Calgary & Area Spring 2019
editorâ€™s letter AMANDA PEREIRA EDITOR NextHome
Home, a place to build your forever on When I think back to the bustling minimetropolis where I grew up in Ontario, I am filled with fond memories that leave me a little homesick. I am reminded of the places I played, the friends I made, and the memories that are etched into my mind forever. Growing up in a Portuguese household, home was at the epicenter of all of our functions. It was the place where family gathered for the holidays, or canned hot pepper paste for the year, followed by its distribution amongst neighbours who were enamoured with the delicacies of our ancestral heritage. Community was important to us, and my family made a point of
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connecting with others by sharing parts of our culture with them, while simultaneously embracing the country that had taken us in. Long before I had any sense of the cost of real estate, I always had an understanding of what kind of place I wanted to live: somewhere that was reflective of my own childhood, possessed similar community features, and would leave my own future offspring with the same sense of belonging. We invite you to explore this special edition of NextHome, Calgary Communities. We hope it helps you find that special place to build your forever on.
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06 Montrose by Dream
Dream Josh White, General Manager – Development
Genstar Marcello Chiacchia, Vice President – Calgary Communities
09 Vista Crossing by Dream 10 Savanna by Genstar 14 C arrington by Mattamy Homes 18 Carrington South by Apex 16 & H3 Developments 20 Heartland by Apex 4 New Communities Spring 2019
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Buyers can enjoy a tranquil lifestyle in Montrose in…
HIGH RIVER COMMUNITY Montrose in High River DEVELOPER Dream Development BUILDERS Homes by Dream, Stepper Homes CONTACT escapethecity.ca
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New-home buyers seeking a tranquil lifestyle where they can kick back and enjoy the laidback atmosphere of a small town yet have an array of amenities close at hand are choosing Montrose in High River. This picturesque community offers buyers the opportunity to achieve a lifestyle that wouldn’t be attainable in the city. Crafted by Dream Development, Montrose is a master-planned, family-friendly community developed on 200 acres on the south side of High River. “A lot of people are attracted to Montrose because of the lifestyle – it offers a neighbourly, welcoming feel that evokes that sense of nostalgia in people who grew up living on quiet streets where the kids play hockey and ride their bikes safely,” says Anu Henke, marketing co-ordinator, Land & Housing. “It has the charm of small-town living, but there are also lots of amenities, so people don’t have to give up things like going out for dinner or spending an afternoon browsing shops. “High River has a hospital, boutique stores, a movie theatre, restaurants really everything you need in town,” she says, as well as it being home to stunning
mountain views, lush parks, golf, tennis and the Highwood River. People moving into Montrose also enjoy amenities at their doorstep such as the 16-acre linear pond/canal that runs throughout the community with pathways around it for walking and biking and a High River co-op grocery, liquor store and gas bar. The local high school sits just down the street, and across the way is the Bob Snodgrass Recreational Centre and Cargill Field House. “We’re excited to be part of the growth of High River and attracting new people and families to Montrose,” Henke says. “We brought on Homes by Dream (Dream Development’s home-building division) and Stepper Homes has joined us this spring to offer a range of housing styles.” Stepper is building new Cottage homes featuring two- and three-storey designs with garages ranging from 800 to just under 1,300-sq.-ft., starting from the $240,000s, which boosts Montrose’s affordability factor. Stepper just opened showhomes for the Cottages this spring, and the builder is crafting two-storey townhomes with garages in Montrose ranging from 1,260 to around 1,400-sq.-ft. starting in the $280,000s. Meanwhile, Dream is building single-family front-attached garage homes ranging from 1,600 to
2,000-sq.-ft. starting in the $340,000s, and is introducing Villas on Little Bow. These are semiattached homes sized from 1,200 to 1,350-sq.-ft. with a double-car garage starting in the $330,000s. “The Villas feature main-floor living that is ideal for empty-nesters and downsizers,” Henke says, noting they have designer-Villa homes available for viewing along with the front-attached garage showhomes. As well, both Lifestyle Homes and Ishaan Homes have some lots in Montrose for larger front-attached garage homes and potential estate homes, “so we have a wide range of product lines available,” she adds. “We will also have a summer kick-off family event in early May to celebrate the new showhomes, so I encourage people to check out our website for more details.” Montrose is located minutes from an array of amenities in High River, 25-minutes from south Calgary along Hwy. 2 and offers close proximity to Kanansksis Country. For more information on Montrose, visit the showhomes or escapethecity.ca. nexthome.ca 7
