Uptown Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo

This youthful area is a hot spot for fun. Uptown Waterloo offers a vast array of shops, restaurants and activities to enjoy year-round. Anyone planning to move here can expect a bustling life-style. Uptown Waterloo is immensely popular as it is home to some of the best entertainment in the city. This location is perfect for anyone looking to keep a busy life-style.

If you are planning to settle down, you can find upscale and new condo developments. There is also a mixture of detached homes sprinkled around the area. Central Waterloo is perfect for those looking to be close to the heart of Waterloo and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Location

Uptown is full of shops that give this district a unique flavour. Explore and test the many restaurants sprinkled across the core of Uptown Waterloo. This area is perfect for taking local transit. The Grand River Transit’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system runs along King Street, where most of these attractions can be found. Enjoy a short train ride to any of your destinations. Within walking distance is Waterloo Park. This large park offers a beautiful green space for you to enjoy with amenities such as numerous playgrounds, a small zoo and a few splash pads. Waterloo’s Uptown neighbourhood holds the classic suburban feel with an urban twist. You are sure to find a home to suit your taste.

Amenities

Shopping & Entertainment 

Uptown is home to numerous shops, restaurants and seasonal events that look to celebrate the diverse culture that makes up Kitchener-Waterloo. 

Year-round events are hosted in Waterloo Town Square, including the annual Busker Carnival, a winter festival and even pop-up events like human-sized scrabble. The Shops At Town Square is a collection of shops to visit, including a Shoppers Drug Mart, a hobby shop and a grocery store. 

Within Uptown, there are many family-friendly activities; The Princess Twin Cinemas is a Waterloo heritage that has been open for business for 35 years. The set of theatres play cult classics and critically acclaimed films. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or read, you can find The Waterloo Public Library. It is located on the corner of Dupont St. W and Albert Street, offering computer access, books and family-friendly events. 

If you’re looking for Waterloo’s nightlife, you can find several nightclubs, bars and pubs to enjoy within the Uptown Waterloo Neighbourhood! Jane Bond is an intimate bar that offers live music and events aimed at a more alternative crowd with an outdoor patio, and mixed cocktails are a hidden gem in Uptown.

White Rabbit PublicHouse has a more social atmosphere offering handcrafted food and cocktails. A wide selection of spirits, wines and beers. On Sundays, there is a DJ so if you prefer a quieter alternative to the club but still want to dance White Rabbit is the perfect option  

For beer aficionados, Abe Erb is Waterloo’s brewery and pub for those looking to some great locally distilled beers, their tap list shows an up to date list of what beers they are currently serving. The Duke of Wellington Public House is a unique venue in Waterloo. It is a British pub offering authentic food and a wide choice of drinks. The Duke of Wellington is also home to live show events. 

Chainsaw Bar is a lively karaoke bar and restaurant that is famous around the Waterloo region. With a wide selection of spirits, delicious comfort food and nightly events, Chainsaw will make sure your weekends are never dull!

Beertown Public House and Pub On King offer a bar and lounge atmosphere for those looking to celebrate, enjoy a pint of beer and socialize. Pub on King has $6 dinner specials every night of the week, a dance night on Saturday and live music events.These make living Uptown great as these locations are within walking distance of Uptown Square.

Finally, Becky’s Apartment and Starlight Lounge is the place to before those looking for a night out dancing. Becky’s Apartment has a lounge atmosphere as it originated as a vape and hookah lounge and incorporates a classic club feel that can cater to those looking to relax and those looking to dance. Starlight Lounge has a retro theme to it and offers a fantastic assortment of musical events. Starlight hosts a throwback Friday that offers classic RnB and rap front he 90’s if you want to get down to classic hits. 

Restaurants & Food Services

Uptown Waterloo is fortunate to have several types of restaurants all within a short walking distance. From 5-star restaurants to sports bars, Uptown Waterloo will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Copper Branch specializes in vegan comfort food that is quick and delicious. Seven Shores & Red House are two restaurants that offer an intimate, quiet atmosphere, beautifully designed and food that is unique to each restaurant. Seven Shores also holds local artist events periodically, for more information, visit their activities page for full details. Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21 offers innovative farm-to-table cuisine and holds special theme nights

 as well.  

