When choosing where to buy your new home, there are few things that you need to consider, but one of the most important things is location. In order to narrow down your location choices, you need to decide if you’re the kind of person who wants to live in the hustle and bustle of it all, or if you’re the kind of person who wants to be close enough to the action but far enough away to forget that you’re living the city life. For those who prefer to distance themselves from the busy city life, the Riverbend neighbourhood is an ideal location.
Sifton Properties Limited’s Warbler Woods is an incredibly desirable place to live. The location is tucked away from the busyness of the city, while still being close to busy shopping and entertaining districts, and is surrounded by beautiful wooded areas. It’s filled with absolutely beautiful homes that are designed with your lifestyle in mind. These are amazing homes built for families and have plenty of parks close by for kids to explore and play in. It’s a quiet neighbourhood, tucked away. It’s also close to great schools, and is an easy commute to Downtown.
As for the homes, they’re built with functionality and aesthetics in mind. You really can have it all: entertaining space, room for your family to grow, and a beautiful retreat to call home. And for families that love to stay active together, the hiking trails that surround the neighbourhood are a big bonus.
Take a look at everything that Warbler Woods has to offer and see why buying new might be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
One of the best things about buying a home in London Ontario, is that you’re buying into a life in the forest city. Depending on where you live, you can either feel like you’re in the middle of a bustling urban centre that has everything you could think of within walking distance, or you could feel like you’re far away from the city in a nature dreamland, surrounded by green space. But the great part, is that no matter which area you choose, you’re such a short commute to the other. So if you want to live surrounded by busy streets and fantastic shopping, you can always jump on the bus or a car and within minutes be surrounded by nature. And if you want to wake up surrounded by the sounds of birds and the rustling of trees, but want to be able to spend your day time shopping and eating at amazing restaurants, it only takes a short drive to achieve that. Warbler woods is in the later of those two options. Warbler woods is located just a few short minutes from Byron. It’s nestled within this beautiful pocket of nature. It backs onto both the Warbler Woods (which it clearly got its name from) and the Hickory Woods. Warbler woods is an Environmentally Significant area that spans over 29 hectares. It has 3.9kms of trails in it. The trails are well marked and the area drains well, so it’s rarely muddy. There are some challenging areas that are quite steep, so it’s a great trail to take for exercise. You’ll really want to hike this trail during the springtime when it becomes carpeted with beautiful plants like trilliums and trout lilies. It’s an amazing spot for birdwatchers too.
While woods might not be the best place for kids to roam and explore, the multiple beautiful parks that are through out the area are well suited to keep kids playing in the sunshine and enjoying the great outdoors. The storm water pond that is located near the back is a beautiful place to enjoy the views.
With two beautiful wooded areas on either side, walking trails, environmentally protected areas, parks, and a pond, you’ll feel like you’re immersed in and oasis where you can easily take in the beauty of nature. Science has been finding that there are many health benefits to living near and connect with green space. Some of those benefits are physical, such as boosting your immune system and improving your cardiovascular health, but part of those benefits are benefits to your mental health. Besides the nature aspect, which is a big draw for those who love nature, the Warbler Woods homes are in a great location. It’s close to many amenities and even has quick and easy access to Downtown.
Warbler Woods is just a short drive to the Oakridge area. Oakridge is pretty much the go-to area for grocery and home amenities. You have a giant Costco, Real Canadian Superstore, and a Sobey’s Extra to make your grocery and home shopping an ease. There are incredible restaurants to choose from such as State and Main, Ozen Korea, Heart Sushi, Crabby Joes, Firehouse Subs, and even The Captain’s Boil.
Being just minutes from Byron means being close to an amazing part of the city. Byron has the feel of a small town, with friendly people, mature properties, and locally owned shops. It also has one of the most delicious Thai restaurants in London—Meesai Thai Kitchen. It also is home to one of the best pizza places in London, which is Byron Pizza. Seriously. They only deliver to a small area, but if you’re outside of that area, it is worth the drive to pick it up. It’s that good. Warbler Woods has it all: it’s in an amazing location that is close to so many shopping, eating and entertainment amenities in nearby neighbourhoods, it is in the middle of a nature oasis, it’s close to the incredible RiverBend Golf Course, has great elementary schools close by, has easy access to Downtown, and is a quiet neighbourhood that is a great escape from the busy city.
