Sherwood Park: Warmth, Safety and Lifestyle

Wed, 15 Oct by edmontonhomepros
Sherwood Park Alberta

Sherwood Park has a wide variety of homes and properties to suit your lifestyle.

It’s amazing the vibrancy and variety of lifestyles available for people who live in Edmonton’s Capital Region. Whether you strive for outdoor living or bask in the delights of a thriving urban environment, limitless options await you in the Prairies.

But there is one community that has a unique set of qualities, and this place, for the residents that make it home, is unlike any in our region.

From urban parklands to raw farmlands, groomed trails to business parks, this place is large enough to be Alberta’s seventh largest city.

But Sherwood park isn’t a city, not even a town. And this is part of what makes it such an interesting place for residents and visitors alike.

Sherwood Park is actually managed like a hamlet of Strathcona County, which allows the tax and startup process to be inexpensive and easy.

This makes Sherwood Park an incredibly advantageous location for startups and new businesses seeking to break into the Capital Region marketplace. The west end has extensive arterial roadways providing easy access to the north of the province, which has encourages its booming energy services and refining sector.

But Sherwood Park puts families first. The community designs prevent the industrial activity from encroaching on the quiet, safe streets throughout the neighbourhoods. This is an interesting detail, since many of the neighbourhood roadways have lower posted speeds.

But what makes a successful community isn’t just the opportunity or design, it’s the overall quality of life.

Sherwood Park homes offer families incredible choice. There are rural farmhouses and acreages not far from the town centre. Detached homes of all shapes sizes and styles follow treelined city streets. Multi-unit buildings and condos can be found closer to the town centre, enabling multiple means of public and private transportation.

Sherwood Park’s urban centre is filled with recreational and shopping delights including new restaurants, the Festival Place performance centre and a modern library.

With the recent Premier’s announcement on schools, Sherwood Park with be adding one school, and modernizing another. Schools here are remarkably modern and stable institutions.

This housing market in Sherwood Park is seeing stunning growth. In August 2014, nearly 80 Sherwood Park homes were sold. REALTORS® and mortgage brokers are confident that the market will remain strong as confidence in the community’s growth continues.

There is no better time to look at Sherwood Park property. And if you have a Sherwood Park home to sell, the market is ready with eager buyers.

We’d be happy to help! Get in touch with us, if you are looking to buy or sell your Sherwood Park home.

Villas at Lacombe Park: St. Albert’s Newest Over-40 Community

Wed, 24 Sep by edmontonhomepros
Villas at Lacombe Park

Comfortable Living for the over-40 seeking convenient, enjoyable living spaces. Photo Credit: Edmonton Sun

Central Alberta has a lot going for it. A thriving economy that is the envy of the country, growing population and amenities spread throughout the few dozen communities here.

But the demographics of our cities and towns is changing. The number of retirees and seniors is on the rise and is expected to climb leading into 2020.

And this is good news! Our aging population is the most active in recorded history, and the lifestyle they seek is something that developers have been working towards for over a decade. Building over-40 communities that appeal to the active and energetic lifestyle of the Boomer generation is an important way for our communities to grow sustainably.

One such community is the Villas at Lacombe Park in sunny St. Albert. Offering numerous home options for empty nesters, this community caters to those families who may be experiencing a change in the size of the family in a household. With bright floor plans from 1235 to 1530 sq. ft., residents will easily discover the right St. Albert home for them.

Some of the many features you will find in Villas at Lacombe Park homes include:

  • Soft-line corners
  • Galliano levered door handles
  • Banjo top bathroom counter with full length mirror
  • Soaker tub
  • Three coats of paint
  • Professional Interior Design Consultation
  • Finished basements
  • Hardwood and ceramic flooring
  • 6 Appliances
  • Window coverings
  • Energy Efficient windows for ultimate temperature control
  • Bright, open floor plans from 1235 to 1530 sq. ft.

 

Living in St. Albert affords you all of the amenities you might find in a small city, but the close proximity to Edmonton ensures that you never have to go without. In the Villas at Lacombe Park, access is abundant, whether you prefer auto travel or public transit,

You can find St. Albert homes for all types of families on our Edmonton Home Pros St. Albert Page.

