Southeast Edmonton Amenities
You want your home to have easy access to a variety of things that will make your life more comfortable. Naturally, you’re probably looking for things like playgrounds and walking trails right in your community, but you also want the convenience of having things like restaurants and stores within a short driving distance.
At Sterling, we understand this need. That’s why we choose to build in communities that are close to the amenities you want. Our communities in the Southeast Edmonton area offer residents everything they need for a happy life, such as the things you see listed below.
Plenty of Shopping
Perhaps nothing is more important than having the right stores nearby. You want to be able to easily pick up something you need on the way home from work. The communities of Laurel Crossing and Tamarack Common are in the centre of it all, so you’ll be able to get to most stores in about five or 10 minutes. For instance, at Tamarack Common, you’ll find a number of national retailers, such as PetSmart, Save-On-Foods, HomeSense, Winners, as well as restaurants such as Joey’s, Boston Pizza and A&W. South Edmonton Common is another popular shopping destination featuring a plethora of great amenities.
The Orchards community is a bit further south, close to Ellerslie Drive. Residents there are often seen shopping at the Shops at Summerside. In this area, you can find special shops, such as All India Supermarket, Summerside Asian Food Market, and Real Deal Meat — a specialty butcher.
Of course, many residents in both locations do a lot of their shopping at places like Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. These stores are readily available to those in Southeast Edmonton.
Parks and Rec to Stay Fit
If you’re looking for a place to work out or have some fun with the family, the Meadows Recreation Centre and the Mill Woods Recreation Centre are great choices. In fact, those who live in Tamarack Common can even walk to the Meadows Rec Centre. It’s just across the street. Both of these locations offer things like exercise machines, group fitness classes, swimming pools and ice skating rinks. No matter how you like to stay fit, you’ll be able to do it at one of these two locations.
Want to get outside instead? The Mill Woods Sports Park is just next to the rec centre. It has a small lake, sports fields, and a water park that’s open during the summer. It’s a great place to cool off with the kids. The Jackie Parker park is also in the Southeast Edmonton area, and it offers a lot of unique things, such as a fire ring for campfires (summer only) and winterized picnic areas.
When you’re feeling sick, you don’t want to have to travel far to get to the doctor. Most people who live in Southeast Edmonton use Grey Nuns Hospital when they need a hospital. There’s also the Summerside Medical Clinic and Mill Woods Public Health — along with a number of smaller private health facilities.
Pets can stay healthy as well, with regular check-ups at places like the Summerside Vet Hospital.
Looking for a nice bite to eat? You’ll certainly have plenty of choices. In suburban areas like this, there’s never a lack of popular fast food and fast-casual restaurants, like Denny’s or DQ Grill and Chill. Of course, if you’re looking for something a little nicer, you could check out Brown’s Social House Tamarack. This is a great restaurant for after-work drinks, get-togethers with friends, or date nights. There are also a number of Indian restaurants in this area. In the Summerside area, check out The Workshop Eatery, which offers farm-to-table delicacies.
Residents of Southeast Edmonton find it easy to get around the city. The Anthony Henday and Whitemud Drive are close by, and it takes less than 30 minutes to get to the downtown area by car. The airport is also close. However, many people these days are interested in travelling by public transportation. You’ll be happy to know there are plenty of bus stops within walking distance of the communities we build in, and most routes can take you into the downtown area in about an hour. While there are no current plans for an LRT stop, we can hope that the increasing popularity of the Southeast Edmonton area will drive a need for one in the future.
Clearly, Southeast Edmonton is packed full of the types of amenities that today’s families need. We think that when you combine the convenience you’ll find here with the affordable prices, you have a winning combination. Come check out the area today and talk to a New Home Advisor about how you can get started building your home in one of these beautiful Southeast Edmonton communities.
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At Sterling Homes, our mission is to provide the opportunity for affordable homeownership without compromise. Over the last 70 years, Sterling Edmonton has quickly become one of Edmonton’s most popular builders. We bring more than seven decades worth of exceptional customer service, superior design and unparalleled craftsmanship to the greater Edmonton area. As a member of the Qualico Group, Sterling Homes focuses on greater Edmonton’s finest family communities, while being able to offer some of the region’s most family friendly prices thanks to volume purchasing power for materials, trades and land. This has not only made Sterling one of Edmonton’s bestselling, move-up builders, but also one of the industry’s most respected home providers.
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