Laurentian Hills

Laurentian Hills

If you look at Kitchener’s Southern side, you will find Laurentian Hills. Laurentian is a well-developed neighbourhood and is a very established area, with homes fit for any new family. In this community, you will find plenty of green spaces, schools and recreational services. Laurentian Hills is the perfect place to find your home and join a tight-knit community.

Most of the homes in Laurentian Hills were built mainly back in the 1960s and 1980s, making Laurentian Hills a well-established neighbourhood with mature trees and plenty of post-war homes. Residents of this neighbourhood also benefit from the excellent access to the Expressway, making it easy to get around the tri-city.

Location

Laurentian Hill is a sought after area, as it has everything you need within a short distance. Located on Kitchener’s Southside with easy access to the 401 and HWY-08. You will find that commuting or travelling around easy due to its optimal location. Within its borders, you will find four elementary schools, an adult assisted living community and an abundance of recreational services. With Sunrise Shopping Centre directly to the west, Williamsburg immediately south and Alpine Centre to the East, your choices for shopping and entertainment are many.

Amenities

Laurentian is lucky to have many recreational options, with a variety of choices for all. At the top of McLennan Park, you will find the tallest peaks in the K-W region, which has gained notoriety as a tobogganing hill in the wintertime. With two of the cities’ biggest shopping centres right beside it, Laurentian Hill is a neighbourhood developed with convenience in mind that offers an active lifestyle.

Shopping & Entertainment 

Laurentian is fortunate to have significant shopping centres on either side of its borders, all within a short bus ride or drive. The options you have when shopping or seeking a place to eat are endless. Laurentian Hills makes it convenient, no matter where you are, to complete all of your errands. Below are each of the shopping centres with a list of the shops offered. 

Laurentian Plaza 

Laurentian Plaza placed in the centre of Laurentian Hills, on the corner of Ottawa and Westmount. A Fresh Co. is the anchor store here with an Anytime Fitness (and more). All within the centre of the neighbourhood. 

  • Angel’s Nails & Spa
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dollarama
  • Forest Hill Pharmacy
  • Freedom Mobile
  • FreshCo.
  • Gordon Lam Dental Office
  • Julie’s Nails
  • Kitchener Central Veterinary Hospital
  • Liberty Tax Service 
  • Millennium Convenience
  • New Delhi Restaurant
  • Pet Valu
  • Pizza Prosciutto
  • RE/MAX Real Estate Centre
  • Subway
  • Tim Hortons

Laurentian Smart Centre

Located east on the corner of Chandler Drive and Ottawa Street South is the Laurentian Smart Centre. This shopping plaza is home to a Lowe’s, Zhers and Staples. Convenient for shopping and any need your family may have, can be remedied with a quick stop around the corner. Some of the shops featured here are: 

  • Lowe’s 
  • Staples
  • Zehrs 
  • EB Games 

Alpine Centre

Right across from the Smart Centre is the Alpine Centre. Here we have recreational activities for different tastes. Looking for a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere, then Cora’s or Boston Pizza provides fast and easy dining. If you are looking for a night out with friends, Chicago Pub and Billiards provides an excellent atmosphere for unwinding after a long week. Below is a full list of shops offered at the Alpine Centre: 

  • Boston Pizza
  • Cashco Financial
  • Chicago Pub and Billiards
  • Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch 
  • Hot Nails
  • LCBO 
  • Little Z Market
  • Petals and Pots Flower and Gift Shop
  • Pita Factory 
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Subway
  • William’s Barber and Beauty

Williamsburg Town Centre 

In Laurentian’s South-West corner is Williamsburg Plaza and Town Centre. Here, there is a smaller set of specialty shops like Scholar’s Choice, Chameleon Salon & Spa, and Goodlife Fitness. During the Fall, approximately September to November, A Spirit Halloween store opens up location in a spare venue here in Williamsburg. Some shops that are here are:

  • Sobey’s
  • Goodlife Fitness 
  • Lisboa Bakery & Grill 
  • Community Centre 
  • LIBRO financial 
  • Sketchley Dry Cleaners
  • Sun Beach Tanning 
  • Massage Works!
  • ChameleonSalon & Spa
  • Comfort Foot Clinic 
  • Williamsburg Veterinary Hospital 

 

Williamsburg Community Centre offers public access to computers while aiming to maintain an actively engaged community by hosting family-friendly events.

