Southeast Profiles: Bonnie Doon and Forest Heights

Tue, 28 Oct by The Paranych Team

Forest Heights Luxury EdmontonThis week, the Paranych Luxury Team decided that it’s been a while since we spoke about some of the areas and communities that make us proud to be in Edmonton. But sometimes it’s great when we focus on the communities themselves. Edmonton has hundreds, and it’s important to get a sense of the neighbourhood that you and your family choose to live in.

Today, the spotlight is on Bonnie Doon and the community of Forest Heights. These communities are part of the southeast area of Edmonton, and each of them has their own unique character.

Bonnie Doon Community MapBonnie Doon takes its name from Scottish, meaning pleasant rolling knolls. Once located in the former city of Strathcona, which is now a district and neighbourhood of its own.

Bonnie Doon is also the heart centre of Alberta’s French cultural population. and the French University campus there is one of two in western Canada.

These few historical elements give Bonnie Doon much of its charm. Many of the larger and luxury homes were built in the early 1900s, and many of those structures are in great shape. Masonry, classic patios and garages are very popular.

But Bonnie Doon also has more modern flare. Traditional homes contrast the outcrop of contemporary and sleekly modern luxury homes in and around the Mill Creek Ravine. Some of these very recent constructions are infill homes.

Bonnie Doon only provides a luxury home buyer offers occasionally. We say this because people don’t tend to leave this community in large numbers. Buyers must be diligent and have the right team on their side.

Forest Heights Luxury in EdmontonForest Heights is another southeastern community that has garnered a lot of attention over the years. Bordered by the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Forest Heights is known for beautiful riverside views and trails for active lifestyles. Recognized throughout the city as one of the prime mature neighbourhoods, the mix of housing types is actually quite dynamic, making it a vibrant and lively community for families.

For luxury homes, Forest Heights has numerous options, though the homes tend to be later builds than the turn-of-the century homes in Bonnies Doon. As Forest Heights’ expansion primarily happened after WWII, the majority of luxury homes lie somewhere between late traditional designs and modern contemporary designs.

These two neighbourhoods offer completely unique homes and experiences for their luxury residents and home buyers. Take a trip through the areas to get a sense of the warmth and character, and how they differ.

If you would like to know more about the luxury communities in Edmonton, or if you would like to buy or sell a luxury home, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to have a conversation with you about how we can help.

 

Keswick Luxury Homes: Edmonton’s Newest Community

Tue, 29 Jul by The Paranych Team
Imperial Home: Keswick Community

This is one of the many homes planned for Keswick by MLC Land Edmonton

Here in Edmonton, we’ve been blessed with the sheer beauty of luxury communities, mature and new.

Just last year, a new lush, natural and beautifully designed luxury development was announced. It was planned on a scale that this city has rarely seen—a community set along the pristine corridor of the North Saskatchewan River. It gets accolades from designers, sellers and buyers alike.

Welcome to the southern Edmonton community of Keswick (pronounced Kezz’-ik).

On the southwestern stretch of the river, parallel to Ellerslie Drive, and west of 170 Street, you will find one of the finest vestiges of prime riverfront left in Edmonton. Named after a beautiful lake district in England, Edmonton’s Keswick properties bring the same luxurious living and sophisticated design. The land management was developed with sustainability and longevity in mind using a wide array of native plants and waterways that protect both riverbanks and homeowners alike.

Homeowners in Keswick have no problem getting anywhere in the city because of the access to the Anthony Henday ring road. The Ellerslie Road access also enables drivers to get to Southgate Mall, South Edmonton Common, and the Currents of Windemere shopping districts.

For avid golf fans, Keswick enjoys three nearby golf courses, allowing for even more leisure time close to home. The Whitemud Creek, River Ridge and Windemere Golf and Country Clubs are excellent options for serious or novice players alike.

Keswick Luxury Homes: Google Map

Keswick offers easy access throughout the city.

Access to these lifestyle amenities are what make the Keswick community so appealing to Edmonton luxury homebuyers. The mixture of single and multi-family homes adds diversity to the community, bringing families of all sizes and ages to the riverfront. Sound planning and design decisions were made by some of Edmonton’s leading builders and developers. Some of them include:

  • Cameron Homes
  • Landmark Homes
  • Pacesetter Homes
  • Aacropolis Estates

The Keswick neighbourhood merges sophisticated simplicity and timeless tradition in design while still letting nature breathe throughout the community. It’s a jewel like nothing we’ve seen in Edmonton, and we recommend that if you’re seeking an Edmonton luxury home, look no further than Keswick on the River. Both Valleyside and Estate properties are available, and as Phase 2 gets rolled out this year, it will be much easier to find and buy the home you desire.

And if you have any questions about properties in Keswick or other south Edmonton Homes, be sure to get in touch.

 

Luxury Community Profile: The Estates of Granville

Tue, 29 Apr by The Paranych Team

Live A Life Of Luxury In Granville

Luxury Edmonton Home

Discover the Estates of Granville

If you’re looking for a home fit for royalty look no further than the Estates of Granville. This community features premium luxury properties and a superb location fit for any Edmonton family. Best of all, these luxury properties come at an affordable price. Buyers can choose from an apartment style condo or duplex, a single family home, or an upscale estate. Estates of Granville are placed on large lots and offer attractive features such as triple-car garages, or walkout basements that back onto a scenic fountain, or a mature tree-stand.

This community is located in Edmonton’s Western quadrant. it’s surrounding communities include Glastonbury to the East and The Hamptons to the South. Granville is bordered by Whitemud Drive to the North, 62 ave to the South, and 215 St to the West. It also shares its Eastern border with the community of Glastonbury.

