Nestled in the southwest section of Kitchener, carpeted by lush grass and shaded by mature trees you will find a rather winding collection of parks, drives and crescents that together make up the Forest Heights neighbourhood.
Forest Heights is one of the more established of the city's neighbourhoods and is considered to be a place that is especially well-suited to family living. Neat two-story homes and bungalows are set along the tree-lined streets, gathered around what is the geographical and social heart of the neighbourhood, Westheights Park.
Westheights Park is a sports and nature lovers paradise. Along the well-maintained walking and cycling trails you'll find lots of bird, animal and even plant watching opportunities and there are also baseball diamonds and kids' playgrounds.
Everything looks and feels very rural and peaceful within the park - and the Forest Heights neighbourhood in general - and yet its just minutes away from many of the livelier aspects of the entire Twin Cities area, thanks to the fact that the neighbourhood is conveniently located to the Conestoga Parkway and Fischer Hallman Road.
For the shopping enthusiast The Boardwalk, Kitchener-Waterloo’s largest shopping complex, is just a short car (or bus) ride away with all of the shopping, dining and entertainment options it has to offer. Closer to home Forest Heights residents can make use of a public pool, the local library and the facilities offered at the Forest Heights Community Centre.
Speaking of facilities, as this a family oriented area the neighborhood is served by a number of schools, including all of the following:
Meadowlane Public School (J1-06)
Westheights Public School (07-08)
John Darling Public School (JA-06)
Driftwood Public School (JA-06)
St. Mark Catholic School (Boundary)
St. Paul Catholic School (Boundary)