Sunrise Centre 

Sunrise Shopping Centre located in the North-West corner of Laurentian Hills; unlike the Smart Centre, Sunrise has more choice of shops and recreational establishments. Larger stores like Walmart and Canadian Tire share space with La Vie en Rose, Old Navy and Ardenes. It is no problem to travel here as the buses use the plaza as a hub for stops and transfers. Sunrise is like having a taste of the mall within half the distance from home. Below is a list of shops available at the Sunrise Shopping Centre:

  • Ardene
  • Bluenotes
  • Cleo
  • Fairweather
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Maurices 
  • Nygard 
  • Ricki’s 
  • Trends for Men
  • Walking On a Cloud 
  • Tootsies 
  • First Choice Haircutters 
  • Healthy Planet 
  • Le Nails
  • Shoppers 
  • Trade Secrets 
  • Canadian Tire 
  • The Homedepot
  • Bell
  • BarBurrito 
  • iShawarma
  • Kelseys
  • Pho Sunrise 
  • Pita Pit  
  • South St. Burger
  • Starbucks 
  • Mark’s 
  • Old Navy
  • Winners
  • Hallmark 
  • Pet Valu
  • Hakim Optical 

Restaurants & Food Services  

Family-Friendly diners to pubs, Laurentian residents have different venues to spend their time. Mel’s Diner is a Kitchener-Waterloo based establishment that is famous for being the city’s throwback diner experience, with its Kitchener location being in Laurentian plaza. Fireside Deli, Boston Pizza and Montana’s are perfect for those who want to go out and have a bite at chain-restaurants. Finally, if you are looking for a local hangout, Alpine plaza is home to Chicago Pub & Billiards. The options are endless in Laurentian Hill. There is bound to be a restaurant for everyone in the family to enjoy:

  • Mel’s Diner
  • Fireside Deli & Family Restaurant 
  • Montana’s
  • Chicago Pub & Billiards 
  • Mcdonald’s 
  • Tim Horton’s 
  • Popeye’s 
  • A&W
Schooling / Child Care
  • Schooling & Childcare 

    There are four schools within the neighbourhood’s borders, two Catholic Schools and two Public Schools. All schools have JK to Grade 8, making this neighbourhood perfect for those looking to start a family or settle for an extended period. The location of schools in this area is relatively close, great for families who are looking to move to a place where schooling is close to home. 

    Below is a list of the schools within the neighbourhood, all within walking distance and offer busses. 

    When we talk about families, children are not the only ones who may need care throughout the day. On the Southern end of Laurentian is the Assisted Living Community of Winston Park (or better known as The Village of Winston Park).This community offers elderly living facilities for both assisted and solo living and has a YMCA daycare attached. 

    (If you have children below schooling age)

     

Transit

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Within Laurentian, there are three bus routes travelling within the neighbourhood and make connections at some of GRT’s main bus terminals. The bus lines 22, 3 and 33 take you to Laurentian’s corners. These buses also connect into the Williamsburg neighbourhoods and finish at the Sunrise Plaza. This neighbourhood is great for anyone using public transit as it is positioned between two major bus stations, Forest Glen Plaza and Sunrise Plaza. Below are some of the bus routes that run within Laurentian Hills:

205 

22

33

12

Parks & Recreation

There are many parks, trails and greenspaces located in Laurentian Hill. Spend your days out in nature without having to leave the comforts of your neighbourhood! Most notable is McLennan Park with its dirt bike courses, enclosed dog park, a waterpark, volleyball courts and hiking trails. You’ll find yourself constantly finding new ways to relax here. Trails from McLennan park go through the hydropower corridor connecting the smaller parks along the way. Below is a list of the parks within the Laurentian Hills neighbourhood: 

