One of the reasons we love Edmonton so much is that it has such a diverse and interesting set of communities, each with their own unique highlights. We love the South side for its shopping and amenities, downtown for its nightlife, the University area for its stunning landscapes, the North for its affordability, and the West for its family-friendliness and opportunity. Choosing the perfect place to live can be challenging because there are so many great options available!
Saxony Glen is a new community in Southwest Edmonton that combines the best aspects of all these areas so that you don’t have to miss out on any of the things you enjoy about the city. Described as an urban sanctuary, Saxony Glen has been carefully planned to make living carefree and enjoyable.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider living in Saxony Glen:
1. Meaningful by Design
One of the most endearing features of Saxony Glen is the sense of purpose behind its imagery and design. Subtle nods to the history of the community’s name are woven throughout the area via Celtic knotwork and pavement markings. There is even an enchanting castle-themed playground for the little ones! These elements make the area visually attractive and create a sense of cohesiveness, but also carry a deeper meaning.
The symbol of the Caim, an interwoven circle of Celtic knotwork, is the logo and common theme for the community. Symbolizing safety, peace, protection, and sanctuary, the Caim represents the overall vision that the community has for its residents. Everyone deserves to feel safe, loved, and protected in their own home, and Saxony Glen takes this a step further by making it the central theme of the area.
2. Unique Amenities
If you are a lover of uncommon things, you will be pleasantly surprised by the interesting amenities surrounding Saxony Glen. The community’s location makes it easy to access nearby staples like grocery stores, furniture stores, public transportation, and major retailers. There is even a new community plaza within walking distance that is home to all kinds of everyday necessities! If you have time to explore, however, the area is home to lots of local hidden gems.
Looking for the perfect gift? Swing by the Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ market and find the perfect piece of handmade jewelry and support young entrepreneurs at the same time! Time for a wardrobe change? Who Cares Wear has you covered with on-site personal styling and a selection of unique niche pieces to make you feel brand-new. Freson Bros, an Alberta owned grocery chain, is also opening a new location in the area in the coming months. Known for its delicious hot food, friendly staff, fresh baking, and unique features including a baker’s nook and smokehouse, Freson Bros keeps grocery shopping fun and fresh. Our favourite feature? The “thunderstorm” in the produce section when the misters turn on.
3. Outdoor Adventures
For the City’s outdoor enthusiasts, Saxony Glen has so much to offer! The community has been carefully planned to be walkable and enjoyable in all seasons and features a central pond as well as several pocket parks to explore. Walking trails connect the area to the ravine and provide some spectacular viewing opportunities! If you’re up for a challenge, there’s a secret spot called Brandy’s Landing with a hidden swing that overlooks the water just a few minutes North along the river.
Saxony Glen is also the only place in the city where you can find both downhill skiing and waterskiing within a 15 minute drive from your door. Rabbit Hill Snow Resort offers lessons, rentals, and a variety of runs for every experience level! You can spend the afternoon on the slopes and be home in no time for some hot chocolate. In the warmer months, Shalom Park Water Ski Site is another great option that is blast for the whole family. The man-made, private lake hosts tournaments and offers lessons and for both new and experienced skiers, so you can have all the fun of a trip to the lake without the hassle of hauling a boat and equipment.
The golf lover in the family will be pleased to know too that Saxony Glen is the perfect place to squeeze in a few rounds on your morning off. Jagare Ridge Golf Club, Windermere Golf & Country Club, and River Ridge Golf & Country Club are all within 7 minutes driving distance from the community. All three facilities offer stunning river valley views and gorgeous natural landscapes without hefty travel costs.
4. Growth Potential
Is affordability your main priority? We hear you, and we agree! Time is money too, though, so it’s important to think about practicality and convenience, not just upfront costs. Whether you are recently married, just starting out on your own, or have a budding family, it is important that your community has the resources to meet your future needs.
Saxony Glen has everything a growing household needs to thrive as well as a variety of budget-conscious housing types. The area is developing TWO new K-9 schools and has plans to build High School options in the near future. Childcare is quick and easy to find with daycares, preschools, and even a kids’ coding club called Code Ninjas along your morning route to the Henday.
As your family expands, you may need to upgrade your home into something with more space. Because Saxony Glen has a wide variety of housing types, it will be able to grow with your family so that you don’t need to disrupt school, work, or extra curriculars when you move homes.
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5. After Hours Activities
Longing for a girls night? You got it! In the Southwest you can have a blast without downtown’s traffic and parking nightmares. Try a fun new cocktail on Windermere Keg’s gorgeous patio or share a couple of appetizers at Browns Socialhouse. After that, head over to the 18+ VIP Cineplex in Windemere. The spacious leather recliners, delicious menu, craft cocktails, and in seat service will make you feel like royalty.
Prefer a more hands-on night out? Head over to South Common’s Rec Room and take in the nostalgia of old school arcade games! The venue also hosts trivia nights, live music, and karaoke parties, and is the perfect combination of retro and modern. Keep an eye out for something new each week! You can try your hand at ax throwing to relieve some stress (or impress a date), experience something amazing with a virtual reality headset, or play a game of pool upstairs and take in the view. The Rec Room has tons of delicious snacks and meals and often has free popcorn and roving magicians on weekends. Cool, right?
Want to learn more about why Saxony Glen is one of the best neighbourhoods in Edmonton? Contact Roger at Lincolnberg Master Builder by phone 780-431-8817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.