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The Westhill by Sifton

 

The Westhill by Sifton

A very warm welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! Over the past couple weeks, we’ve covered several retirement communities throughout Kitchener-Waterloo (and in the case of the Morningside Retirement Community, just outside of Kitchener-Waterloo). Today, we’ll be looking at one of western Waterloo’s finest retirement communities: the Westhill by Sifton. Sifton is a longstanding Canadian property development company, which started along the path of real-estate innovation back in 1923 with Harry Sifton at the helm. Sifton Properties Limited has eight retirement living properties throughout southern Ontario (with two in Waterloo), and the Westhill is one of its best: like each of Sifton’s Retirement Living properties, it’s focused on “the highest quality wellness services, dining experiences and engaging social events and activities” (Sifton). Let’s take a look!

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Highland Place Retirement Residence

 

Highland Place Retirement Residence

Greetings, and welcome to the WRX Property Group and blog. The search for a retirement residence – whether it’s for yourself or a loved one – is very important. We’ve been looking at retirement communities throughout Kitchener-Waterloo over the past couple weeks, and today we’ll be looking at Highland Place Retirement Residence in northwest Kitchener. The Highland Place Retirement Residence is owned and operated by Revera, a company focused on providing the highest quality of senior living, and driven by a guiding vision of seniors’ ageless spirit. They have locations across Canada, the USA, and the UK, including several in Kitchener-Waterloo. Highland Place opened in 1988, and it boasts a caring, professional staff, many of whom have worked here for years.

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Beechwood Manor

 

Beechwood Manor

Hello, and welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been investigating the range of retirement communities available in Kitchener-Waterloo. Today’s retirement community is southern Waterloo’s Beechwood Manor. Located between the lovely Waterloo neighbourhoods of Maple Hills and Beechwood, Beechwood Manor is among Kitchener-Waterloo’s finest retirement communities. It’s been offering Assisted Living services since 1984, and as of 2012, it’s also added 35 Independent Living Suites. We’ll get into the specifics shortly, but first, let’s take a look at what’s nearby.

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The Trinity Village

 

The Trinity Village

Greetings, and welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! Today we continue on our journey through the various retirement communities in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. Our present location is found in the Kingsdale neighbourhood of Kitchener: the Trinity Village. The Trinity Village is a Christian-affiliated, not-for-profit retirement community and registered charity; it’s owned by Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo. The whole Trinity Village is spread out over 11.5 acres of space, and it consists of a large Care Centre, bungalow town homes, and a complex of residential suites.

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The Uptown Retirement Community

 

The Uptown Retirement Community

Hello, and welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking into a range of retirement communities across Kitchener-Waterloo. We’re nearing the end of our current series, though, and today we’ll be covering our penultimate Kitchener-Waterloo retirement community: the Uptown, which is located in eastern Waterloo. For your convenience, we’re also going to wrap things up with an overview of the retirement communities we’ve covered so far later this week. Let’s take a look at the Uptown.
Unlike other retirement communities we’ve covered, the Uptown is still under construction. The elegant Presentation Centre will hopefully be opening soon, though (you can take a look at it, and check to see its progress, here). And thrillingly, with the Uptown’s fairly active YouTube channel, you can actually monitor the progress of the construction process: check it out here. Videos on the account include aerial shots of the construction, as well as more artful panoramas of iconic Waterloo locations that are close enough for the Uptown’s future residents to visit whenever they want. At several of the places, the Uptown has helpfully included estimated time of travel to or from the retirement community. For example, they estimate the Region of Waterloo International Airport is 20 minutes away, and Grey Silo Golf Club is just 6 minutes away (you’re never too far from either taking off or teeing off). Indeed, the video highlights just how great a city Waterloo is, and how lovely a location the Uptown has found for itself. Speaking of…

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Millwood Manor Retirement Residence

 

Millwood Manor Retirement Residence

Greetings! Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. We endeavour to cover all the topics relevant to anyone looking into buying or selling homes in Kitchener-Waterloo. And over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking into a range of retirement communities throughout Kitchener-Waterloo. Today, we’ve come to the end of that particular series: the final retirement community we’re covering is Millwood Manor Retirement Residence in central Kitchener. That said, there will be one final article in which we provide a brief overview of each of the communities covered thus far. Now, let’s get familiar with Millwood Manor!

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Sandhills Retirement Community

 

Sandhills Retirement Community

Hello and welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! We’ve been looking at the retirement communities in Kitchener-Waterloo (and the Townships beyond) to give you an idea of what sorts of options are available. Today we’ll be looking at the Sandhills Retirement Community: the first in our series that’s located in Kitchener. Located at 20 St. George Street in Kitchener (at the intersection of St. George Street and Queen Street), Sandhills is one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s finest, friendliest residences and retirement communities. Let’s find out what makes it stand out!
The Sandhills Retirement Community opened in 2001. It’s designed for people over the age of 50 looking for affordable, independent living quarters. Sandhills has a basis in the Christian faith, and it’s a multi-dimensional, non-profit corporation. Sandhills is an independently-oriented retirement community, meaning it’s most suited for more active residents who don’t need the additional support offered by some other retirement communities.

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Retirement Communities and Residences in Kitchener-Waterloo

 

Retirement Communities and Residences in Kitchener-Waterloo

In this, the final entrance in WRX Property Group’s series on retirement communities and residences in Kitchener-Waterloo, we will pause to look back at what we’ve learned. With this list, hopefully your decision on which retirement community to choose will be made easier. The list is divided into retirement communities in Waterloo and retirement communities in Kitchener, but first, the lone retirement community in our series that lies just beyond the borders of Kitchener-Waterloo (though still within the broader Regional Municipality of Waterloo).

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Waterloo Heights Retirement Community

 

 

Waterloo Heights Retirement Community

 

Hello, and welcome to the WRX Property group website and blog. We’re looking into Kitchener-Waterloo’s retirement communities, ensuring you can find the perfect place to fit your needs. Today we’ll be checking out Waterloo Heights Retirement Community, which is located in southern, central Waterloo, at 170 Erb Street West.

The Waterloo Heights Retirement Community is in the Westmount neighbourhood (you can read about the neighbourhood in its WRX article here). It’s truly a great location. The beautiful, incredibly spacious Waterloo Park is just a few minutes away (sitting by Silver Lake, enjoying the natural setting and the interconnected trails nearby is a joy). Just east of the Waterloo Heights Retirement Community is Uptown Waterloo itself – one of the nicest areas in all of Kitchener-Waterloo. Uptown Waterloo has plenty to see and do, with quite a few shops, fine dining, cafés, and more. You can find out more about Uptown here.

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