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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Community - Mount Royal

The communities of Upper and Lower Mount Royal have long been home to an eclectic mix of everything Calgary?s real estate scene has to offer. Promoted in Calgary?s early days as an exclusive neighbourhood by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Mount Royal was originally known as American Hill, due to the large number of Americans who settled in the area. Its current name is an homage to the Montreal community that was home to CPR president William Cornelius Van Horne. The community was annexed ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:17:39 +0000

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - Buying a home and leaving rental life behind is possible

A new survey shows some Canadians believe they are forever renters, but Alberta builders point to growing list of affordable options. Alberta?s new home builders are weighing on a recent survey finding a significant number of Canadians believe they may never be able to own a home. The survey by the personal finance site Finder.com found about one in 10 surveyed believe they will be forever renters. Yet builders interviewed by the Calgary Herald note the industry offers a wide selection of new ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:39:51 +0000

Friday, June 12, 2020 - Inglewood and Ramsey

As Calgary?s oldest community, Inglewood is a neighbourhood that has been through a lot. Since it pre-1900 founding as Brewery Flats, Inglewood ? along with its neighbour Ramsay ? has weathered both the First World War and Second World War, the Great Depression, and countless booms and busts. The communities have bounced back time and time again, emerging as two of the most desirable places to call home in the city. These neighbourhoods already boast an impressive selection of amenities, ...
posted in Community info at Fri, 12 Jun 2020 22:25:17 +0000

Friday, June 5, 2020 - Habitat for Humanity Silvercreek project provides housing and hope to families in need

A Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta affordable housing project in Calgary?s northwest community of Silver Springs is transforming lives through homeownership, providing new homes and new hope to 32 families. ?Moving into this home has really given us an opportunity to start a new chapter together and have a home base without having to move yearly,? said Robert, a Silvercreek homeowner and single dad. His is one of six families who recently moved into the project?s first phase. Robert and ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:39:32 +0000

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Okotoks Growth: Alberta's largest small town

Ten minutes south of Calgary in the town of Okotoks, homebuyers and builders continue to buck the regional trend of declining housing starts. In fact, the growing town of just over 29,000 people (based on the 2018 civic census) saw an increase in housing starts in 2019 that is expected to continue into 2020, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. While some construction continues in a couple of established communities ? namely, Drake Landing, Rancher?s Rise and Cimarron ? ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 31 May 2020 22:51:23 +0000

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - Hudson in Creekstone, Calgary

The new southwest community of Hudson in Creekstone makes the most of its spectacular setting ? perched on a ridge overlooking the Pine Creek coulee with the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Dennis Inglis, development manager with Highfield Land Management, says the community?s location alongside a protected reserve means its scenic surroundings are here to stay, unlike some new communities where development eventually encroaches on natural lands. ?What you see in Hudson when you look over the ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Wed, 27 May 2020 22:29:49 +0000

Monday, May 25, 2020 - Mount Pleasant

The lands that became northwest Calgary?s Mount Pleasant community were annexed by the City in 1910, making it one of Calgary?s older neighbourhoods. When development began in the area in 1912, Calgary?s population numbered fewer than 50,000 people. As the city grew to 100,000 people by 1947 and 200,000 by 1955, then-suburban Mount Pleasant experienced an influx of new amenities into the area when North Hill Centre opened its doors in 1958. The opening of the Tran-Canada Highway came four years ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 25 May 2020 21:45:31 +0000

Friday, May 15, 2020 - Canmore's hotel condos can provide big benefits for owners who eschew the rental pool

A type of Canmore real estate whose popularity and profitability had plateaued is reaching greater heights thanks to new economic trends. Hotel-style condominium units in Canmore have seen their rental potential soar thanks to online listing websites like VRBO and Airbnb, providing another vacation-booking option for visitors to the increasingly popular region. The old formula of a resort management company providing a hotel-like vacation rental experience, then sharing the revenue between ...
posted in Community info at Fri, 15 May 2020 16:04:02 +0000

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Rentals on the Rise in Calgary

In 2019, Calgary experienced a purpose-built-rental ?boom? and 2020 is expected to be even hotter. According to market research firm Urban Analytics, there are approximately 65 new purpose-built rental projects (totalling 19,225 apartment units) currently proceeding through the planning and construction processes. That includes several traditional developers of ownership product who are moving into the purpose-built rental sphere, as oversupply continues to plague the condo market. This ...
posted in Community info at Thu, 14 May 2020 15:56:30 +0000

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Top safety considerations for DIY Renovators

