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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Sterling builds many of our brand-new and very popular Evolve homes in McConachie, such as the Allure, Asset, Assurance, Sansa and Siren. The Evolve models offer plenty of space at an extremely affordable price, and have the option to add a legal 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. There’s also the beautiful front-attached Aspire bungalow, which has options for a vaulted ceiling, a clerestory, and fully-developed basement suite - this option adds two extra bedrooms and a large family room.
A newer Sterling community, 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. Homeowners who choose this community enjoy a protected treestand, wetland, and open spaces, ensuring a peaceful setting.
Secord is already well-established, so there is 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.
Located west of Edmonton next to the Anthony Henday, Secord Heights promises its residents a comfortable lifestyle that’s both quiet and convenient.
The 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.
We have a great selection of homes to look at in Secord Heights, such as the self-showing Revive, a duplex home with a double attached garage, and the Asset, a spacious front-attached home. You can also arrange to view the Harmony, a single-family showhome model.
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 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’ve also just added a series of laned homes, including the Summer, Solace and Sansa models. With similar features and options to the Allure and Apex, these models make for perfect starter homes.
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 Trinity has huge amounts of room for move-up buyers, and the Aspire bungalow model is the ideal choice for an older couple or someone looking to downsize.
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.
Come 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 Revive townhome, as well as the Sansa, a larger laned home, are available here.
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!
Sterling builds something for everyone in Langdale, such as our townhomes like the Milan, McLellan, Maroon and McDavid. At around 1,300 square feet and all under $300,000, these models are ideal for first-time buyers and growing families. You'll find the immaculate Westin and Wellington showhomes in this neighbourhood as well.
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.
Our 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, the Solace, our 1,060 square foot bungalow home and the Sansa, Summer and Stellar laned homes.
Coming soon, you’ll also be able to visit our showhome, based on the Assurance model.
Another community 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! You’ll even have the opportunity to select a pie-shaped lot, which will give you more privacy and an even bigger yard.
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 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 a five-piece ensuite bathroom, this is a home you’ll never outgrow.
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, Asset, Affinity and our self-showing Apex showhome. These are the perfect homes for young families looking to move up to a bigger place in a better community.
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.
Our 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.
One of our newest communities (pre-selling began in summer 2021), Point at Glenridding Ravine is located in Southwest Edmonton just off the Anthony Henday Drive. Situated next to a ravine and environmental reserve and with plenty of space set aside for future parkland, it’s a great spot for nature lovers while still remaining close to the city.
Sign up for our mailing list or talk to one of our Area Managers today to find out how you can get in early on this fantastic neighbourhood.
With pre-selling beginning in fall 2021, the brand-new community of River’s Edge is well worth checking out! Situated on the west end of the city and just minutes away from the Anthony Henday, River’s Edge will also feature walking trails, a storm pond and a district park.
Make sure you sign up to our exclusive mailing list to be notified as soon as homes start selling in this community. You won’t want to miss out!
Situated in the Meadows area of Edmonton, Aster is one of our newest communities in the southeast. While nature is at the forefront of Aster’s design, it’s also just a short distance from Tamarack Common, meaning you won’t have to travel far to get all the essentials.
As well as the nearby Tamarack Commons and RioCan Meadows for shopping, you’ll also be close to plenty of green spaces such as the Laurel Crossing Community Park and Laurel Lake, and you’ll have lots of school options including Svend Hansen School, which caters to grades K-9.
We’re building a wide selection of home styles in this community so there’ll be something for everyone, whether you’re a young first-time buyer, a family that’s looking for a larger place, or a retiree looking to downsize.
Contact one of our area managers to see which home in Aster is the perfect fit for you.
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 Crossing’s showhome is the self-showing Jannat, a front-attached home with over 2,600 square feet of space, thanks to its fully-finished basement suite. With 9 foot ceilings and an open-plan ground floor, this already enormous home will feel even larger than it is. The downstairs flex room brings the Jannat a total of 5 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.
Our upcoming community of Le Reve in Beaumont will be a beautiful, French-inspired neighbourhood in the South East of the city. Featuring a beautiful nine-acre park, over 10km of walking trails and a toboggan hill, this community will flawlessly integrate green spaces with stylish, modern living that’s just a few minutes from the city center. It’s the perfect place for young, active families who want to enjoy nature without giving up any modern conveniences.