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$599,900
40 LUCERNE Drive, kitchener, Ontario

40 Lucerne Drive

Kitchener, Ontario

Have you been searching for a great bungalow as a starter home? This is the home you've been looking for! Located on a quiet street close to shopping and the expressway this detached home is a wonderful home to start your home ownership journey. Parking for up to 3 cars in the driveway and an accessible ramp to the front door make this a great home for visiting family! Inside the kitchen has been updated and has newer appliances, updated flooring and lighting and even an extra pantry space with room for a coffee bar next to it! Nothing was missed in this kitchen design. Totally carpet free on the main floor, the living room boasts hardwood flooring, and the bedrooms are original hardwood. 3 bedrooms are a good size, and the primary bedroom is large enough for a king-sized bed! The main bath has also been updated from it's original and has lots of ample counter space. The basement is large enough for entertaining with a cozy fireplace and a 3-piece bath for those guests who come to stay. There is also lots of storage space here and with there being a separate entrance into the basement, this home is perfect to be converted into two units. The backyard has a covered space just off the side door so you can enjoy sitting outside while avoiding the rain and snow! The yard boasts a huge pool and lots of deck spaces for entertaining friends and family all summer, sitting out here in this low maintenance backyard is a blast and sure to be the home everyone wants to flock to! Don't miss this home, it's ready and waiting for you and can be closed quickly! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 890

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale Open House
$950,000
21 LITTLEFIELD Crescent, kitchener, Ontario

21 Littlefield Crescent

Kitchener, Ontario

(PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Sunday October 2, 20222 2 - 4 PM.) Over $150K spent in upgrades! Finished from top to bottom. Unique eat in Kitchen/Family room make this home a must see! This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home in desirable Laurentian Hills is turn key! Double driveway and double car garage for ample parking. The entryway has a huge 15 feet ceiling! Bright living room features large bay window. Luxurious vinyl click flooring (2020) throughout most of the home. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms including a 4 piece ensuite privilege. Master Bedroom with separate his and her closets. The main floor continues with a bright Office with a window facing the rear yard. Ideal for those who work at home. Right off the office is a cozy library overlooking dining room with LED pot lights (2020). Kitchen and Family room features: cathedral ceiling, quartz countertop, island with 6 drawers, beautiful gas fireplace (2020) and stainless steel appliances (2020). Back door leads to deck overlooking mature treed yard. Main floor laundry and 3 piece bath (2020) finish off the main level. Downstairs includes home gym, 2 piece bath and rec room. Huge storage area in the crawlspace! Steps to three schools, shopping, walking trails and more! Come see it for yourself! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2456

Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

For sale Open House
$989,000
123 MOUNTAIN MINT Crescent, kitchener, Ontario

123 Mountain Mint Crescent

Kitchener, Ontario

Prepare to be amazed! Welcome home to 123 Mountain Mint Cres. Kitchener. This great sized, modern and updated family home sits on a large lot in a highly sought after family neighborhood. Convenient access to the hwy, shopping, sunrise centre, restaurants, schools, bus routes, trails and so much more! The curb appeal is neat and tidy and the big driveway has parking for 4 cars. The garage is 1.5 spaces and has inside access to a foyer that leads to the basement and to the main floor. There is a separate side entrance as well that leads to the basement. Step into the foyer from the front door and be pleased with the high end updates and finishes including beautiful tiles, hardwood flooring, hardwood staircase, and also notice the natural light from all the windows. The main floor has a 2 pc bath at the entrance way and around the corner is an entertainers dream. Complete with a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large island and a great sized dining area with a coffee/wine bar/servery. The living room is big and there are sliders off the eating area to a covered deck that overlooks the awesome backyard! The backyard is big with plenty of grass for kids and pets to play, a large heated pool, decks, patios, a garden shed and space for many great memories to be made. Back inside, midway to the bedrooms is a family room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and big windows. There are 3 good sized bedrooms up a few steps which include a primary suite with big walk-in closet and beautiful 3 pc ensuite bath. There is another updated 4 pc bath on this level. Wait... there's more! The fully finished walkout basement has a lovely 3 pc bath, storage area, good sized rec-room and large laundry room. The walkout to the private deck is a neat space to relax and unwind. You will not be disappointed with the updates and care that this home has to offer. Call to book your private showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1671.6600

