the perfect plan for any family. QUIET COURT LOCATION ACROSS FROM VISTA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH GREEN SPACE LOTS AVAILABLE. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2890 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$998,800
861 Munich Circle, waterloo, Ontario

861 Munich Circle

Waterloo, Ontario

Beautiful 2 storey 5+1 bed family home with over 4,000 sq/ft finished living space, situated in friendly Clair Hills, with full walk out basement. A Second Kitchen, full bath, sixth bedroom creates the perfect in-law setup! Upon entering the home you are greeted by grand foyer. Main floor features 9 foot ceilings, bright and cheerful with an abundance of windows with california shutters, separate formal Living and Dining rooms, Laundry room open concept kitchenwith Quartz countertops and family room with fireplace walkout to Cedar deck with custom iron railing. On second level a Large Master bedroom with gorgeous 5-PC ensuite, 4 additional bedrooms and 4-PC bath complete this level. Close to everything great school, universities walking, biking trails, the stork family YMCA, and all amenities at the Ira Needles Board Walk Complex. (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$960,000
724 Cedar Bend Drive, waterloo, Ontario

724 Cedar Bend Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

AAA+ luxury home by Deutschmann, city location with cottage benefits.This well maintained home is situated near choice top-rated schools, walking trails through Laurelwood Conservation Area, parks & amenities nearby, not to mention the Stork Family YMCA. A short drive to University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, and Uptown Waterloo. Grand 18' foyer & hallway, 9' ceiling on main. Open concept. Living room has bay window, French door. Decorative pillars, archway lead to dining room with elaborate crown moulding.Family room with bay windows, gas fireplace,hardwood floor. Kitchen has granite countertop, island, cherry cabinetry by Chervin. . Designer deck, private nature reserve view. Four large bedrooms upstairs are all separate with no shared walls. Master bedroom has walk in closet and a luxury ensuite. Large basement is ideal for your extending family. A must see! Master room shower (2019),humidifier(2018), one garage remote(2018),fridge (2018),range hood (2018),water heater (2018) (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2790 sqft

Green City Realty Inc.