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March 11, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Canmore's red-hot housing market is seeing "unprecedented" levels of activity, with no signs of slowing down

Right now, there's no way to describe Canmore's housing market other than "hot."

"I'm always hesitant to use that word because you can't paint everything with the same brush, but the statistics don't lie," said Rob Stevens of RE/MAX Alpine Realty.

Calgary follows Medicine Hat’s footsteps as it aims to win the battle against homelessness.  
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March 05, 2021 | Joel Schlesinger

Medicine Hat's virtual elimination of homelessness gives Calgary a good path to follow

Governments of all levels have been talking about ending homelessness for some time now, but Medicine Hat is actually walking the talk.


With a population over 63,000, Medicine Hat, for all intents and purposes, has put an end to chronic homelessness – a cycle in which individuals are perpetually stuck, residing in shelters, or worse, living on the streets for extended periods.


It's a goal seven municipalities across Alberta, including Calgary, vowed to accomplish almost a decade ago. But only Medicine Hat can claim success — outside of a handful of individuals who continue to use the city's shelter system on a long-term basis.


Prince's Island Park is a tranquil oasis where many downtown dwellers come to get away from it all.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Peace and quiet: Springbank offers tranquil lifestyle and stunning views on Calgary's western outskirts

As the summer sun rises in the bold, blue Alberta sky, Lisa Neiles revels in the quiet, as she sips her coffee on the deck of her home on Calgary's western perimeter in Springbank Hill. She says that the peacefulness, along with the easy access to the city, attracted her and her husband to the area.

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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Ahead of the curve: Cooper's Crossing provides walkability, amenities and classic architecture in Airdrie

On Airdrie's southwest side, Cooper's Crossing stands as an example of what a great master-planned community can look like. It was named after the Cooper family, who farmed the land for more than 100 years. The 320-acre development features 44 acres of parkland, two six-acre ponds and Discovery Park – a multi-generational gathering space with a fire pit, toboggan hill, secret forest, play structures, half-basketball court, gazebo and picnic area.

"Buzzwords like placemaking, walkability or 'live, work, play' communities are popular today, but we had a firm grasp on the importance of these concepts 20 years ago when we first started designing Cooper's Crossing," said Paul Gerla, owner and manager of WestMark Holdings Ltd, the Airdrie-based developer behind Cooper's Crossing.

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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community of the future: Drake Landing sets high bar for technology and sustainable design in Okotoks

Nestled on the eastern edge of Okotoks, the community of Drake Landing stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when innovation meets technology and sustainable master planning.

"The vision for Drake Landing has always been to provide a safe and sustainable community for people to raise a family in a scenic, small-town setting," said Steven LePan, director of sales and marketing for Anthem United, the developer behind the community.

In addition to lake access, Kinniburgh residents can enjoy the several beautiful parks and pathways just outside their doors.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Natural neighbourhood: Chestermere's Kinniburgh is a haven for young families and outdoor enthusiasts

The community of Kinniburgh in southeast Chestermere has quickly become coveted by Calgarians yearning for a more pastoral, connected way of life – one that revolves around the beauty of nature and lakeside living. The community itself is relatively new, with plan approvals not yet 15 years old, but the land has a rich and varied history.

Developers are looking to capitalize on Altadore’s popularity, as part of the trendy, inner-city Marda Loop district.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

On top of the world: Cochrane's Sunset Ridge boasts stunning scenery and abundant amenities

Distinctive architecture sets the tone for Melcor Development's master-planned community of Sunset Ridge in the picturesque town of Cochrane. Inspired by arts-and-crafts and craftsman design elements, homes feature deep and rich natural colour palettes, varied roof pitches and decorative elements like gables, brackets, blocks and false trusses. Old-world charm abounds, with large porches and usable, covered landings.

Watermark at Bearspaw.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

A little bit country: Bearspaw residents thrive sandwiched between Calgary and the Rocky Mountains

Bearspaw is part of Rocky View County, a horseshoe-shaped region that encompasses over 16 communities, including the upscale estate areas of Springbank, Elbow Valley and Bragg Creek. Today, Rocky View County has a population of almost 40,000 people, living in 13,620 dwellings, mostly on acreage-type lots, with Bearspaw making up a much smaller portion of those numbers through a combination of farms, ranches, acreages and master-planned communities.

The crystal clear waters of Travers Reservoir are perfect for swimming and water sports.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Little Bow Resort

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 that go along with it," said Calgary real estate professional and Little Bow property owner Bill MacDougall.

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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Redwood Meadows

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.

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