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Your Ultimate Guide to Edmonton's New Communities

Deciding on where you want to live can seem like quite the challenge. There are so many great new communities to choose from, and you don't even know where to begin looking. What if there was a better way - an easier way - to find the right area to build your new home in?

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Excellent Edmonton Communities to Explore

When you’re looking for your brand-new home, finding the community that’s just right for you can be almost as important as finding the right home itself. Edmonton is home to a great number of new communities, each with their own unique advantages, looks and feels. Whether you’re an active family that needs a lot of green space for exercise, a young family that’s looking for playgrounds and great schools, or a professional looking for an easy commute to work, Edmonton has the perfect community for you.

Take a look at some of the areas around the city that Sterling Homes builds in.

North East

Cy Becker Community ImageCy Becker

Cy Becker was the 2016 winner for Best New Community, so it’s easy to see why families in Edmonton are still flocking to this popular 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.

Cy Becker Model ImageIn Cy Becker, you can take a look at our Apex model - with 2,000 square feet of space, three bedrooms and two-and-half bathrooms, this home offers your family a variety of possibilities, including a den on the main floor with the option to convert it into a legal suite.

Manning Village

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.

Manning Village Community ImageNaturally, 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 local school in this area is John D. Bracco School, which teaches grades 7-9.

Manning Village Model ImageSterling Homes offers affordable townhomes in Manning Village. The Deville and Davinci models offer you plenty of space at excellent prices.

McConachie Heights

McConachie Heights has everything you and your family could need, right at your doorstep. You’ll be able to find plenty of stores at the nearby Manning Town Centre, or if you need to go further afield you can easily get to the Clareview LRT Station which will quickly connect you to the rest of the city.

You’ll also find a full range of schools nearby, such as Christ The King, a brand- new Catholic K-9 school, and Soraya Hafez School, which will teach K-6 and

is due to open in September 2020. There are also plans for a community league, soccer fields, skating rink and playground, so McConachie is really a community on the rise.

McConachie Model ImageSterling builds many of our brand-new and very popular Evolve homes in McConachie, such as the Asset and the Sansa. Both offer plenty

of space at an extremely affordable price, and have the option to add a legal rental suite to the basement. Perfect for adding a tenant to help pay for the mortgage or a separate living area for a multigenerational family!

You’ll also find many of our Advantage model homes in McConachie, including spacious single-family homes such as the Jannat, which boasts over 2,600 square feet of living space, the beautiful front-attached Amity bungalow, which has options for a fully-developed basement which adds two extra bedrooms and a large family room, or the Dawson and Denton duplex models, which are perfect for first-time buyers or as an investment property for anyone looking to make some extra cash.

North West

Newcastle

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!

Newcastle Model ImageThere’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 look at the Apex model. With over 2,000 square feet, it has enough space for your entire family.

College Woods at Secord

One of Sterling’s newest communities, College Woods at Secord offers 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.

College Woods at Secord Community ImageHomeowners 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.

Here you’ll find more of our popular Evolve models, including the Ascend and the Allure, two front-attached homes that start at the amazing price of $392,900 and $408,900 respectively.

Secord Heights

Located west of Edmonton next to the Anthony Henday, Secord Heights promises its residents a comfortable lifestyle that’s both quiet and convenient.

Secord Heights Community ImageThe community’s style reminds you of a simpler time; when its 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 a great selection of homes for sale in Secord Heights, such as the Revive, a duplex home with a double attached garage, and the Harmony, a single-family home.

Kinglet

Surrounded by the beautiful natural backdrop of Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, the Kinglet community is perfect for anyone who wants the convenience of city living without sacrificing the beauty of nature.

Nearby you’ll find a great selection of schools including David Thomas King, Sir George Simpson and Paul Kane High School, designed to see your children all the way through from kindergarten to grade 12.

Kinglet Model ImageKinglet is where we build a number of our Evolve series homes, such as the Allure and Apex. These front-attached homes offer you an incredible amount of space (the Apex is 2,000 square feet!) at the best possible prices - thanks to our streamlined Evolve building process.

We also build many of our Advantage homes in Kinglet - our single-family homes such as the Jannat and Thomas are perfect for young families and first- time buyers, the front-attached Tanner, Harmony, Serenity and Trinity have huge amounts of room for move-up buyers, and the Amity bungalow model is the ideal choice for an older couple or someone looking to downsize.

South West

Cavanagh

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 and beyond.

Amenities are just as close too! South Edmonton Common is a five-minute 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.

Cavanagh Model ImageCheck out Sterling’s showhomes in Cavanagh. Each of the three bedrooms in the 2,034 square foot Tanner model has plenty of space, with a walk-in closet and ensuite in the master bedroom. An upstairs laundry room makes it easy to get the washing done. The Streetwise is a laned home with almost 1,300 square feet of living space. It’s part of our popular Evolve series, with three large bedrooms, a walk-in closet and ensuite for the master bedroom, upstairs laundry and a spacious open-plan layout on the ground floor.

