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.
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-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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Here are some of the Kitchener-Waterloo Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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
Sinclair Construction is a family owned and operated home building company serving the Kitchener-Waterloo Region of Ontario.
Dormaster Garage Doors & Windows provides premium services in garage door installation and repair in Cambridge, Ontario. Also available 24/7 for emergency service and repair
PuroClean Brantford is driven to provide an unmatched service experience that is quick, professional and ethical. We serve the Brantford area.
Prompt 24/7 service is offered from convenient locations through out our various cities in the GTA region. Based out of Guelph. We fix just about anything including, openers, broken springs, broken cables, and much more.
Here are some of the Kitchener-Waterloo realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Surrounding Areas. Real Estate advice you can trust.
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.
Whether you are looking to buy a home or sell your home you can count on Brock to be a huge help. Buying and selling your house in the Cambridge Ontario area can be stressful.
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!
Morrison MacKenzie helps people buy and sell their home, cottage or business. Goal is to provide maximum real estate exposure for Kincardine, Port Elgin, Saugeen Shores, Inverhuron sellers and buyers.
Here are some of the Kitchener-Waterloo mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Don Johnstone of Guelph Second Mortgages is an AMP (Accredited Mortgage Professional) Certified Broker. He has been helping mortgage customers in Guelph, Ontario for over 10 years.
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!
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The Mortgage Centre KW - Tristar Funding Corporation has been in business for 35 years. We are your local Kitchener Waterloo mortgage experts. Get your personal Mortgage Free Sooner Plan™ today!
We are experienced, resourceful team of brokers can help community to get their desired mortgage terms
I will provide you with a comprehensive source of information and expert advice that will help you build a mortgage blueprint that fits your financial needs and long term financing goals.
Here are some of the Kitchener-Waterloo moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Local Movers and Packers have the needed machines and tools to be used to keep this commitment.
Kitchener and the surrounding area.
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Kitchener Moving Services is a professional and reliable moving company that serves Kitchener and the surrounding areas.
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.
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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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Kitchener-Waterloo
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.
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
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
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
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.
We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...