Sequoia: Settle in Surrey and Let Your Family Take Root

Real Estate Weekly
November 30, 2012


Sullivan Heights is a growing family neighbourhood south of Surrey but, as the blog points out, not quite South Surrey!

The former agricultural land was first developed as large family homes with acreages, before becoming parceled up for greater development from the mid 1990s.

Fairborne Homes' Cristy Edmonds explains why the company chose this part of the Lower Mainland for its Sequoia development.

"The area has become very popular with young families, says Cristy. "We saw this as the perfect opportunity for our first townhome development."

The gentle slope of the site to the north offers views of the North Shore mountains and on two sides of Sequoia is protected green space, a big draw to those hoping the area will not become overdeveloped.

And a major plus for families is this: "We're also located close to major arterial routes and there is both an elementary school and a secondary school within walking distance," says Cristy.

The good road links make getting to White Rock easy; access to the Fraser Highway brings Langley "closer," and of course the 99 provides easy access to the US border.

Closer to home, though, there are plenty of attractive qualities. Cristy explains: "Sequoia features a community amenity building, aptly named 'Creekside Clubhouse' which all homeowners have the exclusive use of.

It features a large kitchen-lounge area, fully equipped fitness studio, guest suite and an outdoor area, with BBQ, patio and chairs, perfect for hosting larger summer family gatherings.

The concept, says Cristy , is to extend living space and bring people together.

She also pointed out that: "The homes themselves also feature fully fenced rear yards which are typically not found in townhomes. Some of our rear yards are as large as you'd find in a single family home!"

Another feature rarely found in such developments is that all homes come with a double-car garage.

Piecing all of this together, it's clear that the target demographic is young families, young couples starting out and couples or families looking for all the features new homes bring.

"The homes were designed with family living in mind," says Cristy. "All homes feature an open concept main floor perfect for Mom to watch over her kids while she's busy in the kitchen. They also come with three bedrooms and two full baths, great for growing families with changing needs."

So, what is the hope for this development? What does Fairborne hope to leave behind? "The craftsman-style architecture, featuring brick and wood accents, blends seamlessly into the established neighbourhood of single family homes and will leave a legacy of quality and timeless design for years to come.

The family legacy is not only apparent in the design of the neighbourhood, but is very much present in its name: "Sequoia." The name was chosen to reflect the developer's wish for buyers to establish and grow deep family roots just like the tree after which it is named.

At a Glance: Sequoia
Number of units: 91
Types of units: 2-3 bedroom townhomes with two-car garages
Ownership: Strata
Size range: 1,268 sq.ft. -1,352 sq.ft
Price range $324,900-$369,900
Standard features Granite counters in kitchen, stainless-steel appliances, laminate hardwood throughout main floor
Building amenities Creekside clubhouse 2,900 sq. ft. Amenity building with kitchen lounge are, fitness studio, guest suite and outdoor patio
Surrounding community amenities: Bell Centre for Performing Arts, YMCA, shopping, schools and parks nearby. Visit website. on Pinterest: Check out more photos of the Sequoia development by clicking below...

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