Clair Hill (Clair Creek Meadows) and Columbia Forest Area
Hello again, and a very warm welcome to the WRX Property Group blog. Today we’ll be diving back into the ongoing series on Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods.
The subject of today’s article can be found on the west side of Waterloo: Clair Hills. Sometimes affectionately referred to as the Clair Creek Meadows Area, this is a great part of Waterloo with quite a few perks. Let’s bring some clarity to Clair Hills!
Clair Hills is one of the westernmost neighbourhoods in Kitchener-Waterloo. Its boundaries run to the extreme western limit of the City of Waterloo, where it borders the Township of Wilmot (the community of St. Agatha is a short drive away.
The rough boundaries of Clair Hills are Columbia Street to the north, Erbsville Road to the east, Erb Street to the south, and Wilmot Line to the west (Yes, both Erb and Erbsville… they’re big fans of Abraham Erb [founder of Waterloo] in Clair Hill).
The residential streets north of Columbia Street and around the northern branch of Clair Creek are part of Clair Hill, too. Clair Hill presently has an active Community Association, which is an excellent way to get involved with, and stay informed about, the Clair Hills community. The Clair Hills Community Association organizes fun events, distributes a regular newsletter, and ensures resident’s concerns don’t go unaddressed (and much more).
Clair Hill has been developed quite a bit over the last few years; indeed, many houses in this neighbourhood are less than ten years old. And while houses across the board are modern – and equipped with modern facilities (granite counter tops are fairly common, for example) – sizes (and consequently, prices) can vary greatly.
There are more than 1500 homes in the neighbourhood, and prices can range from around $400 000 to $1.5 million and higher. Please contact WRX Property Group if you’d like to know more.
Is location everything? Well, when it comes to buying a house, it certainly matters quite a bit! So what’s near Clair Hill? As a new development on the far side of the city, some might worry that there aren’t shopping options nearby.
But worry not – at the southern edge of Clair Hill (at the intersection of Erb and Erbsville) is a newly-built, extensive shopping area, with big-box stores like Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart, banks, food markets, a Starbucks, and more. There’s also a massive Costco warehouse for people who love free food samples (who doesn’t??) and purchasing things in bulk.
And that’s just what’s in the neighbourhood – if you go a little further north, you’ll find a shopping area (including a Food Basics) by Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School. If you go south, you’ll reach the Boardwalk at Ira Needles Boulevard.
This massive, new, open-air shopping centre has just about everything – almost all of the major chains operating in Canada, from a Wal-Mart Supercentre to Bulk Barn and beyond. Beyond the shopping, the Boardwalk has multiple medical facilities in its sizeable Medical Centre, a Movati Athletic health and fitness club, a Landmark Cinemas theatre, and more.