THE VILLAGE AT TRADITIONS
LOCATION: Milton, Ont.
Builder/Developer: Heathwood Homes
Size: 1,480 to 1,646 square feet
Price: $375,900 to $418,900
Sales Centre: Main Street, west of Bronte Street, in Milton. Open Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday by appointment; weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: Phone 905-876-3140 or visit heathwood.com
Builder Heathwood Homes has gone to great pains to provide lush parkland, meandering walking trails, stone gates, a cobbled entrance and grand boulevards at its Traditions development in Milton.
But apart from those structural elements, Heathwood has made an added effort to create a true community feeling by organizing numerous family-friendly activities.
“We don’t often get the opportunity to create this sense of community that we have at Traditions,” says president Hugh Heron. “We’ve had a total of 26 classes here that we’ve carried out over the last five years, such as babysitting courses, book clubs and a two-week summer camp.”
Adults are encouraged to attend dog grooming seminars and tai chi and belly-dancing classes or make it a family affair at barbecues, movie nights and Christmas house tours.
“It’s for the whole community,” adds Mr. Heron. “I can’t stress enough the sense of community out there at Traditions. It’s really exciting and wonderful.”
The latest collection of 25 townhouses, called the Village at Traditions, will mark the final phase of the master-planned community of 600 upscale townhouses, semi-detached and detached houses. “This is the last piece of land available for development within the Traditions land-owned by Heathwood,” says Mr. Heron. “We’ve got a whole mix of people moving into their first home and people buying down. We also have some people buying in there whose parents or family had bought in previous phases.”
These freehold townhouses will be situated at the northeast corner of the site, just south of Main Street and west of Bronte Street.
“These townhouses are a two-minute walk to the sidewalk that will take you right to Main Street,” says Mr. Heron. “So it’s very close to downtown Milton.”
With the town nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the site is also within a short distance from hiking and biking trails, golf courses, conservation areas and the Glen Eden ski area.
“It’s a super place to live, right by the Escarpment and downtown,” says Mr. Heron, who also cites the proximity of hospitals and highways. “Everything you need it right there, right now.”
To represent the two-storey designs available, there are two model homes on site designed by Bryon Patton and Associates.
There is more than 1,600 square feet of space in the larger Robindale model, which features a traditional look with French Country-inspired appointments.
To the side of the garage, a front porch welcomes guests into a two-storey foyer leading into an open eat-in kitchen with an island and a breakfast bar overlooking a wide room with large windows and a rear walkout.
Up one floor, there is a computer niche and three bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet and spa-inspired bathroom. Meanwhile, the 563-square-foot basement offers extra finished living space.
Nine-foot ceilings, oak hardwood floors, granite counters and ceramic tile floors will appear in each house, which will also be built to Energy Star standards. That means, these townhouses will be 30 to 40 per cent more energy-efficient than homes built to minimum code.
“In the future when people are looking at resale homes, they’ll be asking not only about the square footage and taxes and so forth, but they’ll be asking about the heating costs in their homes,” says Mr. Heron. “And it complements the attention to detail we’ve put into the interiors of these units as well.”
Occupancy begins next spring.