5 Things to Look For in a New Community

Good news: If you’re looking for a new home in Greater Edmonton or the surrounding area, you have many attractive communities to choose from. Here are five important factors to consider as you start your search:

Daily convenience

Map the community and assess its location within the city. Where is it in relation to major highways, main driving routes, and public transit? How long will your current work commute take, including traffic?

You’ll also want to calculate how easy (or difficult) it would be to reach other locations you frequently visit, such as child care, recreation facilities, health services, banking, shopping, dining, and entertainment. To assist you, each of our community’s websites offers a comprehensive Convenience Map, under the “Explore our Community” tab.

Quality schools

Each community has a designated school within Edmonton’s school boards, but you can also enter a lottery for enrolment in other nearby schools. This is a useful option if you are seeking a school with a specialized program.

A school located within the community is incredibly convenient. If it’s within walking distance, your child will have the benefit of walking to school with neighbourhood kids of a similar age. In addition, purchasing a home in a new community with a school (or a future school site) can increase your home’s overall value. 

In-community amenities

Each of our Qualico communities incorporates natural elements to provide a scenic backdrop for your home. For example, your front door could be steps away from a lush environmental reserve, ravine, storm pond, or creek.

We also take pride in outfitting our communities with unique outdoor amenities that will appeal to families, such as playgrounds, parks, multi-use trails, splash pads, community gardens, skating areas, and basketball courts. With all this variety, we’re confident that one of our communities will suit your interests and needs.

Hustle and Bustle

Seeking a small-town lifestyle with the convenience of nearby big-city amenities? You may feel it’s worth a few extra minutes of driving to reside in one of Edmonton’s bedroom communities. If this sounds like you, consider visiting these communities.

Spruce Grove



Fort Saskatchewan

Stony Plain

Sherwood Park


Future development

The area’s overall development will directly impact your home’s value, and your quality of life. Inquire about the proposed residential and commercial plans for the community, especially if it’s in its early stages. To help with this research, each of our community’s websites offers a detailed Community Lot Map, under the “Explore our Community” tab. For more information about Qualico communities in Edmonton and the surrounding area, please visit our website.