Last Updated on January 25, 2021
If you’ve ever been house-hunting, you will know that location can make a huge difference in turning a house into a home. The community you choose should fit well into your routine and allow you to enjoy your free time at home.
Nestled on the fringes of West Edmonton, Rosewood at Secord is a brand-new community that combines the upscale architecture of the city with the natural tranquility of the suburbs. It has amenities to suit all kinds of lifestyles and is a great choice for both young professionals and families.
Here are our top five reasons why you should consider living in Rosewood:
1. Family-Friendly convenience and amenities
Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to go out of your way for the things that make life easier? In Rosewood, you will find schools, daycares, groceries, restaurants, and medical care within a quick walk or drive from home. Learning from home? No problem! Take the whole family on a field trip to the Sea Life Caverns to learn about marine life and be home before lunch, or visit one of the exciting interactive exhibits at the Telus World of Science. Whether you are making a splash at the World Waterpark, trying some local produce at the Callingwood Farmer’s Market, sampling tasty treats at the city’s newest Costco, or racing down the Rosenthal hill on a toboggan, there is something for every lifestyle within arm’s reach.
One of the most exciting features of this area is a new rec centre that is currently under construction. Plans for the facility include swimming pools, fitness studios, running tracks, gyms, rock climbing, and TWO new arenas! It will even have a new Edmonton Public Library location to keep the whole family learning and growing.
2. Stunning architecture and natural beauty
Described as an “Urban Village,” Rosewood is designed to reflect the unique and interesting modern design elements of infill homes without the high price tag and lack of space that come with buying an inner-city property. Set against a backdrop of natural greenery, wetland preserves, and walking trails, the clean lines and sleek finishes of the homes stand out to form a cohesive community with a strong sense of interconnectedness. There is so much to explore around the area, and you and your family can take advantage of the parks and greenspaces all year round!
3. City Access at your doorstep
If driving’s not your thing, Rosewood has you covered! Hop on a bus at one of the many surrounding stops and head anywhere in Edmonton or the surrounding areas. If you enjoy a morning stroll, the Lewis Farms transit centre is a 30-minute walk from your home base and provides express bus routes to many popular destinations such as West Edmonton Mall, the UofA, and downtown. The city is currently working on expanding its LRT system to have a station with tons of parking at this transit centre, so soon you will be able to take the train to any part of the city and cut down your commute time.
The future LRT station makes this area a great choice for an income property, as renters typically flock to areas with easy city access. It would be a breeze to increase your buying power by adding a basement suite to your new home, and you could pay off your mortgage faster without adding extra hours to your work schedule.
If driving IS your thing, you would be hard pressed to find a neighbourhood with better access to main roads. Highway 16A (Stony Plain Rd/100th Ave), the Yellowhead, and the Henday all connect to Rosewood via 215th street, and the route takes you past Tim’s so you can grab your morning coffee on the way! You can enjoy the convenience of inner-city life without the city turmoil and use the time you save to explore the many surrounding amenities.
4. Stay-cation potential
Many families are still feeling caught up the Covid-19 stay-at-home blues. Travel to exotic destinations might be limited right now, but life in Rosewood means that you are perfectly positioned for the Stay-cation of a lifetime! You can spend a weekend in an exciting themed room at WEM’s Fantasyland Hotel and be back home in 15 minutes to get a forgotten toothbrush or favourite stuffed toy. For an afternoon trip, head to Wagner Natural Area for a light hike and lots of family photos in the wildflowers.
A day trip to the beach is the perfect remedy for a restless household. You can rent a pontoon boat at Wabamun lake, find a new fishing spot at Isle Lake, or build sand castles at Alberta Beach! All of these large lakes and many smaller ones are within an hour’s drive from Rosewood. Additionally, many of them have on-site camping for a quick overnight getaway!
Rosewood also offers a ton of selection for any golfers in the family. Lewis Estates Golf course is a stunning 18-hole course complete with driving range and dining – all within walking distance of Rosewood! Within 10 km you can also visit The Ranch Golf and Country Club, which offers professional lessons, and Dragon’s Head Par 3 Golf Club, which is perfect for all ages.
If you still want to feel like a tourist, Rosewood’s proximity to the Yellowhead lets you connect to the mountains in only a few hours. The highway reaches Jasper after about 3.5 hours, and you can stop at Miette Hot Springs along the way! Cadomin is another option if you prefer a more rustic wilderness escape that is about the same distance away. Known for its caves and waterfalls, Cadomin is a quaint ghost town with tons of exploration potential and gorgeous campsites.
5. Nightlife for your inner socialite
Love the idea of a night out but hate the downtown traffic and outrageous Uber fares? You’re in luck – West Edmonton is loaded with hidden gems! Try your luck at a poker game at the new Starlight Casino in WEM or enjoy some live music and dancing at the Rivercree Resort + Casino. Win or lose, you’ll have a great time enjoying the fantastic dining options and entertainment at both of these venues. You can also enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop patio of the newly-built Canadian Brewhouse in West Henday Promenade (and catch a bus home at the transit centre across the street), or visit The Keg in Terra Losa for some happy hour appetizers with friends.
If you enjoy people watching, grab a booth in one of Bourbon Street’s many restaurants in WEM that looks out onto the main promenade. Bourbon Street offers a great mix of family restaurants and lounges, and even has some sweet treats for after dinner! For those who are looking for a fun date night venue, the mall is also home to both Ed’s Rec room, where you can bowl a strike or try an escape room, and The Rec Room, where you can grab a booze-infused donut and play retro arcade games. The mall also has several live entertainment options including The Comic Strip, Jubilations Dinner theatre, and an event centre. Planning an outing has never been easier!
Interested in learning more about why Rosewood at Secord is one of the best neighbourhoods in Edmonton? Contact Marie Bauche at Lincolnberg Master Builder by phone 780-431-8850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.