Set in the up-and-coming northeast part of Edmonton, the new Cy Becker community offers an incredible range of perks to residents. As you’ll soon see, it’s an ideal spot for families with kids, but anyone else can certainly find their place in this neighbourhood. We’ve put together our list of the best things about living in Cy Becker. We think you’ll agree that it’s a great community.
1. All-Seasons Urban Park
Of course, there’s no place better to start than with the all-seasons park set at the centre of the community. This expansive area includes a playground with the latest equipment and a spray park for staying cool in the summer. There’s a plaza area that’s a great place for kids to learn how to ride a bike. In the winter, though, it transforms into an ice skating rink. Finally, there’s also a fun tobogganing hill. Your family will be able to use this park to stay active no matter what the season.
2. Spacious Townhomes
StreetSide builds a variety of spacious townhomes in the Cy Becker community. There are over 10 different floor plan designs to suit the needs of various families. For instance, the three-bedroom Madison plan is over 1,500 square feet, and it includes a separate den that you could use as a home office. It would be a good choice for a growing family. The Essex, on the other hand, is only two bedrooms, but each of those bedrooms has an ensuite. This might be a good choice for a retired couple who wants a guest room, a single professional who wants to rent the other “suite” to start building some equity, or a family with a single teenage child. All of the plans include an outdoor balcony for relaxing, an attached garage, and an ensuite in the master bedroom.
Best of all, you’ll quickly see that among the many other benefits of living in a townhome, they're very affordable - especially when you consider the stylish interiors and modern designs.
3. Maintenance-Free and Fee Simple Options
Another unique feature of the Cy Becker community is the ability to choose what type of lifestyle you want to live. Many of the townhomes we sell are “maintenance free.” Like a condo, you own the home, but we take care of the exterior maintenance. You won’t have to worry about cutting the lawn or removing the snow. Retired couples who like to travel or who might otherwise have problems taking care of these tasks appreciate this style of living, as do busy professionals who don’t want to waste their precious free time doing yard work.
On the other hand, if you prefer to own the land your home is on and take joy in handling the exterior maintenance of your home, you can purchase a fee simple townhome.
While the two types of homes are in different sections of the community, they’re all close to the amenities that Cy Becker has to offer.
4. Recreational Opportunities
We’ve already mentioned the all-seasons park right in the neighbourhood. Many of the families who live in Cy Becker use this as their primary spot for recreation, but if you want a change of scenery, there are plenty of other places nearby. The Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre, for instance, has a fun swimming area for kids. It includes waterslides. The Clareview Rec Centre, on the other hand, has a lazy river area. Both also have fitness machines and classes so that you can participate in whatever activity you like.
5. Great Shopping
All of the stores you love are just a short drive away. At Hollick Kenyon Landing, there’s a Sobey’s, a Shoppers Drug Mart, and many other smaller stores. The Manning Town Centre is also nearby, with a Lowes, a Dollarama, and a Cineplex theatre. They also have several restaurants in this area. The convenience of living in a community with plenty of stores nearby cannot be underestimated.
6. Commuting and Public Transportation
If you make Cy Becker your home, you’ll have a fairly easy commute. By car, it takes under 25 minutes to get to the downtown area. The community is also near the Anthony Henday, which can quickly take you anywhere else in the city. If you prefer public transportation, that’s an option as well. Cy Becker is close to the Clareview LRT station. Relax with a good book or get some work done while you’re on your way to work.
As you can clearly see, Cy Becker is by far one of the best communities in the Edmonton area. We have no doubt that it’s going to fill up quickly. Why not come take a look and see what this neighbourhood has to offer your family. Talk to one of our Area Managers today about buying the right townhome for your family!