The homes in Warbler Woods are created with families in mind. They range from two to four bedrooms homes and the sizes range from 1730 to 2728 square feet. Prices for these units range from $500,000 to $650,000. Depending on the layout that you choose, your home could have cathedral ceilings, covered porch, huge walk-in closets, beautiful fireplaces, a giant kitchen with a breakfast bar, open concept flooring, main floor laundry, deluxe en-suites with soaker tubs, his and hers walk-in closets, and beautiful glass stand-up showers. The homes are designed to fit your lifestyle. They have rooms for families to grow. They have space for entertaining. They have master retreats as a perfect place to escape. They’re designed for living, but they’re also designed to be beautiful. Your house should be a place that you look forward to going home to. You should feel a sense of pride in your homeownership. Sifton gives you a home that is functional and convenient, while also being beautiful and eye-catching.
When it comes to buying a home, there is the question of if you go with a new home or not. While older homes come with well established neighbourhoods, big backyards, and relatively little construction, there are a number of benefits that come with choosing a new home. One of the best, in my opinion, advantages to buying new is the quality of construction. Over time the building industry has changed and standards and safety measures have been upped. New techniques and new technologies have taken the timeless craftsmanship of building a home and made it even better.
New homes are also built to be functional as well as stylish. New homes are created with open concepts, lots of light, well designed kitchens, laundry spaces in convenient locations, and much more usable space. There are more options for what you do with the inside of the home when it’s open and less compartmentalized like old homes were. New homes are created for living and flow seamlessly. With new homes comes, well, new things. Buying a new home means that you don’t have to worry about re-doing the roof or making any major repairs for many years to come. Not only that, but with today’s improved building products and better designs, maintenance is easier. Keeping the inside and outside of your home in good working condition is easier than ever.
Advances in the construction industry means energy efficient homes. This translates to saving money on your energy bills. It also means improved air quality within the home.
New homes are also built to a higher standard. They have to be built to the safety codes, which are consistently being reevaluated. New homes are now built with hard-wired smoke detectors, electrical circuit protectors and even safety glass.
Another big advantage is beauty. You can get gorgeous finishes in your new home that are reasonably priced: laminate flooring that looks like hardwood, quartz and concrete countertops can look just as stunning as marble and granite. Builders are paying attention to all of the little details when designing their homes, and are giving customers beautiful homes with lots of curb appeal, and stunning interiors. Well planned communities is another big advantage with new home builds. Whether you’re getting in on the first phase of the construction, or the last, you know that you’re going to be getting a home that is in a well-thought out community, with amenities, shopping, restaurants, and more close by, or soon-to-be close by.
Sifton Properties Limited is a family business through and through. It started in 1923 with Harry Sifton. He built his first house in London at 587 Rosedale Avenue. That house is still standing today. He started to build multiple homes at one time, and within eight years he grew to building 20 homes a year.
After building around five hundred houses, he passed the company and he legacy on to his son, Mowbray. Mowbray had big plans for Sifton Properties Limited. He started accumulated masses of land in order to bring their home building business into the land development business as well. This way, they could not just build a house, but build communities and homes. Sifton has always been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the construction industry. They’re always innovating in the design of the homes, the materials being used, and the different forms of housing. In fact, they have even diversified into retail, office, and industrial construction, giving them a thorough understanding of every aspect of the construction industry.
With over 90 years of homebuilding experience under their belts, they’ve had a number of incredible accomplishments to be proud of. They’re dozens and dozens of awards are impressive. They’ve won numerous energy efficiency and green building awards. They’ve won multiple awards for creative excellence. For six years in a row they were awarded the Best Home Builder Award in the Best of London Awards. They even built London’s very first triple labeled green home back in 2010.
Sifton is a family company that pushes the boundaries of the construction industry. They’re a builder that looks to build green and energy efficient. They’re a builder that is always offering the very best of themselves and will continue to look for ways to improve the building industry. What do you think of Warbler Woods? Could you see yourself living in an area surrounded by woods and green space? Does the idea of a tucked away neighbourhood sound appealing to you? Or do you prefer to be closer to shopping districts and the hustle and bustle of the city? We want to hear your thoughts and opinions, whatever they are!