What does the Kitchener/Waterloo Region have to offer
Thinking of moving to the Kitchener/Waterloo Region? Kitchener/Waterloo is one of the most fortunate communities in the country, in terms of the great cultural diversity we enjoy, our robust arts and culture scene and our gorgeous parks, trails and natural areas. Together, all of these traits amount to a superb quality of life for our residents of all ages.
From our vital, sophisticated culture, rich in diversity, and a variety of amenities that attract urban dwellers and young talent from across the country; to our supreme quality of life, with programs and services that cater to singles, families and older adults alike - people who move here stay here.
Whether you're looking for live music and lattes in a contemporary, urban café, a scenic walking trail to traverse with your children - or grandchildren, or enriching recreational programs for youth - Kitchener has it all.
Looking for more reasons to live in Kitchener/Waterloo? Communitech, an ever-growing accumulation of technology expertise in business and academics has created a list of the top 10 reasons to live in Kitchener/Waterloo:
Top 10 Reasons to live in Kitchener/Waterloo
It's ready-made for outside living
There are more than 3,000 acres of parks and six conservation areas
The region boasts 22 golf courses
The Grand River is the world's best managed waterway
You can get "there" from "here"
The local airport is international and offers daily Ottawa flights
It's a one-hour drive to Canada's busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International
Pending traffic, it's a one-hour drive to downtown Toronto
The area offers urban and country living
Trendy lofts, revitalized warehouse districts and new buildings in downtown cores
Three urban core locations (Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo)
Suburban neighbourhoods - old and new
Rural country settings minutes from town complete with a thriving Mennonite community
Eighty per cent of residents live within a 30-minute drive to work
It's a high-tech haven
Over 500 tech companies are located in Waterloo region including RIM, Google, IBM and more
World's Top Intelligent Community
Waterloo was voted 2007's Intelligent Community of the Year by New York's Intelligent Communities Forum
Comparative salaries and wages to Ottawa and Toronto
Highly competitive cost of living
Access to world-class education
The area is home to three top universities - University of Waterloo, University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University - and one of Ontario's premier colleges - Conestoga College
Fifty-thousand students annually
Opportunities for you and your family
Opportunities for you to partner in tech, insurance, not-for-profit, education and service businesses
Over 30 minor sports organizations in the region as well as music, arts, drama, museums and more
Cultural festivals and creative spaces
The region is home to more than 60 arts, culture and heritage festivals and galleries
It's all here
Cool jobs. Hot technology. Top companies. What more could you ask for?
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