Spirits were high and the mood festive as Minto Communities launched Anthem, its much anticipated new master-planned community of Metro Towns in Barrhaven.
Amidst the fall colours and fresh air, an enthusiastic line formed the day before the opening at the Barrhaven Sales Centre. Eager buyers, including parents supporting their kids in their first home purchases, were happy to take a closer look at this innovative community.
Among the interested attendees to the launch were first-time home buyers attracted to the prospect of owning at Anthem, with contemporary Metro Towns pricing starting from the high $300s. The human-centred Union and Leaside models of these townhomes are redefining attainable home ownership. Due to their lucrative investment opportunity, these units also drew investors to the October 7 launch.
In all, more than 70 units were sold, representing 95 per cent of those available during this first release. The remaining units will not last long, so make sure you come out to view floorplans and meet with the sales team before it’s too late.
“First-time home buyers recognized how ideal this neighbourhood is for them,” says Anthony Minchella, vice-president, sales & marketing, Minto Communities. “From the central amenity space to the appealing streetscapes, our new Metro Towns are an alternative to traditional condos, giving homeowners additional living space with low maintenance living.”
The low maintenance condo lifestyle offered by Metro Towns was a key factor in the success of the launch on October 7. In this community, residents don’t have to think about the typical upkeep usually associated with home ownership – exterior maintenance is taken care of, lawns are mowed, and snow is shovelled. And, with most homes offering coveted underground parking that will safeguard vehicles from the elements, many are looking forward to fewer winter worries.
The contemporary Metro Towns and their carefree lifestyle are complemented by Anthem’s strategically positioned location within the future Barrhaven Town Centre. The community offers amazing connectivity to a variety of shops, restaurants, transit, trails and parks. Buyers at the October 7 launch were happy to be investing in a future where exceptional amenities are just steps away.
Barrhaven is part of the evolution and modernization of communities in the Ottawa area looking to establish a vibrant urban tapestry. In recent years, Barrhaven has garnered a stellar reputation for its extraordinarily rapid growth and popularity.
“What really stands out about Anthem is its walkability and proximity to existing and future amenities,” Minchella says. “In addition to Chapman Mills Marketplace, transit, restaurants, and green spaces, which are currently all close at hand, homeowners can look forward to the LRT transit hub and city-planned Civic Complex coming in the future.”
The Barrhaven Town Centre Vision is proposed to feature high-quality urban design, efficient transportation, planning for future growth, wide sidewalks, stepped buildings and a civic square with adjacent shops.
As Barrhaven’s new downtown emerges, Anthem will experience all the benefits of this new “15-minute neighbourhood” where everything is just a 15-minute walk or bicycle ride away. Walkability, diverse shops, pet-friendly facilities and inviting green spaces are part of the city’s projected experience.
Additionally, with Marketplace transit station steps away, easy access to Highway 416, and Barrhaven’s Via Rail station and the upcoming Light Rail Transit, Anthem homeowners will find they are effortlessly connected to the city and beyond.
A distinctive feature of Anthem’s design is the linear park, a residential amenity vision that not only beautifies the community but also fosters a sense of togetherness. The inclusion of local amenities ensures a sense of cultural pride, anchoring residents in the heart of Barrhaven’s charm.
If you weren’t able to attend the launch on October 7, you’re invited to come to the Barrhaven Sales Centre at 4005 Strandherd Drive, and discover for yourself how convenience, connectivity and community converge at this exceptional community. There’s still a great selection of homes available, so it’s not too late to buy now.