Emerald Estates is best known for quintessential "Gothic Arch" style mountain chalets interspersed with modern newer style homes. Quiet, and out of the way from the main village— Emerald overlooks beautiful Green Lake and Wedge Mountain. All of this being situated on either mountainside or lakeside properties! The Valley Trail wraps itself around Emerald, leading you to breathtaking lookouts year round.
Chris Matheson has owned a home on Pinetree Lane in Emerald for over 35 years now. That qualifies him as a bit of an expert in the area:
Being north of Whistler Village is ideal for me. After a day of skiing on those busy weekends when the traffic is backed up trying to get south out of Whistler Village it sure is nice to be able to turn north at the highway and get out of there! About 12 years ago the Municipality of Whistler extended the Valley Trail to Emerald Estates and that was a nice connection so now I don't have to ride on the side of the highway if I don't want to. We've also got sewer hookup to Whistler where we used to have to be on our own septic system. We like the old Whistler feel up here.
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