The Summerside Community in South Edmonton
Summerside is a beautiful lakeside community in the southeast corner of Edmonton, just west of the Anthony Henday ring road. With gorgeous natural surroundings in a premium, up-and-coming location, Summerside is well worth checking out no matter what stage of your home-buying journey you’re in.
Let’s take a deeper look at everything this exciting community has to offer!
Summerside is located just west of the Anthony Henday ring road. It’s bounded by 34 Street to the north, 41 Avenue to the east, 17 Street to the south, and 66 Street to the west. This makes it just a short drive from some of the city’s major roadways.
The neighbourhood was named after a former resort area that was located on the south side of the community, which was in operation from the early 1900s until the late 1970s.
Today, Summerside is home to a beautiful man-made lake called Lake Summerside. This 27-hectare lake is surrounded by walking trails and parkland, making it a great spot for residents to enjoy the outdoors. The community also has its own private beach club, which offers residents a variety of recreational activities and amenities.
Amenities For Everyone
There are plenty of amenities located in and around the community of Summerside, such as the Summerside Athletic Park, Ellerslie Rugby Park and two different playgrounds.
Summerside is also home to the Edmonton Public Library’s Summerside Branch. This branch features a unique children’s area, as well as meeting rooms and study spaces that are available for use by the public.
There are also plenty of stores nearby, such as Save-On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart and Bone & Biscuit Pet Store. You’ll also be right next to the Southwell Medical Centre, for all your health-related needs.
For those who love the outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to explore nature in Summerside. There are over 20 hectares of parks and green space in the community, as well as Summerside Lake. In addition, there are several walking trails located throughout the neighbourhood.
A stand-out feature of this community is the Summerside Beach Club. It really has become the gathering hub for the community. Include is the 32-acre lake (of course!) and a 10-acre park. There are basketball and tennis courts, skating and mini golf, and so much more. You also have the option to rent the hall and there’s a boat dock too! While many of these features are season-dependent, there is a multitude of options year-round.
All The School Options You Need
Summerside is home to a few top-rated schools, both public and private.
For public school students, the Summerside neighbourhood is served by Michael Strembitsky School. This school offers an enriched academic program, as well as a variety of extracurricular activities.
If you’re looking for a private school option, the Summerside area has several great choices. One of these is Father Michael Mireau Catholic Elementary/Junior High School, which offers a Catholic education and has been ranked among the best schools in Canada.
There are also several Montessori schools located in Summerside, such as Rising Scholars Montessori and Just Montessori. Both of these schools offer a unique learning approach that can be a great fit for younger children before they are ready to enroll at a nearby elementary school.
Other options that are nearby but considered outside the neighbourhood would be:
- Ellerslie Campus: public K-9
- Monsignor Fee Otterson: Catholic elementary/junior high school
- J. Percy Page: public high school
Ideal For Any Buyer
Summerside is a great community for all kinds of home buyers. The community was developed in the early 2000s, so all the homes are modern and in great condition. Plus, the area is still growing, so there are always new homes being built and added to the market.
Summerside is an ideal location for first-time buyers. With plenty of nature to explore, convenient amenities nearby and a great selection of starter homes, you’ll find everything you need. If you’re a first-time buyer, condos, townhomes and smaller laned homes are a great place to start.
Summerside is also a great choice for young families and those looking for a larger place to live. There are plenty of great schooling options, and the nearby lake and green spaces make for excellent places to spend time together with the kids.
Front and Rear-attached single-family homes are a great option for young families in Summerside.
Retirees and downsizers will find all they need in Summerside. It has plenty of quiet nature spots, walking trails and parks to remain active, and easy access to pharmacies and health services for any medical needs you might have.
Condos, townhomes and bungalows are all excellent choices for anyone looking to downsize.
Summerside’s premium lakeside living and private beach club for residents make this an excellent choice for rental properties that are sure to attract all kinds of renters. Residents will also have easy, convenient access to other areas of the city, making Summerside both affordable and appealing.
Condos, duplexes and homes with legal basement suites are all ideal choices for investment properties, especially if you want to own multiple properties without having to commute all around the city.
Summerside is located close to major roadways such as the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and the Anthony Henday, so you can access all parts of the city quickly and easily. Plus, there are a lot of public transport options, so you can easily take transit to wherever you need.
Commute Times from Ambleside to Popular Edmonton Locations include:
- Summerside to Downtown Edmonton – 25 minutes: Edmonton’s Downtown district is just a short drive from Summerside. Whether you want to visit the museum, the art gallery, the brand-new Stanley A. Milner library or take in one of Edmonton’s many festivals, you’ll be able to get there quickly and easily from Summerside.
- Summerside to the University of Alberta – 20 minutes: With a rich history dating back over a hundred years, the University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top universities. Families with college-aged kids will find Summerside a perfect location for easy access.
- Summerside to Sherwood Park – 25 minutes: Sherwood Park is an excellent spot for shopping, with plenty of stores and restaurants to choose from. You’ll also find the Strathcona County Community Centre and library, as well as plenty of parks and green spaces such as Broadmoor Lake Park.
- Summerside to St. Albert – 35 minutes: St. Albert is a wonderful nearby city with a lot to offer, from the Botanic Park to the Performing Arts Centre. There are also great shopping, dining and entertainment options, making it a perfect day trip destination from Summerside.
Other Amazing Communities Nearby
The southeast of Edmonton has plenty of other excellent communities to choose from, including many new developments, amazing green spaces, plenty of shops and other necessities, and neighbourhoods with a wide range of sports and exercise options. Some of the best communities to check out around Summerside are:
Just east of Summerside, Laurel Crossing is a wonderful family-friendly neighbourhood. There are plenty of natural elements included in this area, with scenic pons, green spaces, walking trails, parks and playgrounds. Get out and enjoy some recreational activities at The Meadows Recreation Centre or the MillWood Recreation Centre, plus the Grey Nuns Community Hospital is just 10 minutes away.
The school serving this community is Svend Hansen School, a public kindergarten to grade 9 school, with other public and Catholic options nearby.
This is a brand-new community in southeast Edmonton! Aster has a clever site plan and there are already commercial developments around the area so you and your family will have everything you need in your new neighbourhood. There is a wide variety of home-style options to choose from, and the community plan has taken many natural elements into consideration.
With its stunning lakeside views, an exclusive members club for residents, easy access to all the great amenities Edmonton has to offer and a warm, friendly atmosphere, Summerside is a perfect choice for any type of home buyer. Whether you’re just starting out and buying your first home, moving your family to a better location or looking for the ideal spot for your retirement years, Summerside has something to offer for anyone.
It’s well worth taking a tour of Summerside to experience all that it has to offer for yourself or feel free to get in touch with us today to learn more about this amazing community and how to start looking for your dream home.
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