Top 5 Edmonton Communities – Tamarack Common

Tamarack Common is a new southeast Edmonton community, developed by Qualico Communities. Tamarack is a great community for “Edmontonians” because of its location to pre-existing amenities and quick access to the city or airport. For recreational amenities, residents can enjoy the Meadows Community Recreation Centre and Golf Course, as well as playgrounds and parks around the community.

Residents have access to a multitude of shopping, such as Sobey’s Garden Market, Milwoods Town Centre, Home Depot and Staples. Tamarack Common is located less than five kilometers away from Grey Nuns Hospital. For families within the community, there are several schools in the surrounding area: Mary Hanley Elementary, Father Michael Troy Jr. High, Velma E. Baker School, and A. Blair McPherson School.

Home buyers have a wide range of homes available to them, including duplex style homes, rear lane access homes, attached garage homes and townhomes. The Tamarack community has three builders: Sterling Homes, Parkwood Master Builder and Pacesetter Homes.

Sterling Homes is one of the most established home builders in Western Canada with over 65 years of experience. Sterling Homes will be building single family houses, rear lane town homes and front garage duplexes.

The second builder is Parkwood Master Builder, who will be contributing front garage duplexes and single family homes. Parkwood Master Builder has been working in the Edmonton area for over 28 years and emphasizes a thorough customer experience for every new homebuyer.

Finally, Pacesetter Homes will be building single family homes, rear lane townhomes and front garage duplexes. Pacesetter is a well-known builder to the Edmonton area, known for quality and a focus on the customer’s experience.

Tamarack Common is an exciting new community in the southeast Edmonton area, with all the pre-existing amenities, moving and getting settled in will feel effortless. Its location is near several schools making it ideal for families, however its location near Anthony Henday Drive and Whitemud Drive gives residents easy access to the city and airport, making it ideal for young professionals as well.

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Top 5 Edmonton Communities – Cavanagh in Heritage Valley

Cavanagh is a new development located in Heritage Valley, in the south of Edmonton. Cavanagh is described as “modern living in the heritage valley,” providing homes that reflect early Albertan heritage, but with an updated feel and urban twist.

Cavanagh is a great community for young families and young single professionals because of its location. Cavanagh provides residents with easy access to shopping, dining and the airport, however residents also have access to Blackmud Creek for outdoor recreation.

Cavanagh gives homeowners diversity in housing types and styles, however each type features common design elements, giving the community a sense of architectural harmony.

Cavanagh has five builders contributing to the community, including Cameron Homes, Hopewell Residential, Pacesetter Homes, Rohit Group of Companies and Sterling Homes.

Front Garage Single Family Homes are built solely by Sterling Homes, one of the most established Family Home Builders in Western Canada.

While Front Garage Duplexes are built by Cameron Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Rohit Group of Companies and Sterling Homes.

Cameron Homes is a family owned company from Edmonton known for an emphasis on family values.

Pacesetter Homes is also an Edmonton based builder who focuses on customer satisfaction and individuality.

Rohit Group of Companies is a leading home builder in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, known for its town homes and duplexes.

The Laned Homes are solely built by Hopewell Residential, a home builder, who’s been building homes for Albertans for more than 20 years.

Finally, Laned Duplexes are built by Hopewell Residential, Pacesetter Homes, Rohit Group of Companies, and Sterling Homes.

Cavanagh is a new community that comes with history. This community’s unique design features make it an exciting new addition to the Edmonton area. With a fantastic group of contributing builders and range of housing styles, Cavanagh is a great place for anyone to call home.

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Featured Builder of the Week — Cornerbrook Custom Homes

 

Cornerbrook Custom Homes is a division of Cornerbrook Construction Ltd., incorporated in 1975. They are a Leduc based builder focused on creating homes unique to the buyer.

As a family owned and operated business, Cornerbrook works hard for it’s customers because they pride their selves in their work. Not only do they build homes fit to your liking, but they offer renovation services as well as design services. At Cornerbrook, small details are just as important as large details, and their constant contact with suppliers and clients ensures no details are overlooked.

Cornerbrook Construction Ltd. Is a member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program (ANHWP), and has been since 1986. They have also received a multi-year Service Award in the home building industry.