Taking the DIY route with a home renovation is always tempting when trying to update a space while spending less. However, while TV and magazine experts make it look easy, successful and safe execution of these projects requires a lot of legwork before putting hammer to nail. ?Not understanding exactly what?s involved in a renovation project is where the DIY can really come into peril,? said Barry Johnson, co-owner of Dependable Renovations. For the determined and prepared, Johnson broke down ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sat, 09 May 2020 16:33:36 +0000

Sunday, April 26, 2020 - Calgary's Midfield Mobile Home Park redevelopment

As Calgary?s population expands, redevelopment of City-owned land in established areas holds potential for supporting growth. However, it takes planning and community engagement to get it right. Since deteriorating services closed the Midfield Mobile Home Park, the City of Calgary has been working to redevelop the area into Winston Heights Village. Plans for the new medium-density, mixed-use community on the northeast corner of 16th Avenue N.E. in the Winston Heights-Mountview community show ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 26 Apr 2020 21:54:01 +0000

Monday, April 20, 2020 - Valley Ridge and Crestmont in Calgary

Situated among some of Calgary?s most picturesque landscapes, the adjacent communities of Valley Ridge and Crestmont ? both originally developed in the 1990s ? offer homeowners access to plenty of nature and established amenities, along with some compelling views. ?Valley Ridge is a charming community that is over 50 per cent green space that includes amazing wildlife, hiking trails, bike paths, the Bow River and the Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club,? said  a longtime community resident. ?My ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:50:45 +0000

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - Greenwich in Calgary NW

Calgary?s western edge along the Trans-Canada Highway is taking on an ultra-urban vibe as the development of Greenwich, inspired by its Manhattan namesake, revitalizes the area. A master-planned community from Melcor Developments, the urban village is a nostalgic mix of residential brownstones, recreation, retail and office space. It also has one major attraction that its New York counterpart lacks ? easy access to the mountains. ?We?re only 18 minutes from downtown Calgary and less than a ...
posted in Community info at Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:47:13 +0000

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10 most expensive Calgary SW Communities

These are the 10 most expensive Calgary communities in the southwest quadrant, based on year-to-date (YTD) residential average sale price. 1. Bel Aire Established: 1960 Population: 390 Dwellings: 159 Median pre-tax household income: $401,839 New listings (YTD): 20 Number of residential sales (YTD): 4 Residential average sale price (YTD): $2,000,000 Residential benchmark price (YTD): N/A 2. Britannia Established: 1956 Population: 690 Dwellings: 313 Median pre-tax household income: $268,603 New ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 16 Apr 2020 18:34:58 +0000

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - Winter vacation properties to fit your budget

If you thought owning a winter recreation property was out of reach, think again. While a RE/MAX survey last winter of western Canadians found that 67 per cent believed they couldn?t afford to purchase a ski resort property, that doesn?t align with the actual situation. ?In reality, the story is very different, with multiple ski resorts in Western Canada boasting affordable prices, making them attractive investments for both local and foreign buyers,? said the executive vice-president of RE/MAX ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:28:49 +0000

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 5 things to consider when buying a ski vacation condo

A ski-vacation condo can be a great place for holidays with family and friends, with the added benefit of generating rental income when you?re away. Luckily, ski resorts and mountain towns in B.C. are not subject to vacancy or speculation taxes that have started to emerge in that province, and even buying at a U.S. ski resort is possible with financing through your Canadian bank. Here are five questions to consider when buying a ski-vacation condo: Where should you buy? ?There?s a magic ...
posted in Community info at Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:17:23 +0000

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - Alberta's recreational property attractive for buyers

Alberta?s recreational property market will likely be soft this winter, creating opportunities for prospective buyers. Elton Ash, regional vice-president for RE/MAX Western Canada, says older buyers have been the recreational market?s strength for years, but millennials are growing in purchase numbers. RE/MAX?s 2019 national recreational property survey shows 40 per cent of all Canadians, and 56 per cent of millennials, are in the market for a recreational property ? whether it?s for family ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:08:10 +0000

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Currie: A new community in the inner City

Public art installations, plenty of green space, beautiful architecture and thoughtful urban planning that retains the site?s heritage all come together to form a heady mix in Currie. The recently rebranded community, formerly known as Currie Barracks, is the third and final Canadian Forces Base Calgary site under redevelopment by Canada Lands Company. It follows in the footsteps of its successful sister communities, Garrison Woods and Garrison Green. ?There are several key attributes that make ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:15:17 +0000

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Value in Mountain view

Proximity to Calgary, affordable home prices and a variety of nearby amenities are making two towns in Mountain View County enticing options for house hunters willing to commute. At about 40 minutes and 30 minutes from Calgary, respectively, Didsbury and Carstairs have helped some homebuyers balance a job in the city with the benefits of rural life. ?There are a lot of commuters (in Didsbury),?  ?At 6 a.m., if you park by the main drag out of town, you?ll see car after car heading out, going to ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:12:03 +0000

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - Small town life NE of Calgary

If you?re a city dweller who has dismissed the small-town lifestyle due to outdated ideas about commute times and amenities, it might be time for a second look at life in Beiseker and Irricana. Recent years have seen progressive changes to these small towns? populations, services and accessibility. REALTORS® Dani and Josh Thomas have lived and worked in the area northeast of Calgary for more than 15 years. ?We have watched Beiseker and Irricana go from a mainly senior and local population to ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:22:38 +0000

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Small town, Big Value!