Josh White GENERAL MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT DREAM DEVELOPMENT
Expert panel Our top priorities when designing a community are to understand and deliver on all the needs and wants of a new generation of consumer. We always have to be cognizant to not simply mimic what has been successful in the last 20 years, but understand and anticipate how consumer preferences are shifting toward the next generation. We are discovering that people simply demand more. They like the form and walkability of older communities, but the affordability and conveniences of newer neighbourhoods. Our priority is to make sure they can have the best of both worlds. When we build a community, we differentiate ourselves by choosing the best possible locations for development. Beyond location however, we attempt to differentiate by spending a lot of time on the details of design – curating every detail from the overall community design, to the quality of park space, the retailers included in attractive shopping environments, to the innovations we make in lot types and housing forms. A good example of innovation is our “Green Courts,” whereby a number of homes will directly front onto open spaces. This will give a really unique sense of community in these green courts. We give back to the community in a number of ways. First, when we develop a community, we stay invested in it. This means providing programming and helping enliven the social aspect of the neighbourhood to help foster a true sense of community with
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events like Dream Day. We also invest in the community as a whole in places we develop – a good example is the sponsorship of important community programs such as the Junior Golf Academy in Crossfield, where we have become the title sponsor. The key advice I would give homebuyers searching for a new community is that we know consumers are extremely savvy and becoming more so as more information is available to them, even before they ever step foot in a sales centre or show home. One piece of advice I would offer is to think about the day-to-day of your life beyond the four walls of the home. Things like how easily and safely you can get around the neighbourhood, what the experience of shopping and accessing services will be like, and what local amenities are most important. These are the things that will shape your quality of life in your community every single day. Sometimes, we spend less time thinking about these things than the material of the countertop. As a developer of new communities in Calgary, I’m most proud of the approval of our Providence community recently. The mayor and city council praised our development as “world-leading work” in community planning. As mentioned above, we focus a lot of details on what we believe will make for the best communities into the next generations. It was gratifying to hear that this effort was evident in the plan we put forward. The next step of course, is to introduce this vision to the public. One of the best things about being in community development is the ability to leave a lasting and tangible legacy and know that the work you have done can help enable a high quality of life in our city.
Sponsored Content / Community Profile DEVELOPER Dream Development LOCATION Vista Crossing in Crossfield BUILDERS Homes by Dream, McKee Homes CONTACT vistacrossing.ca
Homebuyers living the dream in Vista Crossing in Crossfield Families who desire a new home in a charming, affordable community with established amenities at their doorstep are living the dream in Vista Crossing in Crossfield. Dream Development launched Vista Crossing three years ago “inspired by a ‘Sears Robuck-esque feel with architecture emphasizing large front verandahs, timeless details and charming streetscapes where residents could get to know their neighbours,” says Michael Tandara, director marketing, Western Canada Land & Housing. “We wanted to create that smalltown, welcoming feel and it’s been interesting to see that develop over the past few years with families moving in and couples starting families; it’s worth seeing and experiencing it in person.” While Vista Crossing offers a tranquil small-town atmosphere, an added attraction is its location – just 10 minutes from Airdrie with quick access to Calgary’s northern employment centres, the airport and CrossIron Mills mall.
