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Close to the bustling city of Waterloo and all its tech jobs, Beechwood is one of the area’s older and desirable, upscale neighbourhoods. Established in the early 1970s, the neighbourhood features an assortment of large, beautiful, traditional homes built prior to the early 1980s on large lots complete with gorgeous, mature beech trees that offer plenty of privacy. One of the most popular areas of Waterloo, Beechwood caters to families with numerous recreation areas, childcare facilities, schools and parks. One end runs alongside the University of Waterloo on Westmount Road, and the other runs along Erbsville. Columbia Street and Erb Street enclose the area on two sides. When the community of Beechwood was first established, this neighborhood existed at the edge of town, overlooking farmer fields and crops, but since the 1970s, this perspective has changed as at the area has become surrounded by urban development. The neighbourhood is broken down into three distinct areas: Beechwood proper, or Old Beechwood, Upper Beechwood and West Beechwood, with the latter two developed in the ‘90s. The area is known for its friendly community, privacy, great location, well kept homes and manicured lawns.

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For many, Beechwood offers a trip back in time where homes are architectural delights with large, spacious well maintained lawns, blooming gardens, tall trees that offer shady protection and long driveways. The neighborhood has plentiful side streets and places for children to play. Families can enjoy all 320 hectares of this peaceful and private setting. Beechwood is home to six community pools and features recreational opportunities as tennis courts, parks, soccer fields, skating rinks, playgrounds and paved walking trails that meander among the neighbourhoods’ many trees and parks.


 

Given Beechwood’s central Waterloo location, many residents commute to the city with ease. The shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities available in Uptown Waterloo are a short drive away, as are both Conestoga Mall and The Boardwalk shopping centre. With Sir Wilfred Laurier and Waterloo universities close by, the area is ideal for students with many renting basement apartments in the homes. In fact, one end of the neighbourhood runs along the University of Waterloo along Westmount Road. Many professors and executives from these colleges live in the area.

Public school students in Beechwood can attend one of two K-6 schools available, Mary Johnston Public School or Keatsway Public School, both of which offer French immersion from grades 1-6.  Middle school students can attend Centennial Middle School. High school students are bussed to Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Catholic elementary and middle school students can ride buses to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. Catholic high school students can ride buses to Resurrection Secondary Catholic School. Beechwood falls under the City of Waterloo’s Ward 6 Central-Columbia riding and has Jeff Henry as the current Councillor. The population, according to the 2006 census is 7,990.

 

Points of Interest:

Churches

First Baptist Church Kitchener-Waterloo Chinese Alliance Church Westminster United Church

Schools

Mary Johnston Public School Keatsway Public School Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School (bus) Centennial Public School Waterloo Collegiate Institute Resurrection Secondary Catholic School (bus)

Local Events

Enjoy the outdoor heated pool, two tennis courts and other recreational facilities at the Beechwood Parks Home Association. The association offers year round events, a summer produce stand, neighbourhood news, and lots of lessons, events and programs. www.bpha.ca

 

GREENHOUSES AND GARDEN CENTERS

Colour Paradise Greenhouse 1209 Bleams Road Petersburg Ontario N0B 2H0 P: (519) 745-0200 https://www.colourparadise.com Warren Greenhouses 115 Strange St, Kitchener, ON N2G 1R4, Canada P: 519-743-3702

GROCERY STORES

Zehrs 123 Pioneer Dr Kitchener, ON N2P 1K8 P: 519-895-0065 https://www.zehrs.ca Sobeys Columbia 450 Columbia St W Waterloo, ON N2T 2W1 P: 519-880-9143

MALLS
Conestoga Mall

Waterloo, ON

(519) 886-5500

Shops At Waterloo Town Square

Waterloo, ON

(519) 886-4190

YOGA

Fearless Heart Yoga P: 519-208-4224 Modo Yoga Waterloo P: 519-954-3516

GYMS

Fit4Less 450 Erb St W Unit 417, Waterloo, ON N2T 1H4, Canada

P: 519-886-7276 Orange Theory 450 Columbia St W, Waterloo, ON N2T 2W1, Canada P: 226-243-3575

 

Getting There Accessible by car, Beechwood is a mere 13 minutes (7.5 km) from Kitchener, Ontario via Victoria St. N. Beechwood can also be reached by taking Grand River Transit (GRT) and the ION Light Rail Transit. Section Highlights

  • Beautiful large traditional homes with large beech trees, manicured lawns Family-friendly Centrally located Home to community pools, tennis courts and more Easy access to colleges and schools

 

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