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Located in Southwest Edmonton, this community is also known as Desrochers in Heritage Valley. While the area is new, it is already home to multiple show homes built by local homebuilderssuch as Pacesetter Homes, Jayman BUILT, and Streetside Developments.
Shopping In Desrochers Villages
There are several shopping options nearby this new home community. Start with The Shoppes at Chappell Crossing, which is less than a ten-minute walk away. Within a ten minute drive, you can find salons, medical clinics, a Starbucks, a Shoppers Drug Mart, and a greenhouse. You can short for major brands like Nike and Kate Spade at the Premium Outlet Collection near the Edmonton International Airport.
You’re not limited to big-box retail and brands either. Within a fifteen-minute drive, there are four seasonal shopper’s markets, including the Southwest Edmonton Farmers Market and South Common Farmers Market.
Schools Nearby Desrochers in Heritage Valley
Since school board boundaries tend to change, we encourage you to contact the area’s two local school boards: Edmonton Catholic School Division and Edmonton Public School Board. At this time, the two closest schools to the Desrochers Villages is St. Thomas Aquinas School (opened in 2017). Additional schools, including several high schools, are currently planned but the most exciting, of course, is Dr Anne Anderson (EPSB), which you can see when you tour the neighbourhood. With construction well underway, it will be exciting to witness the new opening!
In southwest Edmonton, Keswick is a new home community with several kinds of homes. Pacesetter Homes, Coventry Homes, and Excel Homes, are busy selling front-drive homes, townhouses, and duplex properties in this area.
Your School Options In Keswick Landing
Once again, school board boundaries tend to change, so parents and caregivers of school-aged children should contact the area’s two local school boards: Edmonton Catholic School Division and Edmonton Public School Board.
At this time, at the K-6 level, children can attend Ormsby School and St Monica Catholic School. Other nearby schools include the Jasper Place School and S. Bruce Smith School. By the way, St Monica offers a unique program to students – the 100 Voices Program. This program gives pre-Kindergarten students unique experiences like Zoo visits, nature education experiences, and access to city facilities.
What To Do For Fun In Keswick Landing
When you move to a new community, schools matter, and a great house is fantastic. That’s just part of life, though! You also need to have fun and meet people, especially when you are new to the area. Within a ten minute drive of the Keswick Landing area, you will find four golf clubs, including the Windermere Golf and Country Club and the River Ridge Country Club. Also, there are plenty of winter sports options like the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Snow Valley, John Jantzen nature centre and of course the nearby Whitemud and Blackmud Creeks.
Shopping In Keswick Landing: No Need To Go Downtown
Whether you want to shop on the weekend or run a quick errand, you don’t have to go far from Keswick Landing. In a five minute drive, you can arrive at Currents of Windermere where you can pick up a gift at Mastermind Toys or some necessities at Safeway. If you need pet supplies or wine for the weekend, you can find those items and more at Windermere Crossing.
Secord Heights and West Secord
Located in West Edmonton, this new home community gives you several housing options, including townhouses, duplexes, and front-drive homes. Secord shines in terms of amenities for children. Nearby Secord, you will find a well-equipped soccer complex run by the Edmonton West Zone Soccer Association. Beyond soccer space, Secord has two baseball diamonds and walking trails so that you can enjoy the sunshine.
There’s more to the area than activities for children as well. In just a few minutes, you can tee off from one of the areas three golf clubs like the Lewis Estates Golf Course and The Ranch Golf and Country Club. In the winter, visit the area’s outdoor skating rinks and the Ice Palace.
Schools in the Secord area have not been defined at this time. For the latest information on bus service and schools serving the area, consult the local school board websites: Edmonton Catholic School Division and Edmonton Public School Board.
According to the Edmonton Journal, “Graydon Hill is a hidden gem.” It is one of the best places to get access to green space while staying close to the city., Graydon Hill has over 1.5 km of walking trails and a 5-acre wetland. If you don’t feel like commuting to the YCMA – less than ten minutes away – you have plenty of outdoor space to enjoy right now.
When you move to Graydon Hill, it’s not just green space. You also have access to several Edmonton schools. Within a 10 minute drive, you can find elementary schools like St Thomas Aquinas K-9 School and Steinhauer K-6 School. Additional schools are also under construction in the area so your children will have access to the latest facilities.
Shopping errands are fast in Graydon Hill. Within a ten minute drive, you can visit the Heritage Valley Town Centre, The Shoppes at Chappell Crossing, and The Currents of Windermere.
Today, Graydon Hill has competitive pricing you won’t find elsewhere. These prices will not last long, so make it a priority to see the area for yourself soon.
How To Choose The Right New Home Community in Edmonton
This is a great time to find a new place to live in Edmonton. You can buy a brand new home and make it your own at Keswick Landing, Graydon Hill, and one of the other communities you’ve read about here. All of these communities make it easy to run quick errands within a ten to fifteen-minute drive.
Use this article as your shortlist, we recommend you pick a few new home communities and explore them yourself. Take half an hour to walk through the parks and trails. Look inside one of the show homes.
The opportunity to buy a brand new home doesn’t come around every year. Choose a community to visit in Edmonton today!