Cornerbrook offers over 20 different floor plans featuring a variety of layouts for bungalows, two-storey homes, bi-level homes, or homes on acreages. Though they have many plans, you are certainly not limited to their floor plans, they are more than happy to collaborate with you and your plans or ideas.

Featured Builder of the Week — Avalon Master Builder

Avalon Master Builder is a family run company started by Steve and Joyce Scott in 1983, and now is run by their son Ryan Scott. They have a Master Builder designation, and are members of the Calgary Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) and are EnerGuide approved. They have also done some Built Green homes, LEED certified communities, and Holmes on Homes stamp of approval projects.

Their mission statement? “We want to build net-zero homes at no extra cost to our homeowners. We want to work with extraordinary people. We want to use innovative building ideas and designs to create better living and healthy homes for our customers and the environment.

As one of the best builders in Alberta, they have many awards:

  • Customer Choice Award (Calgary Region) 9 times in the past 12 years
  • In 2012 they won the Homeowners mark of Excellence Award due to holding the highest overall customer satisfaction survey in Canada.
  • In 2015 they were awarded the SAIT Polytechnic Partnership Award

All Avalon built homes must meet third party standards in energy efficiency and sustainable building practices. Each home is tested by a trained, independent expert and given an EnerGuide rating that certifies the energy efficiency of your home. Avalon’s vision for the future is net-zero homes. A net zero home uses as much, or more, energy than it consumes.

Every home they sell is covered by a ten-year Alberta New Home Warranty Program (ANHWP), which covers major structural construction items.

Top 5 Edmonton Communities – Hawks Ridge

Hawks Ridge is a new community located in northwest Edmonton, next to Big Lake and near Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. This community emphasizes sustainability and active living, making it perfect for outdoorsy individuals and families.

Hawks Ridge’s residents have access to 105 acres of forested areas complete with trails, walking paths and ponds, making the community a nice escape from non-stop city life. However, Hawks Ridge is located close to shopping and recreation, so residents don’t have to choose between nature and the convenience of the city.

Hawks Ridge has a Homeowners Association, which helps in maintaining the community’s amenities, but also provides a social element to the community.

The builders in Hawks Ridge include Akash Homes, Hopewell Residential, Reidbuilt Homes, Morrison Homes, Montorio Homes, Pacesetter Homes, and Truman Homes. All of the builders in Hawks Ridge are all award-winning and CHBA-Edmonton members, so residents know they are getting top quality craftsmanship and customer service.

The three architectural styles of Hawks Ridge are: Arts & Crafts, Shingle and Mountain Vernacular; however, each builder offers a variety of housing styles, giving homeowners choice and individuality. Front Garage homes and Semi-Estates are built by Akash Homes, Hopewell Residential, ReidBuilt Homes, Morrison Homes, and Montorio Homes.

Akash Homes is based in Edmonton and prides itself on quality and customer service.

Hopewell Residential is an award-winning Albertan home builder, building homes for more than 20 years.

Reidbuilt Homes first began in 1982 and has become one of Alberta’s largest home builders.

Morrison Homes has more than 50 years of home building experience and focuses on the customer’s experience and always providing more.

Montorio Homes is an Edmonton-based home builder, known for building homes with a Mediterranean touch.

Hopewell Residential is the builder in charge of Rear Laned homes.

Semi-Detached homes are built by Pacesetter Homes, an Edmonton home builder, who strives to reflect each customer individuality through their homes.

Finally, Townhomes are built by Truman Homes, a Calgary based builder, who constantly strives to provide innovation, quality and value to its customers.

Hawks Ridge is the perfect new community for “Edmontonians” who enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle. However, the exceptional list of home builders contributing to this development makes this community a great place to live for anyone!

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Featured Builder of the Week – Astoria Custom Homes

