Grand River South

Neighbourhood Guide_Grand River South

Grand River South is a newer development with the beautiful Grand River winding to the East and Chicopee Ski Hill to the West, it brings nature right into your backyard.

Grand River South is located in Kitchener East with its twin neighbourhood, Grand River North. These two communities share much of the same characteristics and features, the most popular of which is of course the Grand River itself that borders them both, along with its many trails and parks.

Most of the houses in the area have been built after 2001. There is a range of detached homes available. Only 3% of residents rent their property, with the majority owning their homes. Households are mainly small families with – on average – two children. If you’re a young, active family, buying a home in Grand River South is a great option for you.

Public school students in Grand River South attend either Lackner Woods Public School or Chicopee Public School starting in JK through to Grade 6. Their senior years (7 and 8) are spent at Sunnyside Public School. From there, they are bussed to Grand River Collegiate Institute for high school along with Grand River North students.

As for Catholic students, Grand River South children attend Saint John Paul II Catholic School for JK – grade 8. After graduation, they will commute via bus to Saint Mary’s Catholic Secondary School off of Block Line Road in Kitchener.

Explore the amenities and natural attractions throughout the area to decide if Grand River South homes are the right fit for you.


The entire East side of Grand River South is bordered by the Grand River and its many walking and biking trails, which helps commuters who prefer green options. For those who drive, there is access to Highway 401 nearby.


Health Care

Shopping & Services

Restaurants & Food Stores & Recreation

Grand River South is still a developing neighbourhood with more amenities being added every year, but it is also surrounded by neighbourhoods like Heritage Park and Idlewood that have great services and restaurants. There are also many local shops nearby for you to discover, like SPL Pro Audio (musical instrument accessories) and USANA (vitamins & supplements).

If you’re looking to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, there’s a ChargePoint Charging Station for electric vehicles for you to take full advantage.

Bordering the South-West tip of the neighbourhood is the locally-loved Chicopee Ski Park, where – despite the name – you can enjoy year-round activities like skiing, snowboarding, tubing, disc golf, beach volleyball, and summer camps. It’s even a wedding venue and Oktoberfest Haus.

Schooling / Child Care

If you live in Grand River South, your students will probably take the bus to school for their elementary and high school education.

Public school students will attend Mackenzie King Public School from JK – grade 6 and complete middle school at Stanley Park Public School, where there are further options to progress their learning (like French Immersion and music programs.)

For high school, Grand River North and South students attend Grand River Collegiate Institute together.

If your children attend or will attend Catholic school, they will go to Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. This elementary school is well-known and respected for introducing several daily activities for enhancing the learning experience. From there, students complete their high school years at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.


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  • GRT Route 23
  • Highway 401 Access

GRT Route 23 runs through Grand River South, which connects you with Fairview Mall making it easy to transfer to the ION Light Transit Rail or jump on another bus route to travel just about anywhere in the tri-cities. Because there is currently only one bus route in the area (among other reasons), only 1% of the Grand River South residents use the GRT to get around.

Access to the expressway and Highway 401 is relatively close-by, making it easy to get from one end of Kitchener to the other end of Waterloo in good time. Also handy for trips to Toronto or further north to cottage country!

Don’t like driving to Toronto or Hamilton for flights? The Region of Waterloo International Airport is only about 10 minutes from your door, so if you like to travel for work or play, a home in Grand River South might be your ideal choice.


Grand River South is the perfect neighbourhood to call home if you love the outdoors. There are so many underknown places throughout the community that can provide a relaxing escape from day-to-day life.  Follow the Grand River Trail to spot local wildlife, it’s especially great for bird-watchers.

From fishing to kayaking to biking to skiing – there is no shortage of things for you to do with your family. Search for homes in Grand River South to become part of this fast-growing, highly sought-after community.