And feel free to get in touch with us whenever you have questions about buying or selling a home in St. Albert.

 

Edmonton Second Language and Bilingual Schools

Tue, 26 Aug by edmontonhomepros
Edmonton Bilingual Schools

Edmonton’s diversity is varied and colourful.

Back to school season is here! Stores are filled with excited parents (and maybe a few disappointed children) as they prepare for the new school session.

Now that school is just about started, a lot of our conversations among the team has been about language schools, and in particular, bilingual schools—schools that may offer immersion or second language education in central Alberta.

One of the greatest things about raising a family in or around Edmonton is the diversity of cultures and perspectives we encounter here. People from all over the world wind up settling in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Leduc Sherwood Park or Stony Plain. This has been the tradition here for hundreds, if not thousands of years. But today, we see this diversity blooming in our education system, which now provides bilingual education in 8 international languages.

And for our children, learning a second language has incredible health, communication and advancement benefits. Children who learn multiple languages have well-exercised minds, develop high communication skills and can achieve great advancement opportunities in the future.

So we wanted to list the Edmonton schools that offer second language and immersion classes so you can have an idea what languages are available and where you might find those classes.

Being a real estate team that provides service in many of these languages (and some languages that are not taught in the current school system), Edmonton Home Pros understands the importance of language and culture in making buying decisions that support our families and communities. We hope that if you are considering buying or selling a home in Edmonton or any of the above communities, get in touch with us.

 

Chinese (Mandarin)
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
CAERNARVON SCHOOL14820 118 Street NW LONDONDERRY SCHOOL7104 144 Avenue NW M.E. LAZERTE SCHOOL6804 144 Avenue NW
DOVERCOURT SCHOOL13910 122 Avenue NW OTTEWELL SCHOOL9435 73 Street NW MCNALLY SCHOOL8440 105 Avenue NW
KILDARE SCHOOL7525 144 Avenue NW PARKVIEW SCHOOL14313 92 Avenue NW ROSS SHEPPARD SCHOOL13546 111 Avenue NW
MEADOWLARK SCHOOL9150 160 Street NW ROSSLYN SCHOOL13215 113A Street NW
MEYONOHK SCHOOL1850 Lakewood Road South NW
German
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
FOREST HEIGHTS SCHOOL10304 81 Street NW ALLENDALE SCHOOL6415 106 Street NW STRATHCONA SCHOOL10450 72 Avenue NW
RIDEAU PARK SCHOOL10605 42 Avenue NW
RIO TERRACE SCHOOL7608 154 Street NW
ASL: American Sign Language
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
ALBERTA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF6240 113 Street NW
Arabic Arabic Flag Symbol
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
CALDER SCHOOL12950 118 Street NW KILLARNEY SCHOOL13110 91 Street NW
GLENGARRY SCHOOL9211 135 Avenue NW QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL9425 132 Avenue NW
MALMO SCHOOL4716 115 Street NW
French Immersion
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
BRANDER GARDENS SCHOOL14865 56 Avenue NW AVALON SCHOOL5425 114 Street NW HARRY AINLAY SCHOOL4350 111 Street NW
DELWOOD SCHOOL7315 Delwood Road NW DICKINSFIELD SCHOOL14320 88A Street NW ROSS SHEPPARD SCHOOL13546 111 Avenue NW
DUNLUCE SCHOOL11735 162 Avenue NW MCKERNAN SCHOOL11330 76 Avenue NW
GREENFIELD SCHOOL3735 114 Street NW KENILWORTH SCHOOL7005 89 Avenue NW
GREENVIEW SCHOOL5904 38 Avenue NW
HOLYROOD SCHOOL7920 94 Avenue NW
J.A. FIFE SCHOOL15004 76 Street NW
LAURIER HEIGHTS SCHOOL8210 142 Street NW
LENDRUM SCHOOL11330 54 Avenue NW
MCKERNAN SCHOOL11330 76 Avenue NW
RICHARD SECORD SCHOOL4025 117 Street NW
RIO TERRACE SCHOOL7608 154 Street NW
Hebrew
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
TALMUD TORAH SCHOOL6320 172 Street NW
Spanish
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
MCKERNAN SCHOOL11330 76 Avenue NW
MILL CREEK SCHOOL9735 80 Avenue NW
SWEET GRASS SCHOOL11351 31 Avenue NW
Ukrainian
ELEMENTARY JUNIOR HIGH SENIOR HIGH
M.E. LAZERTE SCHOOL6804 144 Avenue NW

Why Buy or Sell a Home in Spruce Grove?

