Homes for Sale Near Victoria Park
581 WEBER Street E, Kitchener, N2H1G7
581 WEBER Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H1G7
Filled with Character and Charm! Constructed in 1949, 581 Weber Street East evokes nostalgia taking you back to a gentle time. This lovely 1.5 Storey Home has spacious principle rooms that are well defined and functional.
10 HIGHLAND Road W, Kitchener, N2M3B5
10 HIGHLAND Road, Kitchener, Ontario N2M3B5
Welcome to this charming classic home, located at 10 Highland Road West. This home features a spacious main floor plan with a large entrance, living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen with backdoor leading to a fully fenced large yard. The second level features 3 bedrooms with a walkout balcony and 1 full bathroom. Separate side entrance leads to a spacious basement.
103 CHAPEL Street, Kitchener, N2H2T4
103 CHAPEL Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2H2T4
Desirable East Ward Kitchener Home with all the old world charm you are looking for. This sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom gem has been so well cared for, and ready for you to move right in. Original hardwood floors that have recently been refinished, and gorgeous trim throughout, really add that special touch, and beauty to this home.
114-120 VICTORIA Street Unit# 707, Kitchener, N2R0L7
114 VICTORIA Street, Kitchener, Ontario N2R0L7
Amazing opportunity is knocking! Offer for First Time this 1 Bedroom plus Den in the 7th floor with beautiful upgrades including 9 Ceilings, laminate flooring, SS Appliances, One underground parking space and storage. Live, Work and Enjoy in the new Garment Street urban community, Garment Street Condos is in the heart of the Innovation District.
122 COURTLAND Avenue E Unit# 11, Kitchener, N2G0B8
122 COURTLAND Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2G0B8
A great option for first time home buyers! This one bedroom attached townhome is close to downtown Kitchener, convenient location. This ground floor unit features: carpet free throughout, high end laminate flooring, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, convenient in suite Laundry, a walk out patio ideal for BBQ with family and friends. Don't miss out on it.
429 LAWRENCE Avenue, Kitchener, N2M1Y7
429 LAWRENCE Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario N2M1Y7
Welcome to 429 Lawrence Ave! This beautiful raised bungalow has been completely re-finished and updated from top to bottom! Youll be thrilled the moment you walk into the home, with New flooring consistent through the entire home. New paint, trim, fixtures and more! The fully re-done kitchen has loads of cabinet and Quartz counter Top.
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Victoria Park Area in Kitchener
Greetings, and welcome to another edition of WRX Property Group’s ongoing series on the neighbourhoods of Kitchener-Waterloo. We’ll get into the neighbourhood analysis shortly, but first: when you’re alone, and life is making you lonely, where can you go?
A place where the lights are brighter, and you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares? That’s right! As Petula Clark famously informed us in 1964, you can go downtown! All this is a roundabout way of saying today’s neighbourhood is another one of Kitchener’s downtown region – in case you weren’t aware, downtown Kitchener is subdivided into several neighbourhoods, which loosely affiliated under the Kitchener Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance but still individually distinct.
And so, without further ado, today’s neighbourhood is: Victoria Park!
Victoria Park’s boundaries are approximately Victoria Street South in the northwest; Joseph Street in the northeast; Queen Street South in the southeast; and West Avenue and Highland Road West in the southwest. You’ll find some of the most historic, refined properties in all of Kitchener-Waterloo here in Victoria Park: two or three storey homes built around the turn of the century (the twentieth-century, that is) are not at all uncommon.
In addition to these detached homes is a mix of medium and high-rise buildings, as well as a growing number of condominiums closer to the downtown core (some of which are converted from historic industrial buildings.
Prices for homes typically range between $400 000 to over $1 million. If you have any questions, please reach out to WRX – we’re always happy to help, and we take your concerns seriously.
There are many great things about the Victoria Park neighbourhood, but to me, the best part of the neighbourhood is right there in its name: Victoria Park itself. Victoria Park is one of the largest, and most beautiful parks in all of Kitchener-Waterloo, and dating all the way back to 1894, it’s also Kitchener’s oldest park.
