Edmonton continues to grow; and thanks to innovative developers, beautiful new communities are springing up on the city’s outskirts and beyond. These new neighbourhoods aren’t cookie-cutter houses aligned in a grid; they are filled with personality, walking trails, playgrounds, urban forests and green spaces.
We’d like to tell you more about these great new communities and why they’re such a hot commodity.
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If you are looking for further information on Edmonton’s most exciting up-and-coming neighbourhoods, check out the list of communities below.
Come Home to Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle
Located in the beautiful Heritage Valley just south of Ellerslie Road, Crimson in Creekwood Chappelle is the ideal family neighbourhood. Not only are the homes created with warmth and style but there are plenty of resources nearby, including a new K-9 school that opened in 2017.
Shopping centres near Crimson include Currents of Windermere, The Shoppes of Terwillegar Gardens, South Edmonton Common and more! Since you’re only minutes from the Anthony Henday, you have easy access to the QEII and the Whitemud, making commuting is a breeze.
This southwest Edmonton neighbourhood features duplex homes, laned houses, and homes with front attached garages. Home builder options in this community include Pacesetter Homes, Sterling Homes, and Prominent Homes.
Live Life in Cy Becker
The natural amenities of the community include two beautifully landscaped ponds, an urban forest, and Cy Becker’s All Seasons Park – which includes a spray park, playground, picnic areas, as well as areas for skating and tobogganing in the winter.
Cy Becker provides drivers quick access to Highway 15 and Anthony Henday Drive, and is located moments away from the Clareview LRT Station as well as a host of great facilities, including the Clareview Recreation Centre, schools, shops, quality restaurants and the Cineplex Odeon Theatres.
Cy Becker offers homes for every lifestyle, such as single family and duplex style homes as well as laned and townhomes. With the choice of six different builders in this neighbourhood – Daytona Homes, Coventry Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Rohit Communities, Sterling Homes and Streetside Developments – you’ll be sure to find the home of your dreams!
Lovely Langdale in Windermere
Located in one of Edmonton’s most sought after areas of the city, Langdale is just a short distance away from the bustling city centre. Once you enter Langdale, however, you’ll feel the amazing amenities this community offers. With wonderfully wrought street lights, cobblestone paths, an urban forest, and ponds, Langdale boasts plenty of old-fashioned flair.
This community includes vast green spaces, viewing decks, a beautiful clock tower and benches to help you reflect on all the beauty this neighbourhood has to offer. If that isn’t enough, Langdale has close access to the River Valley.
Langdale is ideally situated just a few minutes from Anthony Henday Drive, making the Currents of Windermere shopping centre, the West Edmonton Mall, Terwilliger Heights Towne Square, and South Edmonton Common all a short distance away. Three of Edmonton’s major hospitals can also be reached within 15 minutes or less.
There is a variety of home styles here; plus, Langdale is one of the very few communities in Edmonton to have the exclusive StreetScape Home Series. These homes have been designed to make the front of the house stand out rather than only seeing the garage. In addition to this design, there are townhome and single family options – both traditional and executive style. As for home builders, you can take your pick from these excellent options:
Be Captivated by Laurel Crossing
Laurel Crossing residents really have the whole package. Affordability in a family-focused neighbourhood that includes parks, green spaces, trails and a community pond.
The people of Laurel Crossing enjoy a wide variety of stores at Rio-Can Meadows as well as a host of quality restaurants and coffee shops. The Grey Nuns Hospital is less than five kilometres away and there are quality schools located nearby for children of all ages. Just up the road is the Meadows Recreation Centre, as well as a the Millwoods Recreation Centre and Millwoods Golf Course nearby.
When we said the whole package, we meant it! Home style options include townhomes, duplexes (front or rear lane garage), laned homes, and single family homes. And as for builders, well, check this list out! Coventry Homes, Daytona Homes, Landmark Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Parkwood Homes, Sterling Homes, Streetside Developments and Victory Homes are the Edmonton home builders proud to be building in this great community.
Build Your Castle in Newcastle
The community of Newcastle provides families with a balanced lifestyle. A tranquil community away from the hustle and bustle, but still close to great shopping and recreational amenities.
This Northwest Edmonton neighbourhood is easily accessible via the Anthony Henday Drive. Residents will also appreciate having a wide variety of shopping options nearby, including grocery stores, coffee shops, banks and restaurants. Newcastle is also close to the YMCA in Castledowns and Servus Place in St. Albert.
Newcastle provides peaceful amenities such as a community lake, green spaces and walking trails for when you need a break from life’s busyness.
Time to Check Out Tamarack Common
Tamarack Common is an amazing development in southeast Edmonton, an ideal place for families to grow in.
