Spruce Grove is the perfect balance of big city convenience and quiet residential life with a population of roughly 35,000 people. Are you considering moving to Spruce Grove, but not sure which area will be the best for you and your family to live in? As a long-term resident of Spruce Grove, I’ll be able to share the highlights of the best communities and hopefully help you choose your favourite.
What makes a neighbourhood great to live in? The topics that top my list are:
1. Lifestyle – How walkable is the neighbourhood? Are you close to parks, green spaces and entertainment? How about shopping
2. Pride of Ownership – You can’t control who your neighbours are, but when you explore the neighbourhood is it well-kept? As a general rule of thumb, people that take care of their homes don’t spend every weekend throwing wild parties so it should be quiet as well. Buying a home in a neighbourhood surrounding by responsible homeowners will bode well for you down the line when it’s time to sell.
3. Accessibility – How close are the major access roads? Parks or Walking Trails? Schools? Grocery Stores and Shopping?
4. Safety – is the neighbourhood low on crime? Is there a busy street near-by? If you’re shopping for a home in the spring or summer, are there lots of neighbours walking their dogs or riding bikes though the area? If there are, it’s a good sign. We’re cooped up all winter in Alberta so when the sun is out, so are the people.
Here are my top 3 areas to live in Spruce Grove:
Number 3: Central Spruce Grove – I know this is more than one neighbourhood, but Milgrove, Woodhaven, Brookwood and Broxton Park make up the heart of the city and were among the first houses to be built here. The cost of entry is lower than the newer areas so it’s great for young families or first time home buyers, with accessibility to the trail system and parks, grocery stores and schools. The older area of Spruce Grove contains the majority of our schools and makes for a quick and safe walk to school for your kids.
Number 2: Greenbury It’s curb appeal galore in Greenbury with the classic brownstone styling that will never look dated and will also be great for resale! A huge priority when building out this area was sustainability, so the developer incorporated wind power, bioswales, and natural wetlands. Greenbury is within walking distance of Prescot Learning Centre, and Jubilee Park filled with trees, picnic areas and a spray park for the kids. Greenbury is on the far East side of Spruce Grove, and with the brand-new addition of Pioneer Road, you can access Edmonton within minutes.
The community of McLaughlin is situated around a massive storm pond and backs onto Spruce Grove’s nature preserves and walking trails. McLaughlin was designed to maximize the park spaces and trail system. In the winter Mclaughlin residents are basically next door to the Tri-Leisure center which includes a gym, running track, swimming pool and ice rinks.
All of this being said, you really can purchase a home anywhere in Spruce Grove and enjoy a walkable lifestyle, with access to main roads and well-kept, safe neighbourhoods. In Spruce Grove, you really can’t go wrong!
Now that you’re considering which neighbourhood to move to in Spruce Grove, you’re probably wondering where to start with the moving process! Make sure you check out my next video for my top tips on moving here.
If you’re interested in buying a home here in Spruce Grove, let’s chat! Contact me for a buyer consultation today.