The Beauty & Character of Waterloo Region

Cliff Rego
Published on November 22, 2016

The Beauty & Character of Waterloo Region

We often talk about how much our region has to offer from a real estate investment perspective: economic stability and growth, investment in infrastructure, exciting new developments, etc. – and yes, we’re going to keep talking about these things!

But, another draw to our region has been, and will continue to be, its natural and historic beauty: geographic features, established neighbourhoods, preservation of old architecture – the character elements that we sometimes overlook in favour of discussing “what’s new”.

Today, we shine a light on some of the features that truly make Waterloo Region a great place to live and work.

The Grand River

The river that connects our region provides not just beautiful scenic views (see 4:30 of the video below), but also expansive parks and trails, a great place to fish, kayak or canoe and a hub for community events and festivals. The Grand will always be a defining feature of Waterloo Region.

View 4 Old Cottage Place, Kitchener.

“Hidden” Getaways

You don’t always need to drive to Muskoka or Sauble Beach to get away from the everyday. If you look closely in and around Waterloo Region, you’ll find lakes and conservation areas that provide the perfect escape.

Some lakes, like Emerald Lake (see video below) offer homeowners an exclusive oasis, while Puslinch Lake, Laurel Creek Conservation Area, Shades Mills as well as Waterloo, Victoria, Riverside and many other parks provide an expedient way of reconnecting with nature.

View 365 River Oak Place, Waterloo.

Heritage Districts & Century Homes

View 15 Theresa St, Kitchener.

With its origin dating back to the late 1700’s, our region is rich with history. In pockets surrounding the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge downtown cores, you’ll find homes and businesses with architecture that has been preserved and maintained not just by decree, but by generations of owners with undeniable pride of ownership. A true snapshot into our past.

View 134 Concession St, Cambridge.

Revitalized Commercial & Industrial Buildings

View 85 Spruce St, Cambridge.

The industries that shaped our community may have come and gone, but many have been beautifully restored, maintained and/or repurposed for present day residential and commercial needs.

From the Kaufman Lofts in Kitchener, to the Bauer District in Waterloo, to the upcoming Gaslight District in downtown Galt, Waterloo Region offers integrated modern living, shopping and entertainment options while retaining the history that paved the way for its present-day success.

Indeed, our natural and manmade landmarks serve as a constant reminder of why Waterloo Region is, and will continue to be, a great place to live.

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