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Keep reading to learn about 17 of the most popular new Edmonton and area communities people just like you are choosing to build their new home in...
Every family looking to buy a home needs to find a community that’s just right for them. Throughout Edmonton, you’ll find a large number of new developments, and each one has its own feel. Whether you’re focused on an easy commute or finding a family-friendly community that has playgrounds within walking distance, we’re sure you’ll be able to find your perfect neighbourhood.
Take a look at some of the areas Sterling Homes builds in.
Better Value, More Amenities
Allard has a little something for everyone, and many of the people who choose Allard do so because it’s been so strongly recommended by a friend or family member. The southwest neighbourhood boasts a range of affordable home style choices.
Kids can walk to school - Dr. Lila Fahlman School, which is kindergarten to grade nine and LEED Registered. There are plenty of parks and playgrounds nearby, including an outdoor skating rink. Residents also enjoy a brand new shopping centre within walking distance - the Heritage Valley Town Centre, which includes the Real Canadian Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart and more
Allard looks amazing for the near future! The city is planning a commercial city centre that will also include access to the LRT at James Mowatt Trail (within 5 - 10 years), which will greatly increase the public transportation service to the entire area. This social and economic centre has plans for some great amenities and a new state-of-the-art hospital to be built within 5 - 10 years.
Sterling Homes has four different showhomes available in Allard, so you can truly get a sense of what we offer. Those looking for a large family home will want to check out the 2,500 square foot Thomas B model, which includes a bonus room and a flex room in its three-bedroom floor plan.
If you’re looking for something more affordable, check out either of the 1,600 square foot Sequel B duplexes. They both boast three bedrooms and their open-concept plans make them quite spacious.
Another fantastic option in Allard is our townhomes. We have an exclusive phase in this community and no condo fees!
Located for Living – Located for Life
Located in southwest Edmonton, Cavanagh is the perfect place for those who want to be close to it all. Home styles range from front-attached garage to laned homes, plus duplex and townhome options.
Commuting from Cavanagh is so easy! Residents enjoy a 20-minute ride to downtown and a 13-minute ride to the airport. Both the Anthony Henday and Calgary Trail/Queen Elizabeth II Highway are less than five minutes away, easily leading you to all areas of Edmonton.
Amenities are just as close too! South Edmonton Common is a five minutes drive, and the Currents at Windermere and Southgate Mall are both less than 15 minutes away.
Residents have four school options nearby, with others a little further out; ranging from kindergarten right up to senior high, so no matter the age, your kids are covered. Check Dr. Lila Fahlman (a K-9 public school), Harry Ainlay Public High School, or Monsignor Fee Otterson K-9 Catholic school, to name a few.
It’s easy to get active outside, with the Blackmud Creek Ravine practically in your backyard. There's also plans in the works for a new parkour playground with a ton of fun elements.
Check out Sterling’s showhomes in Cavanagh. The single family Tanner model features 2034 square feet of living space and comes with a variety of pre-planned options like a spice kitchen or 4th bedroom. Each of the three bedrooms in the 1,651 square foot Evans model has a walk-in closet, and a large bonus room upstairs separating the master suite from the secondary bedrooms. It’s a laned home with a detached garage, so the front looks neat and tidy.
The Sahara is a semi-detached duplex home with almost 1,600 square feet of living space. The corner pantry in the kitchen is ideal for keeping kitchen clutter at bay. Multigenerational families sometimes buy duplex homes together, allowing them to maintain a sense of closeness while still having separate spaces.
Peaceful Family Living
The newest addition to Sterling’s family of communities, College Woods at Secord will offer residents everything they need and then some. Featuring a variety of home styles, large green spaces, established schools, ample amenities (including grocery stores, shopping, entertainment and more) and close proximity to the Anthony Henday and Whitemud, this upcoming neighbourhood is ideal for busy families.
Homeowners who choose this community enjoy a protected treestand, wetland, and open spaces, ensuring a peaceful setting throughout.
Because Secord is already well-established, there is already an active community league in place. This league provides support, services, and more to the community, including fun programs and activities for everyone.
With six schooling options (three public and three Catholic), you're sure to find an educational program your kids will love.
Stop by either of Sterling’s amazing show homes to learn more about what life in College Woods at Secord really has to offer. The Haven offers 1,683 square feet with three bedrooms and a well-optimized floor plan, including an open-floor concept on the main level. The Tanner F is a larger option at 2,034 square feet. This model has an oversized bonus room on the second level, giving your family extra living space.
Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle has a friendly atmosphere that appeals to many families. With a variety of home styles, including duplex, rear lane, and attached garage styles, the community attracts people at all different stages of life.
If you choose Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle, you’ll enjoy nearby access to the airport and the new Premium Outlet Collection. Situated near main roadways, including 41st Ave SW, Calgary Trail, & Anthony Henday, residents will enjoy easy access to shopping in South Edmonton Common & the Currents Of Windermere.
Crimson features plenty of amenities & recreational activities including walking trails, a Skating Rink, Kids Water Park, The Terwillegar Rec Centre nearby, and easy access to the new LRT, and a new recreation centre and further development planned for the Heritage Valley Area.
Families in Crimson also enjoy plenty of schooling options. Donald R. Getty School in Chappelle runs from kindergarten to grade 9, as does St. Thomas Aquinas for a Catholic option, with Dr. Anne Anderson High School opening in 2020.
Come visit the Harmony show home, which would give your family almost 2,400 square feet of living space. Kids will love using the second-floor bonus room as a play area, and you’ll love escaping to the large soaking tub in your ensuite!
Life in Motion
Cy Becker was the 2016 winner for Best New Community, so it’s easy to see why families in Edmonton are flocking to this Southeast Edmonton neighbourhood. Residents can easily commute to work via the Anthony Henday or make their way to the Clareview LRT station.
You can get some exercise nearby at the Clareview Recreation Centre or check out the Londonderry Leisure Centre. You also have the option of enjoying the walking paths, ponds, and green spaces in your own backyard! On the weekend, take the family out to a matinee at Empire Theatres, or simply get your shopping done with Manning Town Centre and Clareview Town Centre only minutes away.
The local school in Cy Becker is Christ the King Elementary and Junior High. This Catholic school runs from kindergarten to grade 9 and is full of great programs.
In Cy Becker, we have a variety of showhomes you can tour. Take a look at the Thomas B model, with 2,547 square feet of space, four bedrooms and two-and-half bathrooms. This home offers your family a variety of possibilities like an enclosed flex room or an income suite option. Our Elmwood home is a 1,328 square foot laned home, perfect for a family looking for their first home.
The Good Life
With its location in the Windermere community, Glenridding Heights can easily satisfy the shopping needs of even the pickiest consumer at the Currents of Windermere. At the same time, it’s close enough to the downtown area to be convenient for your work commute.
Check out the four-season park that has a playground for the kids to run off steam while you catch up with your neighbours. If you build in Glenridding Heights, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of home styles to create your dream home.
Stop by any of Sterling's showhomes throughout Edmonton to learn more about this oh-so-convenient community and all the great home models available.
Live, Laugh, and Love in Langdale
Also in the Windermere community, Langdale has been designed to resemble a charming English village, with cobblestone trails and old-fashioned street lights. Residents enjoy walking around the lake or simply taking in the beautiful scenery.
Even with the feeling of living in a small town, you’re close to a variety of shopping centres, including everything at Currents of Windermere and West Edmonton Mall. Within a 15-minute drive, you can find yourself at either Grey Nuns, Misercordia, or University Hospital.
The designated school for this community is Constable Daniel Woodall, and goes from kindergarten to grade 6. Other public and Catholic schools are also nearby for when your kids are ready!
The homes in Langdale tend to be large – perfect for big families. For instance, the Watson showhome has over 2,300 square feet and three large bedrooms upstairs. You'll find the immaculate Westin with 2,604 square feet of space and the Wellington (at 2,213 square feet) showhomes in this neighbourhood as well.
Reach New Heights
With its affordable housing and convenient location in South Edmonton, Laurel Crossing is an attractive location for many families looking to build a home. Your kids will always be able to find friends out and about.
The neighbourhood has parks and playgrounds, walking trails, and even a lake. Head over to the Meadows Recreation Centre for the afternoon, or do your weekly shopping at Rio-Can Meadows. Grey Nuns Hospital is less than a 10-minute drive. Laurel Crossing is everything you could hope for.
You'll have peace of mind, knowing your children are attending a fantastic school. Svend Hansen School is a kindergarten to grade 9 school for the families in Laurel Crossing.
