Of all the areas in Waterloo that prospective residents might consider, Laurelwood is considered by most to be one of the most desirable. It’s popular with both the professionals from the growing high tech sector of the local economy as well as with families, as the area is served by some great schools, including the #2 in Kitchener-Waterloo elementary school Laurelwood Public School (which is also, by the way on of the Top 25 schools in Ontario overall) as well as two other schools that also enjoy an excellent reputation.
Laurelwood Homes for Sale
For those embarking on a ‘home shopping spree’ in the Kitchener-Waterloo area Laurelwood offers a nice range of single story homes and townhouses but you really won’t find any apartments for rent there. There are two recently opened senior homes that offer independent and assisted living for older residents which has brought a nice balance between generations to the overall demographic of the area.
Laurelwood and the Outdoor Life
Laurelwood is a great place for those who like to get outside and remain active. Laurel Creek Conservation Area boasts lakes, a beach, walking and biking trails, wildlife watching, organised camping, hiking and more. The neighbourhood also offers lots of playgrounds, soccer pitches and not just one, but two community ice rinks. There is also the Stork Family YMCA with its two swimming pools, gyms and a wide range of educational and recreational programmes for residents of all ages.
Laurelwood and Community Spirit
For many, one of the best things about living in Laurelwood is the strong sense of community, something that is fostered and enhanced by the very active and well-organised Laurelwood Neighbourhood Association. They help organise all kinds of local events, including a great summer carnival and an amazing Easter egg hunt every year.