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale Open House
$699,000
102 PINE MARTIN Crescent, kitchener, Ontario

102 Pine Martin Crescent

Kitchener, Ontario

Your home search stops here! Welcome to 102 Pine Martin Crescent in the beautiful family-friendly neighbourhood of Laurentian Hills. This house has everything you need featuring 3 bedrooms and a location that boasts serenity while still being close to shopping, public transit, schools, trails and all major highways. With a fully finished basement for all of your hosting needs coupled with an excellent backyard and deck - this house is ready for entertaining or relaxing all year around! Each bedroom heralds substantial natural light and spaciousness for any and all of your family members! The full upstairs bathroom showcases contemporary design and a spacious double sink vanity while the downstairs features a drain that has the possibility of adding another shower, if so desired. You will love the open concept kitchen, dining room and living room area as well. With plenty of counter space in the kitchen, this is the ideal location to spend quality time cooking, eating and making memories with loved ones. Look no further, book your visit today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1377

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
$529,900
250 KINGSWOOD Drive Unit# 4, kitchener, Ontario

250 Kingswood Drive Unit# 4

Kitchener, Ontario

OPEN HOUSE Sat & Sun 2-4 pm......Lovingly cared for, meticulously maintained 2 Storey Townhouse located in a quiet neighbourhood in desirable Kingswood Drive. This home has been fully updated inside & out. Surrounded by mature trees, mere steps away from nature trails, schools and just minutes from Shopping Complex, everything you desire for urban living is here. As you park your car you'll notice the Nice flowered Patio over Garage, and as you'll look further you can't miss the large staircase inviting you into a beautiful professionally landscaped Front Door! Inside the home you are welcomed by gleaming hardwood on all levels, spacious living room, formal dining room and a completely redone beautiful kitchen with plenty of cupboards; you'll find yourself surrounded by Modern Lighting, and push open Cupboards with astonishing Blue and White shades; The upper level has 2 good sized bedrooms, main bath with a glass shower. Just a few steps down from the kitchen you'll find a sun filled family room with a gas fireplace perfect for those cozy winter nights; and a powder room. The lowest level (Basement) contains the laundry, cold room, garage entry & utility room. Updates: AC 2014; Furnace 2014; Popcorn Ceiling removed from main floor & TV Room (2022); Kitchen (2020); New Powder Room (2022); Vinyl Floors (Main Floor) 2022; Laminate floors (2nd Floor) 2014; Murphy Bed (2nd Room); Walls Painted Main Floor (2022); New patio Door (Condo Management will install in October 2022), New Baseboards (Main Floor) in (2022); Crown Molding (2022); Wooden Staircase (Removed Carpet 2022); New Garage Door (2022); New Lights (2022); Water Purifier (2020). Second owner, this home has not been offered for sale since 1995! Make it yours this year! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1247.4800

Shaw Realty Group Inc.

