Last month we looked back at everything happening on Hadley Crescent. This time, let’s look ahead and check out how things are coming along in Phases 4 and 5. When we last spoke about this corner of the neighborhood, Darjeeling Drive and Grenoble Court (phases 4 and 5 respectively), they were both bustling with dump trucks, backhoes and front-end loaders. Since then, a pair of roads has been paved leading onto the site, and both phases are rolling steadily closer to completion. So… the streets are paved, the curbs are in, and the pads are ready to go. Parkettes, single family homes, townhouses and more are on their way. In the coming paragraphs, we’ll take a deeper dive into what to expect from phases 4 and 5 this spring and summer.

Since our last update, Darjeeling Drive and Grenoble Court have been leveled and paved, the curbs and curb cuts are finished. Darjeeling Drive will have homes on both sides of the street and will feature a parkette similar to the one on Hadley Crescent. Due to the elevation of the street relative to other parts of the city, on clear days, some lucky residents will have an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean sitting in the distance between the coastal terrain and the Nova Scotian sky.

Darjeeling Drive will feature mostly single detached family homes. Construction on the first lots is scheduled to begin shortly, and the first homes are due to be ready this summer. FH Development group, a relative newcomer to Long Lake Village, will be building townhouses on the northwestern side of the street. FH is set to bring an interesting new group of homes to the community. Their residential portfolio includes homes in the Bedford Ravines, Cedarwood in Hammonds Plaines and Shore Drive.

Like Hadley Crescent, Darjeeling Drive and Grenoble Court will both have their own parkettes. Parkettes, or small parks, are dedicated green spaces within the community that act as a place for residents to play soccer, football, toss a Frisbee, etc. They are also a great place for residents of the street to congregate for meetings, BBQ’s and other events. On Hadley Crescent, the parkette was pretty much finished before the first home foundations were laid (photo 1).

Photo 1. “On Hadley Crescent, the parkette was pretty much finished before the first home foundations were laid.”

The same thing will be true in phases 4 and 5. The park on Darjeeling Drive is set to officially open late this spring. That means that even the first residents of phases 4 and 5 will have the luxury of using not only the parkette and playground on Hadley Crescent, but also the parks on their own streets. All of this may seem a bit redundant considering the 5km trail and 5000 acre provincial park across the street. But for new parents, having the option to watch your kids play in a park from the deck of your house is just one more reason to love Long Lake Village.

Other builders that will be helping shape Darjeeling Drive are returning favorites Mayabella Homes and Ramar Homes. Mayabella will be building a variant of their popular Avanti model (photo 2).

Photo 2. “Mayabella will be building a variant of their popular Avanti model”.

Ramar will also be returning to Long Lake Village for phase 4 and 5. Earlier this spring, the home builder sold three homes in as many weeks. In addition to this, Ramar will be putting in four more foundation very shortly. Keep an eye out for opportunities to own your own Ramar home in the development and also have the chance to be involved in its construction and design. If you haven’t seen what that can look like, you have to check out these latest photos from Ramar’s current show home on Hadley Crescent! (Photos 3 and 4)

Photos 3 and 4. “…you have to check out these latest photos from Ramar’s current show home on Hadley Crescent!”

By now we’ve covered most updates from phases 4 and 5 of Long Lake Village. Stay tuned for a look at the big things happening (including a brand-new builder) in phase 3 of the development coming up soon. Also, as the warm weather approaches, keep an eye on the blog and our social media channels for more info and updates on events taking place in the community!