Searching for Edmonton Homes: The new single family dwelling

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at 12:03pm.

There are so many new homes being built in Edmonton, and a lot of people are on the fence about whether or not they like the new style of Edmonton homes. The consensus is split down the centre – some people like the new style, and some people still envision an acre of yardage and neighbours only at a shouting distance.

The modern single family home

You may have noticed a trend over the last couple of decades where new single family homes are concerned – closer neighbours and smaller yards. This is the same trend you’ll see with Edmonton homes, but it’s not surprising that many people are seeking these features. With busier lives, people are looking for homes that are easier to maintain, this means smaller yards, convenient appliances (dishwashers, main floor laundry) and even shorter, fewer sidewalks to reduce shoveling. This is one of the benefits of closer neighbours (less sidewalk that is your responsibility). Then again, this style of living isn’t for everyone.

A more traditional vision

Some people feel very strongly that the newer Edmonton homes on the market just aren’t suitable for raising a family. Lots of people still want huge backyards, and homes set away from the street. They don’t want a cul de sac, they want an acreage – without having to live beyond the city limits. But where can you find such things in this day and age? For the modern family with a modern vision, its as easy as moving in to any one of hundreds of new turn-key homes hitting the market. For those with traditional dreams, it often means scouring the older neighbourhoods of the city for listings.
No matter what you think of the new concept of the single family home, you can find both old and new visions in available Edmonton homes.

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