There’s a Korean proverb that reads: a close neighbour is better than a distant relative.
And when you’re searching for a new home, having a close neighbour — with new friends — is a great way to put down roots.
The community was recently recognized as ‘Canada’s Best Growing Community’ by the Canadian Home Builders Association – National. It’s the second time the community was recognized with this award, the first having been in 2021.
And it’s no wonder Chappelle Gardens is getting noticed. The neighbourhood is home to young families, attracted by an affordable, convenient lifestyle with easy access to green spaces. And now, those families have come together to form a lively community.
Thanks to an active Residents’ Association – known as the “Social House” – the community has a welcoming, small-town feel. It’s the kind of place where neighbours get to know each other, spend time at social events and enjoy community amenities like the spray park, picnic areas and NHL-sized hockey rink.
“We try to host activities and events for everyone in the family to enjoy, year-round. Whether it’s through sports or entertainment, or the kids club, our community is really well-connected,” said Lara Pereverseff, general manager of the Chappelle Gardens Residents’ Association and Social House. “It doesn’t take long for people to settle in and get to know each other.”
Even during the pandemic, the Social House worked to create safe ways for residents to connect and stay active. Since then, they’ve developed more offerings to strengthen that special community feeling. Every month, residents enjoy programming ranging from yoga to crafting, family bingo nights and more.
In the summer, Warren Ollis, senior development manager, says residents can often be found enjoying the community’s extended walking trail system that reaches to the new natural greenspace corridor, which features native plants and flowers to help local pollinators flourish.
“Intentionally designing Chappelle Gardens with naturalized green spaces not only helps with sustainability, it’s a way for residents to connect with nature,” said Ollis.
The pollinators aren’t the only ones flourishing in Chappelle Gardens.
“We want to make this a place where everyone feels welcome, and where their physical, social and overall mental well-being is supported,” said Pereverseff.
Chappelle Gardens will be hosting a Spring Fling event on Saturday, May 6 from 12pm to 4pm at the Show Home Presentation Centre at 3706 Cross Landing SW. Visitors will have a chance to experience the community’s charm for themselves by going through the beautiful show homes built by Brookfield Residential and Daytona Homes, and enjoying spring-themed treats, including live music, hand-crafted spring mocktails, baby animals and ice cream treats.
Visit chappellegardens.com for full details.
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