When Dream Development rolled out Vista Crossing, it didn?t just bring new housing options to the town of Crossfield ? it completely changed expectations of what residential development could look like in the town. ?They?ve raised the bar for anyone else coming to Crossfield,? said Kenneth Bosman, chief administrative officer of the Town of Crossfield. ?The next subdivision that comes in behind them will have a much higher standard to hit than what came before.? Crossfield, which is located ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sat, 21 Mar 2020 20:43:50 +0000

Friday, March 20, 2020 - Do you really want to live in the country?

Myth #1. Living in the country is romantic. Their eyes get that dreamy look when they talk about living in the country. They talk about how healthy the fresh air will be and revel in the lack of traffic their country road will have compared to the teeming rivers of traffic outside their apartment. And the view ? oh, they let a sigh escape when they talk about their own private view of nature from the patio. Imagine? we?ll watch the sunset together. See the stars! And it?s true. All of it. But ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:11:26 +0000

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Edgemont and Hawkwood

Tucked in amongst Calgary?s northwest hills, brimming with prairie grasslands and high-plains formations, are the adjacent communities of Edgemont and Hawkwood. ?Both Edgemont and Hawkwood are popular communities that are relatively close to downtown,? says, a REALTOR® . ?Both have been consistent with sales and are similar to other nearby communities for sales activity.? Established in the 1970s, with development spanning close to two decades and spreading from south to north, both communities ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sat, 29 Feb 2020 17:00:58 +0000

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Affordable Small Town Living

Claresholm, Stavely and Nanton: Affordable, small-town living in the MD of Willow Creek With its roots in southern Alberta?s agriculture and ranching history, Claresholm is a town with plenty of old-world charm. It?s also a place that embraces a strong sense of connection and community ? just ask anyone who lives there. ?So many things make it special. It?s really more than a community ? it?s a family here,? said Santanna Thom, a lifelong Claresholm resident  Thom lives, works and plays in the ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:14:30 +0000

Monday, October 28, 2019 - High River has bounced back

The town of High River, located 30 minutes south of Calgary on the banks of the Highwood River, has bounced back from the trials and tribulations of the 2013 floods with grace and determination. A mere six years later, the town has a fresh new look. Its downtown high street offers a pedestrian-friendly environment and pleasing human-scale architecture. Flood mitigation has been a crucial piece of the community?s rebuild. More than $100 million has been invested, making High River the most ...
posted in Community info at Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:49:44 +0000

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Free outdoor fitness parks offer a gym alternative

Calgary?s parks offer something for just about everyone, including people who love to stay fit. The City currently has 22 parks with permanent outdoor fitness equipment, and a pilot project last summer saw temporary equipment set up in three additional communities on a rotating basis. The idea was to judge the potential interest for a fitness park before going through with any permanent installation, says Julie Guimond, lead for environmental education with City of Calgary Parks. Guimond says ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:39:29 +0000

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Calgary's East village

The master-planned vision for Calgary?s East Village revitalization, launched in the mid-2000s, is becoming a living, breathing reality, now more than ever. Alain Dupere has lived in East Village since 2011. He?s watching the transformation happen one day at a time, observing the changes while he walks to and from work. Dupere, who is also president of the East Village Neighbourhood Association, says that although the area is still under construction, its vibrancy is increasing as more ...
posted in Community info at Thu, 30 May 2019 21:05:41 +0000

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 17:32:05 +0000

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 17:32:50 +0000

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 19:28:58 +0000

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 17:54:13 +0000

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 23:38:44 +0000

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 17:04:30 +0000

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 16:31:33 +0000

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 15:17:57 +0000

Tuesday, December 18, 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 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 03:34:11 +0000

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 17:56:10 +0000

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 17:45:06 +0000

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 19:06:41 +0000

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 16:44:46 +0000

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 16:23:00 +0000

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 16:48:00 +0000

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 18:15:08 +0000

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 17:21:54 +0000

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 16:54:17 +0000

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 18:41:47 +0000

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 20:41:04 +0000

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 16:28:18 +0000

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 19:23:43 +0000

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 21:35:31 +0000

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 16:46:10 +0000

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 20:03:27 +0000

Thursday, January 4, 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 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:30:05 +0000

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