Uptown Waterloo provides a unique mixture of classic and modern architecture. A leisurely stroll through the core shows an increasing commitment to developing a pedestrian friendly community. Waterloo park is the feature recreational area, hosting 111 acres of trails, a small farmstead with animals, and Silver lake. Nearby, the city square is populated with many exciting restaurants ranging from fine dinning, bistro pubs and excellent ethnic cuisine.
Real estate has developed accordingly, the Seagram distillery founded in 1857 has been converted into an award winning condominium community. Further development, largely driven by the neighbouring university district, has resulted in a number of newer modern condominium towers shaping the city skyline.
The surrounding side streets of uptown Waterloo feature impressive two and three story homes, some well over a century old. Parents walk their children to the nearby schools amidst colourful leaves falling from old Maple trees in the fall. Families take advantage in the summer of numerous parks and well shaded streets. A truly picturesque area to live and one of the most desirable in the city.