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Top 5 Best Things About Living in Desrochers

Posted by Vanessa Freeman on July 27, 2020

desrochers-01There’s no doubt southwest Edmonton is one of the most popular areas in the city. If you’ve been looking for the perfect location for your next home, you’ll want to come check out Desrochers. The community is designed for residents who love feeling as though they’re still connected to nature. Learn more about this up-and-coming community, then make your purchase before it’s too late.

1. Affordable Townhomes

As you shop for a home, you know it’s important to find a home in your price range. Older homes might be a little more affordable, but the problems they have can be expensive to fix. StreetSide’s ALTIUS townhomes are the perfect blend of style and affordability. You get to design the home you want – including all of the most popular modern touches – while sticking within your price range or even below it. 

Today’s townhomes are built for privacy. You might be sharing walls with your neighbours, but you won’t be sharing their noise. Altius' building techniques and materials will make your townhome feel every bit as private as a detached home.

2. Flexible Floor Plans

When you choose StreetSide, you have the opportunity to select a design that has the features you want. There are eight different floor plans available in the Desrochers community, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. The Bourbon model, for instance, is a two-bedroom home - each with its own ensuite. This works well for those who want a roommate situation while building up some equity. The York, however, is a floor plan that appeals to first time home buyers looking for low monthly payments. It offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, an open concept living space and an attached single garage. 

Exact details vary between different floor plans, but you’ll find most of StreetSide’s plans have the types of features you want: decks for entertaining, an ensuite in the master bedroom, and an open-concept plan in the main living area. Your life can be quite comfortable in any of these homes. 

top-things-living-graydon-hill-park-image3. Nearby Amenities

To live a comfortable life, you need more than a home that meets all of your needs. You also want a variety of amenities like grocery stores, recreation centres, and shopping malls nearby. Fortunately, Desrochers is close to everything you might need. Shopping, for instance, couldn’t be easier. Desrochers is situated only minutes from South Edmonton Common and a short drive from the Premium Outlet Mall.

If you want to get active, head out to the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. Here, you can go swimming with the kids, take a group fitness class, or just get a good workout on the fitness equipment. They offer child-minding services and other special programs as well.

4. Easy Commuting

Don’t forget to take your work commute into consideration when choosing a community. Having a shorter commute allows you to spend more time with your families or working on your hobbies. Desrochers is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Anthony Henday. This major roadway will take you anywhere in Edmonton. You’re also close to the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which will take you to the airport in minutes. Furthermore, there is also public transportation within walking distance.

5. Connecting to Nature

It’s easy to feel connected to nature when you live in a community that’s been planned to connect you. You’ll love the way the trails throughout the neighbourhood are integrated with the Desrochers Forest and the carbon-neutral constructed wetland. You’ll be able to walk from your home and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. This convenience means you can take a family walk every night after dinner. You'll also be able to head to the nearby Blackmud Creek Ravine for the day. The well-maintained trails make it easy to enjoy your hikes!

When choosing a place to live, everyone has to look carefully at the criteria that matters most to them. No matter what’s at the top of your list, you’re likely to find it at Desrochers. Book an appointment today to visit our Show Home to get a sense of what your life could be like.

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