Uptown is home to many ethnic-inspired fusion restaurants that allow customers to explore dishes from around the world and celebrate the diverse population within the Waterloo Region! Owl of Minerva, Crystal Palace Restaurant and Taco Farm, which is gluten-free, are excellent choices for residents looking to experiment with different culinary pallets. 

Family-friendly restaurants Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Craft Chippery and The Captain’s Boil are great examples of the diverse selection available within the Uptown core. Vincenzo’s, Settlement Coffee Roasters and Bauer Bakery & Cafe are beautiful spots to socialize, enjoy coffee and relax. 

Abe Erb Brewing Company and The Lion Brewery Restaurant act as both a restaurant and brewing companies that specialize in delicious craft beers. Beertown Public House Waterloo and The Duke of Wellington British Pub offer live music, sports and a great pub atmosphere for any occasion. 

Finally, the Uptown core is home to an assortment of luxurious lounges and restaurants that are region-renowned and will make any occasion a spectacular event. The Bauer Kitchen Restaurant, Proof Kitchen + Lounge, Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar offers lounge atmospheres and high-quality cuisine.  Watami Sushi and Jinzakaya are newly opened sushi restaurants that specialize in all you can eat sushi experiences. 

A full list of restaurants can be found on Uptown Waterloo’s BIA website

Health Care

The Uptown core is located adjacent to Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand River Hospital and the surrounding Medical District. Just a short trip away is Westmount Place Walk-In Clinic and the Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) that take walk-in patients. This means there are lots of options to choose from when looking for healthcare assistance.

Schooling / Child Care

The Uptown core has two schools within the borders of the neighbourhood; these are  MacGregor Public School and Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. There are seven public schools and five Catholic schools that Uptown Waterloo residents can choose from. Below are schools that are no located directly in Uptown Waterloo but are within the school’s district:  

Public Schools

Catholic Schools

Transit

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Uptown Waterloo has direct access to Grand River Transits’ main bus routes and access to the Light Rail Transit system that connects Kitchener-Waterloo. With bus lines that connect Uptown with the boardwalk, you will be able to travel most places in the city with minimal transfers and rapid service. Below is a list of bus routes that run through the Uptown core. 

Parks

The Uptown neighbourhood is perfect for families looking to make the most of the natural surroundings and explore the green spaces just steps from your front door.  With 12 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, there are year-round activities to participate in. 

Waterloo Park is referred to as the crown jewel of Waterloo; it offers a year-round zoo, playgrounds, trails and seasonal amenities like splash pads and skating rinks. Below is a full list of the services Waterloo Park provides: 

  • 4 Ball Diamonds, 1 Community Garden, 1 Cricket Field, 1 Playground, 1 Skateboard Park, 1 Soccer Field, 1 Splash Pad, 1 Sports Field, 6 Tennis Courts, 1 Trail
  • Lions Lagoon Splash Pad
  • K-W Granite Club – curling rink 
  • Waterloo Tennis Club 12 courts

The surrounding parks are connected to the Uptown core by the Laurel Trail and the Iron Horse Trail. Below is a list of the surrounding parks within a short walking distance of Uptown Waterloo’s center:

  • Alexandra Park- playground 
  • Green Acres Park -playground
  • Mary Allen Park – Basketball, skating parks and sports field
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Stadium – football field
  • Brighton Park – playground
  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
    • 1 Arena, 1 Indoor Pool, 1 Indoor Rink, 1 Indoor Track, 1 Splash Pad
  • Glen Acres Park – Playground

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$589,900
661 KEATSWOOD Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

661 Keatswood Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Location Location Location !!! Amazing Upper Beechwood single detached 3 bedroom Home.Lovely crescent close to Mary Johnson school ranked 6th of the top 10 schools in the region add to that shopping and trails you will be delighted with your surroundings. Features include tiled entry 2 pc main fl Bath , Hardwood floors thru out Livrm / Dinrm combo leads to bright Kitchen with patio doors to a lovely fenced treed yard you can watch kids and pets effortlessly. Upper level with 4 pc bath, Master Bedroom with double closet plus a Full 4 pc Bath ensuite ! His and Her closets. 2 other good size bedrooms with light up night switches. Including lovely California shutters in all bedrooms to complete the look! Finished basement with audio sound qualities built-in. Home improvements include : AC 2006, 2006-Upper Windows, 2008 Fenced Yard , 2010- Cal-shutters, 2019- on main Hardwood Floors ,2012-High Efficiency Furnace & Humdifer, Roof, 2010- 30 yr shingle , Sump Pump 2019- Rented new HWHeater 2019, Public Schools Mary Johnson JK-6. Catholic schools Sir Edgar K-6 Centennial 7-8. St Nicholas JK-8 KCI,WCI,Sir A Mac 9-12. Resurrection 9-12 (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1234

Team Realty K.w. Inc.

