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A rendering of Carrington’s Greenway Park.
Courtesy Mattamy Homes

March 05, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

One stop shop: new northwest community of Carrington will have something for everyone

The answer to what the new northwest community of Carrington will have when complete is an easy one: pretty much everything.

The neighbourhood, launched as part of the massive Keystone Hills area plan, will include its own high-density housing; an employment and commercial centre built around a planned Green Line CTrain station; direct access to Stoney Trail and downtown; new schools, as well as proximity to existing ones; and acres of parks, wetlands and pathways. It also sits in a high-demand area that is suffering from a shortage of housing supply.

Courtesy Melcor Developments

Dec. 11, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Northwest Calgary new-community roundup

Life in Calgary's northwest is set to become even better, thanks to a collection of new communities offering an array of housing options and lifestyles.

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Sept. 04, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Bigger and better: Connected communities pace population growth

Calgary communities that provide convenient access to desirable amenities and major roadways are leading the way in growth.

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

June 12, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary developers recognize family-focused amenities are a must for new community designs

If you want to have a Calgary community that outpaces all others in population growth, with lots of children and young families, it helps to have a lake.

Courtesy Homes by Avi

June 12, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Builder's Corner: Avi Urban's Livingston multi-family projects meld pioneer spirit with modern design

Avi Urban, the multi-family arm of award-winning builder Homes by Avi, has recently launched two innovative projects in Calgary's new northern community of Livingston.

Courtesy Qualico Communities

Aug. 01, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

The inexact science of naming Calgary communities

When it comes to the names of Calgary communities, some honour early pioneers, others are named after the surrounding landscape and some simply sound like a nice place to live.

Pleasant Heights, Scenic Acres and Sunalta (a mash up of sunny and Alberta) sound like they could have come out of a real estate subdivision name generator. But how do developers actually come up with the names for new communities?

New-build buyers are choosing upgrades related to convenience, such as home gyms.
Courtesy Calbridge Homes

May 16, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Extras, extras!

The shifting popularity of new-build home upgrades

Home command centres, extra-large closets, gyms, secondary suites, energy efficiencies and more – the new-build bells and whistles homebuyers are choosing today are all about convenience.

No matter the size of the home, buyers want products that support a busy lifestyle, says Michelle Jakeman, director of sales and marketing for Calbridge Homes.

Courtesy Dragica and Ron Presiloski

March 07, 2018 | Andrea Cox

Livingston lifestyle

Couple nearing retirement secured lifestyle close to family and amenities with new-build condo

Dragica and Ron Presiloski are nearing retirement and looking to move closer to family. The couple is still working full-time – Dragica in dentistry and Ron in commercial water treatment. They've been living in Regina for several years, where they own a condo, but their son and his wife reside in Calgary, as do most of the couple's extended family. So, it was a natural progression for the Presiloskis to begin their home search here.

The in-the-works University District is an example of a new community that will be built around the concept of hub living.
Courtesy West Campus Development Trust

Dec. 06, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Connected communities

Hub living is the name of the game when it comes to new-neighbourhood design in northwest Calgary

When discussing the current trend of building Calgary residential communities around "hubs" (also known as "activity centres" or "nodes"), the phrase "back to the future" seems apt.

"It's about concentrating uses and activities in one area ... It's how settlements and civilizations have been developing forever," said Beverly Sandalack, associate dean and professor of landscape architecture and planning in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design.

"It fell out of favour post-World War II with the over-reliance on the car, but, except for this 50-year aberration, main streets have always been the centre of community activity and business."

The architecture and design features of CrossIron Mills celebrate Alberta’s geography, landmarks and cultural icons.
Courtesy CrossIron Mills

Oct. 18, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Shopping around

Selection, convenience and one-of-a-kind design continue to draw crowds to CrossIron Mills 

Bigger isn't always better. However, CrossIron Mills is a classic example of the perfect combination of quantity and quality. The ambitious retail development has enjoyed smooth sailing, even through periods of economic downturn, and become the go-to shopping centre for area residents and visitors alike.

Located in Rocky View County, just north of Calgary on Highway 2, CrossIron Mills occupies 1.4 million square feet across 674 acres of land. It offers 200 specialty stores and premium-brand outlets, as well as 17 large-format anchor stores.

While mall patrons sing its praises, some feared the timing of its launch in 2009 might start things off on the wrong foot.

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