62 ELKINGTON Drive, Kitchener, N2B1S2
62 ELKINGTON Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2B1S2
19 LINTON Place, Kitchener, N2B2K1
19 LINTON Place, Kitchener, Ontario N2B2K1
182 NATCHEZ RD, Kitchener, N2B3L2
182 Natchez Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2B3L2
20 BLACKFRIARS PL, Kitchener, N2A1M5
20 Blackfriars Place, Kitchener, Ontario N2A1M5
182 NATCHEZ Road, Kitchener, N2B3L2
182 NATCHEZ Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2B3L2
103 LORRAINE Avenue, Kitchener, N2B2N1
103 LORRAINE Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2B2N1
Heritage Park Area in Kitchener
Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! The topic on the docket for today is: Heritage Park, in northeast Kitchener. Let’s take a look!
Heritage Park is a fairly mature neighbourhood. Development here really started in the 1960s, and the neighbourhood truly took shape over the next few decades. Heritage Park is truly one of the finest places in Kitchener to live, with plenty of shopping, schools, and attractions nearby. Bungalows and two-storey homes of various shapes and sizes abound, the streets are quiet and green, and with nearby access to several arterial roads and the Conestoga Parkway, it’s quite simple to visit other parts of the city.
As noted, Heritage Park is located in the far northeast section of Kitchener. Its boundaries are made up approximately by Victoria Street North in the north; Lackner Boulevard in the east; Ottawa Street North in the south; and the extensive Stanley Park Conservation Area in the west.
One of the several groups for whom Heritage Park would make an ideal area to live is families. Many of the neighbourhood’s features are well-suited to families, and there are a very impressive four schools within the neighbourhood’s boundaries: Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, Mackenzie King Public School, Stanley park Public School and Grand River Collegiate Institute. Let’s take a look at zoning.
Heritage Park students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will attend Mackenzie King Public School from Kindergarten to Grade 6. This school gets its name from William Lyon Mackenzie King, a Kitchener-born lad who served as Canada’s 10th Prime Minister (and remains the longest-serving in history).
After Grade 6, WRDSB students will move on to Stanley Park Public School for Grades 7 and 8. Stanley Park P.S. is in the southwest corner of the neighbourhood, close to both the Stanley Park Conservation Area and Stanley Park Mall (both of which we’ll be exploring in greater detail shortly).
Finally, WRDSB students living in Heritage Park will be zoned for their local secondary school, Grand River Collegiate Institute. Elementary schools are a bit more widespread throughout Kitchener-Waterloo; having a local high school is a unique benefit. You can learn more about Grand River Collegiate Institute in our feature on it here.
As for students in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, they will attend Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School for Kindergarten to Grade 8. This school stands in the northern half of Heritage Park, just south of Mackenzie King P.S. For secondary school, students will move on to St. Mary’s Catholic High School, southwest of Heritage Park (off of Block Line Road). Because it is further away, students will be eligible for bussing. You can read about St. Mary’s here.
For a neighbourhood that is primarily residential within its boundaries, Heritage Park has access to quite a few shopping and dining opportunities. Let’s start with the area north of the neighbourhood. Victoria Street North (technically a branch of Highway 7) has a plethora of shops and restaurants stretching to the east and west. Further north of Victoria Street is the ever-popular Bingemans, which offers everything from a water park and indoor playground to conference centres.
Southeast of Heritage Park is the Lackner Centre, which has a few basic offerings, a Food Basics for all your grocery needs (and typically with lower prices), and both Chinese food and pizza. Additionally, the Lackner Centre is home to a Ministry of Transportation centre and Drive Test. This is another advantage for families settling here, as new drivers living in Heritage Park have the advantage of knowing the area.
Last, but most certainly not least, is the well-stocked shopping area starting in the south-end of Heritage Park. Within the neighbourhood boundaries is the River Road Shopping Centre, an outdoor plaza with fast food, a Shoppers Drug Mart, and several other shops and services. South of here is Stanley Park Mall, one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s few remaining enclosed malls. Stanley Park Mall boasts an incredible Zehrs, Walmart, and quite a few shops and restaurants.