December 7, 2023

Choosing a brand new community to call home is an exciting decision that requires careful consideration. As a home buyer, exploring amenities available in your prospective neighborhood is crucial, as they will significantly contribute to your quality of life. Fortunately, reputable Edmonton land developers consider current and future homeowner needs when building a well-rounded community for future residents to call home. Here are seven essential community amenities to look for in your new Edmonton area neighborhood.

Shopping and Entertainment

Convenience is key when it comes to shopping and entertainment options. Look for a community that sits near retail centers, grocery stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. For instance, neighborhoods such as Erin Ridge North in St. Albert sit close to major retailers such as Costco and Walmart, movie theatres, countless dining options and much more. Having accessible shopping and entertainment amenities within arms’ reach will enhance your lifestyle. 

Healthcare and Professional Services

Access to quality healthcare facilities is crucial for all homeowners. Look for communities that have hospitals, medical centers, clinics, and pharmacies situated nearby. The availability of these resources promotes a healthier lifestyle, allows for quick medical assistance in case of emergency, and ensures peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Schools and Educational Opportunities

For families with children, proximity to quality schools is a must. New and developing places, like Westwinds in Morinville, often include new schools or plans for future institutions while maintaining close distance to other educational options in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Your land developer or Edmonton home builder will be able to provide you with this information and insight into nearby daycares, out-of-school care programs, preschools and more.

Commuter Roads and Transit

Good commuter roads and access to public transit are vital for reducing traffic congestion and allowing for efficient travel. When hunting for your new neighborhood, be sure to investigate the accessibility of major roads, highways, and public transportation systems. A well-connected community makes commuting to work, school, or other activities much more convenient and reduces environmental impact.

Recreational Amenities

Recreational facilities are critical in ensuring a well-rounded lifestyle and fostering a sense of belonging within a community. Communities such as East Pine in Beaumont, for example, sit within a short distance of two major leisure centers (featuring NHL-sized arenas, aquatic centers, field houses, gymnasiums, running tracks, fitness centers, climbing walls, etc.) and a popular golf course.

Parks and Green Spaces

Outdoor recreation amenities, including green spaces, sports fields, parks, playgrounds, walking paths and picnic areas, contribute to a healthy and well-connected community. Look for developing Edmonton neighborhoods invested in preserving and enhancing the environment through sustainable practices and well-maintained green spaces. Access to nature not only improves property values but contributes to your family’s health and well-being as a whole.

Community Services

When evaluating a potential neighbourhood, consider the availability of nearby services such as libraries, community centers, and local government facilities such as police and fire stations. These community amenities provide opportunities for social events, recreational activities and peace of mind. They also encourage a strong sense of community connectivity and involvement, making it a welcoming and comfortable place to live.

Choosing the right brand-new community for your new home involves careful consideration of various amenities. From recreational facilities and education options to healthcare services and transportation, each amenity plays a significant role in your overall lifestyle and well-being. When researching prospective new neighborhoods to call home, speak with your Edmonton land developer and/or ask your home builder for more information.

Learn more about Landrex’s many up-and-coming communities and what they offer by visiting our residential neighbourhoods page. We also invite you to reach out to us directly with any questions you may have.