Columbia Forest

Columbia Forest is a popular suburban Waterloo neighbourhood in the west end of the city. It runs north of Columbia up to Wideman Rd. on the west side of Erbsville Rd. The area has a large designated greenspace for aquifer recharging with acres and acres of woodland and hiking trails. Even more nature can be found at Laurel Creek, just across the street in the Laurelwood neighbourhood.

The area features some of the best schools in the entire region making it very popular with families. Local attractions such as the Boardwalk, the Costco and the Stork Family YMCA are perfect for busy lives. There’s plenty of choice for groceries too.

Expressway access isn’t too bad and there is public transit but it’s good to remember you are in the west end of the city to factor in some extra time to your commute.

The oldest housing in the area dates from the early aughts with newest construction only recently completed. Properties are mostly single detached, as well as townhomes and some condominium developments. There’s a lot to choose from with homes available to suit every budget. Some of the upscale builds back onto the greenspace making for truly idyllic living.

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St. Nicholas
525 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 2N1
Phone: 519-884-9198, Fax: 519-884-0211

Resurrection Catholic Secondary
455 University Avenue West, Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3B9
Phone: 519-741-1990, Fax: (519) 741-5096

Abraham Erb Public School
710 Laurelwood Dr. Waterloo, ON N2V2V3
Phone: (519) 747-7694

Laurelwood Public School
460 Brentcliffe Dr. Waterloo, ON N2T2R5
Phone: (519) 884-9999

Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School
650 Laurelwood Dr. Waterloo, ON N2V2V1
Phone: (519) 880-9979

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450 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2T1H4

Sobeys Columbia
450 Columbia St W, Waterloo, ON N2T 2W1

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600 Laurelwood Dr, Waterloo, ON N2V 0A2

The Boardwalk, Kitchener, ON N2N 0B1

Costco Wholesale
930 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4


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