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Tiffany Gaura found the right home for her young family in Bridgeland, where the Langevin School, with its specialized science program, is only a short walk from their front door.
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Aug. 23, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Top of the class

Nearby, quality schools are a must for many Calgary homebuyers

Tiffany Gaura wanted her two young kids to be able to easily walk to school without crossing a busy road.

In March, the family moved into the northeast, inner-city community of Bridgeland, two-and-a-half blocks away from the specialized Langevin School – a Calgary Board of Education (CBE) science school.

Meanwhile, Amanda and Jonathan Corson and their two-year-old son will move into a larger home in their Auburn Bay neighbourhood this November, just a short walk from the community's two new elementary schools – one in the Catholic school system, the other public.

"Whichever school he goes to, he should be within walking distance," said Amanda Corson, who is a teacher herself and who grew up walking to school.

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June 23, 2017 | Joel Schlesinger

The good life by the lakeside

Snapshots of Calgary's lake communities

Life at the water's edge may not be the defining Calgary experience. But for thousands of Calgary homeowners, life by the lakeside was a key reason they chose to buy in one of the city's many man-made lake communities. Here's a look at each of the Calgary neighbourhoods with a blue jewel of H2O at its heart, making them among the most desirable communities in
the city.
Evan and Anna Spencer, and their two children Sarah and Micah, live in Mahogany – one of Calgary’s newest and fastest-growing lake communities.
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June 21, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Making a splash

Calgary's new lake communities experience tremendous growth

Evan Spencer enjoys the benefits of lake community living every day.

Not only does his young family – which includes his wife Anna and their two kids, Sarah and Micah – take advantage of all the recreation opportunities around Mahogany's lake, the 34-year-old doesn't need to step outside his neighbourhood to go to work.

Spencer works in the not-for-profit sector, and has called Mahogany home – and home office – for three years. Since moving from northwest Calgary into the growing southeast community that will have more than 20,000 residents by final build-out, he has signed on as volunteer social committee chair for the Mahogany Homeowners Association.

"It is an inclusive place to live your life," he said. "And the lake just draws people together. It is so important to have that 'third' place (outside home and business) where people can gather. I often say 'do you want to meet up for coffee, or for a walk along the wetlands?' "

Leah Barber says knowing what you want makes buying a home much easier.
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Feb. 10, 2017 | Andrea Cox

The rich colours of Mahogany

Home buyer doesn't settle for less with her forever home


At 52, Leah Barber knows what she wants. The recently divorced mother of a university-aged son was clear on her must-haves when she began shopping for a new home.


Top priorities were a home with great curb appeal and a big deck adjoining the great room – a sunny spot where she could relax after a long day at work. Add to that a double master plan, so that when her son was home from school, he would have his own space. In addition, she had specific layout requests, including a smaller footprint – small enough to be low maintenance.


She found exactly what she was looking for in Hopewell's Xeno model — a 1,300 square foot, laned home with a double master plan and front kitchen in the southeast lake community of Mahogany.


Arlen and Alex Capicio look out over Mahogany Lake. The Capicos said that when comparing their home in the community to other neighbourhoods in Calgary, Mahogany looked to be a better investment. Photo by Wil Andruschak/ForCREB®Now
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May 24, 2016 | CREBNow

Surf's up!

Lake communities making a splash with homeowners

When Alex Capicio and his wife Arlen started house hunting for their family of five, it was all about location.

Arlen worked at the South Health Campus, but the family also wanted to be close to neighbourhood niceties such as a lake.

The couple settled on Mahogany in the city's southeast in January 2014 and haven't looked back since.

This year’s Foothills Hospital Home Lottery grand prize is a 5,890-square-foot custom-built estate home located in the southeast gated community of Mahogany Island valued at $2.4 million. Photo courtesy Calgary Health Trust.
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March 28, 2016 | Paula Trotter

Island living

Foothills Home Lottery to give away $2.4-million home in Mahogany

Imagine living on a secluded island without ever needing to leave Calgary.

This will soon be the reality for one lucky homeowner.

This year's Foothills Hospital Home Lottery grand prize is a 5,890-square-foot custom-built estate home located in the southeast gated community of Mahogany Island valued at $2.4 million.

Nearly 100 local professionals and companies in the area's residential construction industry were recognized with nominations as part of the 2015 SAM Awards by CHBA - UDI Calgary Region Association.
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March 11, 2016 | CREBNow

Best of housing industry recognized

95 companies announced as 2015 SAM Awards finalists

Nearly 100 companies and professionals in the Calgary and area's residential construction industry were recognized Thursday as the newly amalgamated CHBA – UDI Calgary Region Association announced finalists for the 2015 Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards.

The 29th annual awards, which celebrates and acknowledges innovation and excellence in the industry, will hand out 60 piece of hardware, including the top Grand SAMs – three builder categories (Builder of the Year, Builder of Merit for a small-volume builder and Multi-Family Builder of the Year).

Pump Hill, which dates back to the 1960s, is a poster child for traditional luxury outside of the inner city, say experts. CREB®Now file photo.
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March 08, 2016 | Kathleen Renne

The many faces of luxury

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, say housing experts

The term "luxury" defies a single definition – especially when it comes to housing in Calgary, say experts.

"Luxury is specific to each individual, driven by their particular needs," said Kevin Mullen, president of the Empire Group of Companies, which has constructed dwellings in most of Calgary's upscale communities.

"If someone values the weekend lifestyle, then you might live in Springbank. If being proximate to the Glencoe Club is important, then you might choose Elbow Park. Those lifestyle decisions reflect into defining a luxury community."

The Capicio family hit the Mahogany Lake Park, with daughter Jasmine, 9, Arlen, and Alex. The Capicos said that when comparing their home in the community to other neighbourhoods in Calgary, Mahogany looked to be a better investment. Photo by Wil Andruschak/ForCREB®Now
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July 13, 2015 | CREBNow

The lure of lakeside

Amenities rank high for lake community residents

A cottage lifestyle within Calgary: that's how local urban expert Richard White described Calgary's lakeside communities.

"I know several people who love the idea of cottage life in the city. They'll invest more in a house, because they don't need to buy a house and a cottage," said White.

Buyers are not only focused on the inside of their homes, but also on the outside, added Scott Hamilton, marketing and communications director for Hopewell Residential, the developer behind Mahogany in the city's southeast.

"People are looking for recreational amenities that are convenient...Calgary is not lake country traditionally, so to have a lake is really attractive," he said.

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