For sale
$524,900
460 BEECHWOOD Place Unit# 2, waterloo, Ontario

460 Beechwood Place Unit# 2

Waterloo, Ontario

No need for a country house when this home offers cottage living at its best. A true oasis in the city. Unwind on the large deck where you can spread out and entertain, barbecue with a gas line hook up, and have your own hobby garden with herbs and vegetables. Cozy up in front of one of the two gas fireplaces, both in different room styles to suit your pleasure. Whether its games night or a romantic evening for two, this house sets the mood for any occasion. Unwind upstairs with a book or a movie in the convertible upper loft space. Whether its a library, third bedroom or den youre after, this room has it all. Not many houses in this price point can boast all the upgrades, extras and highlights in this home, including 2.5 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, private garage and all exterior maintenance and landscaping included, not to mention the outdoor pool in the summer! There truly are too many highlights to mentionso come and see for yourself. This home is a rare find. Dont miss this opportunity to live in the prestigious Beechwood area as homes are rarely available in this coveted location. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1140

Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

For sale
$835,000
435 WINCHESTER Drive Unit# 53, waterloo, Ontario

435 Winchester Drive Unit# 53

Waterloo, Ontario

This is your opportunity to live in Waterloo's most desirable executive condo community - an enclave in the heart of Waterloo, The Village in Beechwood West. Stunning 2-storey home features transom windows, 9' ceiling height, ceramic and hardwood flooring plus LED potlights throughout main and upper floors. Crown moulding in Great Room, gas fireplace and a walk-out to patio with a gas line for your BBQ. Primary Bedroom features tray ceiling and crown moulding, hardwood flooring including custom Closet Maid walk-in closet, luxury 5 pc ensuite with corner soaker tub and separate glass enclosed walk-in shower. Granite counters in Kitchen as well both upper Baths. Convenient 2nd floor Laundry with sink, upper floor Loft - wonderful for a quiet read or TV. Hunter-Douglas blinds throughout. Gorgeous sunny southern backyard exposure. Basement workshop - hobby space with LED lighting & extra electrical outlets for all your needs. Owner has the opportunity to become an Affiliate Member of the Beechwood West Community Association offering pool/tennis facilities. Be sure to enjoy the nearby walking trails. You won't be disappointed when viewing this immaculate home - true pride of ownership! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2175

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$399,900
475 BEECHWOOD Drive Unit# 2, waterloo, Ontario

475 Beechwood Drive Unit# 2

Waterloo, Ontario

Stunning move in ready 2 storey condo townhouse in desirable Upper Beechwood. On the main floor you will find a large front foyer which leads to the spacious bright eat-in kitchen with tons of storage/cabinetry. The living room offers hardwood flooring as well as a fireplace for those cozy nights. The separate dining room, also with hardwood flooring, leads to the fully fenced backyard with a patio & perennial gardens throughout. The upper level master bedroom has a 3 piece ensuite, WI closet and a spacious separate sitting area. There is also another good sized bedroom on this level as well as a 4 piece bathroom. In the fully finished basement there is a 3rd bedroom, a recroom as well as a laundry room/storage. From this level there is a separate entrance from the mudroom/garage. This very well run condo complex offers lots of visitor parking, tennis courts as well as a heated inground pool. Vinyl windows, C/V, C/A, freshly painted throughout, carpets just cleaned & all 6 appliances are included. Great location with lots of close amenities, parks, schools and public transportation. A must see home! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1391

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$729,900
157 WOODBEND Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

