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Friday, February 15, 2019 - Crossfield, Didsbury, Carstairs & Olds offer a rural lifestyle

North of Calgary, where Highway 2A splits off the main route to Red Deer , are Four communities offering the best of quiet, rural-Alberta living. Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury and Olds,  each approximately 10 -15 mins from each, other have their own unique appeal, along with real estate choices ideal for growing families. Crossfield is the closest being only 10 minutes from Airddrie  Carstairs is a family friendly community located less than an hour?s drive from Calgary, with many residents ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:32:05 -0700

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - Varsity

The community of Varsity spreads out from the University of Calgary?s campus and endowment lands, expanding north of 32nd Avenue N.W. on the west side of Crowchild Trail. Developed in the 1960s around the same time as the original U of C campus, Varsity features a variety of two-storey and Ranch-style home designs, with many now experiencing full renovations or rebuilds. Almost 13,000 residents call this community home. ?Varsity is a wonderful community for families,? said long-term community ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 03 Feb 2019 10:32:50 -0700

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - Scarboro

Ask anyone who lives in the community of Scarboro what makes it so special and you will get a variety of answers. ?It?s hard to put a pin in it,? said resident Kate Morisset. ?There is just this real sense of connectivity.? It?s the list of intangibles that ratchets up the must-live-here desires ? the camaraderie with neighbours, the feelings of belonging, and the sense ownership and pride. ?There are just so many touch points to this community,? said Morisset. ?The yearly garden tour, the ...
posted in Community info at Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:28:58 -0700

Monday, December 31, 2018 - Applewood

Brimming with families, many of whom have been in the community for decades, Applewood Park extends to the north from International Avenue near Elliston Park in Calgary?s southeast. Big houses, double-car garages perfect for home workshops, and large yards are a few of the defining characteristics of this community developed in the early 1980s. With three refurbished and upgraded playgrounds, the 2,000-plus kids in Applewood Park can swing, climb, bounce and run to their hearts? content. ?It?s ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:54:13 -0700

Friday, December 28, 2018 - Richmond

Full of vibrancy and life, Richmond is a community in the throes of change. With boundaries that stretch from 33rd Avenue S.W. north to 17th Avenue S.W., the community contains an eclectic mix of homes, from wartime bungalows to multi-million dollar infills. On the western edge, the community boundary jogs across Crowchild Trail, bumping up against Killarney and Currie Barracks, while the eastern perimeter extends to 19th Street S.W. ?The demographic is really changing,? said former Richmond ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 28 Dec 2018 16:38:44 -0700

Friday, December 21, 2018 - Sage Hill

One of five communities in Calgary?s new north within the Symons Valley area, Sage Hill topped the 2018 census charts for population growth, expanding by 1,136 residents over the past year from 6,083 to 7,219 people. And that growth is expected to continue, while the community?s latest development, Sage Hill Quarter, comes to life. It?s really a community within a community and it?s destined to bring a downtown vibe to this suburban oasis. The brainchild of Ronmor Developers, this 17-acre ...
posted in Community info at Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:04:30 -0700

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Living,working & playing in the same area?

Given Calgary?s traffic, the only way to cover the critical elements ? live, work and play ? in three different parts of the city each day is to cut out the fourth one: sleep. Fortunately, a new philosophy in home development lets you have it all without sacrificing the shut-eye.?When you can live, work and play in the same area of the city, it creates a stronger sense of community,? said Elton Ma, director of commercial development for Brookfield Residential in Calgary. A prime example of this ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:31:33 -0700

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Sunnyside

As one of Calgary?s oldest communities, Sunnyside weaves together a poignant blend of architectural styles. Modern infills sit alongside century homes, while walk-up-style apartment buildings wink at neighbouring new-build, mid-rise condo towers. The community is cemented together by a strong community spirit and honed sense of connectivity spearheaded by several local organizations, from churches to the community association and Kensington Business Improvement Area. Inclusivity and caring are ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:17:57 -0700