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600 White Elm Boulevard, waterloo, Ontario

600 White Elm Boulevard

Waterloo, Ontario

This move in ready Columbia Forest townhouse condo is located in one of Waterloo's most desirable areas. Suite # 7 features a garage with basement walk-in, a carpet free open concept main floor with sliders to the back deck and a large bay window bringing in tons of natural light. There's a spacious kitchen, dining area and a powder room as well. The broadloomed upstairs has a 4 piece main bath, linen closet, a gorgeous master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet, and two additional bedrooms. The property has central air, gas heat, a basement bathroom rough in, a new roof in 2017 and condo fees of only $320 a month. Appliances are included. The area features some of the best schools in the entire region, and tons of greenspace for active lifestyles. The Clair Hills natural area, Laurel Creek, the Hydrocut, the Stork Family YMCA and Westmeadow Golf Course are great local attractions. There's lots to choose from for groceries and shopping at The Boardwalk, Costco, the Farmers market and a nearby Zehrs and Sobeys. The two universities are relatively close. Expressway access is straight down Ira Needles and the area is well served by public transit. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
444 Lake Louise Boulevard, waterloo, Ontario

444 Lake Louise Boulevard

Waterloo, Ontario

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL BUNGALOW ON A HARDWOOD WOODLOT/FOREST! Here is your chance to live in Conservation Meadows and take advantage of all the outdoor activities at your doorstep. Just a 2 minute walk to Laurel Creek Conservation Area and a quick drive to St Jacob's and the Farmer's Market, this home is close to ALL amenities. This stone and brick open concept bungalow is bright and airy with 9' ceilings on the main floor along with 15' vaulted ceiling in the great room! Master bedroom and dining room are adorned with crown moulding. Entertain in the large kitchen that overlooks great room with gas fireplace and transom window. Sliders from dinette lead to a spacious deck overlooking lush woodlot with walking trails. Deck also has natural gas hook up. Large, spacious and bright basement is finished with huge recroom with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, full bath, and tons of space in the massive storage room. New furnace in 2019, 50 year shingles installed 2014, HRV, AC, the list goes on and on. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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762 Snowberry Court, waterloo, Ontario

762 Snowberry Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Prepare to be impressed by this stunning, better than new (built 2018), 3190 SF executive home, located on a quiet street in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Vista Hills. This lovely 4 bed/3 bath home features: premium flr plan offering a bright, spacious, & open concept layout. Well-appointed principal rms, inc. main flr living rm/office & formal dining rm, both with decorative tray ceilings & crown moulding. Modern kitchen with lrg centre island, quartz counters, backsplash, premium appliances & breakfast area. Butlers pantry with separate walk-in pantry directly connects to the formal dining rm in this home. Completing the main level-a spacious great rm with hardwood flooring & an abundance of over-sized picture windows, lrg mudrm area, & 2-pc bath. The upper level of this home features a luxurious master suite with walk-in closet & a 5-pc spa-like ensuite with double vanity, tiled glass shower & soaker tub. 3 additional bedrms, including 1 upper level family rm/bedm, & 2 bedrms which share a 5-pc jack & jill bath. Convenience of an upper level laundry rm. Luxurious touches throughout including: dramatic curved staircase with modern spindles, transom windows, potlights, quartz counters, 9' main flr ceiling height, & more! Exterior complete with interlocking driveway, landscaping & fenced-in yard. Prime location! Minutes to all amenities/shopping/restaurants at The Boardwalk, Costco, parks, walking trails, top-rated schools, universities, public transit & more! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
724 Brookmill Place, waterloo, Ontario

724 Brookmill Place

Waterloo, Ontario

LOOKING FOR A FAMILY HOME ON A QUIET COURT IN WATERLOO? 724 Brookmill Pl is newly updated from top to bottom and features over 2400sq ft of living space. This home is a wonderful place to raise a family with its close proximity to parks, shopping, and the Universities. Welcome inside the bright foyer that opens to the large living room and follow the new laminate plank flooring into the open concept kitchen, family room and dining area. The living room features a stunning fireplace; the kitchen has all new appliances and upgraded lighting and a walkout from the kitchen to the large two-tiered deck to enjoy the privacy and beauty of the greenspace directly behind the home. Up the stairs, the newly carpeted second floor includes 3 well-lit bedrooms, large closets as well as a shared 4-piece bath, with quartz countertops and to complete the second floor a newly tiled laundry room. Downstairs, the fully finished basement boasts a large freshly painted rec room with new carpeting and an additional 3-piece bath. The search for the ideal family home is over. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1692 sqft

Rego Realty Inc.