“Crossfield is also very forward thinking,” Tandara says, noting it’s fully wired with fibre optic offering Internet service up to 1 Gbps. It also has numerous amenities including schools, parks, recreation facilities and Collicutt Siding Golf Club – home to the Dream Junior Golf Academy – while Vista Crossing itself is home to parkland, trails, playgrounds, a community garden and more. Dream’s home-building division, Homes by Dream, is crafting an affordable line-up with character (laned) homes starting at $288,900, semi-detached homes from only $246,300, and front-attached garage homes starting at $339,900. Dream opened two new character showhomes in March and has one front-attached garage showhome. McKee Homes has a front-attached garage showhome. Visit the showhomes Monday to Thursday, 4-8 p.m., or weekends, noon-5 p.m. nexthome.ca 9
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Genstar’s Savanna boosts its desirability with new phases, housing choices COMMUNITY Savanna, N.E. Calgary DEVELOPER Genstar Developments BUILDERS Arcuri Homes, Avi Urban, Cardel Homes, DS Homes, Excel Homes, Homes by Avi, Klair Custom Homes, Prominent Homes, Rohit Communities CONTACT 403.256.4000 SavannaLiving.ca or @genstarcanada 10 New Communities Spring 2019
With the launch of two new phases, more housing choices and new retail offerings, the desirability of Savanna in northeast Calgary just keeps getting better for people looking to put down roots. Being developed on 320 acres in Saddle Ridge, Genstar Development Company is crafting Savanna, which is bordered by Airport Trail to the north, 88th Avenue to the south, Metis Trail to the west and 60th Street to the east, and has been so attractive to buyers that two new phases – 8 and 9 – are being launched to meet the growing demand. “It’s going to be a pretty busy year for us with servicing this spring of the new phases and bringing on new housing
product and lots,” says Project Manager Travis Putnam. “We also have a new showhome parade so we’re pretty excited that people can check out all the new and innovative home styles in Savanna.” Phase 9, “fills in the missing link along Savanna Boulevard” as it opens better access to the community and completes the bus service through the community. Phase 9 will be the bigger phase with more market-driven product that people are looking for – the 25-ft. lane home crafted by Avi, Cardel and Excel starting in the $400,000s. “It’s very popular because it offers affordability and good opportunity for first-time buyers to get into the singlefamily market. We also offer single-family
front-attached garage homes, as well as duplexes, townhomes and move-up front-attached garage homes, so we’re providing quite a variety of choices. “We have two new builders this spring: Prominent Homes, which is building front-attached garage homes and is part of our new spring showhome parade; and Klair Custom Homes, which is building duplexes and front-attached garage homes.” They will join other builders already in Savanna: Cardel Homes, Excel Homes and Homes by Avi, crafting front-attached garage homes starting in the $500,000s; Arcuri Homes, crafting move-up homes (semi-estates) starting in the $600,000s; Avi, Cardel, DS Homes, Excel, Klair, and Rohit Communities building duplexes starting in the high-$300,000s; and Avi Urban and Rohit doing townhomes from the upper-$200,000s. A new showhome parade for frontattached garage homes has showhomes now open at 6 Savanna Gardens N.E., while Avi and Rohit will open new duplex showhomes in late summer.
Part of Phase 8 includes a playground, a large greenspace with seating area where residents can get together and socialize and use outdoor workout stations. Once built out, Savanna will also be home to a pond, two schools, parks, greenspace and pathways that will link to the regional system. As well this spring, a new neighbourhood convenience site, Savanna Market, will open offering 34,000-sq.-ft. of local shops, services and eateries. Another commercial site, Savanna Bazaar, offers 92,000-sq.ft. of retail space including a grocery store, restaurants, child care and other services, that will open in late 2019. “One of Savanna’s greatest attributes is its location,” Putnam says. “It is the closest new community in the northeast to the LRT station and established amenities in Saddle Ridge. It also offers great access to Metis and Stoney trails and the airport.” For more information on Savanna, visit the showhomes or SavannaLiving.ca.