Monday, December 17, 2018 - Charming Chestermere

A rapidly increasing number of people are discovering Chestermere?s allure. When McKay moved to the community 27 years ago, the population barely topped 900. Today, it sits around 20,700, with growth of just under two per cent last year. Even though Calgary has several lake communities of its own, at 750 acres, Chestermere Lake is nearly 700 acres larger than its largest Calgary counterpart. Additionally, as Chestermere Lake is part of the Western Irrigation District ? a network of waterways ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:34:11 -0700

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - Calgary's most walk- and transit-friendly communities

While Calgary is still viewed by many as a car-centric city, there are many other ways for Calgarians to get around ? whether you choose to walk, bike or take transit. Just ask the residents of the following communities, the proud recipients of some of the city?s highest walk and transit scores from www.walkscore.com. Top 5 ? Walk Score Chinatown (95)Downtown Commercial Core (93)Cliff Bungalow (92)Eau Claire (91)Beltline (90) Top 5 ? Transit Score Downtown Commercial Core (84)Downtown West End ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:56:10 -0700

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Eau Claire

Revitalization of this historic, riverfront community is well underway As part of downtown?s humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill. Today, the area is a mecca for festival goers and those looking for a green respite in the middle of the city. The community is the gateway to Prince?s Island ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:45:06 -0700

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Calgary Beltline

Inner-city community combines historic charm with stunning new developments The Beltine is a community experiencing a period of major transition ? from the reconstruction of 17th Avenue S.W. to the reimagining of Victoria Park. Through it all, the beauty and vibrancy of this inner-city neighbourhood just seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Almost 22,000 people of all ages live here, attracted by its stunning scenery ? a synthesis of historical architecture and glistening, contemporary ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:06:41 -0700

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Live - Work homes

Most Calgarians have a place where they live and another where they work. However, a combination of the two has emerged that could be the wave of the future: live-work condominiums. In the early 2000s, Battistella Developments took a chance when it unveiled its Orange Lofts live-work condominium project in what was then an East Village neighbourhood awaiting renewal. No one was sure how successful the concept would be, but the result was the creation of a rather unique community, says Chris ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:44:46 -0600

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Alberta's best kept secret!

Discover one of Alberta?s best-kept vacation secrets Just an hour-and-a-half south of Calgary and only 30 minutes from the town of Vulcan lies a little-known gem. The Little Bow Resort and its collection of 250 bare land condominium properties is located along the sandy shores of Travers Reservoir, a 17-kilometre-long lake with crystal clear waters fed by the Little Bow River. ?It really is beautifully clean, and it is a deep lake and quiet, so you can really enjoy boating and all of the sports ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:23:00 -0600

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Why we love Calgary!

Calgary is no concrete jungle In addition to the streets, sidewalks and skyscrapers that define most large cities, Calgary is blessed with enough parks and natural spaces to leave other major centres green with envy. ?It?s very important to have a variety of open spaces for relief from urban living, whether it?s pathways for exercise, parks with playgrounds or just a place to kick a soccer ball,? said Travis Shaw, planning and development lead with Calgary Parks. Given the proven health ...
posted in Community info at Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:48:00 -0600

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Redwood Meadows

Picturesque living between Calgary and the mountains Perched at the junction of Highways 8 and 22X with a beautiful mountain backdrop, the townsite of Redwood Meadows is attracting young families who want to get away from it all, while staying close enough to the city for a quick commute. ?It?s very social and very friendly here. I know it sounds cliché, but you know your neighbours,? said resident Mike Decore, who moved to the area three years ago and commutes to an office in downtown Calgary. ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:15:08 -0600

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - Cranston

I have several listings in this lovely Southeast Calgary community. It  is a nature lover?s dream Appealing to a variety of demographics, the dynamic community of Cranston offers a taste of the good life. ?It?s a great community with so much to offer, including schools and shopping right in the area,? said Justin Castelino, marketing manager for Brookfield Residential, the developer behind upper Cranston and the niche community of Cranston?s Riverstone. Since its launch, the master-planned ...
posted in Community info at Sun, 22 Jul 2018 11:21:54 -0600

Monday, June 11, 2018 - New homes in older communities!

