The Orchards

2021 CHBA Edmonton Finalist for Best Community

One of the most beautiful communities in south Edmonton, The Orchards is proud to be named the 2021 Finalist for the Best Community of the Year. Designed for things to do in every season, The Orchards literally blossoms in spring, with streets lined with flowering trees. Continue reading to hear what all the buzz is about!

The Orchards Club House safely brings together this community. Living here gets you private access to the playground, spray park, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and fire bowls. Our staff abides by capacity limits and sanitizes high-touch surfaces daily, including the playground equipment! As a resident of The Orchards, you can also join spring programs including yoga, Pilates, barre and dance classes for kids. Indoors, rooms are available for residents to rent for small indoor clubs and events (while abiding to Covid-19 protocols.)

Kids can safely walk to school to the Jan Reimer K-9 School, or the brand new Divine Mercy K-6 School which just opened in 2020. There are many asphalt trails and walking paths in the community, as well as three landscaped ponds with more planned for future development. Perfect for bike rides, jogging and afternoon picnics. The Orchards is close to shopping, entertainment and restaurants along Ellerslie and just a short five minute drive away from South Edmonton Common.

Every resident in The Orchards receives a flowering tree as a gift from Brookfield Residential. The street names continue with this theme and you could live on Cherry Loop, Plum Gate or Hawthorne Way. A unique touch which adds beauty and pride in a community. It’s possibly the most beautifully fragrant community in Edmonton.

Visit the community website to book an appointment with Edmonton’s top builders at the The Orchards’ Show Home Village, including Brookfield Residential, Daytona Homes, Excel Homes and Homes by Avi. There are six show homes you can tour, including the brand new Carrera by Daytona Homes that opened in March 2021 – a laned home with a garden suite above the garage, providing you opportunity to earn extra rental income.

Chappelle Gardens

2021 CHBA National Finalist for Best Growing Community



Chappelle Gardens is a quiet community in southwest Edmonton, and wow, 2020 was a year full of new changes! It’s no surprise that it’s a finalist in Canada for 2021 CHBA’s Best Growing Community. At Brookfield Residential, we put our residents first in community planning, and are always finding new ways to make them the best places to call home. Continue reading to learn about just a few things we have been up to.

In 2020, Chappelle Gardens launched Social Crews, bringing residents together through programs for like-minded neighbours to spark new friendships. Gatherers have game nights and beer tastings. Adventurers can join programs like yoga and karate. Makers have paint nights and craft clubs. Explorers enjoy finer things with book and wine clubs. Take the Social Crews Quiz to discover your crew!

Commercial amenities have expanded, giving you more of what you need within a short bike ride or a quick drive away from home. Some of just a few new local shops have been adding including:

  • A brand new 9Round Kickboxing studio. The Chappelle Gardens Social House also has a great partnership with their team to offer classes for residents. Classes are subject to Alberta Health Services guidelines, but you can also sign-up for their online workouts.
  • In addition to the local Co-op Marketplace, a brand new Save-On-Foods opened giving you even more options for delicious, local foods. Just a short drive away, the new Freson Bros. is now open in Rabbit Hill Crossing, offering an emphasis on Albertan-produced produce and products.

Chappelle Gardens is a master-planned community with beautifully landscaped green spaces, seating areas, extensive trail network, scenic ponds, community gardens, a park and playground and outdoor exercise equipment. Plus enjoy the benefits of the resident-only Social House with a spray park, basketball courts, hockey rink, playground, indoor facility and a community tool shed program.

Tour five new show homes which opened in 2020 featuring modern Scandinavian architecture. Click here to take a virtual tour of the show homes from Edmonton’s top builders.

To learn more about Chappelle Gardens, the Social House or our available home models, visit the community website to book an appointment with Brookfield Residential and Daytona Homes. 

Lake Summerside

2021 CHBA Edmonton Finalist for Best Community

Located in south Edmonton, Lake Summerside is a one-of-a-kind community that features a 32-acre freshwater lake that residents enjoy year-round. With a sandy beach, Lake Summerside offers a “staycation” in your own backyard. There are only a handful of lake lots available in Lake Summerside. This is your last opportunity to build new in this award-winning community.

Since its Grand Opening in 2001, Lake Summerside in south Edmonton has prided itself in offering lakeside living for all seasons. The community features waterfront homes in Cape Cod-style architecture. Residents of Lake Summerside have exclusive access to The Beach Club which offers an endless number of activities to choose from both in winter and summer.

In the summer, explore the 5 kilometers of walking paths and trails, relax on the sandy beach, play a round of tennis or beach volleyball, and have a picnic at the BBQ area. Make new watersport hobbies like paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing.

Fun Facts:

  • The lake required 680 million litres of water to fill, which took over 3 months!
  • The lake water is tested weekly and uses an aeration system to circulate oxygen.
  • The lake is stocked with thousands of Grass Carp to maintain water quality. Having them has eliminated the need for chemical control of the lake’s plant growth.

Visit the community website to connect with our renowned estate builders to build your new dream home on the lake.