Selecting a Custom Home Builder, is one of the biggest decisions you will make. The next big consideration is where you want to build.
When you read our blog series about what you need to know when building a custom home, Custom Home Build: What Do I Need to Know series, Part 1 it outlines the items you need to consider when choosing your location.
Important factors are:
- Proximity to schools
- Proximity to shopping
- Commute distance
- Community features
- Proximity to the places you frequent
The Grange is conveniently located 5 kms east of Sherwood Park on Range Road 223, just south of Wye Road.
Live Luxuriously in The Grange
Driving through The Grange, you’ll see luxurious estate homes amid rolling hills and old growth forests. It’s a community with an urban setting in a rural area, meaning you get country living with city-like amenities.
No need to dig a well like on a traditional acreage. The Grange has water piped in and is serviced by a pipe sanitary system. The roads are wide and ditch-free, eliminating the hazards of old country roads.
The developers say it perfectly:
“The Grange provides country living in a natural area, using urban design features and conservation features. It’s country living in an urban setting at its best.”
Location, Location, Location!
Commuting from The Grange is simple. It’s located just south of Wye Road, with quick access to the Anthony Henday and Whitemud Freeway.
For residents of Strathcona County, Sherwood Park is the place to go! Getting into The Park for shopping, entertainment, and activities is a very short drive. You can get just about anywhere in Sherwood Park from The Grange in 15 minutes!
No need to drive far to go shopping. Living in Strathcona County gives you quick access to shops, outlet stores and malls:
The Sherwood Park Mall has almost 100 stores, a theatre, salons, and a gym.
Emerald Hills Shopping Centre has outlet stores, restaurants and big box stores.
Baseline Village Mall has 36 stores, including a variety of restaurants.
Who’s your favorite grocer? Save-on? Costco?
Whoever your favourite is, Sherwood Park has it:
- and of course, Save-on-Foods and Costco
For those who like going to farmer’s market, Sherwood Park has a couple that are open year-round. Click here for details about farmers’ markets.
Take advantage of all the activities Sherwood Park has to offer!
Living in The Grange means that you have acres of nature to enjoy. Although, if a playground is what you’re looking for, Sherwood Park offers many parks. See the full list here.
Keep yourself and your family active after school and work by joining programs at Sherwood Park’s many schools, studios, and arenas:
Gymnastics programs at Salto
Yoga at Millennium Place, Moksha Yoga or Yoga For Today,
Martial arts classes (Check out the 10 Best Martial Arts places in Sherwood Park)
Tap, jazz, ballet, or other dance classes at Step-by-Step, Dance Fusion, or the Sherwood Park School of Dance.
Find even more ways to stay active by looking at this season’s Sherwood Park Recreation Guide.
Schools in the Area
With a family, your proximity to schools is an important part of deciding where to live. Fortunately, you have a lot of public, catholic, and French immersion schools nearby.
Wye Elementary is currently your public elementary school option. It will be replaced by a new school in the Heritage Hills area in the future. Children then go on to F. R. Haythorne (7-9) and Bev Facey High School.
Catholic students attend Holy Redeemer from K-8 and high school at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School. If you want your children to attend elementary school in Sherwood Park, you have a few more options.
Are you interested in French immersion programs? Click here!
Time for a night out? Find all the flavours you crave in Sherwood Park, from Asian to classic Canadian fare.
Whether it’s take-out or dine-in, Sherwood Park has an amazing variety of restaurants to choose from.
Here are some of our recommendations:
Sawaddee Thai Cuisine: A Sherwood Park family, originally from Bangkok, Thailand opened one of the best restaurants in the area. Pick up some fresh, authentic Thai on your way home to The Grange; it’s less than 5 kms away.
Nitza’s Pizza: Nitza’s has two locations in Sherwood Park and the competition between them is fierce. The Wye Road location, close to The Grange, is hands-down the local favourite.
No Way Jose’s Taqueria: Jose’s is where you’ll find the best tacos, nachos, and burritos in the area. It has a great reputation for fresh and flavorful food.
Freshii: Want to eat out without the guilt? Pick up a fresh meal for the whole family at Freshii.
Gregg’s Mediterranean: Locals are buzzing about delicious food and healthy choices at Sherwood Park’s favourite place to get their Mediterranean food mix. If you eat in, you can try out some fragrant shisha.
Branches: Greenland Greenhouse has a cafe and bistro that would be a hidden gem if it weren’t so popular! Spend the afternoon buying supplies for your garden and then take a seat at Branches for an excellent meal.
Joey’s Sherwood: Enjoy the cool, relaxed atmosphere at one of the hottest spots in The Park. All their food is made from scratch and the servers are professional and friendly. Try the apple pie!
Luxurious Home Options with Canterbury Homes
Build the home of your dreams with Canterbury Homes! Below are some of the luxurious feature options available to you when you build with us:
- Home Theatre
- High Ceilings
- Home Spa features
- Custom finishes: lighting, flooring, crown molding… and more
That home in the country you’ve always wanted is within your reach. Let’s talk about your dream home today!