You don't have to move out to the suburbs to own a new home - here are some older communities that are getting a makeover! Redevelopment projects lead to new communities in established areas Most people think of new communities as being on the outskirts of the city, often in areas where amenities like shopping and schools are still lacking. But there are a growing number of new communities springing up in well-established areas of Calgary, as redevelopment occurs on lands once used for ...
posted in Community info at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:54:17 -0600

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Belmont

New southwest community of Belmont offers new beginnings Sitting just south of Silverado between 194th Avenue and 210th Avenue S.W., the new Calgary community of Belmont is touted as a quiet refuge on the edge of the city and a place for new beginnings. ?It?s a bright, modern community with a broad appeal for those looking for affordable quality in south Calgary,? said Steve LePan, development manager with Anthem United. ?As the first new community in the area, it?s focused on affordable ...
posted in Community info at Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:41:47 -0600

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Mahogany

Popular southeast lake community continues to grow  The community?s architecture, lake, wetlands and extensive pathway system that connects it all attracts families.  ?There are so many community events ? ladies? nights are the best ? and the overall community feel is second to none,?  ?That is just what Hopewell Residential, the developer behind the community, had in mind when it created the vision for Mahogany. ?When Mahogany first launched 10 years ago, we sought to create a community like ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:41:04 -0600

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Skyview Ranch

One of the first communities to establish a foothold in Calgary?s new north, Skyview Ranch has been steadily growing ever since its inception almost 10 years ago. In fact, its population has more than doubled in the past five years, growing from 4,519 residents in 2013 to more than 10,000 in 2017. It has attracted a young and diverse demographic looking for an affordable lifestyle that?s close to everything. The master-planned community is located in Calgary?s northeast quadrant and surrounded ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 24 May 2018 10:28:18 -0600

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - SW Ringroad update

Ring road construction accelerates plans for new Richmond-Sarcee interchange Plans for a $106-million interchange at Richmond Road and Sarcee Trail are taking on added importance as construction continues along Calgary?s southwest ring road. Residents of surrounding communities, and the area?s city councillor, want the interchange plan to be funded and built in time to handle traffic when the ring road opens around the end of 2021. ?I?ve lived in the ward all my life and have never felt that ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:23:43 -0600

Friday, March 23, 2018 - Midnapore and Sundance

Neighbouring Midnapore and Sundance share extensive amenities and lake-community identity It?s early afternoon on a chilly Saturday in January, and in Calgary?s southeast community of Sundance, groups of teenagers gather to play a friendly game of shinny on the frozen, manmade lake that serves as a hub for the community. There is camaraderie here ? an old-fashioned feeling of belonging. A fire pit takes centre stage at the upper skating rink, and an oversized sculpture of Santa Claus and his ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:35:31 -0600

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Nose hill Park

How Calgarians banded together to protect nature and create Nose Hill Park In the early 1970s, the booming city of Calgary was expanding ever outward. Developers looking for new areas to build communities cast their eyes upward in the northwest to Nose Hill, which dominated the area landscape. Nose Hill was prime real estate, untouched by residential development, but it was also viewed by some Calgarians as an important remnant of the fast-vanishing prairie grassland ecosystem. When a routine ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:46:10 -0700

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Cedarbrae & Oakridge

Families thrive in Cedarbrae and Oakridge Tree-lined streets, cul-de-sacs brimming with children at play, 1970s architecture, easy access to nature, and plenty of parks, trails, local shops and schools make the southwest communities of Cedarbrae and Oakridge desirable on many levels. ?We have a true continuum of the life cycle here, with a variety of demographics, from singles to families and retirees,? said Steven Brown, president of the Cedarbrae Community League Association. ?Life here ...
posted in Community info at Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:03:27 -0700

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - Evergreen

Beautiful southwest community offers suburban charm with easy access to the great outdoors The southwest community of Evergreen is snuggled against the southern edge of one of Calgary?s most beautiful and accessible natural areas ? Fish Creek Park. But perhaps its greatest claim to fame is an unexpected one. Evergreen provided the backdrop for the feature-length Canadian film Radiant City, a docu/mockumentary, which was presented at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. The film explores life in the ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:30:05 -0700

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