With all the hustle and bustle that downtown living entails, neighbourhoods in South Edmonton offer peaceful alternatives for families in the market for a new home. Offering affordable options, close connections to amenities and opportunities for both work and play, it’s no surprise families are moving south.

Brookfield Residential understands the importance of building connected communities that emphasize tranquil living spaces and access to urban conveniences that allow families to flourish. The leading North American land developer has created The Orchards at Ellerslie in South Edmonton, which will surely appeal to families looking for a thriving community to call home.

With beautiful tree-lined streets and a Residents Association that provides a vast array of amenities, The Orchards offers the feel of country living in the city.

“New communities like The Orchards provide a peacefulness that’s difficult to find near downtown. Combine with the tranquility, access to a variety of affordable housing choices, and a multitude of vibrant programs and amenities, and it’s easy to see why people choose to move south,” says Carlin Gurjar, senior development manager at Brookfield Residential.

With more than 55 years of experience in Alberta, Brookfield Residential has refined its approach to thoughtfully designing communities focused on creating an enviable lifestyle for owners. By collaborating with Edmonton’s best builders, the developer has instilled its unwavering commitment to craftsmanship in the design of The Orchards.

The name of the community originates from its beautiful landscape, which includes a large harvestable orchard. In the spring, the air is filled with the fragrance of fruit and blossoms, as fruit trees, such as crabapple and cherry, line their namesake streets.

Instead of expensive and limited housing options in the centre of the city, homebuyers at The Orchards can choose from a variety of floorplans to suit their needs.

“Buyers have many options when looking to purchase a new home in The Orchards, from townhomes to duplexes, all the way up to larger front-garage homes. Design elements also give buyers opportunities to truly personalize their space,” says Gurjar.

The inviting community is surrounded by stunning natural green spaces along with walking trails, stormwater ponds and an eight-acre park. To unwind after a long day at work, residents can take a stroll through the neighbourhood and enjoy the views from the many parks. Playgrounds also complete the community, allowing families to connect with neighbours while enjoying the outdoors. Children don’t have to travel far for education and recreational activities, as the new Jan Reimer K-9 public school is now open in the community.

The Orchards also offers a host of amenities provided by its Residents Association. With The Orchards Club House — a brand new 12,000-square-foot facility — now open, residents will have access to flex rooms, a banquet room, fully equipped kitchen, skate change area and viewing gallery. With recreational activities available for all seasons, the organization also has a toboggan hill, skating rink and a spray park opening in the near-future.

“People can expect licensed social events for adults, all the way to sports and arts programming for kids. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground… there is so much to do — all available right in the community,” says Gurjar.

By living in South Edmonton, residents can travel seamlessly around the city. The Orchards is within close proximity to various transportation routes, including Anthony Henday Drive and South Edmonton Common. Residents can drive downtown in 20 minutes, while the Edmonton International Airport is only a 15-minute car ride away.

This fall the community will be hosting the grand opening of The Orchards Club House to commemorate the completion of the facility. With its fall harvest theme, the event will present the Club House’s features and services, along with celebrating the completion of construction on all community amenities.

Living in South Edmonton truly offers a place to put down roots. Communities boast beautiful surroundings and provide an environment ideally suited for relaxation unlike neighbourhoods in the downtown core.

To learn more about this family-friendly community, visit The Orchards’ official site.

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