For sale
$665,000
212 RED CLOVER Court, kitchener, Ontario

212 Red Clover Court

Kitchener, Ontario

Not holding offers! Welcome to 212 Red Clover Court. This charming end unit townhouse is waiting for you! With just a short drive to parks, schools, shopping, highway 401, and Conestoga College, this home is in a prime location. Walk through the front door and prepare to be welcomed by an eat-in kitchen with original oak cabinets. The large living area is a great space to entertain guests, and don't forget the convenience of having a powder room on this level! Do you have a large wardrobe? No problem! The primary bedroom features not one, but two closets to suit your storage needs! Just down the hall is a 4-piece bath, laundry, and 2 bedrooms. The unfinished walk-out basement is calling your name. You have the opportunity to turn this space into whatever your heart desires! This lovely home won't last long so book your showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1258

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale Open House
$749,900
16 SOUTHWOOD Court, kitchener, Ontario

16 Southwood Court

Kitchener, Ontario

OPEN HOUSE SAT OCT 1 - 2-4 PM AND SUN OCT 2 - 2-4 PM, Don't miss out on this beautifully updated 3 bedroom detached home located on a child safe family oriented cul-de-sac ideally located minutes to the 401 and all amenities, this lovely home is situated on a beautifully landscaped large lot in the Country Hills area of Kitchener, the home has lots of parking available with a double car garage with inside entry to the home and a double car driveway, the large double car garage provides ample space with a bonus work shop area, the front entrance offers an inviting entrance way that leads to the carpet free main floor with engineered hardwoods and ceramic tile, the living room and dining room offer an open concept layout with 10 foot vaulted ceilings making this space perfect for get togethers with family and friends, the modern looking updated kitchen comes with quartz countertops and soft close drawers, all stainless steel appliances – fridge, stove (2020) and dishwasher (2018) are included, the dining room has a great view of the beautifully landscaped backyard, the primary bedroom comes with double wide closet doors plus 2 good sized secondary bedrooms, an updated 4 piece bathroom completes the upstairs level, the lower level has a large rec room that is perfect for games nights or just relaxing next to the wood burning stove, a 2 piece updated bathroom is also on the lower level, step outside from the dining room sliding doors and you will find a large fenced yard providing a great place for your kids to play or for you to just relax with your morning coffee or tea in this private and serene backyard, additional recent updates include the roof shingles (2017), furnace and air conditioner (2019), water softener (2020) and double garage doors (2021), washer and dryer are also included, this lovely home is tastefully decorated in a neutral décor and is in a great location with close proximity to schools, shopping, parks, the expressway and highway 401 (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1014

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
$749,900
146 DONNENWERTH Drive Unit# 146, kitchener, Ontario

146 Donnenwerth Drive Unit# 146

Kitchener, Ontario

Freehold no condo fees. Located in the convenient and popular family neighbourhood of Laurentian Hills this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom end unit townhouse is available to new owners. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1308

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$1,249,900
44 ISAIAH Drive, kitchener, Ontario

44 Isaiah Drive

Kitchener, Ontario

Former Bromberg high-end MODEL HOME, boasting over $200,000 in upgrades and every luxury amenity you could ask for. This incredible open-concept home features almost 4000 square feet of impeccably-finished space and a backyard built for entertaining. The main level offers a large custom eat-in maple kitchen with granite countertops, a large island with sink, a walk-in pantry, high-end SS appliances and a convenient coffee-bar with wine fridge located beside the dining space. The very large family room with open-to-above vaulted ceiling and an abundance of natural light through the many large bay windows features a cozy gas fireplace and walks out to the deck. Also featured on this level are a large formal dining room and living room, washroom and luxury laundry facility / mudroom. The tandem garage is a car or motorcycle enthusiasts dream, fully insulated and heated with finished ceiling. Working from home is easy here, located right off the kitchen is a large home-office that overlooks the backyard. The outdoor space is carefully landscaped and offers a large deck, barbecue area and concrete pad / electrical for a hot tub. The second level offers 4 large bedrooms, including a very luxurious main bedroom with walk-in closet with organization system, and luxurious ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and walk-in tiled shower stall. The basement is fully finished to a very high standard and offers a perfect getaway space with full washroom and lots of storage. There is a convenient workout room located in the basement with adequate ceiling height for workout equipment, and space for a treadmill and much more, as well as a finished office or spare room. Located moments from the countryside, shopping, highway access and every amenity, this wonderful home is impeccably appointed, maintained and truly a must-see! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2700

