Lots for Sale in Calgary

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Calgary, Alberta has much to offer potential home-buyers with great builders and some exciting approaches to the lots for sale in Calgary – specifically in the new communities – can be seen.

Calgary has been growing steadily and the city is working to ensure that new communities are planned, not only in a sustainable manner, but in a way that promotes pedestrian and transit-friendly design. Part of this exciting new phase in Calgary’s development includes a plan to encourage innovative approaches to design and development of communities. That means major kudos for a new community that promotes an increase in residential density, more variety in housing and the capability for the community to grow in the future.

But with countless communities and several city-wide initiatives, it can take hours of research to find the area that fits your vision. Here are a few new communities worth looking at:

Westpark

Westpark is a uniquely constructed, convenient and beautiful new community. One of the most remarkable features is it’s proximity to many of the city’s top amenities, including hospitals, schools and shopping centres. Its location off of West Hillhurst on the brink of the NW and SW quadrants of the city will grant residents easy access to both downtown and the mountains, yet its development is such that privacy is requisite.

This removal from the hustle and bustle of city life gave way to the community motto: A Space for Life. It boasts a scenic pathway system, leading to a large pond, waterfall, playground and tennis area.

The theme behind this new community is inspiration. Guidelines for community building are based on consistent quality and genuine design. For instance, Westpark's minimum requirement for a two storey home is 2800 sq ft, while bungalows have a minimum requirement of 1800 sq ft. On each side of the home, a minimum 6' side yard is required. Dundee's Architectural Control Committee administers the specific guidelines. Builders currently offering homes in the area include:

  • Beattie Homes – 403-366-5431
  • Homes by Avi – 403-536-7250
  • Greenboro Homes – 403-607-1119
  • Landmark Homes – 403-695-7660
  • Lifestyle Homes – 403-217-9832
  • Morrison Homes – 403-250-3302 
  • Newcastle Homes – 403-663-9511

Drake Landing

Drake Landing is a unique new community located just 15 minutes outside of Calgary that boasts a combination of forward thinking with “all the appeal of small town living.” The attractive area incorporates mountain views and vast green space, with an extensive pathway system. The developer, United Communities, is committed to working with builders and homeowners to create a water-smart, sustainable community, constructed with historical building forms.

They do this by providing a set of guidelines to direct homeowners, designers and builders to create beautiful and cohesive forms throughout development. Even the commercial mall, containing a 7-Eleven store, pub and business centre is stunning, linked to the overall design of this picturesque community.

Drake Landing has one of the most versatile ranges of lots for sale in Calgary. From first time buyer homes, single family attached homes, move-up single family homes, to estate homes. Houses are to be styled using historical detailing and building massing from 5 building forms: Craftsman, Georgian, Tudor, Colonial and Victorian. All of these homes will be built to meet Drake Landing’s high standard in water and energy conservation. For example, homes will come equipped with everything from water conserving clothes washing machines to rain barrels. These features will be provided to the Homeowner in a “Turn Key” fashion making water conservation easier than it has ever been before.

Builders currently include:

  • Homes by Avi – 403-536-7250
  • Baywest Homes – 403-279-8878‎
  • Excel Homes – 403-253-1433‎
  • Landmark Homes – 403-695-7660
  • Morrison Homes – 403-250-3302 
  • Shane Homes – 403-536-2200
  • Sterling Homes – 403-253-7476‎
  • Today’s Homes – 403-569-4850‎ 
  • Trico Homes – 403-287-9300‎

Walden

If the name “Walden” sounds familiar to you, it’s because the community is named for the book by the same name, written by Henry David Thoreau. This association did not happen by accident. The name was chosen after Thoreau’s well-known appreciation of nature and ecology. The developer, Genstar, therefore named Walden in hopes of communicating their vision for the community: one as simple as nature that is environmentally responsible for years to come.

What that means for homeowners, buyers and designers, is that Walden will incorporate parks, open spaces, trees and pathways with initiatives to promote walking and biking. The area also features a “naturalized” wetland.

In addition to a calm and beautiful environment, Walden offers the option to construct a wide variety of housing – from large and small to condominiums and townhomes. What’s important is that the architecture itself maintains cohesion with the community’s natural setting in a way that a variety of people can work and play for years to come.

Builders currently include:

  • Homes by Avi – 403-536-7250
  • Cardel Homes – 403-258-1511‎
  • Excel Homes – 403-253-1433‎
  • Innovations by Jayman – 403-258-3772
  • Shane Homes – 403-536-2200

Silverado

Despite controversy in it’s proximity to the wetlands development near Spruce Meadows, the community of Silverado has seen nearly a 900 percent increase in neighbourhood population since 2007 (according to Statistics Canada.)

The community is still currently under development in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, and is a perfect fit for anyone who craves the atmosphere of ranch-style values and sweeping mountain views. The area is just a stones-throw away from the world-renowned equestrian facility, Spruce Meadows, and has easy access to Shawnessy Towne Centre, which offers full-service amenities.

Earth tones -- mainly grays, greens and browns – accent the vast green space of this area to give it a classy, clean look. The community is one of the most sought-after areas in Calgary.

Builders currently include:

  • Morrison Homes – 403-250-3302
  • Homes by Avi – 403-536-7250
  • Shane Homes – 403-536-2200
  • Sterling Homes – 403-253-7476‎
  • Excel Homes – 403-253-1433‎
  • Landmark Homes – 403-695-7660
  • Lifestyle Homes – 403-217-9832
  • Trico Homes – 403-287-9300‎
  • Vintage Homes – 403-726-3363
  • Baywest Homes – 403-279-8878‎

Whether your preference is to live close to downtown, fringing the urban scene or just outside the city, a simple look at the lots for sale in Calgary confirms the availability of homes waiting to meet your every need. And with an increased focus on better planning, sustainability and the environment, you can be sure that newer communities are committed to providing a lifestyle to Calgarians. It’s not just a place to live.

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