There are many factors when it comes to looking for a new community to fit your lifestyle. You need to decide what amenities are most important to you. This question is answered differently by every new homebuyer. Although new communities offer every amenity imaginable, you may find some neighbourhoods appeal to you more than others. Whether it's an emphasis on schools, green spaces or shopping, you're sure to find something to suit your lifestyle.
Read on to learn more about a few of Edmonton's great new neighbourhoods and why they might be right for you.
Nestled in the gorgeous Heritage Valley, Allard is a family-friendly neighbourhood within close proximity to many schools. In fact, Edmonton Public Schools is building a brand new K-9 school that will house over 900 students. Set to open in September 2017, this new facility will feature an enormous recreational centre, a football field, and a convenient drop off area.
In addition, there are already five other established schools within the area meaning you and your children can have their pick. Donald R. Getty K-9, Roberta McAdams School K-6, and Micheal Strembitsky School 1-9, to name a few.
Food and Fun
Old English flair paired with a wealth of modern amenities makes Langdale in Windermere a unique place to call home. With two movie theatres nearby at Currents of Windermere (one being Edmonton's only VIP theatre), there's no shortage of entertainment. You'll also find popular upscale bars and eateries such as Browns Socialhouse, Boston Pizza and more. Here too, coffee shops, grocery stores, salon and spa services and a wealth of other retailers are all within arm's reach.
Shop Til You Drop
Shopping is one of the many amenities Walker Lakes has to offer, with South Edmonton Common just around the corner. Edmontonians flock to this massive retail district from all over the city, but for those living in Walker Lakes, this popular location rests just a short drive away. Spanning over 320 acres, South Edmonton Common is definitely a one-stop shop for anything you may need.
Also, there are many grocery stores in the Walker Lakes area (including a Walmart Supercentre) so you're sure to have your pick of where you'd like to buy. This is the perfect area for the frequent shopper!
If accessibility is one of your main concerns, look no further than Cy Becker. Commuting anywhere in Edmonton area is a breeze from this north community as it’s located just off the Anthony Henday and Yellowhead Trail - making most areas of the city reachable in just 30 minutes. For those needing transit services, Cy Becker is more than ETS friendly. You'll have access to the Clareview LRT and transit station featuring multiple bus routes and a mere 45-minute train ride to the other side of town. No matter where you need to go, you can get there with ease from Cy Becker.
A Natural Escape
This community offers all the amenities of the big city while maintaining an open prairie feel. Westerra boasts massive green spaces including 9.19 hectares of environmental reserve and 1.46 hectares of park area right your backyard. This naturalistic neighbourhood even features a landscaped storm pond, paved walking trails and a treed ravine. In addition, you'll find several parks and playgrounds for the kids as well as the nearby CPGA Golf Course. There's no doubt that in Westerra, you'll be able to get out and enjoy everything mother nature has to offer.
When shopping for a new home, amenities will no doubt have a huge influence on where you want to buy. Not only do they make your life easier, they add value to your everyday activities and to your home. With so many great communities and awesome amenities to choose from, you're sure to find your perfect fit.