157 Woodbend Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home to this highly sought-after, Upper Beechwood split entry bungalow!!! Featuring over 2300sqft of finished space, this 3+1 bedroom, 3 full bath home has it all!!! Double car garage, en-suite, separate side entrance, gas fire place, fenced yard, deck, beechwood homeowners association 1 member (with pool and tennis court access) and much more!!! Updates include, new interior doors and trim, many new windows, hardwood on the main floor and laminate in the basement. The open concept, carpet free living & dining room lead you to the eat in kitchen with beautiful granite counters and newly purchased appliances. Walk down stairs to the fully finished, walk-out basement that has a full bath, bedroom & laundry area. Given the uncertain times we are in, this home is perfect for the professionals that need a home office space or growing family. Short distance to UW, WLU, Innovation Park and Research and Technology Park. Upper Beechwood is calling you!!! Dont miss out! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1448

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$575,000
75 PINEMEADOW Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

75 Pinemeadow Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

RARE FIND!! This beautiful 3 bedroom raise bungalow on a QUIET TREED CRESCENT IN SOUGHT AFTER WESTVALE has had RECENT EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS & UPDATES, in 2020. CARPET FREE. The family chef will enjoy the GORGEOUS, RENOVATED KITCHEN featuring ABUNDANCE of STUNNING MODERN WHITE CABINETS & PANTRY, NEW COUNTER TOP, NEW TILE BACKSPLASH & SINK, NEW HOOD FAN (vented to the exterior) NEW LIGHT FIXTURES & POTLIGHTS & NEW LAMINATE FLOORING. This large eat-in kitchen boasts a WALKOUT to a SPACIOUS DECK (enjoy your morning coffee) & DEEP MATURE LOT. ADDITIONAL UPDATES: NEW LAMINATE FLOORS. NEW DOORS & HARDWARE ON CLOSETS, BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS. NEW BASEBOARDS, CASINGS, TRIM AND FRESHLY PAINTED THROUGHOUT. NEW LIGHT FIXTURES, POTLIGHTS, LIGHT SWITCHES & RECEPTACLES. NEW GARAGE MAN DOOR into house. NEW SUMP PUMP IN FURNACE ROOM. The RENOVATED BASEMENT features a LARGE, BRIGHT, OPEN RECROOM with BIG WINDOWS, NEW LAMINATE FLOORING & NEW DRYWALL ON WALLS. POWDER ROOM boasts NEW TOILET, VANITY & SINK PLUS NEW DRYWALL ON WALLS. The spacious OPEN CONCEPT LIVINGROOM AND DININGROOM with NEW LAMINATE FLOORS is ideal for entertaining & family gatherings. RENOVATED 4 piece bathroom(2015), NEW ROOF (2016) & NEW DECK(2016). OVERSIZE GARAGE (11'11x21'4) PROVIDES SPACE FOR STORAGE/WORKSHOP & features INSIDE ENTRY to house. Great location near shopping, transportation, schools. JUST MOVE IN. SHOWS AAA, A DEFINITE MUST SEE! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1109

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$829,900
771 KARLSFELD Road, waterloo, Ontario

771 Karlsfeld Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Beautiful 5 beds, 4 baths home located in the sought after Clair Hills community. Open to above at entrance hallway, great size living room and family room with hardwood floor. Open concept on main floor. Kitchen with upgraded quartz counter top, walking from dining room to deck and enjoy beautiful backyard. Hardwood stairs to second floor. Great sized 4 bedrooms. Master bedroom has ensuite and walk-in closet. Gleaming hardwood floors on main and second floor. Upgraded bathroom quartz counter tops. The finished walk-out basement has a three piece bath,one bedroom and recreation room. Basement is great for entertainment/exercise. Close to shopping centers, restaurants and within the top school boundaries in the region. A must see! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$599,900
409 LAUREL GATE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

409 Laurel Gate Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Gorgeous End unit Freehold townhome located in Laurelwood. High ceiling living room and two story windows with gas fireplace. The eat-in kitchen has patio doors to the deck with a huge backyard. Newer flooring, Newer stainless appliances with fresh painted. The master bedroom is on its own level for privacy with 4-pc ensuite. Spacious two bedrooms with Upper laundry. Fantastic location near the YMCA, Laurel creek conservation, Laurelwood public school, Sir John MacDonald high school, shopping plazas, bus stops and both universities. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$969,900
665 BEECHWOOD Drive, waterloo, Ontario