Astoria Custom Homes is a Calgary-based luxury home builder owned by James and Lisa Stinson. Astoria is the perfect builder for Calgarian’s who want attention to detail and a personalized home building experience. Astoria only works on a select amount of projects each year, allowing home owners a one-on-one relationship during and after the home-building process.
This award winning builder provides their clients with several meetings during the process to review plans and guarantees possession within 8-12 months.
Currently, Astoria is building homes in the Bearspaw’s community of Watermark, in Cochrane. Watermark is a community that’s in touch with nature, giving homeowners lots of wide open space to enjoy the outdoors.
The community features estate homes located on up to an acre of land. Astoria has two show homes at Watermark – Austin and Montebello. The Austin model is designed to be a warm and inviting family home, while the Montebello is family home with modern and elegant features.
Besides Astoria’s home-building in Watermark at Bearspaw, they also build custom country homes on acreages. Astoria works with customers who currently own acreage land to build one of their Country Homes or works with a customer to find the perfect location to build their perfect new home.
If you’re curious to learn more about Astoria Custom Homes, definitely check out Astoria’s twitter where they post news about their show homes and show their appreciation for each of their clients.
And don’t forget to check out Astoria on the NewHomeListingService™ website to view their beautiful listings.

Top 5 Edmonton Communities – Woodhaven-Edgemont

Woodhaven-Edgemont is a community in west Edmonton for families who are looking for nature at their doorstep while still being within city limits. Developed by The Walton Group, Woodhaven-Edgemont was designed with families in mind; they wanted to create a community that would fit any family’s lifestyle.

Woodhaven-Edgemont is surrounded by over 35 acres of greenspace; including a constructed ravine, creeks, and playgrounds. There are also a network of trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, running, or dog walking – even cross-country skiing in the winter.

As the community is still in its development stage, custom front attached garage homes are still being personally designed to buyer, as well the community has developed luxury ravine condos. Single-family homes are being built by Montorio Homes, Edmonton’s largest custom home builder.

Montorio Homes is creating customized Italian-inspired homes, while incorporating environmentally friendly building techniques and products into their homes.

The Parc at Edgemont Ravine offers home buyers two-bedroom condos that offer an escape and respite from concrete civilization. Whether the buyer uses the area’s many walking paths or take a family trip to Banff, the idea is that the only thing between the buyer and nature is their backdoor.

The Parc condos are being sold upward of $250,000. Woodhaven-Edgemont strives to be an approachable and reasonably priced community that can fit any family, whether it be a first time buyer or a family expanding. Therefore, the price point, size of lots, and location of homes creates a range of prices to fit any budget.

The community is ideally positioned on the Wedgewood ravine, providing an attractive setting for a residential development and adds significant amenity value to the future community along the south edge of the property. Although Woodhaven-Edgemont is on the outskirts of west Edmonton, it is located just a few minutes down Anthony Henday highway from transit, school, shopping, and recreation facilities until retail development is established.

This community boasts opportunity and customization from home builders and would be a great choice for any family. The only con with this community is that it is in the very first stages of development isn’t yet fully established with amenities. However, the next stage of homes being built will complete the community and allow them to focus on developing retail opportunities.

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Top 5 Edmonton Communities – Keswick On The River

Keswick On The River is a new townhouse, single-family home joint development by Cameron Communities and MLC Group. The first phase of Keswick was completed in 2013, and since then the community has become the premier sought-after southwest community in Edmonton. Keswick On The River is over 200 acres of tree-studded, river-wrapped property located just west of 170th Street on Ellerslie Road. Units range in price from $420,000 to $2,000,000, and sizes range in order to fit any family’s lifestyle.

The development is split into two separate areas, the Valleyside and the Estates. The simplicity, texture, and love for the natural elements that inspire the Estates, also strive to inspire the homes within the Valleyside. The Valleyside is characterized by front attached garage homes, that are a customized fit & finish or move-in ready. The size of the units range from 1500 to 3000 sq ft.

The Valleyside also offers luxury duplex homes from the $420s. There are five builders in the Valleyside: Cameron Homes, Parkwood Master Builder, Landmark Homes, Kimberley Homes, and Hillview Master Builder. The group of builders work together within the architectural guidelines to create homes ranging from arts and craft style to English Country, that blend seamlessly together providing the perfect style and size of home for any buyer. The Estates aim to use old world architecture, masonry accents, and clean lines to emit a sense of timeless beauty.

They provide 3000 sq.ft.+ estate homes that are full custom builds or move-in ready.  There are six builders in the Estates: Aacropolis Homes, Ace Lange Homes, Carriage Signature Homes, Perry Signature Homes, Vicky’s Homes, and Keswick Villa and Bungalows by Kimberley Homes. Although each builder adds its own touch to the development, they all strive to provide modern luxury homes that will appeal to any family’s lifestyles.