Our Evolve series in Cavanagh also includes the Reveal and Revive duplex townhomes.  With over 1,300 and 1,500 square feet of space respectively at an unbeatable price (the Reveal comes in at under $300,000!), these homes are the perfect opportunity for first-time buys, or for anyone looking at investment properties in Edmonton.

Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle

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 plenty of recreational activities including the Terwillegar YMCA and shopping centres like the Currents of Windermere and The Shoppes of Terwillegar Gardens.

Families in Crimson also enjoy plenty of schooling choices. The Donald R. Getty School in Chappelle runs from kindergarten to grade 9 and you have other public and Catholic options as well.

Crimson Model ImageCome visit the Harmony showhome, 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!

Once you decide to live in Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle, you’ll have a huge selection of home styles to choose from. Our new and extremely popular Evolve series, such as the Allure and Asset, or the Reveal and Revive townhomes. The Sansa, a larger laned home is available here, as well as the Renew and Revive duplexes. We also have many of our classic Advantage homes, like the Sage and Saffron.

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, Misericordia, 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!

Langdale Model ImageSterling builds something for everyone in Langdale, from our smaller townhomes like the Milan, McLellan, Maroon and McDavid, which at around 1,300 square feet and all under $300,000 are ideal for first-time buyers and growing families, to the huge front-attached Wessex home, which comes in at 2,464 square feet.

The Uplands at Riverview

Located in West Edmonton, The Uplands at Riverview is a community designed for those who enjoy the quiet life. With walking trails leading into the beautiful Wedgewood Creek Ravine, you can live in the heart of nature while still being close enough to Anthony Henday Drive to access the city.

As well as being close to all the usual amenities you’ll need, such as Walmart, Superstore and Costco, you’ll also be close to the Currents of Windermere Shopping Center, with a picturesque town square and an amazing selection of restaurants and stores.

Schools in this area include Michael A. Kostek School and S. Bruce Smith School, and for Catholic options there’s St. Oscar Romero Catholic High School.

Uplands Model ImageOur showhome in the Uplands at Riverview is based on the Westeros model. It’s a huge 2,396 square foot front-attached home with walk-in closets in all three bedrooms and an ensuite for the Master Bedroom, as well as an open office, den and a walk-in butler’s pantry on the main floor.

In addition, in Uplands at Riverview there are many of our Evolve homes such as the Asset and Allure, both font-attached homes that are $379,900 and

$407,900 respectively, the Solace, our 1,060 square foot bungalow home and the Sansa and Streetwise laned homes. First-time buyers will also be interested in the Cooper and Carson models, which are part of our Advantage series.

Edgemont East

Another city that’s close to the Anthony Henday for convenience, Edgemont East is one of the city’s newest communities, which gives you the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor!

Edgemont East has a classic, quiet atmosphere that’s perfect for young families. Head out onto the walking trails, visit the stormwater pond, or head further out to the nearby Glastonbury, Guinevere and Callingwood Parks. Or if you’d prefer a day of shopping, you’ll be close to West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest mall!

Edgemont East Model ImageEdgemont Easts’ showhome is the Serenity, a 2,058 square foot home with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a front-attached garage. With a spacious family room and five-piece ensuite bathroom, this is a home you’ll never outgrow. Our huge 2,546 square foot Thomas home is also in this community as a self-showing home.

When you decide to live in Edgemont East, you’ll be able to have your pick of our single-family, front attached Evolve homes like the Allure, Apex, Ascend, Asset and Affinity. Starting from $362,900, these are the perfect homes for young families looking to move up to a bigger place in a better community.

Desrochers

Desrochers is a nature lovers’ dream. Integrated with the Desrochers Forest, featuring multiple parks, a carbon-neutral wetland and close to the Blackmud Creek Ravine, you’ll never be far from the great outdoors.

This doesn’t mean Desrochers is lacking in amenities or features, however. As part of Heritage Valley, you’ll be close to South Edmonton Common, Currents of Windermere and the upcoming Heritage LRT Station. There is also a great selection of schools nearby, such as Dr. Lila Falham School, Monsignor Fee Otterson Elementary/Junior High and Donald R. Getty.

Desrochers Model ImageOur showhome in Desrochers is the Carson, a townhome with a rear-attached garage. It has a completely open-plan downstairs living area which makes the home feel large and airy, and upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, ensuite and a huge patio. It’s the perfect choice for first-time buyers.

South East

Aster and Beaumont Community ImageBeaumont - Coming Soon!

Our upcoming community of Beaumont will be a beautiful, French-inspired neighbourhood in the South East of the city. Welcome to Le Rêve! Among the other great features, this community offers will be a nine-acre park, over 10km of walking trails, and three planned schools.

While you can’t buy a home in this community yet, you can sign up for our exclusive VIP mailing list to receive updates on buildings, pricing and availability.

