Welcome to University Downs

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Video Tour of University Downs

On the east side of Waterloo, University Downs is a diverse neighbourhood of young families, retirees and university students. It is a sought-out place for young adults seeking student rentals.  Waterloo’s college kids love it.  University Downs is central to most of Waterloo’s best features, making it a great place to call home.

The homes in University Downs range from apartment towers to modest single family homes. You’ll find a variety of styles, including bungalows, townhouses, andsemis. The neighbourhood is friendly and lively with plenty of activities going on. Residents can enjoy walking trails or a skate on the community rink. University Downs Park has a huge area for playing soccer or having a picnic.

University Downs also has an active community association that stays busy all year, organizing events to bring together the neighbourhood. These events include an annual Party in the Park, neighbourhood softball games, and community-wide garage sales:

Public school children in University Downs are bussed to Bridgeport Public School for grades K-6, Margaret Avenue Public School for grades 7-8, or Bluevale Collegiate Institute for secondary school. Catholic school children attend St. Matthew’s Elementary School or St. David’s Catholic Secondary School, which scored 6.7 out of 10.

University Downs Street View

University Downs Neighborhood Schools

University Downs Schools

Ranking School Academic Score Language Onsite Childcare Grades
10 out of 27 St. Matthew’s Elementary School 7.4 English No JK-8
24 out of 27 Bridgeport Public School (Kitchener, ON) 5.6 English No JK-6

High Schools

Ranking Name of School Academic Score Grades
1 out of 6 Bluevale Collegiate Institute 7.8 9-12
4 out of 6 St. David Catholic Secondary School 6.7 9-12

Source: The Fraser Institute. Click here to visit their website.


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