Wilmot Township

Wilmot Township Home For Sale

Buying a home in Wilmot Township means that you get to enjoy both rural and urban living.

Comprised of many communities and towns, Wilmot Township includes New Hamburg, Baden, Mannheim, New Dundee, and other smaller neighbourhoods, including heritage settlements. This is a fast-growing area with beautiful rolling farmland.

Both Public and Catholic school options are available depending on which community you live in. Schooling options include Baden Public SchoolGrandview Public SchoolHoly Family Separate School, and St Agatha Catholic School.

Grand River Transit (GRT) has recently expanded to include Wilmot Township (Route 77), making getting into the Tri-Cities easier for residents in the area. If you’re driving, it’s only a ten-minute trip East into the City of Waterloo with easy access to Highway 8, making it a convenient commuting township.

Wilmot Township homes range from modern subdivisions to original historic farmhouses, giving you plenty of options to view when buying a home.

Continue below to learn more about Wilmot Township, including amenities, more on transit, and other highlights throughout the area. 

Location

Wilmot Township makes up the rural area and communities on the West side of Waterloo Region, bordering both Kitchener and Waterloo. A very unique feature of this area is that it is still home to a few communities of Amish Mennonites, and so it is not uncommon to see horse and buggies travelling the roads.

Popular growing towns like St. Agatha, New Hamburg, and Baden make up the bulk of the population, with fewer residents in Haysville, Wilmot Centre, and New Dundee. Interestingly, Manheim – one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in Waterloo Region – sits on the border of Wilmot Township.

Highway 8 travels directly through the area, making it easy to access gems like Rebel Creek Golf Club and Foxwood Golf and Country Club.

Amenities

Health Care 

Shopping & Services

  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • Baden Veterinary Hospital 
  • Murrays Clothing & Footwear
  • Oceansoft Water Systems Inc
  • New Beginnings Consignment Shop

 

Restaurants & Food Stores 

Churches

  • Wilmot Mennonite Church
  • Wilmot Centre Church
  • Rosebank Brethren in Christ

More than half of Wilmot’s total population resides in the rapidly expanding towns of New Hamburg and Baden, which means you’ll find most of your major services and shopping centres within these highly-populated areas. This includes Sobey’s, No Frills, and many of the restaurants.

However, there’s plenty to appreciate along the outskirts. Avid fishers, trailblazers and golfers can be along the banks of the Nith River. Just a moment from the front door, you’ll find both Foxwood Golf & Country Club and Rebel Creek Golf Club to enjoy.

Castle Kilbride, in the heart of Baden, is a perfect local attraction to help anyone’s passion for heritage and tradition. It is a great place to bring the family, you can find events, exhibits and even a museum.

Schooling / Child Care

Both the Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Region’s Catholic School Board provide education to the students of Wilmot Township.

Parents have multiple options, based on where in the township they reside, as to which elementary school their children will attend. Most Catholic students will attend Holy Family Separate School for JK-Grade 8. And parents looking to enroll their children in French Immersion can do so at Baden Public School.

There is one secondary school in Wilmot, Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School. Other high schools will be made available via bus transportation based on the area or district you live in. There are also many childcare and family-oriented learning options to choose from, including a parent participating preschool, New Hamburg and Area Co-operative Preschool. Wilmot also offers a Family Resource Centre in New Hamburg to support its close-knit community.

Transit

The GRT is Waterloo’s public transport operator. It operates daily bus services for the region and once piloted in Wilmot, the Township and Regional Council have endorsed the service on a permanent basis, relying primarily on Route 77. The GRT website has information on schedules, fares and other important details for riders.

For those who like to run and bike, Wilmot provides various open pathways and trails along the river to explore, making cycling an efficient means of getting from town to town. This area is also populated with plenty of taxis and Uber drivers.

Parks
  • Hincks Park
  • William Scott Park
  • Schneller Park
  • Sir Adam Beck Community Park
  • Nith River Campground
  • Captain MacCallum Park
  • Constitution Park

There’s something for everyone at Baden’s 11-acre community park located just off Snyder’s Road. There are many options to choose from, the community park offers skateboarding, tennis, baseball and picnic areas for the family to enjoy. Sir Adam Beck offers ample group space, sports fields and washrooms to support all community activities.

A frequented trail in New Hamburg, Christner Trail, extends between Hostetler Road and Christner Road. This half kilometre, stone dust path winds through an old tree line and farm lane for young and seasoned hikers alike. For advanced hiking and exploration, check out the Avon Trail running from St. Mary’s to Conestogo. Through Wilmot, the Avon Trail involves 24km of trail containing both on and off-road segments.

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