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Get golfing in the Tri-Cities

apartments for rent in Kitchener, local hotspots, activities, outdoor living, Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentThe summer season is golf season, and near your Kitchener apartment there are many ways to join in the fun of this popular sport. Use today’s post from the blog team at Williams and McDaniel, your preferred property management company, to learn more about golfing opportunities in the Tri-Cities.


Rockway Golf Course


The first golf course to visit this season is Rockway (625 Rockway Drive). This local favourite is located in the heart of Kitchener, just over a five-minute drive from Newport Towers (550 Strasburg Road). The course features 18 holes appropriate for all skill levels. The clubhouse offers food and drink, as well as a fully stocked store where you can buy any equipment or apparel you may need.


Doon Valley Golf Course


Doon Valley (500 Doon Valley) is a scenic course that runs along the beautiful Grand River. The course includes a championship 18-hole course and a classic nine-hole course, as well as a nine-hole pitch and putt and driving range. The on-site pro shop carries any equipment you may need, from golf balls to sunglasses. To get to this Kitchener course, drive ten minutes from Newport Towers.


Puslinch Lake


Looking for a new golf course to explore this summer? Try Puslinch Lake Golf Course, a 15-minute drive from Newport Towers. This 18-hole course has been operating since 1962. It features a tree-lined fairway and small greens to challenge players of all skill levels.


Upgrade your gear


Trade in old golf clubs at Cambridge Golf and Fashions (611 Hespeler Road). If you want to avoid the larger, chain golf stores, give this independent boutique a try. The store is in neighbouring Cambridge, a 15-minute drive from Newport Towers.


Upgrade your game


Improve your golf game this summer. Sign up for private lessons or adult group lessons at a local golf course. Schedule a trip to the Waterloo Golf Academy (Wilmot Line), a 15-minute drive from Newport Towers, to work on your game on the practice facility here.
Get golfing this summer by using today’s post from Williams and McDaniel to help you start. For additional information about their Kitchener apartments, visit their website today.



Cut down on cooking in Kitchener

apartments for rent in Kitchener, local hotspots, dining, Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentWhether you’ve just finished class for the day or finally left the office, you may not feel up to cooking a meal. Having some takeout options nearby will save you the stress of creating a meal and will have you enjoying delicious dishes as soon as possible. Take advantage of the countless takeout and ready-made food establishments that surround these Kitchener apartments. For residents of the Newport Towers Apartments who are looking to avoid the kitchen for the night, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some local takeout places that are worth a taste.


The Manitou Takeout

Boasting the best fresh cut fries in town and other menu options that include fish and chips, sausages and dogs, burgers, chicken on a bun, battered mushrooms, schnitzel on a bun, BBQ beef on a bun and many more options, The Manitou Takeout is a perfect place to order some pub-style takeout. This year-round restaurant also offers Monday to Friday specials like Newfie steak, fish and chips, and BBQ beef on a bun that come with a drink and fries for only $7.25. Located at 808 Courtland Avenue East, Manitou Takeout is a five-minute drive; 22-minute transit ride and 35-minute walk from the Newport Towers Apartments.



Ceasaria, Kitchener-Waterloo’s hottest new grill and bar, offers hungry customers delicious meals available for dine-in, takeout and also catering. Tantalize your taste buds with east Mediterranean cuisine and a menu that includes hummus and salads, Malaysian-style shrimp, calamari tempura, falafel, bruschetta, pasta, burgers, wings and entrees like filet mignon, seared salmon steak and pepper con carne. Located in the heart of downtown Kitchener at 320 King Street West, this unique, gourmet gem is a mere nine-minute drive and 21-minute transit commute from the Kitchener Apartments.



LinHai Sushi Restaurant

Have your meal made fresh right in front of you or order ahead so all you have to do is pick up your food from LinHai Sushi on the commute home. They offer a huge selection of excellent foods options that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, for delivery or for takeout. Tempura, soft shell crab, teriyaki dishes, sashimi, sushi for 2 and an assortment of other combos and dishes are available for you to enjoy. The Newport Towers Apartments are a 10-minute drive and 37-minute commute from the restaurant located at 1401 River Road East #4a.


Pyramid Pizza

When your cravings for hot, cheesy pizza hit, it is important to always have a go-to place to order from. Next time the desire hits, order from Pyramid Pizza for the freshest toppings and dough in Kitchener. Be sure to take advantage of their superb walk-in specials or if you’re feeding a crowd order one of their combo deals. All pizzas are made with Pyramid’s signature dough, which is never kept for more than a day, so you know your pizza is going to be fresh and delicious.  Delivery is free for most of the Waterloo region. Located at 319 Lancaster Street West, Pyramid Pizza is a 10-minute drive and 33-minute transit ride from the Newport Towers Apartments.


If you’re looking to avoid the kitchen and skip right to dinner time, these takeout options are sure to satisfy your hunger no matter what you are currently craving. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments are an ideal rental option featuring first-class amenities and exceptional customer service.



