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The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on November 27, 2018

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Featured ImageSearching for the perfect community to call home? Edmonton has several neighbourhoods with the affordability you need and the proximity to the amenities you want. Whether you’re looking for an easy commute to downtown Edmonton or you want a spacious home surrounded by nature, here are several top picks for popular neighbourhoods in the Capital Region.

Skyview

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Skyview ImageYou’ll enjoy comfort and convenience from the homes in the Skyview community. Located in North Edmonton, there’s a short drive - or even a walk - to nearby stores and restaurants like Real Canadian Superstore and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, and many other shops along 137 Avenue. You’ll also enjoy parks and other green spaces within walking distance. 

In this community, StreetSide offers both condos and townhomes. You’ll find that the Aloft condo designs have a very modern feel, and there’s even a rooftop terrace in the building. The Altius townhome designs are planned perfectly to maximize your living space without feeling cramped, and they feature an attached garage, which is incredibly convenient in our cold winter months.

Tamarack

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Tamarack ImageTamarack also includes a nice mixture of condos and townhomes. It’s a newer community, which buying a home here gives you a chance to get in at the start (translation: your home value has nowhere to go but up!). By acting quickly, you’ll have the opportunity to get a premium floor plan or lot if that’s something you want.

Located in the southeast part of the city, Tamarack offers residents the chance to live their best lives. There are parks and playgrounds within the community, and shopping centres nearby. People often choose this neighbourhood because the new Meadows Recreation Centre is right across the street. Go there for exercise, family fun, and other special activities.

Shopping options include major chain stores like Home Depot and Save-On, which are merely minutes away, and commuters have quick access to both Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive.

The Aloft condos are both functional and elegant; ample storage space and smart design blend seamlessly in these open floor plans. Looking at the Altius townhomes you'll find plenty of options, ones that will fit the first-time buyer or a growing family, depending on your particular needs. Large master suites and beautiful finishing details are just the beginning.

Crossroads of Rutherford

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Crossroads ImageIn the popular Southwest Edmonton area, just outside of the Anthony Henday perimeter, Crossroads of Rutherford is a stunning luxury condo community with a lot of benefits. The buildings all have security cameras and intercom systems to welcome your guests. Interior doors have keyless deadbolts, which is a huge convenience. 

Residents of Crossroads enjoy many amenities nearby, including West Edmonton Mall, Safeway, Save-On, along with being closely located near Fort Edmonton Park and the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Our Crossroad condos here are either one or two bedrooms, and some have an additional den space. Large windows let light into your whole condo and the balcony (should you opt for this) increase your entertainment space. This is a smart choice for young professionals looking to build up equity while living in a thoroughly modern space.

Glenridding

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Glenridding ImageIf you’ve been looking for a home at the centre of it all, then Glenridding is the place for you. It’s in the Windermere community in the popular Southwest Edmonton area, so you know that it’s surrounded by all of the amenities you want. Of course, you’ll be quite close to the Currents of Windermere shopping centre, but you’re also close to other shopping as well, such as the South Edmonton Common, Mill Woods Town Centre, and Ellerslie Crossing.

There are also ample opportunities for recreation. Right in the community, you’ll find tree-lined streets for walking, and playgrounds for the kids. Nearby, there are several recreation centres, snow resorts, and golf courses.

StreetSide builds our famous Altius townhomes in Glenridding. These homes have one or two bedrooms, so they’re a great choice for retirees or young professionals who are looking for an affordable house that feels more like home than a condo would. There are six different models to choose from, so you can easily find the one to meet your needs.

Laurel

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Laurel ImageIf you build your home in Laurel, you’ll get to enjoy the interconnected walking trails, along with the planned green space right across the street. This established community is in Southeast Edmonton, and it’s surrounded by big box stores and shopping centres, so you’ll never have to travel far for whatever you need. This community is especially popular with families because there are so many great schools nearby.

The styles of our Altius townhomes in Laurel is another reason why families are flocking to Laurel. Laurel is the only community that features 2-storey townhomes and with all models offering three-bedrooms, there is no shortage of space. Since they don’t have attached garages, you also have the option to finish the basement level which is an exceptionally affordable way to get the space you need. Best of all, these homes feature larger backyards for your children or pets to play. We’re just getting started building our townhomes in Laurel, so you have an opportunity to get premium lots or models.

Crystallina

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Crystallina ImageCrystallina offers residents a convenient location in Northeast Edmonton.  The back of each home connects to a walkway so that you can easily get in some exercise whenever you want. Nearby, you’ll find a number of schools, a few lakes, and Poplar District Park.

Those who work at the Canadian Forces base will have a commute that’s less than 10 minutes, while those who work in the downtown area will only need about 20 minutes to get to work. Other close commuter routes include Anthony Henday Drive and Yellowhead Trail. 

You’ll find a nice mixture of our Altius townhomes in Crystallina. The two-bedroom homes are great for downsizers or those starting out, while the larger three-bedroom styles are the perfect choice for a growing family. Best of all, the homes in Crystallina have fantastic floor plans and the convenience of an attached double car garage!

Uplands

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Uplands ImageIf you’re looking for the ultimate luxury home, it’s hard to beat the Uplands community. It’s designed to be a bit higher than other communities, so you’re able to get a great view from your townhome’s balcony.

This is a new development in the already established Edgemont community, giving you the benefits of having a brand-new home without having to worry about whether the community will take off. With schools, grocery stores, churches, recreation centres, and parks nearby, this neighbourhood is a great choice.

