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The People and The Real Estate in Sherbrooke
The residential enclave of Sherbrooke in North Western Edmonton, Alberta is a well-established community well served by the city’s administration. Its pleasing layout, easy access to major arterial roads, and blend of essentials like good schools alongside retail options and outdoor spaces make it a haven for homeowners. Beautiful landscaping and well-designed homes set back from the road heighten the sense of grace that is so quintessentially Sherbrooke. In fact, back in the 1950s when the foundation for the community was first laid, Sherbrooke was held up as a model of good subdivision design by the American Society of Planning Officials.
The New Community of Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke sits in an enviable location in North Western Edmonton, close enough to the shopping hubs and commercial centres, but at a safe distance away to ensure you can come home to a good night’s rest. Yellowhead Highway is a short hop away, making for easy access to other parts of the province. And with the Canadian Rockies not too far away and nature reserves aplenty in the surrounding regions, residents hit the road for a quick getaway often enough.
Edmonton itself is a city with a youthful vibe and a rich past, dating back to both World Wars. Many neighborhoods were first earmarked to be part of the city in the early 1900s. Yet after a glimpse of the stunning and very 21st-century architecture of Downtown or the art and sculptures in the museums here you’ll be forgiven for thinking this city just popped up on the map not very long ago.
Your New Sherbrooke Home in Edmonton
Sherbrooke was divided into a grid-like arrangement back in 1906 when it was first established during Edmonton’s land boom at the turn of the century. In its early years, this area was developed as agricultural land. The city’s first town planner, Noel Dant recognized the potential of Sherbrooke and replotted the land in the area, paving the way for future development. And the rest is history!
Since then Sherbrooke has been developed into a charming neighborhood with a distinctive curvilinear street pattern. Access points are limited, helping cut down thoroughfare traffic, giving it a community feel. The varied designs of these single-dwelling units, interspersed with a few row houses and low-rise apartments give Sherbrooke a personality all its own. A far cry from cookie-cutter apartment living in the average urban centre. And this isn’t by happenstance. The now popular neighborhood unit plan was implemented for the first time in North America, in Sherbrooke. When the community was first planned, design features like walkways were planned while keeping in mind schools and community league sites. The result, a well laid out community for the 21st-century family.
Nearby, other residential neighborhoods like the Prince Charles community have their own facilities, schools, and community activities on offer. All within easy reach of Sherbrooke residents. And that’s in addition to Sherbrooke’s own lovely parks and amenities. The Aurora Charter School and St. Pius X Catholic Elementary School are Edmonton schools located in Sherbrooke, offering schooling options for families with kids.
Things to do in Sherbrooke
Residents of Sherbrooke can access sports and fitness facilities around the city. But it’s hard to beat the convenience of using the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, which is just 5-10 minutes from most homes here. In addition to a pool, whirlpool, fitness centre complete with sauna and steam room, the centre also has an ice arena! The local community also makes a beeline for Coronation Arena nearby, whenever there’s a hockey match on.
If you like golfing, you’ll be able to catch up with fellow golfers from Sherbrooke and other parts of Edmonton at popular courses like Victoria Golf Course, Rundle Park Golf Course, or the Riverside Golf Club. All with stunning locations that will have you coming back for more!
Kids and the curious of mind love to tickle their grey cells at The Telus World of Science, a world-class attraction run as a non-profit organization committed to helping cultivate an interest in science and technology. Even the exemplary Royal Alberta Museum is just 10 minutes drive from Sherbrooke and understandably popular with residents.
When you need something tried and tested to fall back on, the many shopping areas and malls of Edmonton deliver. On the one hand is the mammoth West Edmonton Mall which is touted to be the continent’s biggest. And on the other are the quaint and charming indie stores and boutiques dotted across the city landscape offering all manner of new and unusual artwork, clothing, and accessories. The farmer’s market at Old Strathcona(on every Saturday, all year round) caters to foodies and those keen on getting their produce fresh and straight from the producer.
Living in this scenic river valley region means that it won’t be long before nature draws you away from the cocoon of your home. Edmonton residents are spoilt for choice. The most popular green spots like Mackinnon Ravine Park, William Hawrelak Park, and Terwillegar Park, are also easily reachable from Sherbrooke. The lush greenery in summer and the snowy white landscape in winter are a treat for sore eyes. Follow a trail, fit in a spot of fishing, pack a picnic, or just play a game of catch outdoors when the sun is out. When it’s winter, bundle up and try skijoring with your pooch or do some proper cross-country skiing with friends and family or your lovely neighbours!