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Sonia Spotlight: Summerwood, Foxboro, & Foxhaven

Tue, 29 Jul by Sonia Tarabay

If you’re looking for a real estate expert in Sherwood Park, you’ve come to the right place! As a long-­time resident and REALTOR®, I’ve driven and walked along pretty much every street in this amazing community. One of the best things about Sherwood Park is it’s big enough to provide every amenity and world-­class facility you need, but small enough that you get to know the entire area, rather than just a pocket or quadrant of it.

Of course, I do have my favourite areas of Sherwood Park, and today I’m shining a special “Sonia Spotlight” on my three top communities: Summerwood, Foxhaven, and Foxboro. I’ve had the pleasure of helping many families purchase and sell homes in these wonderful communities, and if you drive down the streets of any of these three lovely neighbourhoods, you’re likely to notice even more “Sonia Sells” signs on front lawns, and a few more leopard­-printed benches dotting the streets. And, of course, keep an eye out for the new Sonia­-Mobile driving by on the way to a showing or client meeting!

I have in-­depth expertise in every area of Sherwood Park, but when it comes to Summerwood, Foxhaven, and Foxboro my knowledge runs that much deeper. I work in these areas all the time, and I know them like the back of my hand. All three have a reputation for being great family-­centric communities, with attractive, modern housing, convenient locations with access to top amenities, and beautiful parks.

So don’t be surprised if the next time you’re walking through one of these neighbourhoods you “Spot Sonia” there too!


Summerwood is one of Sherwood Park’s newest communities, located in the north­-eastern corner of the city. Located north of Lakeland Drive, south of the Yellowhead, east of Highway 21 and west of Clover Bar Road, Summerwood is an ideal neighbourhood for people commuting into Edmonton or into areas north and east of Sherwood Park.

Built around a lake and winding creek, Summerwood has a great mixture of natural greenspace and family-­friendly development. There are lots of grassy parks, playgrounds, community walking trails, and urban forest land in the Summerwood area. If you like looking out your back door and seeing scenic parkland, keep your eyes peeled for a home in Summerwood that backs onto the lake or the creek: You’ll find lots of homes with scenic views here!

Summerwood is only minutes away from the new Emerald Hills Centre, where you’ll find every amenity your family could need, including grocery stores, big box retailers, restaurants, and professional services. In addition to its proximity to Emerald Hills Centre, there’s also a commercial centre on the corner of Clover Bar Road and Lakeland Drive, including a grocery store, banking, coffee shops, and other shops and services. This community is also close to the new Strathcona Community Hospital, and the new Archbishop Jordan Catholic School. Future planned development includes the Emerald Hills Aquatic Centre.

Along the Clover Bar Road corridor are several condominiums that back on to park land and the Summerwood creek, providing scenic views and access to the trail system. This community is extremely walkable and pedestrian­-friendly, great for joggers, cyclists, families with young children, and anyone who likes to get out and stay active.

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The community of Foxhaven is located in southeast Sherwood Park, along Clover Bar Road. To the north, Foxhaven is bordered by the Heritage Wetland area, a series of interconnected parks and small lakes, while to the south Foxhaven sits next to its sister­community, Foxboro. There is fast and easy access to Clover Bar Road from Foxhaven, and both Wye Road and Highway 21 are nearby.

This small pocket of Sherwood Park is quiet and extremely family friendly. Surrounded by parkland and well-­connected with the Heritage Trail system, there are many opportunities to get outside and stay active. Strathcona Athletic Park is just west of Foxhaven across Clover Bar Road, along with two schools: Bev Facey High School and F.R. Haythorne School.

A short drive north on Clover Bar Road will bring you to the Lakeland Ridge shopping area, where you’ll find all the key amenities, including groceries, banking services, restaurants, and coffee shops.

Located within Foxhaven is the Grande Foxhaven Condo Complex, a sought­-after development in Sherwood Park and know for its excellent amenities, well­-appointed suites, and great location with a view of the nearby lake. An excellent option for those empty-­nesters looking to downsize, or couples that prefer a “lock and leave” lifestyle.

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Just south of Foxhaven is Foxboro. Located with Highway 21 bordering it on the east and Clover Bar Road bordering it on the west, this is another well-­established community in Sherwood Park. Wye Road is easily accessible through Clover Bar Road, which will quickly take commuters into the southeast Edmonton, or out to the Highway for a visit to one of Strathcona’s many rural parks and lakes, or even to Elk Island National Park located east of the city.

Outdoor enthusiasts, runners, and cyclists will find the Foxboro trails connect very well with the wider network within Sherwood Park. Feature parks in Foxboro include Foxboro Park to the north and Florian Park to the south, with a multi-­use trail that links the parks together to make a great route for walking, cycling, or a jog with your dog.

Just across Clover Bar Road you’ll find both F.R. Haythorne School and Bev Facey High, sitting on either side of the big Strathcona Athletic Park. Venture a little farther west, and you’ll find Ball Lake and its island park, a popular place to spend a sunny summer afternoon or to have a picnic with the family.

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Spot the Sonia-Mobile!

Tue, 08 Jul by Sonia Tarabay

Spotting Sonia just got even easier! On June 26, 2014, I unleashed my new animal, the Sonia-­mobile! She’s fun, fierce, and focused on one of my greatest passions: Sherwood Park real estate!

Sonia Tarabay & the Sonia-mobile, rear viewSonia Tarabay & the Sonia-mobile, side view

Isn’t she purrrrfect? I still get giddy every time I take her for a drive. I just love how the artwork turned out, and how she looks zipping along the roads of Sherwood Park.

When I began my career in real estate, right from the start I knew I wanted to separate myself from my competition with a brand that would get noticed. Since I also love animal prints, I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my marketing. Now, 5 years later, everyone can spot me no matter where I’m at, whether it’s at an open house, a busy trade show, on a sold sign, or – now – driving to a showing!

Animal print has been a part of my personal signature style for a long time, and when I created a brand for my real estate business it was a perfect fit. It tells you everything you need to know about working with me, right up front.

The Sonia Brand

1. Aggressive Marketing & Negotiation: I Make Things Happen

Just like the big cats that inspire my wardrobe and brand identity, I get the job done. My marketing strategy is aggressive, and I’m a fearless professional. I don’t wait for your home to sell, I make it sell.

2. Bold & Outgoing

Just try and miss spotting me! My marketing style is like my personality: Confident, extroverted, and a little bit bold. Everything is polished and professional, but I add in that playful “Sonia Touch” that makes my marketing all the more memorable.

3. Make It Fun

While my branding tells you a lot about my business style – aggressive, bold, and fierce – it also lets you know I don’t take myself too seriously. There won’t be any buttoned­-down stuffiness or yawn­inducing lectures on the minutia of real estate with me: I make it fun, interesting, and we’ll laugh a lot along the way!

Sonia Tarabay & the Sonia-mobile, front viewMy branding tells you everything I stand for: My promise to my customers, the way I think about the market, and my business style. I live and breath that brand promise every day, and that’s why I wanted to be as easy to spot on the roads as I am on the sidewalks.

Spot the Sonia­-mobile! When you see my new pet drive by, send me a tweet at @SoniaTarabay or mention me on Facebook and let me know I was spotted! And if you snap a photo, I’d love to see that too!

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