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KITCHENER EAST includes part of the original development of Berlin (aka Kitchener) with most homes built before 1950 and some before 1920. Few, if any, were built later than 1960. Thus we have a well established area with a strong sense of community and a large number of young families renovating the older homes. Prices range from lower to medium and schools, shopping and expressway access are all pluses.
From Downtown to Chicopee Ski Hill, this area of Kitchener contains mostly residential development although there is some light industrial along the northern boundary. It includes the Centre in the Square, City Hall, Library, Court House, Stanley Park Conservation Area and the Memorial Auditorium.
ROSEMOUNT/HERITAGE PARK is divided by the Stanley Park Conservation Area and offers almost a full range of housing possibilities. Home ages range from 1960 to 1980. This means mostly larger lots with well established neighbourhoods. Schools and shopping are nearby. Almost every price range of home is available here.
STANLEY PARK/CENTREVILLE constitutes two distinct areas divided by Woodland Cemetery and Idlewood Park. The Stanley Park area was the original "Suburb" of the sixties with larger lots, buried services, tree lined streets and homes in the mid to upper price ranges. [also see Forest Hills] Centreville, partly built before current development controls and later annexed to Kitchener, has medium density row houses & Condos. older homes on large lots as well as some newer development. Prices in the starter to medium range.
GRAND RIVER NORTH currently contains much of the new development on this side of Kitchener [also see Idlewood/Lackner] as well as having well established homes built from 1980 to 1990 Almost entirely detached homes with a few semi-detached and townhouses, prices range from lower medium to mid-upper. Many of the students are bused. This area appeals to commuters to Guelph.
IDLEWOOD/LACKNER WOODS was built primarily after 1985. There is a small older area including some small apartments, semis and comfortable smaller homes in the upper left corner but the majority consists of medium to large detached homes with prices in the same range. There is also a broad range of new housing developments [also see Grand River North]. Some students are bused.
CHICOPEE is dominated by the Chicoppe Ski Hill. The area contains a mix of older semis, small detached homes, a full range of Condos as well as a major subdivision built in the `80's on the south side. There is still some new housing being built here. Quick access to 401, Fairview Mall and the industrial basin make this area appealing to many. School busing predominates. Almost all price ranges are available here.