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Forest Heights Area in Kitchener
Hello, everyone; we’ve got another entry in WRX Property Group’s ongoing series of descriptions of the neighbourhoods of Kitchener-Waterloo. Today we’ll be looking one of Kitchener’s larger, and westernmost, neighbourhoods: Forest Heights. So, without further ado, let’s take a look and see what we can see.
About Forest Heights
Forest Heights’ boundaries are made up of Highland Road in the north, Fischer-Hallman Road in the east, the Conestoga Parkway in the south (Highways 7 and 8), and Trusller Road in the west (effectively the border between Kitchener and the Township of Wilmot).
Directly east of Forest Heights is Forest Hills, another Kitchener neighbourhood, but one that shares a Community Association with Forest Heights (Forest Heights Community Association [FHCA]). In brief, Community Associations are groups of residents within specific neighbourhoods throughout Kitchener-Waterloo that do such things as organize events and apply for neighbourhood grants.
Rest assured, we’ll discuss Forest Hill more in tomorrow’s article, and we may cover the FHCA itself in a future article. But let’s get back to Forest Heights.
The Forest Heights area is primarily residential, and it has an established, suburban feel to it. The region underwent rapid development beginning in the 1970s – its population blossomed from around 1300 in 1971 to over 16 000 by 1991 (FHCA).
Most of the homes are detached, with both bungalows and two-storeys available. Households here are mixed (in terms of singles, couples, and families), but more than half of households have children, and Forest Heights is indeed a fine place to raise a family.
With its abundance of schools, and the availability of activities for a variety of ages, it’s no wonder families have been coming to the area increasingly over the past few decades. Prices in the neighbourhood range between the mid $300 000s to upwards of $800 000.
If you’d like to inquire about a specific property, or if you’d like to know more, feel free to contact WRX, and we’ll help however we can.
One of Forest Heights’ loveliest features runs on a diagonal line through the middle of the neighbourhood: the Forest Heights Community Trail. This lengthy stretch of tree-lined, green land is long enough for a nice stroll, at any time of year.
It has offshoots that lead to parks of different sizes and shapes throughout the neighbourhood: the network of trails throughout Forest Heights is so extensive that you can essentially travel from Fischer Park in the northeast all the way to Forest West Park in the southwest, staying on green land the whole way.
Sandrock Greenway, like the Forest Heights Community Tail, cuts a diagonal path through the neighbourhood, and this trail connects to several other lovely green areas outside of the neighbourhood, including Monarch Woods Park and Filsinger Natural Area.
A neighbourhood called Forest Heights ought to have good access to nature, and Forest Heights does very much live up to its name – the areas listed here are but a sample, and each park offers slightly different perks, whether it be a baseball diamond or a particularly sturdy bench.