Antiquing in the Tri-Cities

apartments for rent in Kitchener, local hotspots, shopping, decorating, Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentIncorporating antiques into your apartment’s décor is a great way to add a unique touch of history. Whether its furniture, china and glassware, rare books, photographs or paintings, you’re sure to find antiques you would be proud to display in your Kitchener apartment. If you’re looking to decorate, skip the mass-produced home accents and choose charming, historically rich pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. To help Newport Towers Apartments residents participate in antiquing and find that hidden gem, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some antique shops worth visiting.


Another’s Treasure Chest

With over 1,000 items including furniture, records, housewares, baby items, silent auction items and arts, Another’s Treasure Chest is a great place to start antiquing. The store also boasts a large collection of new and used items such as clothing, comic books and collectible sports cards. Located in the heart of Kitchener at 289 Victoria Street North, this antique store is a nine-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


St Jacobs Antiques Market

St Jacobs Antiques Market has been voted #1 antique market in the Waterloo Region for four years straight and offers its visitors a 20,000-square foot market to explore. There are over 110 vendors who sell everything from art, china, furniture, jewellery and other inventory. Open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. you’ll have the whole weekend to explore. Located in the heart of Mennonite country right beside St Jacobs Farmers’ Market at 805 King Street North, St Jacobs is a 14-minute drive from the apartments.


Green Spot Antiques

With over 5,000-square feet of continuously changing inventory, you’re guaranteed to find something new every week at Green Spot Antiques. From small collectables, film, furniture, photos, books, fine china and glass, Green Spot is a great spot to visit whether you’re looking to buy or sell. The store also has a large selection of retro furniture, movie posters and collectables, lamps and old hardware for you to peruse. Drop by Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to find décor items that are perfect for your apartment. Located at 49 Cedar Street, Green Spot is an eight-minute drive from the Kitchener Apartments.


Rumners Wobble Antiques, Gifts, Home Décor

If you’re looking for a diverse selection of vintage and modern items, look no further than Rumners Wobble Antiques. The 1,200-square foot store features home décor, prints, mirrors, purses, jewellery, furniture, lighting and one-of-a-kind gifts for every occasion. Located in the heart of Old Westmount at 720 Belmont Avenue, the store is an eleven-minute drive from the 550 Strasburg Apartments.


Get antiquing in the tri-cities by visiting one or all of these establishments. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments are a fantastic option for those who are currently looking to rent in the city of Kitchener.



5 great parks within walking distance

apartments for rent in Kitchener, local hotspots, outdoors, Kitchener Apartments, Apartments Kitchener, Apartments for Rent in Kitchener, Kitchener apartment rentals, Apartments in Kitchener, Apartment rentals in Kitchener, Kitchener Apartments for RentEnjoy a relaxing run, scenic bike ride or simply stretch your legs by walking through some of Kitchener’s great parks and landscapes. There are a variety of great parks and outdoor features that Newport Towers Apartment residents can enjoy that are just a stone’s throw away. Bring the kids, your friends and the family pooch and enjoy a few hours or an entire day outdoors in the sunshine. For those who are interested in exploring Kitchener’s beautiful green spaces, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, have put together a guide to parks that are in close proximity to the Kitchener Apartments.


McLennan Park

McLennan Park and Dog Park is a great destination with activities and amenities that are perfect for adults, families and children. Boasting 39 hectares of land, this park has plenty of space for the many activities and events it hosts. Enjoy access to a play structure, splash pad, beach volleyball and basketball courts, trails, picnic shelter and washrooms onsite. Remember to bring the family pooch along and let them run free in the off-leash dog park area. Located at 901 Ottawa Street South, the park is a four-minute drive and seven-minute walk from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Peter Hallman Ball Yard

With year-round access to batting cages, locker rooms, the park and sports field, Peter Hallman Ball Yard is the perfect place to practice your swing and your catching skills. There are three fields at the ball yard and they are open to anyone, unless there is a registered game in progress. Located at 2202 Hayward Avenue, the park is a 25-minute walk from the Kitchener Apartments.

Kiwanis Park

Kiwanis Park is located on the banks of the Grand River and is always bustling with activities and exciting events for all to enjoy. There is an assortment of recreational opportunities and amenities to enjoy with friends and family including a beach volleyball court, horseshoe pits, athletic fields, a playground area, picnic shelters and a lake-like swimming pool. The park also has convenient access to the Walter Bean Trail and the Grand River. Drop by for a day of hiking, biking, fishing and canoeing or check out the Kiwanis Park brochure for a full list of amenities. The park is a 16-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


The Grand River 

The Grand River is a favourite destination for hikers, cyclists, campers, bird-watchers or those who just love nature. Rent canoes and enjoy two or eight-hour trips, soak in the sun out on the water and you can even expand your day with available camping spaces at eight of the Grand River’s 12 conservation areas. There are also plenty of group facilities available for rent if you’re thinking of hosting a summer gathering or family reunion. The Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail, SC Johnson Trail and Elora Cataract Trailway are just a few of the trails on which you can enjoy a relaxing stroll or exhilarating bike ride. Get your daily dose of fishing on the Grand River, which is considered a world-class recreational fishing destination. You can peruse the GRCA’s fishing brochure for additional questions or concerns. Make sure you obtain a hunting or fishing license by visiting the Ministry of Natural Resources website or calling their offices at (519) 826-4955. This conservation area is a 15-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Hillside Lake Park