We also offer single-family front-attached garage homes, as well as duplexes, townhomes and move-up frontattached garage homes, so we’re providing quite a variety of choices
Marcello Chiacchia VICE-PRESIDENT, CALGARY COMMUNITIES GENSTAR DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Expert panel Our top priorities when designing a community are to include innovation in community design and features; a broad variety of housing that meet people’s needs at various stages in their lives with amenities that provide the retail services and recreational opportunities that support their varied lifestyles. We strive to ensure that all these priorities are market-driven, that is, they are what people are looking for and can afford. Affordability and value for the homebuyer are always key drivers in our decision making, especially nowadays. When we build a community, we differentiate ourselves by having a deep understanding of the needs of the homebuyer and by partnering with the best home builders and retailers that share this same philosophy. We design communities with value-added amenities where possible, such as fresh water lakes, golf courses, enhanced community parks that could include resident community buildings, water parks and sport courts. Often times, we will include a Homeowners’ Association in the community, which is set up to take care of these added features. We pride ourselves in our innovative and strong architectural controls, which go a long way in helping to maintain home values for our residents. And finally, we strive to enhance the
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landscaping in community parks, boulevards and on private properties. We give back to the community through our Charitable Giving Program that supports community building, youth education and wellness, affordable housing and environmental stewardship. In the past, we have donated to Habitat for Humanity, Inn from the Cold, Kidsport, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, numerous community events and sport teams, the construction of school playgrounds, and the rebuilding of Calgary after the 2013 flood, through financial support and Genstar employee volunteerism. The key advice I would give homebuyers searching for a new community is to think about what is important to them at their current stage of life and what they wish for in their future, in terms of area of the city, community features and type of home. To help ensure that they are best satisfied, homebuyers should look to building with reputable developers and homebuilders. As a developer of new communities in Calgary, I’m most proud of our legacy and reputation. Since 1950, we have created hundreds of communities across Canada and the United States, including some of the finest master-planned golf course and lake communities. These include Calgary’s first golf course community, Willow Park and Canada’s first lake community, Lake Bonavista, followed by four more lake communities in Calgary of Bonaventure, Midnapore, Sundance and Chaparral.
We were the first developer to introduce Calgary to houses constructed with communication wiring in the communities of Panorama Hills, Coventry Hills and Evergreen. Speaking of Panorama Hills, it is Calgary’s largest community by population! These communities are still some of the most sought-after in Calgary, even after so many years. I am also very proud of the reputation and strong working relationships we have developed with our suppliers, contractors, consultants, government officials, builders, other developers, joint venture partners, and investors alike.
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Families are embracing connections in Mattamy’s Carrington COMMUNITY Carrington in N.W. Calgary
DEVELOPER & BUILDER Mattamy Homes
Families seeking a connection with nature, a healthy, active lifestyle, their neighbours and great home designs are embracing Carrington in northwest Calgary. Carrington, a 159-hectare, master-planned community by Mattamy Homes, was launched in 2017 and “it’s moving along really well both with construction of all housing types and amenities,” says senior Marketing Manager Karla Schultz. “It’s looking really great and people moving in are finding Carrington welcoming, enjoyable and attainable.” “Mattamy is both the builder and developer in Carrington,” she says. “What this means for 14 New Communities Spring 2019
customers is that there is a consistent flow, and look, to the community. The overall design of the community has been well thought out from the architecture to the street flow, making it attractive to buyers.” They’re also drawn to the connection Carrington offers to nature and to the community with a large park area – Greenway Park – that is already completed and allows an opportunity for people to connect with their neighbours and enjoy the outdoors. The park includes a skate park with an intricate artistic canopy above, open greenspace area to relax complete with built-in lounging chairs and picnic tables, a half basketball court and large playground.