For sale
404 Kelso Drive, waterloo, Ontario

404 Kelso Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 404 Kelso Drive, a gorgeous well-maintained home located in the desirable neighborhood of Laurelwood in west end Waterloo. Upon entry of the home, a spacious foyer leads you through to a gorgeous living space that includes a natural gas fireplace and vaulted cathedral ceilings. Large windows are spread throughout the main floor, filling it with an abundance of natural light which contributes to creating a lovely open space, perfect for entertaining. The updated kitchen, located adjacent to the living space, comes complete with gorgeous detailed cabinetry, contrasting backsplash, a separate eat-in area, and stainless steel appliances including a wine cooler fridge. This carpet free main level also includes a laundry room and access to the backyard. Heading upstairs to a carpeted, second level, you'll find a 4-piece bath, 2 generously sized bedrooms, and the Master. The Master bedroom offers broad windows, a walk-in closet, and a 5-piece ensuite. The ensuite provides a double sink countertop, a stand-up shower, and a giant corner soaker tub perfect for relaxing after those long days. Unless you prefer to relax outdoors in which case the backyard would check off all your boxes. This fully fenced in yard includes a private deck, a built-in wood pergola, and perfectly coiffed landscaping, to shape a beautiful, low maintenance spot you can enjoy all summer long. Located just mins the 401 and seconds from Laurelwood Conservation Area, this home won't last long. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Keller Williams-Golden Triangle Realty

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808 Columbia Forest Court, waterloo, Ontario

808 Columbia Forest Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 808 Columbia Forest Court, this gorgeous 3200 sq ft home backs on to green space and beautiful walking trails. Ceramic and hardwood through out the main floor and hardwood on all upper levels. Formal dining room and open concept kitchen with eat in dining area. Sunken living room with 9 ft ceiling and an abundance of windows to welcome in natural light and views of the private green space lot. Second level offers an office nook and four generously sized bedrooms. Master bedroom has cathedral ceiling and 4pc ensuite. Second floor laundry with lots of space to fold and organize. Loft level has 5th bedroom and extra large family room. The lowest level is partially finished with gas fireplace and roughed in washroom. Lots storage space and walk up stairs to the garage...great for potential in law suite or entrance for the sports equipment. Aluminium roof installed in 2010, 50 year warranty. Furnace 2012. All appliances included. All window coverings. Close to all amenties and schools. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 3200 sqft

Peak Realty Ltd.

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557 Mayapple Street, waterloo, Ontario

557 Mayapple Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Stunning Ridgeview built model w/4+bedrooms, one w/balcony, 3.5 bath, on premium reverse pie lot 52.43' x 106'44. This home boasts a PLETHORA of ASTONISHING UPGRADES w/include OAK ENGINEERED HW staircase w/STAINLESS SPINDLES, exposed AGGREGATE STONE driveway with intricate detail leading you to the 2 storey foyer. 9ft ceilings w/open concept floor plan & unique LR loft area, formal dining room & GOURMET CHEF'S KITCHEN across the GREAT ROOM. The kitchen offers upgraded 36 upper cabinets in Classic white w/crown molding & UPGRADED APPLIANCES. Sliders from this area lead to the FULL DECK & hot tub (negotiable), LANDSCAPED GROUNDS & fenced yard. 4 HUGE bedrooms w/a FRONT BALCONY off one of the rooms. The Master Bedroom features a walk-in closet with a functional ensuite bathroom which adorns a SOAKER TUB, walk-in TILED SHOWER w/ tempered glass partition and glass door. Another 4 pc main bathroom completes this level. The Lower level is finished w/a full 3 pc bathroom, vinyl flooring and laundry room and is complete with 2 rooms which can be converted into a large rec room; this floor also offers the WALKOUT ACCESS to the 2 car garage. CALIFORNIA SHUTTERS throughout, Upgraded TRIM AND CASEWORK abound. This home is within the boundary of Vista Hills Elementary School. ATTENTION TO DETAIL is a must for this home featuring LED exterior pot lights, & FULL STONE, BRICK & STUCCO exterior and located close to Ira Needles and both universities, this is one you dont want to miss! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
A -  125 CORNERBROOK Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