This community is still in the planning stages and will begin pre-selling in spring 2022, which means now’s the ideal time to get in early! Among the planned amenities for Le Reve are three schools, a selection of grocery and retail stores, office spaces, a fitness centre, senior facilities and much more.
If you’re looking for a community that will grow with your family (and your property value!), sign up for our exclusive VIP mailing list to receive all the latest updates on buildings, pricing and availability.
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 of 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.
Homes in Sienna are affordably priced! In the Allure, for instance, you’ll get over 1,800 square feet of living space and plenty of fantastic features. We even have a fully-staged quick possession available! You could also opt for the Sansa, a 1,477 square foot laned home that’s extremely affordable as part of our Evolve line of homes.
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 Allure self-showing showhome will give you a sense of the life you can soon enjoy in Springate. It’s a 1,130 square foot front-attached model 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.
Located right next to the beautiful Jubilee Park, Tonewood is one of our newer communities which is an ideal spot for nature lovers and those who love to stay active.
The incredible Jubilee Park is a 60-acre park that includes walking trails, wetlands and a spray park for the kids. Sports lovers can also enjoy disc golf, winter skating and several sports fields, and when you live in Tonewood you’ll also be close to the Links Golf Course, which also offers cross-country skiing in the winter.
You’ll also 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 is home to some of our newer Evolve model homes, including the Streetwise and the Sansa, with around 1,300 and 1,500 square feet respectively and starting in the low $300s. Our Evolve line of homes are designed to be extremely efficient to build, which lets us pass the savings onto you, meaning you can get all the features you’d expect in a much more expensive home for an incredible price. These homes are perfect for first-time buyers or those looking to downsize!
Coming soon, you can also view our self-showing Sansa showhome in this community.
Jesperdale is the perfect community in which to raise a family. Surrounded by unspoiled natural spaces and with plenty of room to move, you can live the quiet life in beautiful, natural surroundings without having to sacrifice convenience.
Jesperdale is situated on Dog Creek, which runs right through the community and surrounds it with ponds and green spaces, as well as lots of nature trails to explore.
When you need to venture further out, you’ll find nearby grocery stores like Save-On, No Frills and Superstore. You’ll also be just a short drive from King Street Mall, the Hillside Centre and Spruce Grove Centre.
In Spruce Grove, you’ll find schooling options for kids of all ages. Brookwood and Millgrove schools accept kids for grades K-4, while Woodhaven and Greystone Centennial middle schools accept grades 5-9, and Spruce Grove Composite High School takes older kids.
There are also some more specialized schooling options available, such as the French immersion École Broxton Park School for grades K-9 and St. Joseph and St. Thomas Aquinas schools for those who prefer a Catholic education.
In Jesperdale, you’ll find our Allure and Thomas home models. Both are spacious front-attached homes, with the Allure having over 1,800 square feet of space and the Thomas having a huge 2,500 square feet. These models are the ideal homes for growing families and people who need a lot of living space.
This exciting new community is located on the eastern side of the city. The natural setting of this area will feature a lovely landscaped storm pond, a family-friendly playground, trails and much more. Just 15 minutes from the west side of Edmonton, Easton could be the perfect place for you!
You can sign up for the Easton mailing list to ensure you stay up to date with all the details about this fantastic community. And when you want to visit, we’ll have an Apex model showhome ready for you.
One of our hottest upcoming neighbourhoods in Spruce Grove, McLaughlin is set to start pre-booking this year! Situated in the historic McLaughlin Heights area, just a 10-minute drive from Edmonton, this neighbourhood combines a sense of local history, plenty of outdoor green spaces and convenient access to shopping and amenities.
McLaughlin is bound to fill up quickly, so make sure you sign up for the mailing list right away to keep up-to-date on availability.
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.
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. You’ll also find many of our Evolve homes in this community, such as the Accolade, Allure, and Assurance front-attached models, and the Renew and Revive 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.
Located only a few minutes away from Edmonton via Highway 16 or 16A, South Creek is the ideal place 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, this is a community 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.
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 Jan 11, 2022