Article by Susan M. Boyce
OKAY, SO YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT TO OWN YOUR OWN HOME, RIGHT?
Not only is owning a home a great investment in your future, it just feels good.
If you’ve been dreaming about saying “bye bye” to your landlord but wonder how you’ll afford to buy a condo of your own, this is the news you’ve been waiting for. Introducing Venue, a sizzling collection of 141 urban flats located in the heart of Metro Vancouver’s next urban core at Surrey’s historic Whalley neighbourhood.
Best of all, prices start in the mid $100,000s and all homes are priced under $300,000. Sweet. Now before you ask, you can banish the word compromise from your vocabulary when you think of Venue. The final addition to Tien Sher’s trendsetting Quattro master-planned community — comprised of studio to two-bedroom and den homes — Venue is a classic example of saving the best for last. Interiors will feature all the finishings you’ve come to expect: quartz counters, full appliance package, open floorplans, oversized windows and nine-foot ceilings. But it’s the amenities that truly set Venue homes apart. How’s this for just a start? Fully-equipped fitness centre, indoor social lounge, and a 2,100-square-foot rooftop patio with barbeque, outdoor dining area, two gas fire pits surrounded by casual seating, a multipurpose area ideal for lounging or perhaps even spontaneous outbursts of yoga, a hammock space and an entertainment kitchen with a beer tap — all you have to do is supply the keg and send the invitations.
“We envisioned this as a social ‘venue’ for the people who live here,” says Charan Sethi, Tien Sher principal. “It will be a place where owners can simply hang out or invite family and guests.” A Proud History Whalley’s history spans almost a century, beginning in the early 1920s when an enterprising pioneer named Arthur Whalley built a gas station and general store at what would become the intersection of 108 Avenue, Grosvenor Road and King George Boulevard. “Whalley’s Corner” soon became a landmark in the newly emerging Surrey, and when the Flamingo Hotel opened in the mid-1900s, it became the new municipality’s social hub as well. Today, Venue is poised to bring another level of transformation and trailblazing vision to the historic Whalley neighbourhood. This new neighbourhood is for nostalgia buffs and adventurers: retro diners, ethnic food marts and restaurants, old-time barber shops, bowling alleys and roller rinks.
It’s a neighbourhood for people who believe life should be fun: brewpubs, community gardens, summer farmers’ markets, Chuck Bailey Rec Centre sports courts, BC Lions practices and Whalley Little League games. And for those other things even trailblazers need? Well there’s always City Centre just five minutes away, where you can connect by SkyTrain to the delights of downtown Vancouver barely half an hour in the other direction.
Venue’s presentation centre will celebrate its grand opening on April 30th at 114-10760 Whalley Boulevard in Surrey, and homes are affordably priced from the mid-$100,000s, with all homes under $300,000.
Yes, You Can Buy a Home for Under $300K We envisioned the rooftop patio as a social ‘venue’ for the people who live here. - Charan Sethi But why wait? Previews are now underway from noon to 5 p.m. daily at the presentation center, but only if you’ve priority registered online. Oh and when you visit, be sure to ask about the Whalley Little League Tee-shirt Sale — a cool fundraiser with proceeds donated to celebrating this much-loved organization’s 60th anniversary. For more information and to register, visit venuelife.ca or call 604.581.8000. Then get set to toast to your smart thinking for becoming a homeowner.
Article by Susan M. Boyce