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1518 OLD ZELLER Drive, Kitchener, N2A0H3

1518 OLD ZELLER Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2A0H3

6Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
Attached GarageParking(s)
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ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! AMAZING VALUE IN THIS OVER 3900 SQF LEGAL DUPLEX, situated on prime corner, in desirable Lackner Woods Community. This impeccably maintained one owner home offers a total of 6 bedrooms , 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 laundry.With nothing to do but to move your family in.
$1,649,000

134 DEER CREEK Street, Kitchener, N2A0J5

134 DEER CREEK Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2A0J5

5Bedroom(s)
5Bathroom(s)
Attached GarageParking(s)
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WELCOME TO 134 DEER CREEK STREET! A spectacular home with incredible upgrades. No expense was spared in creating this home. Over 3400 square feet plus a professionally finished lower level. 5 BEDROOMS & 5 BATHROOMS. You will be captivated as soon as you are greeted by the large foyer featuring a walk-in closet and soaring ceilings leading you to a 2-storey great room with 20-foot ceilings.
$1,399,900

34 QUAISER Street, Kitchener, N2A3P8

34 QUAISER Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2A3P8

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
Attached GarageParking(s)
44Picture(s)
Welcome to this beautifully renovated back split home that offers over 1900 square feet of finished living space on the upper levels and is located in the family friendly Lackner Woods neighbourhood in Kitchener. As soon as you walk through the front door you are welcomed with a spacious foyer that leads into the bright and cozy living room that connects to a dedicated dining area.
$899,900

15 GREGG Court Unit# 18, Kitchener, N2A4H7

15 GREGG Court, Kitchener, Ontario N2A4H7

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
Attached GarageParking(s)
45Picture(s)
Looking to move to the Chicopee area in Kitchener? Now is your chance! Minutes from Chicopee ski hill and tube park, shopping centers, 401 and highway 7/8, this spacious 2 storey condo townhome has much to offer including a CARPET FREE home! It holds an open concept main floor with a recently finished basement.
$625,000

22 ROEHAMPTON Court, Kitchener, N2A3L1

22 ROEHAMPTON Court, Kitchener, Ontario N2A3L1

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
Attached GarageParking(s)
41Picture(s)
Rare opportunity to live on one of the most sought-after streets in Idlewoods! Welcome to 22 Roehampton court, a private oasis in the heart of an executive neighbourhood with tree lined streets, conservation area, ravine, & beautiful walking/cycling trails. Enjoy this quiet and private community while having easy access to shopping, recreation, entertainment, & any commuting needs.
$1,600,000

11 SHAFTSBURY Drive, Kitchener, N2A1N4

11 SHAFTSBURY Drive, Kitchener, Ontario N2A1N4

3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
23Picture(s)
OFFERS WELCOME ANYTIME - Once in a RARE while you come across a PERFECT OPPORTUNITY!! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION meets the mark here on this 3-bedroom semi-detached home situated on a great lot in the SOUGHT AFTER Idlewood/Lackner Woods neighborhood. The main floor offers a SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM with a full front window with views of the neighborhood.
$569,888
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Idlewood Area in Kitchener

Nestled next to the slopes of noble Chicopee, Kitchener-Waterloo’s very own mountain and ski/snowboard/summer resort, is the neighbourhood of Idlewood. Located in the east of Kitchener, a stone’s throw away from both the Grand River, let me assure you of one thing: Idlewood residents are never idle, if they don’t want to be.
 

Let’s dive in.

Idlewood’s boundaries are made up by Ottawa Street North in the north; Lackner Boulevard in the east; Fairway Road North in the south (that North bit’s a bit of a misnomer in this instance); and Old Chicopee Drive in the west.
 
Two advantages of Idlewood are its proximity to some of Kitchener-Waterloo’s most renowned natural attractions, and its ease of access to the rest of Kitchener-Waterloo (through the Conestoga Parkway, primarily, but also arterial roads such as Fairway and King).
 
Idlewood is a calm, quiet suburb, perfect for people (whether individuals, couples, or families) looking primarily for a place to call home. Prices for detached homes here tend to range between $450 000 to over $1 million, but occasionally semi-detached homes will enter the market for a lower price.
 
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact WRX if you have any questions; we’ll help however we can.
 


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    Location

    Idlewood is one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s smaller neighbourhoods. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have plenty to offer within its borders. Making up a large chunk of central Idlewood is the sizable Springmount Park, through which Idlewood Creek flows.
     
    Notably, the City of Kitchener has set aside over $1 million to make improvements to the creek. Starting in 2018, the project aims to fight erosion, create several small islands, and make it a more suitable environment for local fish.
     
