Editorial Written by Kristen Ross
Uptown Charm Meets Downtown Convenience at Uptown Clayton
Hugging the border between Langley and Surrey is Uptown Clayton. A fashionable new urban community located in the heart of Clayton Heights, this is a place where upscale living meets West Coast way-of-life.
As part of the infamous Fraser Valley, Uptown Clayton enjoys a strategic position tucked away high up in the hillside. Just a few minutes drive from the Fraser River and Trans Canada Highway; the community is an ideal spot for those who want a family-friendly neighborhood and slower pace of life, while maintaining easy access to Vancouver and neighbouring areas.
At Uptown Clayton residents will experience the true meaning of home as an inviting atmosphere and warm neighborhood mood define this townhome community. Interiors have been carefully designed to maximize natural light and custom-built fireplaces add an element of coziness to the living rooms. Those with a weakness for all things gourmet will go weak in the knees for the open-concept kitchens, while a powder room on the main floor adds a soft touch of luxury. Thoughtful details such as the stainless steel appliances and striking granite or quartz countertops add just the right amount of elegance to this warm interior.
Yet another feature in Uptown’s favour are its fully landscaped yards. Whether it’s throwing around a ball or simply enjoying some green of your very own, this extra space imparts a true feeling of home. Security and convenience have also been factored into the equation with homes pre-wired for security systems, front and rear exterior door lighting, and on-site visitor parking.
As any West Coaster knows, the natural world is everything to those of us lucky enough to call this part of the world home. Surrounded by pastoral farmland and abundant green spaces, it’s easy for residents to participate in numerous family outings around the area. The region of Surrey alone has over 200 parks and boasts numerous trails – from moderate day hikes for the family, to more advanced paths. Notable among these are Bear Creek Park, Green Timbers Urban Forest, which offers year-round fishing, and Hemlock Park with its thick woodland of Douglas Firs, Red Cedars and (appropriately) dense Hemlock trees.
Families who enjoy sports will not be disappointed either. At over 50 acres, and with facilities that include turf soccer fields and 4 tennis courts, Cloverdale Athletic Park provides ample opportunity for the entire family to stay active. Equally impressive is the Cloverdale Youth park, which boasts numerous facilities including a basketball and ball hockey court, as well as a sports plaza and bowl for skateboarding. Shopping options are plentiful and more than fulfill one’s day-to-day needs with Willowbrook Mall, H-Mart and Costco heading the list.
School-aged children have a number of options nearby, including five Elementary and three Secondary schools all within a short commute. Bus routes also regularly frequent the area and make the trip an easy journey with public transportation.
With square footage of up to 1,944, Uptown Clayton offers larger homes than what you will find in the surrounding neighbourhood. A large three-bedroom home starts at $339,900 including net GST, and all suites have two designated parking spaces. With its flourishing neighborhood and West Coast scenery, Uptown Clayton has combined uptown chic with a warm, homegrown style certain to fulfill the wishes of the most selective buyer.
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