Located across the street from the new Meadows Recreation Centre, which includes an Aquatic Centre, gymnasiums, a fitness centre, the EPL and more, your family will never lack for something to do! Everything you could need is close to Tamarack, including big box stores like Save-On Foods and Home Depot, along with some great little shops and restaurants. Plus, you have a ton of schooling options for the children.
The community has a wide variety of homes including single family and duplex style homes, as well as laned and townhomes. Your choices for home builders in Tamarack Common include Parkwood Homes, Pacesetter Homes, and Sterling Homes.
Slow Down in The Uplands at Riverview
A community designed to give you the best of both worlds, Uplands at Riverview gives you the peace of a simpler way of life while ensuring you and your family have all the modern conveniences you need.
Enjoy the beautiful tree-lined scenery along Wedgewood Creek, or take the kids to the playground – whichever you feel like doing that day! Residents also have the Terwillegar Community Rec Centre close by if you want to stay indoors that day.
Uplands at Riverview has all the amenities you could want – grocery stores, restaurants, health services and seven different schooling options. Which one your kids attend only depends on their age.
What home style options do you have in Uplands? Well, you can choose a townhome, a laned home, or a single family home. Oh, and Uplands is another community that offers the StreetScape design. As for home builders, there are nine to choose from:
Peace and Quiet in Ruisseau (Beaumont)
Located just southeast of Edmonton, Ruisseau in Beaumont is a true delight. You’ll love the slower pace and feeling of community in this neighbourhood. Surrounded by mature trees and green space throughout, this is a place to lay down roots.
Don’t be fooled by the quietness, though! Ruisseau is full of life, with a wide variety of amenities and activities nearby. The S&D Aqua-Fit Centre is very close and there are plenty of walking trails at Four Season Park. And your shopping needs are covered as well with the Montalet Shopping Centre, Sobey’s, Shoppers Drug Mart and more all only a few minutes away.
For those who plan on commuting into the city, a 10-minute drive gets you into south Edmonton or Leduc and you have fast access to the Anthony Henday and the QEII.
Here, you have three home styles to choose from – duplex, townhome (with a rear lane garage) or a single family home. The two lucky builders in this community are Look Master Builder and UrbanAge Homes.
Choose Country Living with South Ravines (Devon)
As you head out of the city and into Devon, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty before you! South Ravines in Devon gives your family the opportunity to have their own little world, away from all the hustle and commotion of the city.
Massive evergreen trees are abundant in South Ravines, and there are two gorgeous valleys, waiting for your family to use for a nature walk. Take some time to enjoy the trails, or pack up the family for a weekend to do some fishing, swimming, boating, and camping
Before you do that, make sure to head out and get everything you need – Extra Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Hardware – these are just a few of the shopping options you have.
The planners of this community took all of this nature into account, giving residents the option to have a lot backing onto these ravines for a beautiful view. Choose from a duplex or single family home (some have walk-out lots!) and you can decide between Alquinn Homes or Pacesetter Homes to create your dream home.
Forest Ridge Embraces Family Life (Fort Saskatchewan)
Close to the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Forest Ridge in Fort Saskatchewan offers homeowners a nurturing place to raise their families.
Whether you take a walk down by the river, enjoy the beautiful parks and trails, or head over to the nearby Pryce Alderson spray park, there are many amenities for your family to enjoy.
Due to the number of families deciding to move to Fort Saskatchewan because of its small-town feel and proximity to Edmonton, there is also a growing number of excellent shopping amenities. This includes a 32-acre shopping centre, restaurants and other services.
Forest Ridge currently features a variety of beautiful home models by some of Edmonton’s most notable builders. Homes By Santos, Pacesetter Homes, and Victory Homes, offer you a wide range of single family and duplex style home options.
New Schools in Sienna (Fort Saskatchewan)
The completed north section of Anthony Henday Drive gives greater access to communities in Fort Saskatchewan, and families are taking notice.
For example, Sienna, is home to a brand new school. Opened in August 2017, South Pointe School provides 500 spaces for new students from kindergarten to grade 6. By 2021, the school will have expanded to 800 students, adding grades 7 through 9.
Sienna has way more to offer than just the new school! The community hospital is less than two kilometres away, as well as a wealth of retail and recreational options. Amenities within the community also include a beautiful lake, parks and walking trails.
Home buyers will also be able to choose from a great selection of home models including townhomes, duplexes, laned and single family homes. Sterling Homes and Rohit Communities are your two home builders for Sienna.
Family Fun in Meadowview (Leduc)
Situated in southeast Leduc just a few minutes’ drive from Edmonton, Meadowview is one of the area’s premiere family-focused communities and was a runner-up for Best New Community in 2016. With plenty of playgrounds, parks, walking trails, lakes, and recreation facilities, homes in Meadowview are always just steps away from the great outdoors.
