Friday June 16th 2017

Why Any Dad Will Love Living at The Residences

Why Any Dad Will Love Living at The Residences

We’ve already mentioned how awesome living at The Residences at Gateway can be for mom. Now, it’s dad’s turn to share the spotlight!

Living in a big house has its perks, but paying for costly hydro and electricity bills as well as keeping your big house and backyard looking its best can be a real drag over time. Not only will living at The Residences provide less maintenance as well as less concern about security, there are some massive bonuses to look forward to as a dad without having to give up your daily comforts. Plus, you’ll get to live in a home that’s the equivalent of living in a 5-star hotel.

Have we piqued your interest? Read on! Here are some more features we know any dad will enjoy while they’re living at The Residences.

Accessible Storage From Your Own Parking Stall

One of the biggest assets of living in a big home is that most homes include a garage for storage and immediate access. Each home at The Residences includes secure parking and you really don’t need to worry about storage either—select homes include a large, private storage locker that is conveniently located in front of your parking. Dad can now easily put away his favourite fishing rod or golf clubs without having to go very far to carry them. There’s also enough room in these storage locker for a deep freezer (yes, there’s an electrical outlet), so if dad loves to fish that’s where he can put his catch of the day!

Leisure & Luxury

We know some dads want nothing more than to relax after a hard day’s work. Each room at The Residences at Gateway is designed to be spacious and luxurious without compromising your dad’s favourite armchair or music collection. From a built-in wine rack and slide-out pantry cupboard in the kitchen to having shelving for books, vinyl records, and so on in the living room to having a walk-in closet in the bedroom, we’re sure dad will love coming home no matter what the time of day!

If natural light is something dad can never get enough of, he’s in luck. The patio door connecting to the balcony in each of our homes is either a large picture window or French glass door, allowing natural light to enter the kitchen. Each window in our homes is an oversized window, which also allows even more light to come in. And if dad gets too hot in his home, he can just turn up the AC that’s featured in every room. Talk about living in paradise!

Dining Options Have Opened Up

We love barbecued food no matter what the time of year! Parting with a barbecue is something we simply cannot abide by, so don’t part ways with yours! Our balconies at The Residences at Gateway have enough space for not only a barbecue but also for lounging around outside and for keeping an herb and vegetable garden. Like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day usually includes family dinner or lunch gatherings, so whenever he’s visiting or living in our homes dad can have as many ribs as he’d like—or he can grill them himself!

Social Opportunities

Abbotsford (where The Residences is located) continues to grow as a community to this day, and it’s getting more notice as being incredibly loving and outgoing. If dad loves to get out and socialize, or he wants to get to know his neighbours better, then Abbotsford is the perfect place for him!

There’s an easy way for dad to socialize at The Residences too! Our courtyard is resplendent with grapevine-covered arbours, a central gazebo, and seating areas, so dad can chat with his neighbours without having to go very far from the comfort of his home.

There’s Lots to Do Without Going Too Far

If dad wants to go out on his day off from work, there are lots of things to do that are just a few minutes away from The Residences! Take dad over to Cabela’s at the McCallum Shopping Junction for a cup of coffee and a shopping spree for the ultimate outdoorsy activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and more.

Abbotsford is well-known for being the “City in the Country” in the Fraser Valley, which means there’s lots of outdoorsy opportunities to be had! Take dad out for a hike or walk at Mill Park, bring dad and his beloved dog out on one of the many dog-friendly parks in Abbotsford, or just relax on the private balcony included in each and every home here at The Residences!

There are also lots of farm markets and local coffee shops and restaurants around in case dad wants to find some local food for barbecuing his meal tonight, or if he wants to take mom out on the town like it’s their first date night. You may even discover some events going on near The Residences that dad would love to check out, whether for Father’s Day or anytime during the summer months, or throughout the rest of the year. There’s all sorts of exciting possibilities!

Whether or not you’re interested in downsizing without giving up your favourite tools, or you’re off to visit family and friends at The Residences, we’re positive dad will have a great time in our homes.

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