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Why I chose to buy at Burke Mountain

Blog by Rebecca Permack | December 7th, 2009

Whenever someone is considering a move to a new community, many decisions need to be made.  We ask ourselves the typical list of questions that include: Who built it? Can I afford it? What is the neighbourhood like? Is this somewhere my kids can grow up? Is it close enough to commute to work?


When my husband and I decided to buy a home at Burke Mountain, almost all of these questions were answered for us just by spending time at the show homes.  There are young families walking up the streets; the value was outstanding (considering we were originally looking at buying in Vancouver); this was definitely somewhere we could call home. We researched the quality business practices and workmanship of the builders that have been selected to develop Burke Mountain, and knew we were in safe hands.  The David Connector and the new Coast Meridian Overpass make this neighbourhood easily accessible from all parts of the Lower Mainland.  The new Evergreen Line will bring the convenience of rapid transit closer to our new home.  What wasn’t to love?  We bought a beautiful home on a cul-de-sac that will be four blocks from the future elementary school. 


Now, we spend lots of time in our new neighbourhood watching our home be built, and we couldn’t be more excited to move in and officially become part of one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland. 


In Vancouver, your kids can’t play outside.  Not many people can say they know their neighbours, and letting your kids walk to school alone is unheard of.  Though we don’t yet have children, I can already visualize the hockey net in the cul de sac, and hear the laughing voices of our kids, as they grow up close to their schoolmates and friends in this new and exciting community of Burke Mountain.