As you prepare to enter your golden years, the desire to find a home and community that better match your current needs intensifies. Throughout Edmonton, new communities have been sprouting up, offering home buyers the opportunity to live in neighbourhoods full of amenities.
You’ll find the following four communities are particularly attractive to those who are retiring. No matter what type of lifestyle you want to lead after retiring, you’re sure to discover at least one of these communities has exactly what you need.
The Rutherford community is in the southwest part of Edmonton, making it easy to reach popular destinations like the West Edmonton Mall and the Currents of Windermere shopping centre. You’ll also enjoy nearby parks and playgrounds where you can take the grandkids or get some exercise on your own.
The homes at Crossroads of Rutherford are one- and two-bedroom apartment-style condos. All units feature open-concept floor plans, a full-size washer and dryer, and a sleek, modern design. With an intercom system for entry and no-key deadbolts on the inside, this is the ideal choice for those who are looking forward to travelling throughout their retirement. You can confidently leave your home for weeks at a time without worrying about intruders.
Ambleside is also in Southwest Edmonton, with a location convenient to the airport for the getaways you’ve been dreaming about. It’s a condo community, so you won’t have to worry about exterior maintenance, but you get to enjoy the benefits of living in a bungalow-style home, including extra space and a greater sense of privacy.
Triumph Ambleside offers models with many features you’d expect in a traditional family home, including an ensuite in the master bedroom, a deck or patio outside, and a mudroom in the entryway. Everything is on the main floor so you won’t have to worry about going up and down stairs. These homes do have basements, and you have the option of developing the basement to include extra bedrooms or a large rec room. This could be a good choice if you want the kids and grandkids to come visit.
If you’re looking for a more upscale lifestyle after you retire, then the bungalow homes in Edgemont may be the best choice for you. Residents here appreciate the close proximity to West Edmonton mall, the walking trails for a more active lifestyle, and the beautiful views of the pond.
The single-family homes in Triumph Edgemont have many of the same features you’d find in the bungalows at Ambleside, but the design has a more upscale feel. You can include things like a triple-car garage, and the home designs are separated, unlike other styles that share walls. You have a greater sense of privacy.
McLaughlin is west of Edmonton in the bedroom community of Spruce Grove. This is perfect for those who were hoping to have a a more peaceful lifestyle throughout their retirement. If you choose McLaughlin as your home, you’ll be able to enjoy walks through nature right outside your door, and you’re just across the street from some of the town’s best restaurants. At the same time, it’s a quick drive to downtown Edmonton if you want to enjoy special events in the city.
Altius McLaughlin features one-, two-, and three-bedroom townhomes. You get to enjoy a private backyard and easy access to the walking trails. The floor plans are big enough to feel comfortable hosting the family over, and they’re also a good choice for those who are a few years away from retirement with kids still living at home. You can include a laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms, so you won’t have to lug laundry baskets up and down the stairs. You’ll also enjoy the large master suites, which has an ensuite and walk-in closet.
All of StreetSide Developments homes come with new home warranty, and the ability to design the home to meet your needs. You’ll even get a consultation with a professional designer to help make the right selections for the look you want in your home.
Communities as popular as these have limited availability. If you’re interested in spending your retirement in one of these neighbourhoods, you have to act quickly. Come out to tour the area and some of the show homes to see if it’s a good fit for you.