Volume 12 - Fall 2011

The Garden

Nature…and Shopping on your doorstep.

Recently, we spoke with Chris Colbeck, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Townline, to get his take on what makes The Gardens such a unique home ownership opportunity. He had a number of things to say: “The Gardens is located in South Richmond, and there are no other home ownership opportunities around us. That alone makes it unique. But, you also have great amenities with Ironwood Plaza.”

It’s true. The Gardens is located just across the road from Ironwood Plaza where you will find London Drugs, Save on Foods, BC Liquor Store, and popular restaurants like Browns Social House, Nando’s Chicken, Boston Pizza, and Original Joes. There’s a Bank of Montreal and a Scotiabank, a Bosley’s Pet Store and many more shops and services. And, ultimately, The Gardens will have its own retail services helping to make it an even more complete urban village.

“There’s a 12-acre park at your doorstep,” Colbeck continued, “and while you’re close to the highway for easy in and out, you are
buffered from it.” Sales at the first phase of The Gardens support Chris’ enthusiasm for the location. He concludes by saying, “We’ve seen great success with the release of Magnolia, our first building of 92 stylish west coast homes, and are more than 75% sold out. And, due to that success, we have launched our second building Azalea. We’re also seeing a lot more owner-occupier buyers which will make for a very nice end-use community where you can get to know your neighbours.”

The gardens IS the place for us.

Tatiana and Ben tell us, in their own words, why they bought a home at The Gardens: “It was exactly what we were looking for! It’s a great location with easy access to banks, supermarkets, restaurants, a big theatre and whatever exciting new developments that may arise. And it’s also close to the highway and to the border. It’s an integration of nature in the city with the nature park walkway.

When we first saw the display home with the single bedroom we quickly fell in love. But since we needed at least one more room we chose one of the bigger suites; suite 416.”

Tatiana currently lives and works in Richmond. She wanted to find a place which was close to family and work. But Ben works in Vancouver, so he needed a place which had easy access to major routes. The highway makes it easy for him to commute to and fro.

Memorable points: the layout of the suites use space efficiently. They’re also excited about the recreational facility with a basketball court and gym. And they’re anticipating future walks through the nature park.

They finish by saying, “Everyone that helped us make our first big purchase made everything go so smoothly.”

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