There’s always something special about beginning a new year. But this year there are more ‘something specials’ than usual. As the entire region gears up for the Olympics, Cloverdale is buzzing with some news all its own: the latest addition to the Townline family, Clayton Rise.
In the heart of Cloverdale – a neighbourhood full of amenities and charm – Clayton Rise is a great place to call home. There are 143 townhomes, each with huge windows and open floorplans. And it’s all built on a rise that offers spectacular views of Mount Baker and the Fraser Valley.
There’s a serene, almost rural feel here that works as an ideal backdrop to the relaxed lifestyle Clayton Rise offers. Take the quiet luxury of our cultivated community greens and our network of footpaths. Or the no-membershiprequired on-site gym. Or the social possibilities of the 5,000 square foot Clubhouse – think games night with your new neighbours, a picture-perfect baby shower, playoff hockey on the big screen… And, of course, there are all the shops, restaurants, parks and schools right near by. It all combines to create a convenient, community-focused lifestyle. Last June, when it all started, 2010 still seemed a long way off. Now that it’s here, we can’t help but be pretty proud with what’s been accomplished:
June was all about setting the scene. The site was excavated, roads went in, and concrete started pumping.
In July, The Clubhouse started taking shape and framing began on the townhouses.
In August, with framing and rough-ins complete, the windows and doors installed, and the roofs on, the townhomes started to really look like, well, homes.
September brought brick to portions of the townhouse exteriors and insulation and drywall to their interiors.
October, for the townhomes, was all about interior finishes – cabinets, millwork and flooring. On The Clubhouse, the focus was on the basics – plumbing, electrical and insulation.
In November and December, the community entrance to the townhomes was started and The Clubhouse pool began taking shape.
And now, with months of hard work behind us, the initial townhomes are almost complete.
We’re excited. After all, everything we’ve introduced to the community so far has been the talk of the town. Heritance – family houses on quaint, neighbourly streets – is almost sold out with only four homes remaining. Compass – thoughtfully constructed, contemporary townhomes and apartments – sold out last spring.
Last spring, Elise Sangster sold the last phase of Compass Townhomes. After seeing the camaraderie that’s grown in that neighbourhood, she’s missed being a part of Clayton Village.
Lucky for her (and for us), she’s just been named the new Sales Manager for Clayton Rise.
Elise – herself a first-time homeowner – is the kind of person who carefully explains the smallest of details and patiently answers the most miniscule of questions (for the first time or the fifth). And she’s committed to matching the most particular of buyers to their perfect home.
So Clayton Rise is right up her alley. She’s impressed by the 5,000-squarefoot Clubhouse, the outdoor pool and the on-site gym. And, as the proud owner of two large labs, she really likes the fact that there’s everything from a dog park to a Starbucks right around the corner.