Finding the right home for your family is a lot easier when you’ve already found the perfect community. If you’re just starting to hunt for a place to call home in the Ottawa area, we recommend considering the type of community that you want to live in first and then explore the housing options. There are a number of new neighbourhoods being developed right now that are quickly becoming the new “it spot” to live, and Place St. Thomas in Embrum is one of them. If you’ve never heard of this community before, learn more about it here and why Embrun residents love calling Place St. Thomas home.
The Quality of Life
The region of Russell, which includes Embrun is known for its livability and family feel. In fact, it was rated the 3rd best place to live in Canada in 2018 by Moneysense and no.1 in their sub-ranking for best places to live under $500,000. With relatively high incomes and attractive prices that you won’t find in other areas of Ottawa or across Ontario, residents can enjoy a high quality of life here.
Low Crime Rate
This quaint community also boasts a very low crime rate, ranking among the top 25 percent of cities with the lowest crime rate, according to Moneysense. This makes it the perfect spot to raise a family without having to worry about the kids going out for a bike ride or walking the dog after dark.
Easy Access to Other Great Spots
For those who work in the city but don’t want to live in it, Place St. Thomas is the perfect location. It’s only a quick commute to the downtown core via the Trans Canada Highway and there’s also reliable bus service if you don’t have access to a car. Place St. Thomas is also only an hour away from the well-known town of Cornwall located on the St. Lawrence River and directly across from the US. The Cornwall area is a great place to fish, pitch a tent, and boat on the waterway.
Variety of Amenities and Services
Embrun residents also love calling Place St.Thomas home because of all the amenities they get instant access to. Not only are there plenty of schools in the community, but there’s also a range of amenities and entertainment resources close by including a sports dome, several hockey arenas, parks, trails, and playgrounds. Foodies can have their needs met with plenty of local breweries and tasty restaurants in the area as well. And just minutes from your front door you can find 24-hour grocery stores, pharmacies, dental and health services, and other conveniences at your service.
Great Place for the Kids to Grow
If you’re looking for a family-centric community with activities for every age group, St. Thomas is the place to be. It’s also one of the best places to grow a family in Canada. The new Calypso Water Park only 10 minutes away and is a big hit for both kids and parents. Plus, the Embrun Yahoo Park splash pad is an added bonus for families who are looking to cool off during the warmer summer months.
If you’re looking for a turnkey home to move into, Embrun has attracted award-winning builders offering new builds that feature luxurious, premium craftsmanship at an affordable rate. Place St. Thomas has been attracting residents for its blend of heritage-rich features with modern-day charm. Each home in the community offers quality finishes, modern designs, and plenty of room. With a variety of sizes and types of homes to choose from, the community has become a hot spot for both young professionals looking to escape the busy city and growing families on the hunt for a home they can grow into.
Connection to Nature
There’s a unique connection to the area in Place St.Thomas. Conservation paths and trails are located all around the community. The area is also home to many of the Capital region’s agricultural resources. Finding fresh meats and locally produced food is readily available to you. There are also nearby golf courses, off-leash dog parks and the W.E Burton and J. Henry Tweed Conservation areas where you can get your daily dose of the great outdoors.
You can learn more about this new community by visiting our Valecraft website or coming to see the neighbourhood yourself. Contact one of our area representatives today and they’ll show you everything that this community has to offer, including our latest model homes. We have a large variety of designs ranging from two-story homes, bungalows and soon to come modern townhomes – whatever stage you’re at we have the perfect home for you!