You’ll also like what you see in floor plan choices. All of our Altius townhomes here are fee-simple and offer both two- and three-bedroom options, as well as attached garages, full-sized driveways and a fenced front yard. You’ll also find a few other perks, such as the walk-in closet in the foyer of the Dalton model and the extra den space in the Madison and Essex models. 

McLaughlin

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton McLaughlin ImageLooking to get away from the hustle of the city? McLaughlin could be the right community for you. It’s outside of the city limits in Spruce Grove, but this gives you the opportunity to live in a place that’s a bit quieter.

Just across the street, you’ll find a number of popular stores and restaurants, and residents who like to walk or jog can easily get onto the Heritage Grove Pathway System through a private entrance. Oh, if you live in McLaughlin, you’ll be able to easily get to the Tri-Leisure Rec Centre, which is a great place to swim, play sports, and exercise on your own or with the family.

The Altius townhome selections in McLaughlin are also quite flexible. The Robson model, for instance, is a good choice for a young professional who wants to get a little help with the mortgage by sharing it with a roommate. There are two master bedrooms upstairs; each with its very own ensuites. A larger model like the Madison would be good for a family. It has three bedrooms and a den, along with a balcony for barbecues. 

Graydon Hill

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Graydon Hill ImageLocated in South Edmonton, the Graydon Hill community is over 70% sold, so you know it’s a popular choice. You should realize that you need to act quickly if you want to build your home here! 

With a stunning nature preserve practically in your backyard, you’ll appreciate the way that StreetSide’s three-storey Altius townhome designs allow you to take advantage of the view. You’ll also like being close to all the amenities you could possibly need, such as the South Edmonton Common and Currents Shopping Centre.

There are still plenty of different models available in Graydon Hill, including both two- and three-bedroom townhomes. Each includes an attached garage and connection to walking trails from the back entrance.

Cy Becker

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Cy Becker ImageCy Becker is the natural choice for active families because it features an unbelievable all-seasons park that has things such as a playground and spray park for the summer and an ice skating area and tobogganing hill for the winter. The community is also close to shopping areas, and you’ll enjoy an easy commute no matter where you work.

Cy Becker is unique in that it offers both maintenance-free and fee-simple townhomes.

Those who want the maintenance-free lifestyle will have plenty of home styles to choose from. With the fee-simple option, you own the land that your home is on, however, there are currently only two choices of floor plans at this time. Both allowing you the option of finishing the basement for a bit of extra space.

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Edgemont ImageEdgemont

The Edgemont community is brand-new, and at this time, we’re pre-selling lots. This is a great community for someone who is looking to upgrade their lifestyle. The lots here back up onto a wooded area, so you’ll be able to enjoy some peace and quiet. At the same time, you’re just a quick drive away from the Anthony Henday and any amenities you may need.

In this section of the neighbourhood, StreetSide builds our upscale Triumph bungalow-style homes. The single-storey arrangement of these one-or-two-bedroom homes is perfect for retirees, but there’s also the option to include up to four total bedrooms if you choose to finish the basement as well. Expect to find a lot of little luxuries here, like 10’ ceilings, hardwood flooring, and modern zoned heating systems with smart thermostat controllers.

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Cavanagh ImageCavanagh

Cavanagh is also in the pre-selling stage, and if you’re interested, you’ll want to act quickly because there are just a few lots that back up to the ravine. StreetSide’s section for bungalows is on a cul de sac, so you’ll have a chance to get a larger pie-shaped lot.

Cavanagh’s motto is “Located for Living” and it’s easy to see why. There are walking trails for your family to enjoy along the trails of Blackmud Creek Ravine, and its location in Southwest Edmonton puts it close to shops, recreation centres, parks, schools, and everything else.

The models available in this community are Triumph one-bedroom bungalows with over 1,700 square feet of space, so these are an excellent choice if you love entertaining. You can also almost double your living space - adding two bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bathroom, and a rec room area - if you choose to finish the basement. These homes offer a lot of luxury with exceptional value.

Ambleside

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Ambleside ImageAmble on over to check out the beautiful and convenient bungalow community at Ambleside. This is maintenance-free living at its finest, and allows you to enjoy your elegant new home without having to spend a lot of time working in the yard. Best of all, you’re right next to the Currents of Windermere shopping centre, so you’ll never have to worry about getting the things you need, or want!

The Triumph bungalows in Ambleside are affordable because they’re connected in a way that’s similar to duplex homes or townhomes. The savings you get on the exterior building costs can be put to good use as you design the interior of your home. With conveniences like main-floor laundry rooms, lots of storage space, and the option to develop the basement, you’ll find that these homes are a great choice for almost anyone.

Windermere

The Most Popular Neighbourhoods in Edmonton Windermere ImageThere are just a few bungalow lots left in the Windermere community, so come check it out soon. Naturally, it’s a popular choice with all types of families because it’s so close to everything you could possibly need. It blends the quiet of living in the suburbs with the convenience of an urban lifestyle. 

Many of the Triumph bungalow homes here feature ultra-luxurious master suites that include side-by-side sinks, oversized soaker tubs, and privacy doors for the bathroom. Two of the models are actually cabover-style homes that have the master suite - and only the master suite - on the second floor. Check out the way that bonus rooms in the various plans can give you the space you need for something like a home office or hobby room.

We’ve just offered you a taste of what you can get in Edmonton’s new and in-demand neighbourhoods - where you can enjoy value, great location, and scenery all in the same place. Whether you want the rooftop terrace views of ALOFT Skyview or the maintenance-free living of a Windermere bungalowStreetSide Developments delivers affordable, high-quality homes in the most popular areas of the Capital Region.

Originally posted on September 6, 2016, updated November 27, 2018.

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