Southeast Edmonton’s premier lakeside community, Summerside, offers the best of both worlds when it comes to life on the water and urban convenience. An all-in-one neighbourhood featuring incredible home styles, fantastic amenities, and unbeatable recreation opportunities, active families will be hard-pressed to find a better place to call home.
Did you know? Summerside takes its name from the beachside city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Summerside was designed and developed to exude a nautical/maritime atmosphere, akin to that of an east coast resort community.
Summerside Homes for Sale and Real Estate
First established in the early 2000s, Summerside is a newer Southeast Edmonton neighbourhood still undergoing development. As such, it is an ideal community for any buyer in search of a new construction home equipped with contemporary finishes and features.
See our previous post: Should You Buy a New Construction Home or a Pre-Owned Home?
Single-family properties are the predominant home style in the area. These include both convenient front-attached homes and laned homes boasting plenty of curb appeal. Detached homes in Summerside feature an average of four bedrooms and four bathrooms, with prices typically beginning in the late 300s. Lavish luxury properties can also be found throughout the area, many of which are situated along the shores of Lake Summerside.
Summerside also houses many high and medium-density home styles, ranging from low-rise apartment-style condos starting in the high 100s to roomy townhomes and duplexes, starting in the mid 300s. Once development in the neighbourhood is complete, the area will consist of roughly 25% medium and high-density homes and 75% single-family properties.
Average Listing Price: $407,000
Did you know? To maintain Summerside’s “coastal appeal,” homes within the neighbourhood are designed according to classic Cape Cod architectural style – a traditional home style famous for its New England (seaside) look and feel.
If there’s one thing for sure, Summerside offers no shortage of amenities. In addition to the many outdoor amenities for which the community is known, the neighbourhood also features several shopping districts, including the Market at Summerside (Save on Foods, Brewsters Brewing Company, medical centres, etc.) and the countless shops, services and restaurants located along bordering Ellerslie Road (Canadian Brewhouse, several coffee shops, banking institutions and more).
South Edmonton Common, featuring more than 172 brand name stores, ample restaurants and entertainment venues, also sits just a short distance away to the north.
Other Southeast Edmonton amenities:
- Grey Nuns Community Hospital
- Mill Woods Town Centre
- Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport
- South Park Centre
- Southpoint Shopping Centre
- Summerside Farmer’s Market
Did you know? With over 2.3 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment space, South Edmonton Common remains one of the largest open-air retail developments in North America.
An Outdoor Lover’s Delight
As the crowning jewel of this one-of-a-kind community, Lake Summerside provides recreational opportunities to residents year-round. In addition to swimming, fishing, boating, skating and other water-related activities, the community’s exclusive Beach House and Marina hosts several family-friendly events throughout the year. Other outdoor amenities provided by the resident’s association include outdoor barbeque pits and picnic sites, playgrounds, tennis courts, beach volleyball and much more.
Additional recreational amenities in and around Summerside include:
- Blackmud Creek Ravine
- Gateway Fitness Park
- Ivor Dent Sports Park
- Mill Woods Recreation Centre
- William Lutsky YMCA
Did you know? Lake Summerside is Edmonton’s first recreational purpose-built lake. It is 28-feet deep, contains 680 million litres of water and covers a span of 32 acres. The lake is also stocked with over 10,000 rainbow trout and carp.
Extremely family oriented, Summerside provides convenient access to several schools. In addition to both a public and Catholic K-9 school, the area sits within close proximity to several pre-schools, daycares and after-school care programs. Additional public and Catholic opportunities can also be found throughout the surrounding neighbourhoods, including the Orchards, Walker and Mill Woods.
Designated Public Schools:
- Michael Strembitsky School (Designated Grade K-6 School)
- Michael Strembitsky School (Designated Grade 7-9 School)
- J. Percy Page School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Designated Catholic Schools:
- Father Michael Mireau School (Designated Grade K-9 School)
- St. Clement Catholic School (Designated Pre K-9 School)
- Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Designated Grade 10-12 School)
Did you know? Over 1.3 million cubic metres of dirt were removed to build Lake Summerside, which also required more than 3,700 tonnes of limestone to complete the shoreline.
Commuting From Southeast Edmonton
Extremely accessible, Summerside sits bounded by 91st to the west, Ellerslie Road to the north, 66th Street to the east and 25th Ave to the south. 91st Street is particularly convenient for residents wishing to access the south Anthony Henday. Nearby, Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail provide a streamlined commute to both downtown Edmonton and the Edmonton International Airport. Ellerslie Road also remains an important thoroughfare for Summerside residents as it features the many shops, services and restaurants for which Southeast Edmonton is known.
As Summerside and its surrounding neighbourhoods remain under development, so too do transit opportunities in the area. However, there are several bus stops located throughout the community. Transit accessibility to Summerside is also expected to improve upon the completion of the Valley LRT line, located in the nearby neighbourhood of Mill Woods.
For more information on Edmonton real estate opportunities/homes for sale in Summerside (or the city’s many other unique neighbourhoods), get in touch with us! We also invite you to take advantage of our free buyer’s resources and home seller’s resources, including:
- Your All-In-One Guide to Choosing the Right Edmonton Neighbourhood – Find your perfect home in your ideal community!
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