Are you looking for an attainable starter home or investment property in a well-connected neighbourhood? Parkside at Arcadia might be right for you.

Located in Kanata, Ontario, on Ottawa’s west side, Parkside at Arcadia is the latest phase of Minto Communities’ well-established Arcadia community.

Featuring a new selection of Metro Towns, the project’s latest phase offers attainable homes for first-time buyers that don’t force them to sacrifice on location or convenience.

Livabl spoke to Minto Communities to learn more about Parkside at Arcadia.

Where is Parkside at Arcadia located? Why did you choose this location? 

We chose to build Parkside in Kanata because of the convenience and liveability the area provides. Beyond the beautiful greenery at their doorstep, homeowners will benefit from easy access to Highway 417, quickly connecting them to all of Ottawa’s best amenities. Additionally, the future LRT West extension will be close to the community, meaning homeowners will enjoy unparalleled access to the new station, bringing them into Ottawa’s downtown faster than ever before.

Parkside at Arcadia is part of a multi-phase community known as Arcadia that we’ve been building and welcoming homeowners to since 2012. Because Parkside is part of this large, master-planned community, new residents can take advantage of all that entails: access to Arcadia’s amenities such as parks, walking paths, etc.

The first two phases are fully built, and phases three and four are nearly completed. Parkside at Arcadia is the newest phase of this community and will meet the need for the market for attainable new homes in this growing area.

What makes this community an excellent place for investors? 

Kanata is one of the fastest-growing areas of Ottawa. With the anticipated growth of the technology sector in Kanata North, there is a need for additional homes to accommodate thousands of new workers.

An LRT Station extension is being developed near the site, and many walkable amenities are nearby as well. Here, you’re steps from an ever-growing list of incredible amenities in development to meet the demands of this booming area.

From their front door, residents are within walking distance to all the remarkable stores within the popular Kanata Centrum and eclectic Tanger Outlets Mall and steps from the Canadian Tire Centre.

Aside from the amenities nearby, these homes are perfect for investors. We are offering our brand-new product, Metro Towns, which will feature a variety of floorplans and square-footage sizes to appeal to residents. These are low-maintenance homes that will require minimal care for the investor both inside the home and outside.

With a range of floorplans and sizing available, these homes are flexible enough to be perfect for a wide variety of renters – anywhere from students with roommates to young families.

What else can you tell us about the neighbourhood? 

The community is also surrounded by a robust multi-use-pathway system that takes you to nearby amenities in Kanata Centrum. It’s also a great trail that leads you to the Carp River and around Paine Pond. There is no shortage of greenspace nearby Parkside at Arcadia. Parks are also being built within the community, allowing future homeowners to step outside and enjoy the community space.

What was the inspiration behind the design of the interiors or exteriors? 

We paid a lot of attention to the exteriors of our Metro Towns homes. Elegant wood and brickwork interplay with sophisticated masonry, contributing to an elegant streetscape that residents will enjoy for years to come. Not only do the exteriors look phenomenal, but they’ve also been chosen for their durability.

What about personal touches? 

We will offer flex plan options to help investors personalize their new homes. These are still being finalized.

We are currently working hard on bringing this community to life, including finalizing the site plan and final floorplans for the Metro Towns. We encourage anyone interested in Parkside at Arcadia, to sign up on our website, as we’ll be releasing information as it becomes available.

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