A big selling point is the park for the grand kids. It's right across the street, but far enough away so not to be too noisy. You can't see it now, but the residents of the subdivision flood part of the grass to make a community ice rink in the winter.
There is also a pond and a green space across the road as well.
The location was also a big draw for us. Although we have moved 30 minutes north, we are exactly the same distance and time from dh's work, as he wants to continue working for a couple of more years. We are on the edge of a city but only 10 minutes drive from all the stores I love!!! Due too all the green space around us it feels as though we are in the countryside.
We are a five to ten minute drive from our son's home. We are a 75 to 90 minute drive to our daughter's home depending the day of the week and the time of the day. We use the 400 and 401 highways to get there which are major highways around Toronto. Then we are probably 80 to 100 minutes away from "R" and the other three grand kids.
So far we are loving it here and it's beginning to feel like home now.