Establishing a home is about more than just building a suitable edifice. It's just as important to find the right location, and although Edmonton offers plenty of options, making the correct decision can be difficult.
Windermere in the southwest part of the city sits just beyond the Anthony Henday Drive ring road. For many, it's the perfect place to begin a new journey forward.
A Chance to Get in Early
Windermere is a relatively young neighbourhood, but it's not missing out on any of the critical essentials that make urban life so enticing. While the trees and foliage that dominate most of the city's residential areas are mere saplings here, the homes are served by multiple schools, water features, green spaces and stolid court layouts that create friendly enclaves where families can grow. The neighbourhood is also close to a generous shopping centre that's home to big-box stores and a substantial cineplex.
Although the Windermere community is nowhere near downtown, the pace of Edmonton life still flows freely via the North Saskatchewan River and the roads that wind through the area. Here, one can play through at the golf and country club, ride bikes around the countryside, or head further out into the wilderness for great camping and conservation experiences. While Terwillegar Drive NW offers an instant connection to the central city, living in Windermere means that people don't have to march to the beat of an urban drum to enjoy the convenience of a modern Albertan community.
Chris was fantastic. He really understood the type of house we were going for, the price range, and the difficulties of being first time home buyers. He helped us through the process, keeping us fully informed while never making us feel foolish. He never tried to sell us on anything we weren't interested in, and made sure we found the place that was right for us!