“There are also walking paths around the large environmental reserve that connect through to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway (a trail system that connects through the city),” Schultz says. “And residents really love that at night the large canopy and smaller similar structures light up, providing a really cool backdrop to evening strolls.” Residents will also be able to connect with neighbourhood conveniences as a soon-to-come commercial area – Greenway Plaza – will be developed just to the north side of Greenway Park. The plaza will integrate with the park and include a mix of retail, restaurants and services that cater to the local needs of the community all within walking distance. Other bonuses for residents include the location, which connects them quickly to Stony and Deerfoot trails, the airport, and the downtown core, two future schools and future LRT. Mattamy is currently developing the first three phases with a fourth to be released this summer. “We’re currently building many homes that will be available this spring to help those who would love to get into a new home now,” Schultz says, noting
there are quick move-ins available for 30-60-90 day possessions and an added benefit to buyers is Carrington offers exclusive mortgage rates through First Calgary Financial. From first-time to move-up buyers, there is a broad range of home styles available including: Urban townhomes starting from the upper-$200,000s with no condo fees and double-attached garage; rearlane duplexes starting from the low-$400,000s with double-attached garage at rear and rear patio area; and single-family homes with single- and double-attached garage starting from the mid-$400,000s. “We also have a handful of new models that we have prototyped called WideLots, which in essence are wider homes providing an interesting footprint inside,” Schultz says. “These offer the opportunity for more easy living space, wider front yard and a shorter backyard.” For more information on Carrington, guests park at the Mattamy Sales Centre at 183 Carrington Circle N.W. (just off 14th Street N.W. from Stoney Trail West) and walk to the three townhome, two duplex and three single-family showhomes. Call 587-755-1061 or visit mattamyhomes.com/Calgary. nexthome.ca 15
Joe Case DIRECTOR OF LAND DEVELOPMENT MATTAMY HOMES LIMITED
Expert panel Our top priorities when designing a community are to include three things – a front door to the community, a “heart” of the community, and diversity of product choice throughout our community. Our front door represents the part of the community that establishes a first impression and sets the tone for the rest of the community. Whether it’s an interesting art piece, a vista across a pond, or an exceptional streetscape, we want to make sure that residents know they’ve arrived in our community. The “heart” of one of our communities represents a gathering place, which is usually a large well programmed park space. While they’re not always in the centre of our communities, these quality public spaces are where kids play yearround, residents gather for special events, and people enjoy a coffee or a drink in an adjacent cafe. Diversity of product choice throughout the community is the fabric that stitches the other two elements together. We want to make sure that we’re placing different housing choices close to our front door, and the heart of the community as well as other amenities within our community to ensure they’re accessible to, and used by, all residents. When we build a community, we differentiate ourselves by expanding what community building means. Mattamy is a fully integrated developer builder, which means that we have ownership over the community building process from the first day we break ground on a new project to the last key that we turnover to a new homeowner. We have a special relationship with our communities
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because we’ve worked on every aspect of the development process. We give back to the community by fostering connections big and small throughout our community and the region. We host year-round events at the central amenities within our communities that give residents opportunities to connect with their neighbours and experience their neighbourhoods. Fostering connections at a regional scale is what inspired Mattamy to get involved in the Rotary Mattamy Greenway project; a 140-km, multiuse pathway system that connects new communities to each other in ways that didn’t exist before its construction. The key advice I would give homebuyers searching for a new community is get to know your community as much as you would your new home. People spend a lot of time walking through showhomes or looking at layouts before they decide to make the biggest purchase of their lives. I don’t think they always spend enough time walking through the community. People should walk the pathways, experience the environmental reserves, play at the parks and sit at the vistas to get feel for the community. If those spaces are well used, feel right and spark excitement for your life outside your beautiful new home, then you’re probably in the right place – and we’ve done our jobs well. As a developer of new communities in Calgary, I’m most proud of seeing people enjoy our communities after we’ve constructed them. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing kids play in a park or people stroll through an environmental reserve like you imagined they would when you spent months, and sometimes years, planning those spaces.
