West Guelph Neighbourhoods
Forming Guelph’s northwest corner, Willow West gets its sweet nickname, Sugarbush, from a generous cover of majestic old sugar maple trees. As one of the expansive neighbourhoods in Guelph, it boasts the largest recreational center in Guelph, the largest auto mall in Canada and – this is important – the only bowling alley in the city.
Specialty delis and casual lunch spots tucked away in its industrial-end serve local workers. Ethnic stores here experience faithful patronage and culturally curious visits alike. Its clearly distinguishable residential side is one of the most well established in the city, more popular among families and KW professionals than students. But if you are in the mood for a night out, simply follow Paisley Rd right into the city’s heart.
The intriguing railway tracks that run through Waterloo/ West Acres are a reminder of Guelph’s original local economic activity. The unpretentious homes, a reminder of the unassuming neighbourhood that Waterloo/ West Acres is. Locals here love leading simple laid back lives and value well-built, well-equipped family homes from another era. Neighbours from halfway across the world exchange hellos as their kids toss a ball together in one of the many playgrounds. As the neighbourhood extends closer to downtown, character and personality become more prominent. Escaping the quiet is easy with proximity to wholesome entertainment and fresh local food in downtown Guelph.