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Courtesy City of Airdrie

May 01, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Airdrie: sustainability, innovation and a community that cares

Airdrie resident and REALTOR® Matt Carre was always a big-city guy. He was born in Montreal and grew up in Toronto, with a few years spent in major U.S. centres. In 2004, he moved to Calgary.

But in 2006, he left the big city and moved to Airdrie with his wife and fellow Realtor Michelle, who was born and raised in the charming, community-centric city of just over 68,000 people. It didn't take long for him to change his allegiances.

Courtesy City of Airdrie

Oct. 18, 2017 | Tyler Difley

Airdrie in the Spotlight

Fun facts and top attractions
Airdrie’s main street circa 1904, when the city was little more than a tiny speck along the Calgary-Edmonton railway route.
Courtesy Nose Creek Valley Museum

Oct. 18, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The king's height

Airdrie's history is full of colourful people and interesting stories

When R.J. Hawkey arrived in the region of the Airdrie Station House along the Calgary to Edmonton railway, he became one of the first private land owners in the fledgling community.

Hawkey decided to build a school on some of his land, and set himself up as Airdrie's first teacher.

Airdrie has a young, growing population that gives the small city a unique and attractive vibe.
Courtesy City of Airdrie

Oct. 18, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Airdrie appeal

Affordability, community and amenities have drawn many to Calgary's northern neighbour

While most people take great care to choose the place they want to call home, one could say Airdrie chose Wendie and John Pilkington. More precisely, their son and his growing family chose Airdrie for them, when he relocated from England to a new job in the city of nearly 65,000.

Since 2014, the elder Pilkingtons have resided in Cooper's Crossing, which has been voted Airdrie's best community for five years in a row.

"Airdrie is where the kids are and that's where we are," said Wendie Pilkington, admitting that even when they first moved, they weren't sure they would remain. After nearly 30 years of living in England's comparatively grey climes, Airdrie's year-round sunshine was particularly attractive.


May 13, 2015 | CREBNow

Coming in to its own

Airdrie continues to see strong population growth, focuses on community lifestyle

Airdrie has come a long way from its railway village roots.

Located 10 minutes north of Calgary, the city's population continued to boom in 2014, increasing by nearly 11 per cent to 54,891.

Since 2004, the booming community has more than doubled in size, with an average annual grown rate over the past five years of 7.6 per cent.

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