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Located in the southend on the east side of Kitchener, right next to Cambridge and just south of Breslau, Idlewood Lackner Woods has become of the area’s most desirable and sought-after neighborhoods because of the variety of accommodations available, access to the outdoors and parks, local schools, shopping, expressway and the airport.

Considered suburban neighborhoods, Idlewood and Lackner Woods grew in popularity once a large bridge was completed that extended Fairway Road over the Grand River to meet Fountain Street. This opened up access to Cambridge, resulting in a sky rocketing demand for real estate. Quiet areas with multi-residential rentals available along major arteries and older, larger homes in the northern and eastern parts of this community, Idlewood and Lackner Woods attracts a variety of residents looking for peace and quiet, access to the outdoors and good quality homes.

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Aviation buffs will enjoy seeing the airplanes that fly out periodically from the region of Waterloo International Airport of runway 26. It is mostly light traffic. The airport is roughly 5-10 minutes away. Idlewood and Lackner Woods are easily accessible to Guelph and have quick access to highway 24 and the 401.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love taking a hike, going for a jog or a stroll in any of the plentiful small parks and trails around Idlewood and Lackner Woods. The most popular route is the Grand River Trail that follows the Grand River around the neighborhood. There’s also beautiful areas by Idlewood Creek that meanders off Grand River into Springmount Park. Other areas of interest include Idlewood Park Natural Area, Briarfield Park and the Grand River Natural Area too.

You can bring the kids to play in any of the playgrounds here. The Chicopee Ski Hill offers both hiking and biking trails nearby as well.

Elementary school children can attend the Chicopee Hills Public School or the Lackner Woods Public School. Catholic students can attend Saint John Paul the Second. High school students take the bus to attend the local high school, Grand River Collegiate Institute in Grand River North.

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Out & About

Idlewood and Lackner Woods have plentiful parks, most notable of which is the 5-mile, Walter Bean Grand River Trail that follows the Grand River around the neighborhood. You can bring dogs out on the trail, but they must be kept on a leash.

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GREENHOUSES AND GARDEN CENTERS
Warren Greenhouses

115 Strange St, Kitchener, ON N2G 1R4, Canada

P: 519-743-3702

 

 

Colour Paradise Greenhouse

1209 Bleams Road

Mannheim Ontario N0B 2H0

P: (519) 745-0200

https://www.colourparadise.com

GROCERY STORES
Zehrs

1005 Ottawa St N, Kitchener, ON N2A 1H1

P: 519-893-7930

https://www.zehrs.ca

 

Zehrs

1375 Weber St E, Kitchener, ON N2A 2Y7

P: 519-748-4570

https://www.zehrs.ca

 

Freshco

1111 Weber St E, Kitchener, ON N2A 2Y2

P: 519-893-8003

Food Basics

1405 Ottawa St N, Kitchener, ON N2A 1H3

P: 519-894-6020

 

Walmart

2960 Kingsway Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1X1

P: 519-894-6600

 

Farmboy

Fairway Plaza, 385 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON N2C 2N9

P: 519-772-0587

MALLS
CF Fairview Park

2960 Kingsway Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1X1, Canada

P: (519) 894-2450

 

Fairway Plaza

589 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON N2C 1X4, Canada

YOGA
Yoga Loft Cambridge

P: 226-218-8251

 

Queen Street Yoga

P: 519-741-9642

GYMS
CareSpace Health+Wellness

P: 519-208-2273

 

Fit4Less

P: 519–894-3022

 

Getting There

Accessible by car, Idlewood and Lackner Woods is roughly 13 min (7.1 km) away from Kitchener via River Road E and Victoria St. N.

 

Section Highlights

  • Beautiful recreational areas and a small town community vibe within the heart of a metropolitan area
  • Plentiful access to parks, playgrounds and trails
  • Easy access to urban areas

 

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