While many people are focused on finding a neighbourhood as close to the downtown Edmonton area as possible, some would prefer to get away from the craziness of the city. If this sounds like you, it’s time to check out the community of Ruisseau.
Rural Life, Close to the City
The location of Ruisseau appeals to those looking for a quieter lifestyle. There are parks and nature trails nearby, so it’s easy to completely immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Despite this country-like feel, you’re only a 10-minute drive from south Edmonton. From there, it’s easy to hop onto the Anthony Henday to get anywhere in the city. Those who work in the southern part of the city will find that Ruisseau is an especially convenient neighbourhood, and someone working in the downtown area is sure to have a streamlined commute.
Ruisseau has a rural feel, but it’s certainly not remote. You can do your grocery shopping, pick up a quick bite to eat or buy some new things for your home at any of the stores and restaurants nearby. These include a Sobey’s, Shoppers Drug Mart, Beaumont Home Hardware, Tim Hortons, and Boston Pizza. At the same time, South Edmonton Common is less than 30 minutes away if you need something special.
Great School Options
When you choose Ruisseau as your home, your children will be able to get a great education at the École Bellevue School, École Coloniale Estates School, or Beaumont Composite High School. French immersion opportunities are available, which is a good chance for your child to become fluent in another language.
One of the nicest things about the Ruisseau community is its family-friendly atmosphere. You’ll almost always see a friendly face when you’re walking around, and those with kids of all ages like to gather at the playground in the centre of the community. Your kids will be able to make friends that will last a lifetime.
The S&D Aqua-Fit Centre is just right across the street, which offers a variety of fun and fitness choices for families. You can swim laps in the pool or have fun with the kids in the wading pool or on the two-storey waterslide. They also offer exercise machines, fitness classes, and childcare so you can get your exercise in.
Don Sparrow Lake is a local favourite, offering the perfect backdrop for a nature walk. You should be able to see plenty of wildlife no matter what time of year it is. This is a part of the Four Seasons Park, which also has baseball diamonds, volleyball courts, and playground areas. You can even go ice fishing here during the winter.
The Home Choices You Want
You need a home that fits your family’s needs, and you’ll find what you’re looking for in Ruisseau. Homes here are built by two prominent builders who have outstanding reputations in the Edmonton area. The community plan allows for duplex-style and single family homes, so you know the community will attract people who are ready to settle down. You have to see these showhomes to believe them.
The showhome from Look Master Builder is over 2,200 square feet with a classic look to the exterior. The double-garage also has a tandem area, which means that it can fit three cars, or you can use all of that extra space for storage. It also features a den on the first floor and a bonus room on the second floor. Your family will love stylistic elements like full tile backsplash and granite or quartz countertops.
You should also take a look at the showhome from UrbanAge Homes. It has almost 2,000 square feet of space and a really distinctive look both inside and out. The kitchen is extra-large, and the drop-down eating bar on the island looks modern and different. The home offers other features like a walk-through pantry, bonus room on the second floor, and a coat room at the entryway.
Ruisseau offers an excellent blend of casual, countryside living with modern style and amenities. You can’t go wrong with a winning combination like that.