A - 125 Cornerbrook Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Lakeshore North 3 bedroom home in Waterloo conveniently located near Conestoga Mall, Close to bus route, Universities, St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, Expressway LRT, Laurel Creek Conservation area and major amenities. Attached garage finished basement, hot-tub, deck, shed, quiet street move in condition roof done 2016 and many updates over the years. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Red And White Realty Inc.

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270 SWEET GALE Street, waterloo, Ontario

270 Sweet Gale Street

Waterloo, Ontario

JUST MOVE INTO THIS 3 YEARS OLD SINGLE DETACHED HOME IN VISTA HILLS. Beautifully finished 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, GREAT LAYOUT, Open Concept main floor with 9' ceilings, kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Gas fireplace in the Living Room. Additional UPPER FAMILY ROOM. Huge Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. Central Air and garage door opener with remote, blinds in all windows. 1.5 Garage and Double Driveway. SEPARATE ENTRANCE to un spoiled basement waiting for your imagination. FULLY FENCED backyard with a good size deck. Great location with a public school within a walking distance, close to both Universities, Costco, The Boardwalk, Shops, Medical Center, Pharmacy and on a Bus Route. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2165 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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375 RED OSIER Road, waterloo, Ontario

375 Red Osier Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Located in the heart of Laurelwood & backing onto Protected Forest, this former model home is sure to Impress you. Grand 2 Storey Foyer & Living room & 9 foot ceilings throughout. Large Chefs Kitchen with Maple Cabinets & Granite, Open to Great Room with Gas Fireplace & Dinette with Sliders leading to 2 Storey Deck & Incredible Treed view. Formal dining room & Main Floor Laundry. Porcelain Ties & Walnut Hardwood throughout. Upstairs you will find 4 Spacious Bedrooms including an incredible Master Suite complete with Walkin Closet & 5 Piece Luxury Ensuite with heated floors & Dbl sided fireplace. The Lower level is a Bright Walkout Basement with an Abundance of windows over looking the peaceful backyard. Professionally finished Entertainment Centre, Workout Area, 3 Piece Bathroom, & 3rd Gas Fireplace. With over 4000 sq ft of living space, this is Executive living at its finest! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 3016 sqft

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
541 WOOD NETTLE Way, waterloo, Ontario

541 Wood Nettle Way

Waterloo, Ontario

Stunning 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom open concept home in desirable Laurel Creek area. 9 feet ceiling. Beautiful kitchen with highend cabinets and custom island that overlooks the living room and dining room with sliders to the two tiered deck. Family room on the upstairs. Hard wood on the main floor, staircases, upstairs family room, and the hallway to the bedrooms. Basement is partially finished and unfinished area is fully closed, and framed with electrical! Just needs flooring and drywall for your finishing touches!!! Professionally landscaped and over-sized double garage. Minutes walk to the top ranking schools in the region. Free pool table with purchase of the house. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
282 SWEET GALE Street, waterloo, Ontario

282 Sweet Gale Street

Waterloo, Ontario

LOCATION IS THE KEY. Don't miss the opportunity to own this move-in ready, beautiful home in environmentally sustainable community with several parks, walking & biking trails, Laurel Creek Conservation Area close by & an elementary school at the end of the street. Beautifully finished home with 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, GREAT LAYOUT, Open Concept main floor with 9' ceilings, kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Gas fireplace in the Living Room. Tons of pot-lights inside and outside. Additional UPPER FAMILY ROOM. Huge Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet. Central Air and garage door opener with remote, blinds in all windows. SEPARATE ENTRANCE to an unspoiled, huge basement that waits your imagination. 1.5 Garage and Double Driveway. Backyard with a good size deck. Close to both Universities, Costco, The Boardwalk, Shops, Medical Center, Pharmacy and on a Bus Route. Call for a safe and private viewing today. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2165 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.