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Huron Park Area in Kitchener

Good day, and welcome to the WRX Property Group website! Are you interested in learning more about the neighbourhoods of Kitchener-Waterloo? Well, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re currently working our way through each neighbourhood, providing a verbal snapshot so that you can get a better idea of what each area is like. Today, we find ourselves in the southwestern section of Kitchener. Let’s explore: Huron Park!
Huron Park’s boundaries are made up by Bleams Road in the north; Strasburg Road and Newcastle Drive in the east; the area below Huron Road in the south; and Fischer-Hallman Road in the west. There are two things to make note of right of the bat: first, Huron Park is one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s newest developments. And second, there’s still a lot of room for it to grow. Commercial and residential properties are popping up every year, yet the streets themselves are quiet and quite lovely. Though Huron Park appeals greatly to families – and quite a few families have moved here since its rapid construction over the last decade – you’ll find many young professionals, established couples without children, and some who have chosen Huron Park as their retirement home.
Real-estate in Huron Park is very hot right now. Despite being distant from Kitchener’s downtown core, prices in Huron Park are on the higher end of the spectrum, and tend to range between $450 000 to over $1 million. There are a lot of factors contributing to this. To name two of them: homes here tend to be spacious and pristinely-modern; and despite areas of Huron Park having the feel of suburbia, there is a thriving spirit of expansion within the neighbourhood, and no shortage of lovely green spaces. In Huron Park, your real-estate investment nets you plenty of benefits in the short term (such as living in Huron Park, of course) but one of the key appeals is that this neighbourhood is truly on the rise: properties here will be attractive to families and professionals for the foreseeable future, so you are likely to see a return on your investment down the line.

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Right in the middle of Huron Park is the sprawling Huron Natural Area. This area alone would be enough to attract outdoors-enthusiasts, hikers, and habitual Instagrammers alike – but, to reiterate, Huron Park has even more to offer. Huron Natural Area encompasses a huge swathe of land – over 100 acres – with an incredibly diverse mixture of terrain, flora, and fauna. There are over 7 kilometers of trails to explore, covering such scenic sights as Strasburg Creek; wetlands, meadows, forests, and all of the species that thrive there; boardwalks and lookout areas; playground equipment for children; and more. A large section of the Huron Trail (one of six unique trails) is wheelchair accessible. Additionally, between 2017 and 2025, the City of Kitchener has plans in place to develop a massive park (with indoor and outdoor sections) by the intersection of Fischer-Hallman and Huron. This will provide top of the line facilities for Huron Park and other southwestern Kitchener neighbourhoods. Check out the plans here.

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The primary shopping locations for Huron Park residents are to the northeast and northwest. A few minutes up Strasburg is the Forest Glen Plaza, which has several basic options, including a Shoppers Drug Mart, a No Frill’s (for groceries), several restaurants, and more. There is also a satellite bus terminal in the plaza, which has bus routes heading in multiple directions. This is great for people hoping to make use of transfers from their local Huron Park bus lines. There is another slightly closer shopping area near the Williamsburg Community Centre, too. Here, residents can make use of a Sobeys, a Starbucks, and more. The most exciting shopping prospect for Huron Park residents, though, is just a little further along Fischer-Hallman: the Sunrise Shopping Centre. This huge development has multiple big box stores (such as a Walmart Supercentre and a Canadian Tire), numerous clothing shops, and restaurants galore. The nearest branches of the Kitchener Public Library are Pioneer Park Community Library (to the east) and Country Hills Community Library (to the northeast).


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Education

Within Huron Park’s borders are two of the newest schools in Kitchener-Waterloo (indeed, two of the newest in all of the Waterloo Region): Jean Steckle Public School and Huron Heights Secondary School. Currently, Jean Steckle serves most of Huron Park’s elementary school students in the public board (WRDSB). It has Kindergarten to Grade 8, with an approximate student population of 900, and it offers French Immersion. Because Huron Park is growing so rapidly, though, there are plans for a new school to help accommodate the increasing quantity of students – it is slated for completion in 2018, on Seabrook Drive in Huron Park. For high school, public school students will attend Huron Heights, which you can learn more about in its WRX article here. Students in the Catholic board (WCDSB) will attend Blessed Sacrament for elementary school, and St. Mary’s High School for secondary school. Because they are outside of the neighbourhood, bussing is available. After high school, Huron Park residents have fairly good access to Conestoga College – getting there is as simple as following Huron Road through to Homer Watson Boulevard, then turning up Conestoga Boulevard. Conestoga College is one of Ontario’s finest colleges, and it offers a wide range of courses, from interior design to engineering. Students interested in university can get to Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo via the Conestoga Parkway.


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Conclusion

Huron Park is a young neighbourhood – a fact attested to by the rows of young trees along its residential streets. And like these saplings, Huron Park holds the promise for bounteous growth moving into the future. But it’s not just promise, or potential, that Huron Park offers: it’s already become an incredible place to call home. With its acres of gorgeous forests, meadows, and wetlands (and numerous trails running through them); its ever-expanding variety of shops and restaurants; and its brand new schools and family facilities, Huron Park contains just about all of the best aspects of life in Kitchener-Waterloo. And for the things not within Huron Park, the Conestoga Parkway’s just a few minutes’ drive up Fischer-Hallman. Huron park is one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s newest neighbourhoods, but it already feels like an integral part of the Region, with unique benefits, a distinctive character, and the opportunity for a great life.

Written by Will Kummer

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