SOLO District: How one master-planned community became the catalyst for Brentwood

Apr 17 2018, 11:00 pm

The moment you arrive in North Burnaby’s Brentwood area, you feel a true sense of community. It’s a vibrant neighbourhood that has everything you need within walking distance.

But it wasn’t always like that. In 2012, the first phase of a master-planned community called SOLO District arrived and changed modern living in Metro Vancouver. At last, there was a place where locals could enjoy everything about their adored west coast lifestyle, outside of the hectic city centre.

Fast-forward to 2018, and SOLO District has become Brentwood’s most celebrated community. It’s easy to see why as homes offer stunning views of Metro Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains, as well as Downtown Vancouver.

Now Appia Development have announced that they will be releasing Phase 3 of SOLO District, with the exciting grand opening scheduled for May 5. This gives you the unique opportunity to own a home in the true heart of Brentwood. And if you need any more convincing, here’s a look at some of the perks that come with buying your dream home at SOLO District.


SOLO District was the first master-planned community in Brentwood, and because of that, it brought about a great deal of residential and commercial development in the area. As a resident of SOLO District, you’ll have access to over 80,000 square feet of carefully selected retail services right at home. This community brought the very first Whole Foods Market to Burnaby (big deal), and is also home to a Starbucks, BC Liquor Store, and Shoppers Drug Mart, among many other stores.


When you’re choosing your dream home you’ll want to make sure that your community amenities are easily accessible, and at SOLO District, everything you need is within reach. You don’t necessarily need to own a car when you live here because you can walk to nearby amenities like the new Cineplex Entertainment Centre that’s coming soon to Brentwood Town Centre, your local Costco, or your favourite restaurant. SOLO District has been purpose built with pedestrian green spaces to promote walkability.

Superior quality

Buying a home at SOLO District means you can rest easy knowing it has been built by Jim Bosa’s Appia Development, a well-known developer with a long-standing reputation of superior quality construction. Under Jim Bosa’s leadership, the Appia team has distinguished itself for its vision of creating vibrant, exciting communities, with homes of superior quality that provide long-lasting value to their owners.

Phase 3 at SOLO District has been designed by Chris Dikeakos Architects and Cristina Oberti Interior Design. The contemporary homes feature everything from imported Italian Armony Cucine cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms, to polished quartz countertops and high, smooth finish ceilings. They also come with comprehensive industry-leading warranties backed by WBI Home Warranty Ltd., giving you ultimate peace of mind.

Access to transit

Many developments offer stunning new homes with amazing vistas, but they often come with a price – they’re located far from vibrant city centres, entertainment, and rapid transit options. At SOLO District, you can have it all. The community’s stellar location offers you incredible access to over 250 shops and services at Brentwood Town Centre Mall and SkyTrain access via Brentwood station, located just a three-minute walk from your front door. You can easily hop on a Skytrain and be downtown in 21 minutes.

Entertainment options

Of course, you’re going to want to know what the entertainment options are like in Brentwood before you move there. When it comes to eating out, you have tons of options such as Cactus Club, JOEY Burnaby, Browns Social house Brentwood, Earls Kitchen + Bar, and Pasta Amore Pizzeria Ristorante.

Plus, you’ll have access to a two-level clubhouse within Phase 3 at SOLO District where you can host your own social gatherings. This space will include a pool table, poker table, wet bar, bistro seating, and media lounge. You’ll also have access to an outdoor rooftop garden with a large BBQ terrace (hello, summer).

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a stunning new home in the true heart of Brentwood.

Check out Phase 3’s Grand Opening event on Saturday, May 5 at 12 pm. Tour the beautiful presentation centre and spacious three-bedroom display home, conveniently located on Willingdon and Lougheed at 2131 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby. Register now via SOLO District for more information.

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