There are many perks to choosing a home in Keswick, for example: there is over 21 acres of greenspace: including 3 parks, constructed wetlands, and over 8 kilometres of landscaped trails. Keswick also backs on to a private golf course, and is surrounded by two other privatized golf courses in walking distance. Home owners are only minutes away from the Windermere Currents shopping Centre with highlights such as the Cineplex Odeon theatre, retail, and grocery stores.

Alongside the amenities closely surrounding the community, another incentive to buying in Keswick On The River is that it is also an ecologically sensitive development. All show homes are equipped with solar technology, and builders are highly encouraged to maintain the eco-sensitive lifestyle. As for cons in buying in Keswick, the main problem is that it lies on the outskirts of the southwest end of the city, which can make the daily commute quite long. However, for the price point and quality that the development aims to fit, homes in the interior of Edmonton may not  compete with the Keswick community.

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Calgary’s Top 5 Communities – Nolan Hill | The DigiHand

Nolan Hill is located in Calgary’s Northwest rolling hills, bringing Calgarians a community featuring British Isles characteristics with a modern twist. Nolan Hill is a perfect community for families, with amenities such as park space, shopping areas (Beacon Hill, Creekside and Gates of Nolan Hill), local schools (public, Catholic, French Immersion and private) and recreation centres (Crowfoot YMCA and Vivo in Country Hills).

Some other unique features of Nolan Hill are the castle ruins at the entrance and the nearby Symons Valley Ranch market with over 40 vendors!

Nolan Hill’s collection features condos and town homes, front garage homes and Estate Style homes. Even though there are several builders working in Nolan Hill, all the architecture has “Old World Charm” and emphasizes harmony between itself and nature. Town home and condo prices start in the $300’s, while front garage homes range from the $450’s to the $800’s.

Homes by Avi, Morrison Homes, Shane Homes, Sterling Homes, and Trico Homes are all builders for Nolan Hill’s Front Garage Homes.
While town homes and condos are built by Cardel Lifestyles, Cedarglen Living, Jayman BUILT and Morrison Communities.

Bailie Richards is 4th year student at the University of Calgary, studying Italian Studies and Business, with a concentration in Operations Management. Richards is also a co-founder for the Calgary-based start-up company, The DigiHand.

Calgary’s Top 5 Communities – Mahogany | The DigiHand

Mahogany is a new Southeast community in Calgary that prides itself on providing Calgarians with a lakeside lifestyle; in fact, Mahogany contains Calgary’s largest lake!

For those who enjoy relaxing outdoors, the community includes 74 acres of natural wetlands surrounded by 22 kilometres of pathways. Residents can enjoy the lake at two private beach sites, equipped with picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports courts, with washrooms and change rooms on site. On the outer area residents have access to an Urban Village and a Village Market, full of shops, cafes and restaurants. Additionally, the community is close to a hospital and eventually a new LRT line.

Mahogany is divided into 4 collections: Boulevard, Reserve, Lakeland, and Island. The collections include condos, paired homes, town homes, front-attached garage homes and estates, with prices ranging from the $100’s up to the $600’s. There are six builders working in this community, including: Hopewell Residential, Jayman BUILT, Excel Homes, Homes by Avi, Calbridge Homes and Morrison Homes.

Hopewell Residential, Calgary’s Multi-Family Builder of the Year, is building condos, paired homes, laned homes, and front-attached garage homes in Mahogany.
Jayman BUILT is building landed homes, front-attached garage homes, as well as a new community beside Mahogany, Westman Village.
Excel Homes is also involved in the Mahogany development, building front-attached garage homes.
Mahogany’s Lakeside Estate Homes are built by Homes by Avi, Calbridge Homes and Morrison Homes.
While Mahogany’s Island Estates are built by only Calbridge Homes and Morrison Homes.

While Mahogany is farther away from downtown, it’s perfect for people looking for a relaxing, lakeside oasis, and residents won’t need to constantly drive into town since Mahogany is surrounded by two shopping areas, featuring shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s a total of six builders working within the community, giving Calgarians a variety of homes from a variety of builders to choose from, making it perfect for individuals or families.

Bailie Richards is 4th year student at the University of Calgary, studying Italian Studies and Business, with a concentration in Operations Management. Richards is also a co-founder for the Calgary-based start-up company, The DigiHand.