Edmonton Community Feature: The Best Of Desrochers
The southwest part of Edmonton — particularly the Heritage Valley area — has been popular for such a long time that it’s hard to believe that you could find land to build a new home there. However, that’s exactly what you get when you build your home in the community of Desrochers.
With a convenient location, a beautiful setting, and homes with just-right prices, we think you’ll soon find that Desrochers has a lot to offer your family. Learn more to see if it’s right for you.
Affordable and Stylish Homes
Sterling is currently focused on building townhomes in Desrochers. These homes come with a lot of features at a price that’s perfect for first-time homebuyers and retirees alike.
The Carson model, for instance, has an attached two-car garage, three bedrooms and over 1,500 square feet of living space. On the main floor, you’ll enjoy the luxurious feeling of 9’ ceilings, 36” upper cabinets in the kitchen, and beautiful quartz countertops. It has an open-concept plan that includes a kitchen, dining nook, and living room.
Upstairs, the master suite has an ensuite and a walk-in closet, along with a door that leads out to a balcony patio where you’ll enjoy relaxing when the weather is nice. One of the secondary bedrooms has a built-in desk that’s perfect for a child to do their homework. There’s also a laundry area on the second floor, making it easy to gather everything up without having to go downstairs.
This model is available as a quick possession home, which means that you could move in soon. If you act quickly, you may still have time to make design selections or to include a finished basement to increase your living area.
Desrochers has the look and feel of most brand-new communities, with a quiet atmosphere and plenty of neighbourhood friends for your kids to play with. It’s also designed to allow you to feel connected to nature. At the centre of the community, for instance, there’s a large pond system with pathways that meander around it. This is the perfect place for a morning walk or an evening bike ride with the family. Since it’s so close to your home, you won’t have to worry about staying active on a regular basis. There’s also the wooded Desrochers forest area. This place will be so fun to explore as the seasons change.
If you have kids — or are thinking about having them in the near future — you’ll be happy to know that Desrochers is nearby plenty of great schools. In fact, there are elementary schools, a junior high school, and a senior high school that are all within walking distance. These include high-quality public schools and Catholic schools for those who prefer a faith-based education. Remember, too, that Edmonton public schools sometimes allow you to register a child that’s not in the official catchment lines, so if there’s another school that you prefer, you could ask about registration there.
You won’t have any problem getting the things you need for daily life when you live in Desrochers. The Heritage Valley Town Centre is practically around the corner, making it the perfect place to stop. It includes stores like Real Canadian Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart, along with some restaurants like Subway and Edo Japan. Other nearby shopping areas include The Shoppes at Chappelle Crossing, Currents of Windermere, and South Edmonton Common.
There are also plenty of recreation opportunities. The Allard playground is a quick walk away, and they also have an outdoor skating rink. If you’re looking for an indoor recreation centre, check out the Terwillegar Recreation Centre. They have a lot of family-friendly programs. Additionally, golfers who live in Desrochers love being so close to the popular Jagare Ridge Golf Club.
No matter where you work, you’ll enjoy a relatively easy commute from Desrochers. It’s only about a 25-minute drive to the downtown area and just 15 minutes to the airport and Nisku Industrial area. And if you work at any of the local businesses, schools, or health centres, you could enjoy an even shorter commute.
Clearly, Desrochers has a lot to offer its residents, and we think you’ll enjoy everything that your life could be like with a home here. Lots are filling up fast, though, so now is the time to check out Desrochers. By speaking with one of our Area Managers, you can learn how easy it is to build your home in this thriving community.