ParanychLuxury invites you to step inside this community and explore the world of opportunity for you and your family. Granville contains many conveniences such as:

  • + two childrens playgrounds
  • an abundance of natural green spaces
  • + award-winning features
  • + upgraded fencing with masonry pillars
  • + an extensive trail system that connects residents with nearby communities
  • + nearby shopping centres
  • + 3 grocery stores and a costco
  • + restaurants
  • + schools and medical services

If you’re ready to live in this near-perfect community, get in touch with Rob Halabi. You too can experience a life of premium luxury in Edmonton’s west end.

Edmonton Luxury Market: An Increased Demand

Wed, 22 Jan by The Paranych Team

Edmonton’s Luxury Market Heats Up

It may be wintertime, but the Edmonton Luxury market doesn’t show any sign of cooling down! During 2013, the city saw an increased activity of high-end homes bought and sold. In fact, a total of 115 MLS® sales in Luxury properties were accounted for in 2013— which is up by 29% from the 2012 figures.

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Other interesting facts about the Luxury market include:

  • Most high-end properties sold 8.7% under the listing price.
  • The highest Luxury home in 2013 sold for $3.4 million (Rob Halabi represented the buyer during this transaction).
  • 14 properties were sold over and at listing price in 2013.
  • In addition to an increased demand there is also an increased competition in buyers.

Want to sell your Edmonton Luxury home? Get expert marketing of your Luxury property from those who understand the market. Each Luxury house is unique— which is why the Paranych Luxury Homes team will develop a personalized marketing strategy specific to your Luxury home. This custom marketing plan will not only ensure you find the Right Buyer, but it will also help make sure you receive what your Luxury home is worth in the Edmonton market!

If you’re looking to buy a Edmonton Luxury home, trust in The Paranych Team! Nobody knows and understands the Edmonton Luxury market like they do; which means they can seamlessly connect buyers and sellers resulting in a smoother transaction. Feel free to browse the listings for your next high-end home. Then contact Rob Halabi and start packing!

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Edmonton Community Spotlight: Woodhaven

Tue, 27 Aug by The Paranych Team

Woodhaven is Edmonton’s hidden gem

Woodhaven

Woodhaven brings nature to your doorstep.

Tucked away in Edmonton’s Southwest corner is the charming new community of Woodhaven. Constructed West of the North Saskatchewan River, Woodhaven is surrounded by natural splendour and offers residents multiple opportunities to embrace the great outdoors. Step inside this luxurious and elegant community, where nature’s wild beauty meets stunning architectural luxury homes. Woodhaven is perfect for active families of all sizes who enjoy the recreational opportunities and natural wilderness available.

Conveniently positioned along the Wedgewood ravine, Woodhaven is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of Edmonton. Only minutes away from the Anthony Henday Drive, its surrounding communities are Cameron Heights to the East and The Hamptons to the North. Due to its pristine location, families in Woodhaven are a quick drive away from services, amenities, and major shopping destinations such as West Edmonton Mall. As Woodhaven continues to bloom, more residents will see an increase of residential housing and established community boundaries.

Developments in the community began in 2011 and will occur over 4 stages. Once completed approximately 650 single family lots, 2 multi-family sites, and 80 acres of open space will occupy the land in Woodhaven. Homes that back onto the ravine are also available. Four of Edmonton’s most respected builders are participating in the first stage of residential developments. These award-winning builders are producing luxury homes in Tudor, Craftsman, and Modern Heritage styles.

If you’re interested in living in the up-and-coming community of Woodhaven, contact The Paranych Team today! Their industry knowledge backed by their team of professionals, can help you find your dream home in the paradise of Woodhaven. To begin your home buying or home building experience, contact Rob to schedule a complimentary home buyers consultation.

Finding The Right Luxury Edmonton Community

Fri, 19 Jul by The Paranych Team

One of the most common challenges for Edmontonians looking to Buy A Luxury Property is choosing the right Edmonton neighbourhood. Finding the best community to live in is key- especially if you plan on raising your family there. As you’ve surely heard before…when it comes to real estate, its all about location!
So how do you find the right community to call home?

Luxury Edmonton CommunitiesRead our tips below to learn more!

    1. What matters most to you. Start with making a list of what is most important to your family. Do you want to be in walking distance of your job? Does an active neighbourhood crime watch matter to you? The most important things are what should go at the very top of your list.
    2. Think of choosing your neighbourhood like choosing a friend. All Edmonton communities have character, they have their own defining features and personality traits. Look at all the community’s traits and how it compares with yours. Do you enjoy dining out? If so, check that there are nearby restaurants with a wide range of dining options. Do you lead an active lifestyle? If so, check if the neighbourhood has any local fitness clubs or groups you can join. Feel free to sign up and use that as a fun way to meet other residents.
    3. Talk to the locals. Take a drive or walk down the streets during the day. Are there many people out on the street? Do you see any children playing? Do adults make eye contact or smile? Try striking up a non-invasive conversation with a couple of people. How they respond to you can paint a clearer picture of what your neighbours could be like. Don’t be afraid to mention you are looking to move to the area, ask them questions about local schools or playgrounds.

Rest assured the Paranych team will work with you to find the right Edmonton luxury home, in the best community which suits your needs and lifestyle. On our team we have a group of professional agents with excellent neighbourhood knowledge. If you are looking to buy an Edmonton Luxury Home and any questions, contact the Paranych team today.

There is an Edmonton community right for you and we know you will be amazed when we find it!

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