Forest Hill real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Forest Hill is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. There are a few parks close by for residents to relax in and they are very well-distributed, making them very easy to get to. This neighbourhood is quiet overall, as the streets are usually quite peaceful - however noise can be an issue around Highway 7.
The best way to navigate Forest Hill is very often driving. Nearby highways, such as Highway 7, are very easy to reach from any home in Forest Hill, and it is very convenient to park. On the other hand, travelling by transit can be difficult in this neighbourhood due to the low service level. Nonetheless, homeowners have access to a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is typically just around the corner. Commuting by bicycle is convenient in Forest Hill as there are a good number of bike lanes. On the other hand, walking is not very popular in this area, even though many daily needs can be met on foot.
Forest Hill experienced its most significant building boom in the 1960s and 1970s, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period. In this area, the majority of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. Roughly two thirds of the dwellings in the neighbourhood are occupied by homeowners while renters occupy the remainder. This part of Kitchener also has a good variety of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Both primary and secondary schools are convenient to access on foot from most properties for sale in Forest Hill. However, parents and their children may find it challenging to reach daycares as a pedestrian. Regarding food, a grocery store is typically accessible within a rather short walk from most homes for sale in this area. Likewise, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a fair number of choices. Home buyers can find a good number of nearby clothing stores.