West Waterloo

Columbia Forest

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Columbia Forest is a popular and diverse family neighbourhood on the west side of Waterloo.

Established in the early 2000s, this area is made up of a mix of condos, townhouses, as well as semi and single-detached homes. While most homes in the neighbourhood are large 2-storey homes, you’ll also find many executive properties.  Many of these homes back onto greenspace, making it a favourable location for those looking to have some privacy.

Known for its large designated greenspace, Columbia Forest offers residents acres and acres of woodland and hiking trails. Its close proximity to Laurel Creek Conservation Area allows for even more opportunities to spend time outdoors. This area is also known for having great access to many amenities, including grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, Costco and The Boardwalk.

Public School children in the area would attend Abraham Erb School for JK-6 or Vista Hills for JK-8. Some students from Columbia Forest would be bussed to Edna Staebler Public School in Clair Hills, which offers students a French immersion option. Public school students would then move on to Laurel Heights Secondary School to continue their high school education. Catholic students of Columbia Forest will attend St. Nicholas Catholic School, until they reach high school, when they will be bussed to Resurrection Catholic Secondary School.

Columbia Forest is the perfect choice for families who want to be close to both amenities and nature.

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What we love about
Columbia Forest, West Waterloo

The Schools

Both Abraham Erb PS and Laurel Heights SS are located here in Columbia Forest, making it easy for neighbourhoods kids to walk to school. Abraham Erb is one of the top schools in the region, scoring 8.9/10 on the Fraser Institute Ontario school ranking website.

The Parks + Trails

There are miles of walking trails throughout the neighbourhood, making it easy to get in your daily steps. For more time in nature, check out one of the many neighbourhood parks, including Goldthread Park, Blue Beech Park and White Elm Park - just to name a few.

The Amenities

Within close proximity to Costco, The Boardwalk and Laurelwood Commons shopping centre, the residents of Columbia Forest have plenty of options close-by when it comes to groceries, pharmacies, restaurants and shopping.

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