665 Beechwood Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

A unique opportunity! This custom-built home offers over 3200 sq.ft of meticulously maintained living space in the highly sought after neighbourhood of Upper Beechwood. The main floor features a magnificent open-concept living and dining area with a exclusive 17-foot cathedral ceiling and 3-way fireplace, perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. A bright open-concept kitchen, upgraded BOSCH stainless appliances, eat-in solarium, and full island featuring a modern induction cooktop and built-in recessed range hood. A step-down family room and enclosed gazebo/sun-room provide views of an impeccably landscaped backyard complete with small pond and zen-like water feature. A 2 pc powder room and laundry room with garage access complete the main floor layout. On the upper level is the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and linen closet along with a five piece en-suite bathroom complete with jacuzzi tub and shower. Also located on the upper floor are two additional bedrooms, a common 4 piece bathroom and a games room currently used as an office. A finished basement with movie room incl. BOSE sound system, 2-sided fireplace, wet-bar and 3 piece bathroom provides the ultimate setting for movie nights! A cool storage room, utility and workshop rooms also incl. downstairs. This home is situated in a mature treed setting with close proximity to parks, schools, and walking trails for family enjoyment. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Tristram Realty Associates Inc.

For sale
$1,800,000
317 BUSHWOOD Court, waterloo, Ontario

317 Bushwood Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Exquisite estate home located on one of the most beautiful & prestigious streets in the coveted Upper Beechwood. Situated on over 1/3 of an acre on a quiet, mature court & backing onto protected forest, this traditional & stately home is sure to impress w/ its spectacular curb appeal &professionally landscaped grounds. Offering over 6000 SF of living space, this well-appointed 4+2 bed/7 bath home features: desirable centre hall plan w/ grand foyer. Elegant living rm w/ fp & formal dining rm. Chefs kitchen w/ centre island, granite countertops, backsplash, & dinette w/adjoining sunrm. Welcoming family rm w/ wainscoting, fp & custom built-ins. Large office w/vaulted ceiling, French doors leading to the yard, & 2 2-pce baths. Upstairs a luxurious master awaits w/ gas fp, 2 walk-in closets & a spa-like 5-pce ensuite w/ tiled shower & soaker tub. 3additional bedrms, 1 w/ ensuite, a 4-pce main bath & laundry complete this level. The finished lower level includes a large rec rm w/ fp, 5th bedrm w/ fp, & spa area w/ sauna/shower. Bonus living space could function as either a 6th bedrm/office/craft rm/studio. Walk-up from basement to garage. Additional 2-pce bath. Luxurious finishes, designer touches, & interior updates throughout. Step out into your own private backyard oasis complete w/ large deck, & extensive landscaping backing onto lush greenspace. Premium locationclose to universities, shopping, top-rated schools, parks, walking trails & all amenities. Truly a rare find. (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 7 Bathroom 4105

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,890,000
259 CARRINGTON Place, waterloo, Ontario

259 Carrington Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Don't miss this lovely house in Waterloo Upper Beechwood area. 6500 sf with 4 bedrooms. Every bedroom with en-suites. 6 bathrooms, stunning foyer with 18ft ceiling. Bright living room and dining room with 10ft sliding doors opening to the courtyard. Custom Italian kitchen with marble counters and build in appliances. Italian marble on main floor. Main floor office with en-suite bath, could be a guest bed room. Master with his/her walk in closets and a 6pc en-suite. All the stone flooring are heated. Smart House system, you can control lighting and hvac from your smart phone. Basement with theater, wet bar, rec room, 3-pc bath and your new private spa with steam shower, sauna and endless pool with separate hcav system. One more underground pool located in the backyard, 2.5 car heated garage, good location, close to universities, tech park and shopping center. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4.4600

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$819,900
535 HAVENDALE Place, waterloo, Ontario

535 Havendale Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Perfect for the growing family! Located on a quiet court in the highly sought after Laurelwood neighbourhood, this four bedroom, fully finished basement home offers plenty of living space. Main floor office, master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom including a Jacuzzi. Hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, kitchen with breakfast bar, a dinette and sliders to the private, fully fenced, mature backyard. Finished basement features a rec room with oversized windows. Double car garage and parking for 6+ cars! Within walking distance to schools, Universities, parks, trails, shopping and transit. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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