Wed, 13 Aug by edmontonhomepros
Spruce Grove Grain Elevator

Spruce Grove is a town with limitless natural charm and history, including the Grain Elevator Museum.

There are few cities in Alberta that can boast an active lifestyle, booming industrial and retail business, big-city amenities and environmental sustainability. Spruce Grove is definitely smaller than Edmonton, but families discover numerous advantages when they consider buying or selling a home in Spruce Grove. Situated 11 km west of Edmonton along Highway 16A, Alberta’s 9th largest city mixes small-town community spirit with enough nature to get lost in it.

Spruce Grove has been seen as a desirable settlement since 1879, when homesteaders first settled and tilled the land for crops. Today, just under 30,000 people call Spruce Grove home, which is a 20% increase over 2010 population levels. This upswing in growth could further bolster homes in Spruce Grove as sound investment properties.

One possible factor influencing this growth is the outcrop of modern industrial parks and zones. These new facilities have attracted new medium and large businesses to the area, drawing in new homebuyers that seek short commutes to work. Transport, engineering and infrastructure companies enjoy the competitive rates, Trans Canada Highway access and railway infrastructure.

At the same time, Spruce Grove’s rustic character encourages families to develop an outdoor lifestyle, one that remains active all year long. The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre and the West District Park provide families and youth indoor and outdoor activity.

But one of the most memorable attractions is Spruce Grove’s Heritage Grove Trail, which is a network of trails that run throughout the city and city limits. Over 30 km of trail is available year round for activities like snowshoeing, biking, running and cross-country skiing. Even with widespread use, Heritage Grove never feels overcrowded, and any business adds a friendly dimension to winter activities. Find out more about Spruce Grove homes and family-focused activities here.

As one of Alberta’s fastest growing cities, it makes sense to consider buying or selling a home in Spruce Grove. The active lifestyle, growing population and thriving industrial sector have made Spruce Grove an attractive investment option for people seeking big city advantages with opportunities to get captivated by nature.

If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions about Spruce Grove or any of our other communities, please get in touch with us. Thank you!

 

Find Real Estate Homes In Strathcona

Fri, 22 Nov by edmontonhomepros

Strathcona’s lower crime will attract more Edmonton home buyers.

The Edmonton community of Strathcona is one of the city’s most treasured areas. Its residential neighbourhoods are filled with rich heritage, mature trees, and a renovated mature homes. The community also has a high walkability score, making it very easy for residents to access nearby amenities, dining locales, bars, pubs, grocery stores and even the Edmonton River Valley. Due to its ideal location, Strathcona homeowners can easily commute to South Edmonton or downtown.

Strathcona

Strathcona Public Building Photo by: daryl_mitchell

Strathcona is increasingly growing in popularity. From its renowned entertainment district, Whyte Avenue, to its historical features, the community is getting a lot of buzz. More recently, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) released figures, which stated crime had dropped 31% since 2009 in Strathcona. Additional information released by the EPS can be found below:

  • Homicides have remained at zero over the last four years to-date, except for one case in 2011.
  • Robbery cases have dropped.
  • Decreased crime as noted by local businesses.

If you’re looking to buy an Edmonton home for sale in the community of Strathcona, now is the perfect time! As the crime rate continues to drop the community’s popularity continues to grow, the Strathcona real estate market will attract Edmonton homeowners from across the city.

Thinking about buying a Stratchona Edmonton home for sale? Stephen is backed by a solid team of professionals who are Edmonton area experts and can help you find the perfect Strathcona property to suit your needs and budget. Contact Stephen Lau today!

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