Moving to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers

A tranquil park pond, in Kitchener

WHY MOVE to Kitchener-Waterloo?

This city in the heartland of Ontario's agricultural area is also the home to much of Canada's high-tech industry (recently the most notable stars are Blackberry and OpenText) centered around the University of Waterloo. It is also home to a large German community, and hosts the annual Okoberfest.

Cabridge, along the Grand River Kitchener-Waterloo is located in the heartland of Southern Ontario, also called "Canada's Technology Triangle", with over 500,000 area residents. The community is comprised of the urban centres of Cambridge (120,000), Guelph (115,000), Kitchener (204,000, lying to the south), and Waterloo (97,000 people, lying to the north). All these cities are clustered close to each other and Highway 401, the main road artery between Toronto and Detroit.

The city began as a 600,000 acre reserve for Indians loyal to the King in the War of 1812. They sold a block of land, which was then subdivided. The first settlers were German-speaking Mennonites from Pennsylvania who like the farmland. Later in the 1800s more Germans came, who were primarily tradesmen and merchants. The new town was called Berlin.

In 1916, during the First World War, the city renamed itself Kitchener for the famous British General. The community is home to several universities including the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. Since 1984, the region's economy grew nearly twice as fast as the province overall.

Waterloo and its famous farmers market The manufacturing sector employs about 60,000 in the area, in the agri-foods and automotive sectors leading. These days, Kitchener is best known as home to J.M. Schneider (now a division of Maple Leaf Mills) and Blackberry (formerly "Research In Motion") creators of the smartphones. The education sector (especially the science-focused University of Waterloo, and the agricultural-focused University of Guelph) and health care sectors are strong in the region.

Kitchener has beautiful city clocktower Kitchener-Waterloo is famous for its Oktoberfest, modelled after the original one in Munich (that one starts in September), and is the focal point of German multi-cultural activiies in the region each October.

The community is surrounded by several towns within short distances, including Guelph, Cambridge, Elmira, and New Hamburg.

Kitchener is located less than one hour from Toronto, Canada's largest city, and a couple of hours from the American Cities of Detroit and Buffalo via Highway 401. The area's manufacturing serves a population of 120 million people within a day's drive of the region Also within a 500 mile radius of Kitchener are more than 60% of Canada's population, and 40% of the U.S. population.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Realtors, Home Builders, Mortgages & Movers

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Here are some of the Kitchener-Waterloo Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:

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More info on Svedas Construction Inc. Kitchener-Waterloo BuildersSvedas Construction Inc.

Svedas Construction Inc. is a fully insured company located in the Guelph/Flamborough area, specializing in renovation and carpentry services, including: *Renovations *Additions *Heritage Restorations *Custom Trim *Cedar Roofs *Garages *Decks

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Traditional & Modern Heritage Builders, design build firm, specializing in traditional new builds and heritage properties in Stratford, St. Marys and Kitchener area.

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More info on Dormaster Garage Doors & Windows Kitchener-Waterloo BuildersDormaster Garage Doors & Windows

Dormaster Garage Doors & Windows provides premium services in garage door installation and repair in Waterloo, Ontario. Also available 24/7 for emergency service and repair

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More info on Warren Sinclair Homes Kitchener-Waterloo BuildersWarren Sinclair Homes

Sinclair Construction is a family owned and operated home building company serving the Kitchener-Waterloo Region of Ontario.

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Traditional & Modern Heritage Builders, design build firm, specializing in traditional new builds and heritage properties in Stratford, St. Marys and London area.

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More info on HomeLife Power Realty Inc., Brokerage Kitchener-Waterloo RealtorsHomeLife Power Realty Inc., Brokerage

At HomeLife Power Realty Inc., Brokerage, we commit to providing an elevated level of personal service. Our clients come first, and as a result, they are able to achieve their real estate dreams.

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More info on The Melissa Francis Team - Re/Max Twin City Realty, Inc., Brokerage Kitchener-Waterloo RealtorsThe Melissa Francis Team - Re/Max Twin City Realty, Inc., Brokerage

Melissa Francis is a Real Estate Sales Representative with Re/Max Twin City Realty serving Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo & more.

