Apartment living - a level-up lifestyle | YEG Apartment Condos

By Pepper Rodriguez
April 01, 2021

There are plenty of reasons why one might want to buy an apartment condo, but there is one particular feature that makes it a great choice – it is the instant lifestyle that you can get here. Whether it’s in a downtown tower, an inner-city mid-rise or a transit-oriented four-storey condo in the suburbs, the appeal of single-level apartment style living is very much the lifestyle it provides.

Apartment condos have always been thought of as a perfect first-time homebuyer opportunity, but there is more to them than just that. Retirees looking to age in place also see the benefit in single-level living. It’s a tempting option for investors, as well, and even young families are finding a fit here.
Towers, mixed-use, transit-oriented or any other form of apartment developments can be found in all corners of the city. What they all have in common is an affordable, dynamic lifestyle that is more appealing than ever before. And this holds true whether you pick one in the city core or in the suburbs. Here are a couple of examples.

Edmonton-based Westrich Pacific has focused on creating landmarks in the city through iconic architectural designs in unparalleled locations. Their latest success is ENCORE Tower, the 43-storey high-rise that has added a new sense of vitality in the downtown.
Just outside the city centre, the Village at Griesbach is home to Connaught at Griesbach, the latest multi-family development from Cassel Properties that gives first-time homebuyers, downsizers and everyone else in between the chance to own a home affordably in an award-winning community.

The Connaught at Griesbach

A connected community

Ideally situated in Northwest Edmonton, The Connaught at Griesbach is only minutes away from downtown and major transit, connecting residents to every activity they need.

Living at The Connaught means not having to drive to get to great restaurants and having an abundance of unique public spaces to enjoy during a leisurely stroll. You are part of a fabulous community, which is literally right at your doorstep. Once a military base, the Village at Griesbach, was voted Alberta’s Best Community for 2019. It has since grown to feature great shops, dining and services, all showcased by beautiful architecture, as well as a man-made pond, parks and gardens all within walking distance.

“After checking out seven condo buildings, my son, who lives in Griesbach said ‘mom, why don’t you look in my neighbourhood’,” says Gwen Davies, a retired teacher, who bought a three-bedroom unit here.

“The kitchen is functional and absolutely gorgeous,” says Davies. “It is a wonderful neighbourhood filled with lovely people … we go for walks around the pond and think to ourselves, how lucky are we to live here.”

The Connaught is a family-friendly, four-storey building featuring 160 condominiums, with a selection of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den and three-bedroom suites. Ranging from 712 to 1,333 sq. ft., each home is thoughtfully designed with many high-end standards, such as air conditioning, designer lighting, soft-close cabinets, quartz countertops in both kitchens and bathrooms, Hunter Douglas window coverings as well as spacious patios and balconies with natural gas outlets – great for entertaining family and friends on balmy nights. Go to theconnaughtatgriesbach.ca, for more information.

About Pepper Rodriguez

Pepper Rodriguez is a writer, editor of New Home + Condo Guide's Calgary and Edmonton editions.

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