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Carrington South offers a perfect balance of convenience, amenities, outdoor space
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Offering a perfect balance of convenience, amenities and outdoor space, it is easy to see why so many families are choosing to make their home in Carrington South. “Created for families who want more from their home and lifestyle, living in Carrington South offers families more ways to make the most of each and every day,” says Morgan Gowland, of the community’s managing developer, APEX. “With immediate access to major routes like Stoney Trail and Centre Street North, drivers will find themselves spending less time commuting and more time with the ones they love,” she says. “In Carrington South, families have the opportunity to stay active together by exploring the community’s extensive network of local and regional pathways, playgrounds and park spaces. Landscaping in the community will be full steam ahead as both ponds and the recently
completed park will have their first full summer in the sun.” “To top it all off, the necessities of nearby grocery stores, gas stations, and recreation centres are all within a 10 minute drive - leaving more time for family time,” Gowland says, adding the location makes it easy to hop onto major routes to get to the airport, downtown or out to the mountains. Plus, Calgary Transit has just announced a pilot transit service between Carrington and the North Pointe bus loop, a service rarely offered to communities as new as Carrington South. “Carrington South also offers buyers a chance to live in the northwest at a great price,” Gowland says, noting that prices start from the $320,000s for street towns (no condo fees), $330,000s for laned duplexes, and the $460,000s for front-drive garage single-family homes. “And, Carrington South has
pond lots, offering buyers plenty of lifestyle options.” Trico Homes, which is building front-drive homes and has 11 models to choose from, is thrilled to have “all the walkout lots that are available on the pond in this phase,” says Area Manager Jordan Fretz. “These are traditional wide lots that are hard to come by in the northwest so it is a great opportunity in Carrington South, especially having a view of the pond in your backyard – it has been the most sought after feature in the community.” Excel Homes has 14 front-drive single-family models and two duplex models to choose from in Carrington South. Leon Kang, area manager for front-drive homes, says the homes “feature all new designs, with the latest finishes and materials; having just updated all our selections with the latest trends and products.” He notes that buyers are attracted to Carrington South because it’s a
“very exclusive, small and beautifully designed area.” Truman Homes, which has eight front-drive home models to choose from and offers custom options, “introduced two new plans for the opening of Carrington South – Twilight and Mystic. One is based on a popular estate-style home we previously built in our southwest communities and both are featured as showhomes,” says client service specialist Dipali Damji. Truman is also building street towns, and plans to unveil showhomes for this product later this spring. The builders have eight fabulous showhomes at 73-101 Carringvue Manor N.W., open Monday to Thursday, 2-8 p.m., and weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit the showhomes or carringtonsouth.com. And, don’t miss the community’s next showhome event, being held on May 4.
With immediate access to major routes like Stoney Trail and Centre Street North, drivers will find themselves spending less time commuting and more time with the ones they love…
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Buyers love the outstanding value, small-town charm of Heartland in Cochrane COMMUNITY Heartland in Cochrane DEVELOPER APEX Developments BUILDERS Excel Homes, Pacesetter by Sterling Homes, Rohit Communities, Birchwood Properties CONTACT heartlandcochrane.com 20 New Communities Spring 2019
From its charming small-town lifestyle and tranquil feel, to its outstanding affordability and value, there are plenty of reasons to love Heartland in Cochrane. Crafted by APEX Developments, Heartland is ideally located on the west side of Cochrane just off Highway 1A and Highway 22. Its location puts residents in an ideal spot to head into downtown Cochrane or Calgary for shops and services or west to Ghost Lake, Kananaskis Country and the mountains for recreation. “Heartland in Cochrane is a warm, friendly community offering affordable housing and a small town feel. Our homeowners love the easy access to the mountains and quick commute to Calgary,” says Diane Blackman, area manager for Pacesetter by Sterling Homes, who is building front-drive garage singlefamily homes and laned duplexes in the community. “We have a couple of entrances to the community so residents have a quick in and out,” says Michelle Walker, area manager for Excel Homes. “But the biggest draw is the affordability. We’re all about the price point; we’re the most affordable community in Cochrane.” She notes Excel is building front-drive garage duplexes and front-drive garage single-family homes.