The community is also home to the popular Dino Park, which was built to commemorate a fossil discovery in the neighbourhood!
Residents of Meadowview have access to a full-service hospital and the Leduc Recreation Centre. Quality schools and shopping centres are just minutes away. You’ll also have easy access to Highway 2 and 50th Street, which makes it really easy to get anywhere you need to go.
Families in this neighbourhood can choose from townhomes, duplexes, laned and single family homes. As for builders, you have six different options. ART Custom Homes, Cranston Homes, Homes by Vikas, Homes by Santos, Pacesetter Homes and Victory Homes all build here.
Alluring Creekside Living in Summerwood (Sherwood Park)
When the big city becomes too much, the community of SummerWood is the perfect retreat. Built around a beautiful creek in Sherwood Park, the neighbourhood of SummerWood is aptly named.
With plenty of parks, walking trails, playgrounds and gorgeous scenery to enjoy, it’s easy to forget that SummerWood in Strathcona County is just minutes away from Edmonton.
There’s plenty of shopping options nearby with more than 40 premiere stores at Emerald Hills Centre, which is anchored by WalMart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Winners. Public transportation is provided by Strathcona County Transit, with bus service into Edmonton as well as throughout Sherwood Park.
The builders in this community include Jayman BUILT, Pacesetter Homes and Rohit Communities. These premiere home builders offer you the choice of a townhome, duplex, laned or a single family home, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit for your family!
Superb Springate at Spruce Ridge (Spruce Grove)
Welcome to Springate at Spruce Ridge in Spruce Grove! A small town feel with big city conveniences. Residents here get the best of both worlds – peace and quiet and urban advantages.
Shopping is a breeze with stores like WalMart, the Real Canadian Superstore and Home Depot only minutes away and there are plenty of recreational activities as well. Springate is close to the Fuhr Sports Park and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre.
There is a great selection of both public and Catholic schools, and the new Copperhaven K-9 school opened in 2018.
Nature Lovers Adore Hawthorne in Heather Glen (Spruce Grove)
Another fantastic community in Spruce Grove is Hawthorne at Heather Glen. On the west side, this neighbourhood will get you and your family outdoors!
Get out and enjoy the parks and playing fields, or take a walk on the trails to appreciate all the mature trees and scenery. When it comes to amenities, rest assured you are covered with extensive shopping options close by.
Three schools serve this community, covering all ages. Golfers will love the quick trip to The Links at Spruce Grove and on those cooler days pack up the family and head over to the Tri Leisure Centre for some fun.
Please note: only public lots are available for this community.
A Perfect Mix in Silverstone (Stony Plain)
Located just minutes from Edmonton, Silverstone in Stony Plain is a thriving community. Surrounded by an environmental reserve, grassy parks and plenty of winding walking trails, you’ll love the peaceful feeling here.
Silverstone is close enough to Edmonton for commuters to have an easy trip, but there’s everything you need here if you don’t want to do that drive! With Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart only minutes away, you can get your shopping done and then grab a bite at some of the great restaurants nearby.
The three designated schools cover kindergarten right through to grade 12, so you’ll have a great option for your kids, no matter what age.
Please note: only public lots are available for this community.
Stunning Waters at Southcreek (Stony Plain)
As the name suggests, Southcreek in Stony Plain borders a beautiful creek and municipal reserve. You and your family will love having all this nature so close.
On top of that, you have all the necessities you could hope for in Meridian Village Mall, which includes Safeway and Sobeys, plus much more. The Centennial Arena is only minutes away and there are a variety of golf courses to choose from.
Families who are looking for a duplex, a laned or a single family home are sure to find exactly what they’re looking for in Southcreek, and you can choose from either Alquinn Homes or Pacesetter Homes to build it for you.
Warm Feelings in Westerra (Stony Plain)
Only 20 kilometres from Edmonton, Westerra in Stony Plain is a beautiful neighbourhood your family can flourish in. Over nine hectares of protected environmental reserve surround this community, and that’s not including the 1.46 hectares of park area! Westerra also has paved walking trails to enjoy and a gorgeous landscaped pond.
With a short drive you’ll arrive at Meridian Village Mall to take care of any necessary errands and your family will love day trips to the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre and Centennial Arena.
Many families and couples are taking advantage of brand-new communities, complete with beautifully-styled modern homes, lots of green space and parks, and close access to all of the things that matter in life.
Upscale shopping centres and entertainment venues, bars and restaurants are all within easy access while schools, playgrounds, churches and lakes offer family-friendly services. Now is the best time to explore these new Edmonton neighbourhoods, along with the surrounding areas, to find a home – and community – that offer everything you’ve been looking for.
*Originally posted April 15, 2016, updated January 25, 2019.