    Springmount Park has dense, forested areas, as well as a network of trails spreading out in each direction. These trails connect Eby Park in the northwest, down through Idlewood Greenway, all the way to Briarfield Park in the south.
     
    Within Idlewood, residents can make use of a painted soccer field, a baseball diamond, a tennis court, and playground equipment for children. And for eager walkers, there’s always the option of following Idlewood Creek on its path to the Grand River (particularly once the renovations have been completed).
     
    Indeed, the Grand River (and several other nearby attractions) are part of Idlewood’s appeal.
     

     
    Idlewood residents need only take a short (and quite pleasant) stroll along the trail through Natchen Hill to reach the M. R. Good Family Trailway. This is one of 19 Access Points to the much larger Walter Bean Grand River Trail – truly one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s most impressive attractions.
     
    This trail starts far to the south, at the point where Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries meet. It then winds northward, following the Grand River all the way to the border between Waterloo and the Township of Woolwich.
     
    This beautiful trail is one of the best ways to explore the Waterloo Region, and to get a sense of the stolid grandeur of the Grand River. It’s pretty good exercise, too (for human and dog alike [and if you’re the type of person who takes a ferret for a walk, I’m sure it’s good exercise for them, too]).
     
    As mentioned earlier, Idlewood sits in the shadow of Chicopee Ski Club and Summer Resort. Chicopee opened for business over 80 years ago, when a group of businessmen wanted to take advantage of Canada’s snowy winters.
     
    At first, it was purely a ski club, but today it offers activities for all ages, in both summer and winter. During the winter, guests can enjoy alpine skiing, snowboarding, and tubing (why learn to ski when you can slip down a mountain in an inner tube?).
     
    Chicopee has 11 different trails (of varying difficulties) and several ski lifts. During the summer, Chicopee has facilities for rock-climbing, volleyball, tennis, disc golf, and more. Summer and winter camps are available (for several different age groups), and there are several options for memberships and day passes.
     
    Despite Idlewood’s small size, there is, indeed, a shopping area in the neighbourhood’s northeast corner: the Lackner Centre. Here, residents can dine at Ginos Pizza or Jumbo Dragon Chinese (whatever suits their fancy); do some grocery shopping at Food Basics; take a driving test at the DriveTest Centre (because who doesn’t love a good driving test?); and more.
     
    Near the Lackner Centre are a few other sites of interest to Idlewood residents: the Grand River Arena, with both indoor and outdoor sports facilities; Lyle Hallman Pool (open year round, with swimming lessons, a variety of programs, and even palm trees); and, perhaps most impressive of all, the Heritage Greens Lawn Bowling Club (because who doesn’t love a good lawn bowling session?).
     
    Grand River Stanley Park Community Library, part of the Kitchener Public Library network, is here too. This location, like all KPL branches, has frequent social events and educational opportunities, and a respectable catalogue of books (and more).
     
    If the Lackner Centre is insufficient, the larger Stanley Park Mall is by the neighbourhood’s northwest corner, at the intersection of Ottawa and River Road East. This mall includes a Zehrs, a Walmart, and many more shops and restaurants (including a Tim Hortons, one of the cornerstones of life in Canada).
     
    And if this isn’t enough, Idlewood residents need only drive southwest along Fairway, and they will pass the plethora of restaurants and shops on King Street and Weber, and of course, Fairview Park Mall. Idlewood residents really do have quite a lot at their doorstep.
     

    Education

    While there are no schools within Idlewood’s boundaries, there are several quite close by. Students in the public board (WRDSB) who live in the northwest quadrant of the neighbourhood will attend Crestview Public School for Kindergarten to Grade 6, and Stanley Park Public School for Grades 7 and 8.
     
    Both of these schools offer French Immersion, and students living elsewhere in the neighbourhood can attend them if they wish to pursue the program. Students in the WRDSB living in the rest of Idlewood will attend Lackner Woods Public School for Kindergarten to Grade 6, and they will also attend Stanley Park for Grades 7 and 8.
     
    Or high school, they will move on to the nearby Grand River Collegiate Institute (just a couple blocks north of Ottawa Street). You can find out more about Grand River C.I. here, in the WRX article on it.
     
    Students in the Catholic board (WCDSB) will attend Saint John Paul II Catholic Elementary School for Kindergarten to Grade 8, and St. Mary’s High School for secondary school. They will be eligible for bussing to both schools, due to the relative distance.
     

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    Conclusion

    For a small, quiet suburb, Idlewood certainly has access to quite a lot. And residents here seem to like it that way: there are amenities and attractions nearby, and some nice parks within the neighbourhood, but Idlewood mainly just feels like home.
     
    So if you’re the type who likes to enjoy scenic outings, but then return to the peace and quiet of your familiar street, Idlewood might just be the place for you.
     

    Written by Will Kummer

     

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