Kitchener is located in the Waterloo region in the heart of southwestern Ontario. Surrounded by the beautiful Grand River country, Waterloo is a host to thousands of business travelers, individuals and families who come experience its mix of history, hospitality and development. With a growing population of over 190,000 people, it boasts a rich urban life, balanced with a never-ending list of cultural and recreational activities. No matter what time of year, Waterloo can provide excitement, activities and festivals to please everyone. Being just an hour outside of Toronto, Waterloo is extremely easy to reach for everyone.
The core area of Kitchener is the regional centre for commerce and banking. Also, it is the host to many thriving arts, cultural and entertainment activities. The downtown core is growing every year with more flourishing businesses and residents. Kitchener is known for the biggest Oktoberfest in all of North America. Every year tens of thousands of people enjoy the amazing festivities, and the one of a kind Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you are looking for some scenic space Grand River Country is regarded as one of Ontario's finest assets, and is recognized nation-wide for its natural beauty. If outdoor activities are what you are looking for, this is "the place" to fish in southern Ontario. This region is home to camping, hiking, cycling and more. There are extensive trails in conservation areas, parks, forests and along the waterway.
The Kitchener region is home to two of Ontario's most recognized educational institutes, The University of Waterloo - home of the world's largest mathematics faculty and an international leader in the education of technology professionals, as well as Laurier University, a smaller institution with small class sizes and a strong sense of community.
No matter what type of housing you are looking for in the City of Kitchener, you can find it. It is rich with semi-detached homes, single detached, duplexes and apartments. Kitchener is constantly growing by size as well as culturally. Because of the popularity of this area, it is forecasted that the population will grow to be close to 225,000 within the next 8 years.
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