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More info on Michelle Wobst, Sales Representative  with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage Kitchener-Waterloo RealtorsMichelle Wobst, Sales Representative with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

My goal is to make all of your real estate investing dreams come true, by treating you like you were my own family. Education, superior service and dedication to your needs are of the utmost importance!

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More info on Your Remax Team Kitchener-Waterloo RealtorsYour Remax Team

Your RE/MAX Team specializes in servicing Kitchener Waterloo and all surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free market evaluation!

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More info on Lou Wright, Sales Rep - Think Peak Realty Ltd. Kitchener-Waterloo RealtorsLou Wright, Sales Rep - Think Peak Realty Ltd.

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Surrounding Areas. Real Estate advice you can trust.

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Mortgage Listings

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More info on Mortgage Alliance Bildwell Financial inc. Lic# 10893 Kitchener-Waterloo MortgagesMortgage Alliance Bildwell Financial inc. Lic# 10893

Great Rates below banks. Let us show you how to save money and pay your mortgage off sooner

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More info on Amie Shackleton Mortgage Solutions Ltd. Kitchener-Waterloo MortgagesAmie Shackleton Mortgage Solutions Ltd.


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More info on Mortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages Kitchener-Waterloo MortgagesMortgage Alliance AKAL Mortgages

With 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry, we bring you the Choice, Convenience & Counsel. We provide customized solutions to get YOU the Right Mortgage! Brokerage Licence # 10845 Independently Owned & Operated

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More info on Reliable Financial Group inc Kitchener-Waterloo MortgagesReliable Financial Group inc

We are experienced, resourceful team of brokers can help community to get their desired mortgage terms

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More info on Freedom to Retire Kitchener-Waterloo MortgagesFreedom to Retire

We are mortgage professionals, planning and working to find the best financial solution for you and the people that are important in your life.

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More info on Two Men And A Truck Kitchener-Waterloo MoversTwo Men And A Truck

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides residential and business moving services, storage services, and packing supplies. We take pride in our "Movers Who Care" reputation and our 96% referral rate.

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More info on Best Guelph Movers Kitchener-Waterloo MoversBest Guelph Movers

Selecting Guelph Moving Company, you'll be receiving a proficient service and an assured great result. Best Guelph Movers will relocate your property or office as scheduled!

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More info on Kitchener Moving Service Kitchener-Waterloo MoversKitchener Moving Service

Kitchener Moving Services is a professional and reliable moving company that serves Kitchener and the surrounding areas.

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More info on Local Movers and Packers Kitchener-Waterloo MoversLocal Movers and Packers

Local Movers and Packers have the needed machines and tools to be used to keep this commitment.

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Kitchener and the surrounding area. Home delivery( You buy anything from any store or individual and we will deliver).  In-house Furniture moving. Loading and Unloading pods or containers. Last minute moves or deliveries. Moving companies Kitchener.

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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Kitchener-Waterloo

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Cambridge  (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)Cambridge (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)

ON: Cambridge lies southeast of the Grand River and just north of the 401, with internationally recognized recreational, arts and cultural facilities, and two major hospitals.

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Waterloo West  (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)Waterloo West (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)

ON: Old Westmount, just west of uptown Waterloo features beautiful older homes with mature landscaping. Beechwood, west of U of Waterloo is an established neighborhood popular for its lovely home amongst forested parks, walking trails

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Waterloo North-Central  (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)Waterloo North-Central (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)

ON: This are is between the University of Waterloo lands and Conestoga Parkway. This area has some industrial areas,and close access to downtown and U of W, and the Laurel Creel Conservation Area

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Kitchener West  (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)Kitchener West (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)

ON: This area is north of the Conestoga Parkway (#8) and west of downtown, close to the quaint Belmont Village stores with many unique shops. Forest Hills is the community to the west of Lakeside Park and Shoemaker Creek

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Kitchener East (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)Kitchener East (Kitchener-Waterloo neighbourhoods)

ON: This area is popular with families for their well-maintained, average-priced homes and their access to schools, walking trails, community centers, parks, the Grand River Hospital,and shopping centers.

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