Last Updated on February 12, 2021
Edmonton has some fantastic communities, and figuring out what community is right for you can be a difficult task! Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of community you would like to live in, and where the best communities in Edmonton are! Follow our guide to narrow down your options, then pick the community that best fits your needs!
What are the best communities in Edmonton? And how do you decide where to build your next home?
Consider The City Location
When you’re deciding on a new community, you will want to compare the area of the city the community is in as your first consideration. Where in the city you live can be important for a number of reasons. Here are a few things to think about:
- How far of a commute is it from work?
- How far away would you be from friends and family?
- Is it easy to get from your community to other sides of the city?
If you work on the north west end, you may not want to live in the south east, and vice versa. How far away from family can also be something to consider as that could impact last-minute childcare or how often you see loved ones. Think about how easy it is to get to important areas of the city (your favourite mall, your doctor, hair stylist, or favourite restaurant). If the community will make getting to these places a pain, you may want to look in other areas of the city.
What Amenities Are Important to You?
Be sure to think about the amenities that are important to you, whether that’s amenities within the community or amenities that you want nearby.
Amenities Within the Community:
- Walking trails
- Sports fields
- Bus stops
- Outdoor ice rinks
Amenities Near the Community:
- Recreation Centres
- Shopping Centres
- Coffee Shops
- Fitness Studios
Peruse the amenities that are important to you, and make sure that the communities you’re considering have what you and your family need! If you require childcare, or your children need specific schooling, it’s wise to ensure that the community you’re considering has those nearby. And although it’s fine to drive a bit to a restaurant you like or a yoga studio you enjoy, it could cause unnecessary stress or annoyance to make commuting to these places more difficult. Be sure that your new community won’t impact your quality of life or the things you enjoy.
Consider Available Home Styles
This is an important step in deciding on your new community. Some communities offer every home style, whereas other communities have a more limited selection. If your dream home is an attached garage, single family home, you’re not going to want to look at a community that only offers laned duplexes. Look at the home styles available in each neighborhood to help narrow down your home choice.
Download our Community Checklist to see what each Lincolnberg Master Builder community has to offer!
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