Aster - Coming Soon!

Aster is another one of our upcoming communities in southeast Edmonton. Because it’s located right across the street from Tamarack Common, you can get all the advantages of a brand-new community without having to wait for commercial development.

You can sign up for exclusive VIP access to get all the latest news and developments.

Laurel Crossing

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 has 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.

Laurel Model ImageLaurel Crossing’s showhome is the Tanner B, a front-attached home with almost 2,500 square feet of space, thanks to it’s fully-finished basement suite. With 9 foot ceilings and an open plan ground floor with hardwood and ceramic flooring throughout, this already enormous home will feel even larger than it is. The basement suite brings the Tanner a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, so whether you have older relatives, want to rent out the basement suite or just like having a lot of people over, this home is built to suit your needs. Even better, as a quick possession home it’s ready to move into immediately!

Summerwood

Summerwood is a creekside community in Sherwood Park, situated away from the center of the city for those who prefer the quiet life. Here you’ll find playgrounds, paved walking trails, fully landscaped parks and idyllic creek- backing lots, making it a haven for young, active families who want to live a little further away from the hustle-and-bustle.

You’ll also find lots of convenient nearby shopping locations, such as the Emerald Hills Shopping Centre, or amenities like the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre. Living life in nature away from the city doesn’t mean you’ll need to sacrifice the essentials! You’ll also be close to lots of great schools like Davidson Creek Elementary School and Lakeland Ridge.

Summerwood Model ImageSummerwood is another location where we build our fantastic Evolve Homes, specifically the Sansa. With 9’ ceilings, luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout the home, a foyer and great room downstairs, and three bedrooms and a spacious loft area upstairs, with the Sansa, you’ll never be short of space.

Fort Saskatchewan

Sienna

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 Centennial 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.

Sienna Model ImageHomes in Sienna are affordably priced! In the Allure B, for instance, you’ll get over 1,800 square feet of living space and plenty of fantastic features. Another affordable choice is the Davinci D. It’s roomy at 1,463 square feet, and you’ll love the spacious ensuite in the master bedroom.

Spruce Grove

Springate

In the suburban city of Spruce Grove, residents of Springate enjoy a safe and peaceful environment.

Springate Community ImageThere 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 Renew B showhome gives you a sense of the life you can soon enjoy in Springate. It’s a 1,486 square feet duplex with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a huge double-attached garage.

The Renew B showhome (currently under construction) will give you a sense of the life you can soon enjoy in Springate. It’s a 1,486 square feet duplex with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a huge double-attached garage. We’ll also be bringing our Evolve homes to this community.

Tonewood - Coming Soon!

Another one of our upcoming communities, Tonewood is located right next to the beautiful Jubilee Park and will have access to a great selection of nearby schools such as the K-9 Prescott Learning Centre, the grades 5-9 Greystone Centennial Middle School and the grades 9-12 St. Thomas Aquinas school.

Tonewood Model ImageWhile this community isn’t quite ready for you to move into yet, we’re currently building our popular Sansa and Streetwise Evolve models here. Keep an eye on our website for updates as building progresses!

Stony Plain

Westerra

Westerra might be located 20km outside of Edmonton, but that’s one of the things that draws people to the neighbourhood. Surrounded by protected environmental reserves, those who live here love taking walks in the many parks in the area. The man-made pond is simply a bonus feature. Enjoy a laid- back lifestyle at Westerra.

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.

Westerra Model ImagePeople 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. You’ll also find many of our Evolve homes in this community, alongside our classic Advantage homes like the Sequel and Sahara duplexes.

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 can have a guest suite downstairs or simply use the area as a place for your kids to play in the winter. We can design the space as you wish.

Silverstone and South Creek

Located only a few minutes away from Edmonton via Highway 16 or 16A, Silverstone and South Creek are the ideal places for people who want  the peace and quiet of nature without being too far from where the action is. Surrounded by nature reserves, walking trails and parks, these are communities where your family can truly live in harmony with nature.

This doesn’t mean you have to be isolated, however. There are plenty of schools nearby, such as Stony Plain Central, Forest Green School and Memorial Composite High School. You’ll also be close to stores like Safeway, Sobeys and Tim Hortons, and only a couple of kilometres from the Stony Plain Golf Course. Because you’ll have easy access to Highway 16, you’ll only be 15 minutes away from West Edmonton Mall.

Silervstone Model ImageWhen looking for home styles, you’ll find our rear detached garage Evolve models such as the Sansa, Siren, Streetwise, Savvy and Stellar in South Creek. Silverstone will be home to many of our front-attached models.

As you can see, Sterling is currently building homes in a huge number of communities all across Edmonton, so no matter who you are or what you need, we’re bound to have the perfect combination of home model and neighbourhood for you. Get in touch with us today, and you can start working with one of our Area Managers to make your dream home a reality.

Originally published Feb 1, 2019, updated Nov 18, 2020