The homes in Laurel Crossing are a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, and duplexes. Check out both sides of Sterling’s duplex showhome. One side is the Sahara floor plan, which features a larger garage, a walk-in corner pantry, and some built-in shelving in the living room. The other side is our Sensation floor plan. It’s slightly smaller but has a walk-through pantry, built-in shelving in the living room and a kitchen island. The single-family Tanner B showhome is also available for viewing.
Steps Away from EVERYTHING!
When you live in Manning Village, you can easily walk to the store, your favourite restaurant or a playground with the kids. The community was built specifically with the idea of creating a place where you could have everything you need just steps away.
Naturally, it’s family-friendly, and many of the residents enjoy developing close relationships with their neighbours. Choose this community if you want to build somewhere you can feel like you belong.
Get all your shopping done at Manning Village which includes both big-box retailers and restaurants, along with a Cineplex Cinema if you want to catch a show. For recreational activities, check out Clareview Arenas and there are plenty of medical services in and around the area to ensure your family is well taken care of. The designated school in this are is Horse Hill School, which runs from kindergarten to grade 6.
Sterling Homes offers affordable detached homes and duplexes in Manning Village. The Sequel and Sensation K showhomes have plenty of space in a duplex-style home. Here too, you'll find the beautifully crafted Trista Bling showhome.
Where Your Story Begins
Newcastle offers residents a place where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while still being close to all the amenities.
With curved streets and cul-de-sacs, many are able to choose home lots that are bigger than average, so the kids have more space to play. There's also the Castledowns YMCA and a variety of parks close by, giving you and your family more choice for recreation!
There’s a future school planned for the area, so your kids may soon be able to walk to school. In the meantime, you have some other schools to choose from including St. Lucy Elementary School, Elizabeth Finch Elementary-Junior High School, and Lorelei School.
If you’ve been searching for your own castle, take a tour of the Tyndall B showhome. With over 2,000 square feet, it has enough space for your entire family.
Where Everyone Feels Welcome
When you move into an area that’s popular with families, it’s easy for your kids to find friends. At Orchards, this isn’t just likely. It’s practically guaranteed!
Residential areas feature walking trails that all lead to the Residents Association Site. This part of the community is home to an ice skating rink, a playground, a spray park, tennis courts, and a sliding hill. It’s the social hub of the neighbourhood, where families congregate for fun. Your kids will be able to play here in all seasons.
There are a variety of schools in this area including Michael Stremitsky School, Jan Reimer School, and to the east, you have Ellerslie Campus and Shauna May Seneca School.
Sterling offers a variety of family-friendly floor plans to build in Orchards. Check out the Trista E model. At around 1,500 - 1,900 square feet, this plan is both functional and affordable. Those who want a bit more space should consider the Thomas E, which gives your family four bedrooms and a ton of extra room.
Luxury Living in a Brand New Community
Located west of Edmonton with the Anthony Henday nearby, Secord Heights promises residents a comfortable lifestyle that’s both quiet and convenient.
The community’s style reminds you of a simpler time; when it neighbours looked out for each other, and those who live here know the sense of community doesn’t stop with the design of the home. People here are friendly, looking to connect with each other while out riding bikes, playing at the playground, or even just getting the grocery shopping done.
Neighbourhood schools include David Thomas King School, a public elementary/junior high school and Bishop David Motiuk Elementary/Junior High School is the Catholic option.
We have three showhomes in this community. First is the Sensation model, which is a duplex with 1,488 square feet and a beautiful floor plan. The Sahara is the other duplex home, gives your family 1,594 square feet of room to grow in. Last up is the Sanctuary showhome. This front-attached garage home is a great fit for families.
The Colour of Life
In the Northeast town of Fort Saskatchewan, Sienna is one of the communities that sits furthest away from Edmonton. However, its proximity to the main highways means you can easily commute to the city for work.
Residents love the quiet and colourful feel to the neighbourhood. It’s ideal for those looking for a true suburban lifestyle. Backyard barbeques, lazy days sipping tea on the front porch, and fun-filled afternoons at the playground are all things residents of Sienna enjoy. A beautiful lake complements the scenery, acting as a peaceful backdrop to your evening walks.
Cornerstone Fort Saskatchewan offers you all the amenities you need and includes big-box retailers like Wal-Mart and Safeway, along with many more shops and restaurants. The Dow Centenial Centre and Jubilee Recreation Centre are nearby, giving you even more options! Only minutes away is SouthPointe School offering a kindergarten to grade 6 program.
