Find community and more at Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack, BC
If you are looking to find a community, not just a place to live, consider Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack, BC. We can’t lie! It’s awesome.
Forget false modesty. All of us at Spruceland Homes are proud to be part of the exceptional design for this wonderful community of mixed housing in the beautiful Fraser Valley care of the Canada Lands Company. And you don’t have to just take our word for it!
For three years in a row the Chilliwack and District Chamber of Commerce awarded Garrison Crossing the Award for “Development Excellence – Residential”. Garrison Crossing’s innovative real estate model offers not only different housing types for varied incomes and lifestyles, but also retail and recreational possibilities right on the 153-acre site to ensure its place as one of the best residential neighbourhoods in British Columbia.
This experiment with sustainable design for a community even received national attentionfor its approach to creating a community where people can live, work, and play:
“The Chilliwack project, called Garrison Crossing [led by developer Canada Lands Company] was an experiment in sustainable design, an effort in “new urbanism” to keep residents from clocking miles on the road and spending more time in their own community. As well, it’s an effort to move away from soul-destroying homogeneity of the typical subdivision. The company went to lengths to ensure that their smaller houses would have distinctive, individual designs and include the long-forgotten front porch. They also kept the 60-year-old trees on the 153-acre site.”
If you read testimonials from Spruceland Homes’ customers, you’ll see they appreciate the thoughtful details in both the exceptional craftsmanship of their homes and in the well planned, accessible, and walkable community of Garrison Crossing.
What makes the Garrison Crossing approach to new urbanism work?
We think there are three elements that have been woven together seamlessly, resulting in a lifestyle that makes choosing to live in a Spruceland home at Garrison Crossing more than just buying residential real estate. Investing in living here is to find community where you live.
- Garrison Crossing is a great community, not just a bunch of houses, townhomes, and condos. This is a neighbourhood where you get to know the people who live around you. Where you can walk to stores and services, where kids can walk to school, and everyone can go to the local community centre to work out and take lessons. It’s a community that is diverse, with all ages and different income levels, with everyone engaging in local activities and enjoying the ample green space that is abundant throughout. Sustainability and a strong connection to nature are fundamental to the urban plan here. Why community? Because human beings thrive with a sense of belonging and common purpose.
- Garrison Crossing is a healthy community. By health we don’t mean we’re checking stats for communicable diseases or medical ailments, but rather considering a broader approach to living a healthy lifestyle. This initiative is not new, thousands of international cities have launched initiatives to integrate social, economic, and environmental capacity to help strengthen communities. So in keeping with a philosophy that everything is connected, Garrison Crossing offers elements that will help residents from diverse backgrounds achieve well-being: free and low-cost access to physical fitness with trails and a rec centre, opportunities for social interaction and building relationships, and access to a viable community with access to education and employment.
- Garrison Crossing is a very livable community, designed for all ages. We are proud to be a community that has as much to offer senior citizens as it does small children or hip young professionals. The different types of housing available here work for students at the nearby University of the Fraser Valley, for young professionals or growing young families, and for empty nesters and retirees. The streets and sidewalks are walkable, perfect for people with physical challenges, seniors with limited mobility, and for young parents pushing strollers. The businesses and services at Garrison Village are inviting and offer almost everything residents could need, all within walking distance to home and of course pedestrian friendly in design. The opportunities to meet neighbours and engage in community activities help to encourage connections and minimize that feeling of isolation that can plague other large housing developments. There is easy access to public transportation, health care, recreation, and employment, all set into a landscape that was designed to be sustainable and green.
No matter what your background, no matter where you are in life, Garrison Crossing has a place for you in this amazing new community in south Chilliwack. Buyer Tip: We’ve broken ground on an exciting new Spruceland Homes development called Edgemont Townhomes at Garrison Crossing — a stunning development that will allow residents to have Garrison Village at their doorsteps and a natural playground in their backyard! These Chilliwack BC 3 bedroom townhomes offer 2 interior color schemes and 3 architectural exteriors to choose from.
If you would like to visit Garrison Crossing and experience the kind of community that Spruceland Homes has helped to create, come and visit us at our Spruceland Homes Discovery Centre. We’re located at 45510 Market Way and open from 1-4pm daily. Call us for more information at 604.991.5151.