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Edmonton's Top Communities for an Active Lifestyle

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on November 1, 2016

edmontons-top-communities-for-active-lifestyle-featured-image.pngThere are dozens of ways to stay active in Edmonton, but choosing a great neighbourhood to support your active lifestyle is one of the easiest. There's nothing quite like being able to wake up in the morning, throw on your running shoes, and take a quick hike around the neighbourhood. Or, perhaps you want to head over to the local yoga studio, park, or rec center. Here are some of the best communities in Edmonton to help you enjoy nature and stay active. 

Tamarack

Tamarack is one of the newest neighbourhoods in southeast Edmonton. This family-friendly community was created with convenience in mind - with a central plaza design and tree-lined pathways. Along with easy access to public transportation, schools, sports fields, and shopping, Tamarack offers plenty of recreational options within walking distance. 

For example, the impressive new Meadows Community Rec Centre is just steps away.  This massive 234,000 square-foot facility in the Meadows District Park boasts an aquatic and fitness centre, gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, two NHL-sized rinks, outdoor courts, and a variety of classes. There's also more than 67 acres of green space for outdoor sports, a large interactive playground, landscaped walking paths, and the nearby Mill Creek Ravine trails to enjoy. 

Altius Tamarack townhomes allow you to enjoy an active lifestyle while living just minutes from transportation links and shopping. 

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Cy Becker

Cy Becker is located on the northeast side of Edmonton with convenient access to major highways and a nearby LRT station. Built with an active lifestyle in mind, Cy Becker features an extensive network of walking paths, parks, green spaces, and ponds. 

This planned community also sits just minutes from the Clareview Recreation Centre with outdoor sports fields, park space, an aquatic center, a fitness centre, Olympic and NHL-sized rinks, a skate park, baseball diamonds, and more. The Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre is also close by and features a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, water slides, fitness centre and outdoor courts. 

One of the crown jewels of Cy Becker is the new state-of-the-art all-season park. Edmonton's newest splash park is the perfect way to cool off during the summer with a skating loop, splash pad, picnic areas, a toboggan hill, and a large playground on a rubber surface. 

Altius Cy Becker townhomes are located right in the middle of the action with sprawling open space and walking paths at every turn. These three-bedroom open concept townhomes boast double attached garages, gorgeous master suites, and plenty of storage space. 

Crystallina

Also located in northeast Edmonton in the Lakes District, Crystallina offers protected nature and an extensive network of pathways. Crystallina is a unique urban forest that offers lakeside views and easy access to nature. This community is a good choice if you prefer serenity and outdoor exploration to sports or indoor recreation. With Poplar Lake, parks, miles of trails, and the nearby Clareview and Londonderry Rec Centres, you'll never want to leave!

Altius Crystallina offers luxurious lakeside three-storey townhouses with perfect views and all the amenities you're looking for. Altius townhomes are designed with convenience in mind with attached garages, large kitchen islands, and upscale finishes. 

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Graydon Hill

This southwest Edmonton community offers a unique oasis that will make you feel far from the city, despite the short commute. Graydon Hill backs onto a beautiful nature reserve and ravine for the perfect intersection of urban and rural living. With paved walkways and paths, you'll have easy access to plenty of green space to explore. 

Graydon Hill also offers other forms of recreational opportunities. The Jagare Ridge Golf Course is right next door to the community, along the banks of Whitemud Creek Valley. Established in the late 90's, the golf course is open daily from April 8 through October 16. Located just minutes from Graydon Hill, the Terwillegar Rec Centre offers swimming pools, a steam room, fitness centre, indoor jogging track, three gymnasiums, 4 NHL-sized rinks, and an indoor children's playground. 

Altius Graydon Hill townhomes offer the perfect way to enjoy this stunning oasis. Graydon Hill Altius townhomes have a unique village setting with architecture inspired by the mountains. These three-storey townhomes each feature an attached two-car garage with designer finishes and large master suites. 

Struggling to narrow down your options? Consider your priorities and how you prefer to stay active, whether it's jogging outdoors or swimming at your local rec centre. An active lifestyle is easy to maintain in many of Edmonton's most popular communities - they truly have it all. 

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