Functioning as both a seasonal family campground and a year-round mobile home community, Hillside Lake Park is a great place to escape the busyness of the city. The park features 270 seasonal campsites and 23 permanent sites as well as a snack bar, propane-filling station, general store and pavilion all located on the property. Campers can enjoy activities like swimming, fishing, baseball, dances, volleyball and bingo. Take a look at the park’s calendar to learn more about the regular activities and special events they currently offer. The park located at 673 Brant Waterloo Road is a convenient 25-minute drive from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Enjoy the lush, beautiful spaces that surround the Kitchener Apartments by visiting any of these picturesque parks. Located at 550 Strasburg Road, Williams and McDaniel’s Newport Towers Apartments offer residents rental accommodations that feature the finest amenities available.



Where to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in Kitchener

apartments for rent in Kitchener, holidays, shopping, local hotspotsSometimes it’s tough to find the perfect item for everyone on your holiday shopping list. This year, surprise your family and friends with a selection of beautiful one-of-a-kind crafts and homemade gifts. To help you find something for everyone, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel , has put together some places near your Kitchener apartment to visit where you can find one-of-a-kind treasures to put under the tree.


St. Jacobs’ Market

Situated in the Waterloo region in the quaint village of St. Jacobs, St. Jacobs’ Market is full of unique, handcrafted items. On a daily basis, the market is filled with a variety of vendors and their unique creations. This makes it an ideal location to pick up those last-minute Christmas gifts. Visitors can purchase everything from angel figurines, ornaments, authentic moccasins, paintings, blankets, scarves and even hand-blown glass. If you’d like to look over the vendors and stores in St. Jacobs Market before you visit, check out their one-of-a-kind shop directory. Located at 878 Weber Street North, the St. Jacobs Market is a 17-minute drive away from the Newport Towers Apartments.


Christkindl Market

With over 70 outdoor and indoor vendors at the Christkindl Market, visitors can enjoy an assortment of baked goodies and one-of-a-kind gifts that include handmade Christmas ornaments, nutcrackers and wooden figurines. The market runs from December 5th to the 8th and takes place in Kitchener City Hall located at 200 King Street West. The apartments at 550 Strasburg Road are only 11 minutes away by car. For additional information on the market’s vendors, take a look at the Christkindl Market brochure.  While shopping, visitors can also enjoy free entertainment from local bands, dancers and choirs.


Head Downtown

Support local businesses and find great discounts in Downtown Kitchener. Pick up the Downtown Card for savings at these participating businesses, where you’ll find something for everyone in no time. Newport Towers Apartments are a few minutes south of Downtown Kitchener, and best of all, downtown parking is free every Saturday in November and December.


This year give your friends and family some unique gifts they can’t get anywhere else by buying one-of-a-kind. Set in the charming city of Kitchener, Williams and McDaniel’s apartments offer current and prospective residents the highest quality of service and rental amenities.





Top 3 Coffee Shops in Kitchener

Are you a caffeine fiend? Whether you’re looking for a place to set up and work for an afternoon or to grab something to sip or snack on while you catch up with friends, coffee shops are a perfect change of scenery from your apartment in Kitchener. Here are our top 3 picks for local spots to try, especially if you want to learn more about where your coffee comes from and how to make ethical kitchener coffeechoices about both tea and coffee.

Matter of Taste Coffee Bar (119 King Street West)
Situated in the vibrant urban center of Kitchener, Matter of Taste is not your average coffee bar. It is an airy place to relax while enjoying your choice of single origin, blends, or flavored coffees. Tea lovers have a long list of tastes to choose from as well. The staff here is committed to creating the best beverages possible, while educating their guests on best coffee practices.

Café Pyrus (16 Charles Street West)         

This progressive café is less than ten minutes away from Williams & McDaniel’s Kitchener apartments at Newport Towers (550 Strasburg Road). Pyrus focuses on organic fair trade coffee and tea alongside organic vegetarian and vegan fare. Bring your laptop and spend an afternoon working or studying on their free Wi-Fi network.

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters (151 Charles Street West)
For a cool place to enjoy a cup of Joe, try Balzac’s at the historic Lang Tannery. Creating superior beverages with locally sourced and organic ingredients, this coffee shop is environmentally considerate. You might even recognize their name from CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Exposed brick walls and walnut wooden tables turn this coffee shop into the perfect place to enjoy their artisanal roasts.

If you’re looking for a comfortable new apartment in Kitchener, let Chrystal Whetham help you find your new home. As Williams & McDaniel’s rental consultant, Chrystal is available to help you find the perfect apartment for rent in Kitchener and throughout central and southwestern Ontario.

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