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$399,900
279 CHANDLER Drive Unit# 705, kitchener, Ontario

279 Chandler Drive Unit# 705

Kitchener, Ontario

Beautifully and Professionally Renovated 800 plus sqft unit where you can bring your pet. Luxury Vinyl installed throughout in 2022, new Kitchen 2022, new windows 2021, A/C 2015. freshly painted 2022. All renovations have been approved by the condo . Huge L shaped balcony overlooking the forest and the city for your plants, and privacy. Updated light fixtures and lots of closets.This is a super quiet building. Water, Hydro, Gas and parking included in your condo fee. There is a sauna, party room with kitchen and exercise room for your enjoyment. 279 Chandler is super close to the Community Center and walking distance to shopping. Start the Next Chapter in this well managed, Laurentian Hills location! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 920

Hewitt Jancsar Realty Ltd.

For sale
$949,888
76 HENHOEFFER Crescent, kitchener, Ontario

76 Henhoeffer Crescent

Kitchener, Ontario

IMPRESSIVE “WINTERBOURNE” Model situated on a QUIET CRESCENT in the sought-after Laurentian Forest neighborhood. This 4 bed/4 bathroom home boasts over 2645sqft of FINISHED LIVING SPACE w/WALKOUT basement. 2-storey GREAT ROOM w/soaring ceiling, GAS FIREPLACE & mantel, & Brand new hardwood flooring, on this multi-level open concept floor plan. The kitchen overlooks the great room and has been newly updated with brand new Quartz countertops, back-splash, SS appliances, center island w/break bar, & brand new vinyl flooring. SLIDERS from the dinette lead to a cedar wood deck, offering views of the green space behind. THE PRIMARY BEDROOM has been updated with hardwood flooring & offers a walk-in closet & updated 4pc ensuite bathroom. This ensuite has been customized to accommodate the laundry area, and offers new QUARTZ COUNTERTOP, toilet & flooring. 2 OTHER GENEROUS sized bedrooms & an updated 4pc main bathroom complete this floor. The professionally FINISHED BASEMENT has been completed in hardwood flooring, and boasts garden patio door walkout to the fully fenced, PRIVATE BACKYARD. A recently installed (2021) backyard patio offers a complete walkway from the side of the home, ideal access to the backyard, when having friends or family over. The lower basement level is complete with a 4th BEDROOM W/LARGE WINDOW, CLOSET AND ITS OWN ENSUITE 3PC BATHROOM. This level also offers a large crawl space for storage. NEW AC 2021. With a great attention to detail including, upgraded lighting fixtures, and premium flooring, this home has been meticulously cared for and features a 1.5 car garage & double driveway with close proximity to schools and shopping, & easy access to the 401. Be sure not to miss this beautiful family home nestled on this crescent location. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2186.9000

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$899,900
27 MCCABE Court, kitchener, Ontario

27 Mccabe Court

Kitchener, Ontario

Home sweet home, picture yourself living fully fenced generous-sized 4-level back split features views over green space, 3 great-sized bedrooms, two full baths, 6 parking spots and is located in the desirable Laurentian Hills. Enjoy your morning coffee and soak up the beautiful southern exposure sun on the covered front porch with views over the quiet private child-friendly court. This home has been freshly painted throughout. The main floor of this stunner offers tons of space with a formal living and dining room combo with immaculate hardwood floors and tons of natural light. The wonderfully sized eat-in kitchen has an abundance of cabinetry and plenty of counter space for meal prep, overlooks the family room and offers a built-in desk that's perfect for working from home. The sliding doors from the kitchen lead you to the two-level cedar deck that's perfect for entertaining. A few steps down from the kitchen is the large spacious family room that has a gas fireplace, large windows and a walkout to a second deck/patio area. All rooms are floodlit with natural light. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1398

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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