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Waterloo Heights Retirement Community

Waterloo Heights Retirement Community

 
Hello, and welcome to the WRX Property group website and blog. We’re looking into Kitchener-Waterloo’s retirement communities, ensuring you can find the perfect place to fit your needs. Today we’ll be checking out Waterloo Heights Retirement Community, which is located in southern, central Waterloo, at 170 Erb Street West.
 
The Waterloo Heights Retirement Community is in the Westmount neighbourhood (you can read about the neighbourhood in its WRX article here). It’s truly a great location. The beautiful, incredibly spacious Waterloo Park is just a few minutes away (sitting by Silver Lake, enjoying the natural setting and the interconnected trails nearby is a joy).
 
Just east of the Waterloo Heights Retirement Community is Uptown Waterloo itself – one of the nicest areas in all of Kitchener-Waterloo. Uptown Waterloo has plenty to see and do, with quite a few shops, fine dining, cafés, and more.
 
You can find out more about Uptown here.


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Morningside Retirement Community

Morningside Retirement Community

 
Welcome to the WRX Property group’s website! We’ve embarked on a journey to visit a range of retirement communities across Kitchener-Waterloo and the wider Waterloo Region. Today, we’ll be venturing beyond the borders of Kitchener-Waterloo to visit one of the finest places for retirees looking to maintain an active lifestyle: the Morningside Retirement Community.
 
The Morningside Retirement Community (and the Morningside Retirement Village) is a little slice of paradise. It’s hard to imagine a better place for residents over the age of 55 who are still looking to lead an active, fun-filled life.
 
The Morningside Retirement Village was established in 1988, and it now consists of 298 single family homes, spread out over 120 acres of space. Here, you’ll find a whole community of people like you, looking to get the most out of life, as well as a dedicated, friendly, and above all professional staff.
 
Let’s take a look at what Morningside has to offer!

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Best Campsites within Kitchener-Waterloo – WRX Top 4

Best Campsites within Kitchener-Waterloo

 
As spring and summer draw near, the allure of the great outdoors looms ever larger in the imaginations of winter-weary Kitchener-Waterluvians. As the winds of winter blow, it’s only natural to think about fun outdoor activities like camping.
 
Camping, for some, involves a tent, for others it involves a trailer, and for some it involves a cabin (log or otherwise). But in every case, it means getting to live closer to nature (with all the thrills that entails) and foregoing some of the comforts of urban/suburban life.
 
Many individuals, couples, groups, and families look forward to travelling out into the woods every summer to their favourite campsites, where they’ll enjoy crackling fires, rippling waters, and tall trees. It’s usually worth the drive!

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Best Parks in Waterloo – WRX Top 5

Waterloo Park

Best Parks in Waterloo

 
Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! After our information-gathering romp through the parks of Kitchener, I’m sure there’s a burning question on some of your minds: what’re Waterloo’s best parks? Waterloo is in many ways a technologically-oriented city, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about the natural world.
 
No, Waterloo has wisely invested in its outdoor areas, so there are many parks, trails, and outdoor activities available for residents to enjoy – no matter where in the city they live. So, let’s get into the list: the Top 5 Parks in Waterloo!
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The Hubertushaus Club

Hubertushaus Club

 
Hello, and a very warm welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. You may or may not know that Kitchener is a city steeped in German tradition and culture. Of course, a wide spectrum of people live and work in the city, but its early days – back when it was called Berlin – saw many German-speaking, Mennonite settlers from Pennsylvania coming to call the area home (and over the decades, many people arrived from Germany, Switzerland, and elsewhere, too).
 
You can read all about Kitchener’s history (and their present) in the WRX feature on the city here. Over the past week, we’ve been looking at each of Kitchener-Waterloo’s five German cultural clubs: Schwaben Club, Concordia Club, Alpine Club, Transylvania Club, and Hubertushaus, the subject of today’s article.
 
These clubs are fixtures of the community, and it’s good to be aware of where they are, and what they’re like, if you’re interested in Kitchener-Waterloo’s Oktoberfest (because these clubs serve as the heart of the famous festivities).

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Best Parks in Kitchener – WRX Top 5

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Best Parks in Kitchener

 
Kitchener is a city that truly has the best of both worlds: thriving urban centres interspersed with forested fields of green. Everywhere you look, you’re sure to find a park worth visiting: whether it’s the stretched-out Forest Heights Community Trail in the northwest, or Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort in the east, there are outdoor opportunities to enjoy throughout Kitchener.
 
We’re going to get into a top 5 list shortly (because who doesn’t love a good top 5 list?) but first, I’d just like to emphasize that the City of Kitchener has done a great job in ensuring that every community has access to a park.
 
While some are bigger than others, the fact remains that wherever you choose to live in the city, there will be some green space nearby to enjoy. That said, let’s get into the list you’ve all been waiting for… The Top 5 Parks in Kitchener!
 
Starting with… Number five.
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Luther Village on the Park

 

Luther Village on the Park

 
Kitchener-Waterloo has many top of the line facilities and services, including its well-regarded school boards (WRDSB and WCDSB) and its forward-thinking public transit (GRT). All of these features combine to make it one of the best places to live in Canada.
 
Kitchener-Waterloo also has quite a few retirement residences and communities available for people seeking accommodated-living, which is good because it ensures you’ll be able to find one that meets your needs, but challenging because there are so many options.
 
Starting today, WRX Property Group will be outlining retirement living communities throughout Kitchener-Waterloo, so you can get an idea of what each offers. Today, we’ll be looking at: Luther Village on the Park, which is in Waterloo near Uptown.

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The Transylvania Club

Transylvania Club

 
Greetings! Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. Kitchener is a city with a strong German influence, both historically and in its present day. Throughout the city, and just outside of the border, are five German cultural clubs.
 
Today, we’ll be looking at the Transylvania Club. It’s located in northeast Kitchener, on 41 River Road East (just off of Victoria Street North). This is quite close to the Conestoga Parkway (Highway 7), making it really easy to get to from other parts of Kitchener-Waterloo.
 
Several GRT bus routes run very nearby, as well, including Routes #20 and #34, and most importantly, the iXpress #204. Their main office is located at 248 Stirling Avenue South, which is close to quite a few transit lines (particularly the #3, #8, and #11 bus lines, which run right by it) and the Charles Street Transit Terminal (and thus, several LRT stops).
 
During Oktoberfest, the Transylvania Club’s festivities are held at the Alpine Club, which is located at 464 Maple Avenue in Kitchener. Tickets for the events can be purchased at their River Road office located at 41 River Road East, unit B, in Kitchener.

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The Alpine Club

Alpine Club

 
Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog! Kitchener has German roots dating back to the early nineteenth-century, and over the years, many German-speaking peoples have settled here from different parts of the world.
 
We’ve been looking at the German heritage clubs that can be found throughout Kitchener; today, our focus will be on the Alpine Club. These clubs serve quite a few purposes in the city – preserving traditions is just one facet of their role.
 
Let’s find out more!
 
The Alpine Club is located at 464 Maple Avenue, in Kitchener. It’s in the far northern part of Kitchener, quite close to the border with Waterloo. On- and off-ramps from the Conestoga Parkway (Highway 85) are extremely close to the club – if you’re coming from Waterloo, simply get off at the Lancaster Street West exit; if you’re coming from the south, take the Wellington Street North exit and make your way up Lancaster.
 
The Alpine Club is quite close to the #6 bus route on the GRT, too – there is a stop nearby on Lancaster Street.

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