A lovely network of trails runs through Victoria Park, passing by its lush green grass and mature trees, as well as its major attractions (such as the Victoria Park Pavilion; the playground; the OLG Clocktower Stage; and of course, the famous, historic clocktower that adorns Kitchener’s flag).
The centrepiece of Victoria Park, though, is (arguably) Victoria Park Lake. Its serene, still blue waters, with its green, tree-filled islands, and the handsome, wooden footbridges that cross it at various points – all of it is quite precious, and Victoria Park residents don’t need to think twice about heading over to enjoy all that it has to offer, no matter what the season.
Victoria Park has great access to shopping, fine dining, bars, cafés, and more. Being right downtown really means that Victoria Park residents can see, eat, drink, or do just about anything they could want to, within a few minutes’ walk.
Highlights include the famed Kitchener Market (the second floor has a wide variety of international food vendors, including fair trade coffee and El Salvadorian cuisine, as well as an area for children, from Tuesday to Saturday; the main floor’s Farmers’ Market runs only on Saturdays); THEMUSEUM, a fantastic museum with fresh, fascinating exhibits; and the primary, downtown branch of the Kitchener Public Library (a fantastic place to sit and read or chat, enjoying a hot or cold beverage from Hacienda Coffee in the lounge area, or even taking part in one of the many, many events hosted here).
Finally, another of Victoria Park’s greatest assets is its active, enthusiastic Neighbourhood Association – the Victoria Park Neighbourhood Association (VPNA). They work hard to keep the community happy and engaged; you can read all about them, the fun activities they organize, and more about the neighbourhood in WRX Property Group’s feature on the VPNA here.
On the one hand, you might think transportation doesn’t matter as much to Victoria Park residents, as they’re close to everything: a short walk from one of the most beautiful, active parks in Kitchener-Waterloo, and right next to the bustling downtown core, with its shops, restaurants, and amenities.
But sometimes, you’ve got to travel, whether it be for work, family, a trip to a larger grocery chain, or anything else. And Victoria Park is incredibly well-equipped to provide for your transportation needs. The neighbourhood is right by the Charles Street Transit Terminal – one of the primary transit hubs in the Waterloo Region.
Here, residents can access local buses (the Grand River Transit network) heading just about anywhere in the TriCities and beyond; and intercity services such as Greyhound, Megabus, and GO, which offer several destinations and multiple departure times for Toronto.
Once the LRT is operational (hopefully by mid 2018), Victoria Park residents will also be mere minutes from multiple ION stops (including the Central Station and Victoria Park stops), meaning it’s a breeze to get as far as Conestoga Mall to the north, and Fairview Park Mall to the south (the largest malls in Kitchener-Waterloo).
Within a few years, the LRT is planned to extend to Cambridge (and for the time being, there will be bus service departing from the Fairview Park station), meaning Victoria Park has incredible access to each of the TriCities.
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For Kindergarten to Grade 6, Victoria Park students in the public board (WRDSB) are zoned for J. F. Carmichael Public School if they live southwest of Jubilee Drive, and King Edward Public School if they live northeast of Jubilee Drive.
Only J.F. Carmichael offers French Immersion, though, so students who weren’t otherwise zoned for it are eligible for transfer. For Grades 7 and 8, all Victoria Park public students will attend Courtland Avenue Public School.
The high schools nearest to Victoria Park are (in order of proximity): Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute; Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI); and Eastwood Collegiate Institute (ECI). The Waterloo Region has implemented a ‘Magnet Program,’ which means certain schools offer specific, specialized courses and programs; as such, students have some flexibility in transferring to a school they aren’t zoned for.
You can read more about each of these schools in their WRX articles: Cameron Heights; KCI; and ECI. Students in the Catholic board (WCDSB) are zoned for St. John’s Catholic Elementary School (a few minutes to the northwest) for Kindergarten to Grade 8, and Resurrection Catholic Secondary School for high school.
Resurrection is several blocks west, near the border with Waterloo, and thus students are eligible for transportation by bus.
A walk along any of Victoria Park’s streets is a delight; its historic houses and mature trees make for pleasant views, and it should be noted, living here is pleasant indeed. With Victoria Park at your doorstep, and all of the excitement and opportunities of Downtown just down the street (not to mention all the transit options you could need) – a home here might be the perfect thing for you.
Written by Will Kummer
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