Homes in Sienna are affordably priced! In the grand Trista Bling, for instance, you’ll get almost 2,000 square feet of living space and plenty of fantastic features.
Two Worlds – One Great Location
In the suburban city of Spruce Grove, residents of Springate enjoy a safe and peaceful environment.
There are plenty of stores nearby, and the schools provide a fantastic education. You’ll enjoy taking your family for bike rides or walks on the trails around the beautiful pond. Though it’s outside of the main Edmonton area, the city does provide public transit options to the downtown area, so you can relax and read a book as you head to work. At Springate, you’ll be able to enjoy the comfortable lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about.
The Tambellini showhome gives you a sense of the life you could enjoy in Springate. It’s over 2,100 square feet, with a mudroom, walk-through pantry and more.
Spread Your Wings
In Tamarack Common, you’ll be close to it all. It’s on the Southeast side of Edmonton, inside the perimeter of the Anthony Henday.
If you live in Tamarack Common, you’ll be able to enjoy a simple life, with easy access to shopping, playgrounds, and even the Meadows Community Recreation Centre. With a variety of choices in home styles, this neighbourhood has a broad appeal.
This community has loads of schooling choices; both public and Catholic! Mary Hanley Elementary, Father Micheal Troy Jr. High, Velma E. Baker School, and A. Blair McPherson School.
If you’re looking for a single-family home, the amazing Thomas B showhome offers up over 2,500 square feet of living space, a walk-in pantry, an open living area downstairs, and three sizable bedrooms upstairs.
Sterling also offers townhomes in this neighbourhood. Check out our show homes: the Deville comes in at just over 1,300 square feet, while the Divinci has 1,416 square feet of space for your and your family. Both of these models have three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and functional, yet attractive floor plans.
Quiet Living, Big City Life
Uplands is one of Edmonton’s newest communities. It’s a part of the desirable Riverview neighbourhood, with a slightly higher elevation that offers better views. The location is fantastic; it’s just three minutes to Anthony Henday Drive and almost as quick to Whitemud Drive.
On one end of the community, you’ll find the Wedgewood Creek ravine filtering out city noise to create a peaceful environment that will make you feel like you’re living in the countryside. While the development is just getting started, there are fewer lots here than in the typical neighbourhood, making them a hot commodity.
Everything your family could need is close to Uplands, includes Save-On-Foods, banks, restaurants and more, plus you’re only a ten-minute drive from West Edmonton Mall. Other nearby shopping destinations include Costco, the Marketplace at Collingwood, Hampton Market and more.
The Terwillegar Community Centre offers extra recreation activities for your family, but you’re not limited to just that! Nearby you also have the Lois Hole Library, seven different parks, Lewis Estates Golf Course, and more.
As for schooling, check out this list:
Here, Sterling’s Winterfell and Westeros showhomes promise truly unique designs. Both stand over 2,200 square feet and offer three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and plenty of additional space for your family to spread out.
Life in the Open Air
Westerra is located 17kms west of Edmonton and offers residents more value for their dollar without the congestion of big city living. Surrounded by over nine hectares of protected environmental reserves, those who choose to call Westerra home enjoy over 40kms of paved trails, numerous community parks and even a local ice rink!
Stony Plain is home to twenty-six larger-than-life outdoor murals, historic buildings such as the Stony Plain Hotel (which dates to 1906), quaint shops, and one-of-a-kind restaurants. This makes it a treat to stroll through the downtown core of “The Town with the Painted Past”.
A short car ride will take you to the Meridian Village Mall for all your shopping needs; head over to the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre or Centennial Arena for some recreation activities.
Enjoy the laid back small town feel of Lake Westerra without sacrificing the amenities of City life!
People love the Unity showhome located in Westerra. Enjoy 1,800 square feet with this open floor plan, including three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, plus many more features.
Remember all of Sterling’s homes come with the option to finish the basement. Doing this easily adds an extra 400 to 1,000 square feet of living space. You might have a guest suite downstairs or simply use the area as a place for the neighbourhood kids to gather and play in the winter. We can design the space as you wish.
Sterling Homes offers many choices to those who want to live in or near Edmonton. Think carefully about the type of community you want for your family, and visit some of the ones that seem to meet those needs. As you take a tour, you’re likely to find one that stands out as a strong contender. You’ve found your home, and you can start working with the Area Manager to make your dream a reality.