APEX’s Development Co-ordinator Morgan Gowland agrees that “Heartland offers incredible value. Compared to homes in the city and surrounding neighbourhoods, buyers can save thousands of dollars on homes of the same style and size. With builder and developer promotions being offered, there’s never been a better time to buy.” Heartland welcomes residents and visitors alike with extra wide centre medians that are extensively landscaped with aspen trees and river rock. With three beautiful parks, a pathway system, naturalized spaces and a pond, the community offers residents a chance to get outside and connect with nature. “These common spaces encourage people to stay active, get to know their neighbours and foster the community’s family-friendly spirit,” Gowland says. “Residents will also be pleased that construction will begin this year on a neighbourhood convenience store and gas station.” Ellie Hamilton, area manager for Birchwood Properties, who is building their BRAND townhomes with double attached rear-drive garages in the community, says “residents can also look forward to a pedestrian walkway this year that will safely connect them to the walking trails along the river, as well as nearby communities.” The community itself is comprised of 250 acres, 45 of which will be dedicated to greenspace, with approximately 1,450 residential units on build out, and five multi-family sites. Heartland’s architectural styling of Craftsman, Arts & Crafts, Prairie and Homestead is a reflection of Cochrane’s tranquil natural setting, and offers several housing choices available that appeal to everyone from first-time buyers and young families to empty nesters and right-sizers. “Buyers like having a variety of housing types in Heartland,” says Chris MacKinnon, area sales manager for Rohit Communities, which is offering laned duplexes and street towns with rear detached garages and no condo fees in Heartland. “It’s a great place for couples and families to put down their roots and focus on building upon their bright future.” Prices start from the $250,000s for townhomes, $290,000s for street towns and duplexes, and $370,000s for front-drive garage single-family. For more information on Heartland visit the 11 showhomes, open Monday to Thursday, 2-8 p.m., and weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. or visit heartlandcochrane.com. nexthome.ca 21
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Includes double attached front drive garage
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Single attached front drive garage available
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no condo fees
or from $1,295/month
Includes detached rear drive garage
Includes double attached rear drive garage
Prices & terms are subject to change without notice.
Monday - Thursday Weekends & Holidays
2-8 PM 12-5 PM
Just Minutes from Cochrane’s Amenities Close to Schools & Conveniences Steps to Parks & Playgrounds Unbeatable Value
Life’s biggest moments happen in Hillcrest
IT’S THE HEIGHT OF FAMILY LIVING IN AIRDRIE
Make Your Move to Airdrie • K-8 school opening January 2020 • Home to two playgrounds, a pathway system, central gazebo and stormpond • Ideal Airdrie location offering quick access to Calgary • Character homes with spacious & stylish floorplans
40 Ave. SW
Main Street South
40 Ave. SW
8 St. SW
SHOWHOME HOURS Monday – Thursday 2-8 pm Saturday – Sunday 12-5 pm
FRONT DRIVE GARAGE TOWNHOMES (NO CONDO FEES)
FRONT DRIVE GARAGE & LANED DUPLEXES
SINGLE FAMILY LANED HOMES
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$400s ONLY 5 LEFT
Prices & terms are subject to change without notice.
VISIT TODAY! 9 SHOW HOMES OPEN DISTINCTIVE HOMES from AWARD-WINNING BUILDERS
Excel Homes • Doug Judd | 403.948.9359 201 & 205 Hillcrest Road
Shane Homes • Jamie Ivey | 403.536.2316 204 & 208 Hillcrest Road