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April 01, 2017

The Rise shines

Coveted southwest location gets new community with The Rise

Pepper Rodriguez

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Calgarians have had a long love affair with the city’s southwest, preferring this quadrant more than any other to build their homes and live their lives in. The problem had always been that supply of residential homes here never seems to quite keep up with demand, and what’s available are usually at a premium price far above most families’ budget.

The Rise at West Grove Estates brings a new opportunity to live in the southwest, and live in a way that not only offers stylishly affordable and well-designed homes, but in a truly connected community that engenders family-first values.

And who would understand the needs of families better than a family-run developer, such as Bri-mor Developments?

“Bri-mor is family-owned,we conduct business based on family values, and the we take these values to heart when building new communities,” says Bri-mor Managing Director, Aleem Dhanani. “The Rise at West Grove Estates has been designed to fully meet all lifestyle needs of families.”

The Rise at West Grove Estates is a continuation of their hit community West Grove Estates, nominated as top five communities in Canada. The overall development comprises of almost 20 hectares of land (11.3 hectares in The Rise and 7.72 hectares at West Grove Estates) and will have a total of just under 300 homes (200 at The Rise).

Located just off Bow Trail and 85th Street S.W. in the community of West Springs, The Rise offers semi-estate homes from the $700,000s.  The Show home Grand Opening is on Saturday, April 8 at 12:00pm, and the excitement is quite palpable. “We already have more than 100 lots serviced, and customers have already begun to choose their lots, design their homes and make their purchase.” Dhanani says.

The incredible pace of interest to date is driven by the community’s wholistic design.  “The principle design theme of the Rise allows residents to Connect, Engage and Escape,” Dhanani says. “We want residents to experience this community in everyway.”

The Rise shares over seven acres of green space and 763 linear metres of pathway with West Grove Estates and these connect to more than 800 kilometres in regional pathways.

“The ample amount of choice in greenspaces allows neighbours to engage with one another,” Dhanani says. “We already have tot lots and playgrounds for kids to enjoy, as well as ‘partici-park’ exercise stations located by the pathways that encourage a healthy, active lifestyle for everyone. Along with park benches that are provided, these provide an environment for active engagement among the community, too. The Rise is also located close to major thoroughfares that allow for an easy escape, connecting families to the mountains just an hour away or for a night of entertainment downtown that’s only 15 minutes down the road. ”

No other new community can boast the dazzling array of easy-living amenities that already exist around The Rise. The whole of the 85th Street S.W. corridor is replete with shopping, groceries, dining,entertainment and recreational amenities.

The Rise is bookended by the Aspen Landing Shopping Centre off 17th Avenue S.W. and Bri-mor’s own West 85th Street commercial centre near Bow Trail.

West 85th offers boutique shopping and is a foodie destination for surrounding communities. With popular venues such as the Vin Room tapas bar, Ohh La La Patisserie, Waves coffeehouse, the Blue Door Oil and Vinegar Shop, Towa Sushi and various other exclusive specialty stores and services. Bri-mor is even more excited now to bring the perfect location for families to dine casually as well with Boston Pizza planning to open later this year — West 85th really does have it it all.

“Schools are also already established in the area from public to separate to charter schools, together with an abdunance of early childhood education centres like Kids U providing just what young families are looking for,” he adds.

Asides from its terrific location, Bri-mor has partnered with two of Calgary’s most renowned builders: Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential, and Cedarglen Homes, bringing the developer builder relationship even closer together.

The 200 homes comprising The Rise will all be double front-attached garage semi-estate homes starting from 2,000 square-feet. They will be on lots ranging in size primarily from 34- to 38-feet wide and start from the $700,000s. “There isn’t anywhere else on the Westside of Calgary where you can buy a home of comparable quality, size and in a community with such value, at this price,” Dhanani says.

Having a new community located this close to high-end amenities is rare, says Cedarglen sales and marketing manager, Allison Harvie.

“Calgary’s becoming this place with great new restaurants ramping up but very seldom do you find them in areas like this — where you can just walk to them,” she tells New Home Living, adding that convenience is typically only seen downtown.

Albi’s Justin Castelino agrees the location is a draw. “Really, the west side itself, people love it here because it’s an amenity-rich area. There’s the LRT, the recreation centre, shopping, groceries and restaurants all within a stone’s throw.”

Dhanani says the five architectural styles and the strict controls they have in The Rise — including Tudor, Arts and Crafts and Prairie style — completes the estate community feel. “The whole community will stand out from an architectural viewpoint, and the Hardie board and smooth stucco exteriors with 200 square-feet of stone accents will make each home look sharp,” he adds.

Dhanani says The Rise is essentially the last new inner-city community with countless nearby amenities and quick access to downtown and the mountains. “The Rise at West Grove Estates is carefully designed to appeal to buyers seeking the ultimate work-life balance. Only 10 kilometres to downtown, less than an hour to the Rockies, walking distance to retail amenities, surrounded by tier one recreation and education centres and the ability to escape the city both within their home and throughout over seven acres if green space within the community. It is a beautiful place to connect, engage and escape.”NL


fast facts

Community: The Rise at West Grove Estates

Developer: Bri-mor Developments

Builders: Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential, Cedarglen Homes

Style: Two-storey attached garage semi-estate homes

Size: Two-storey from 2,000 sq. ft. and 1,250 for a bungalow

Price: Starts in the $700,000s

Directions: From Bow Trail going west, a) turn right on 85th Street, right on Wentworth Drive which becomes 11th avenue and follow the signs, or b) right on Old Banff Coach Road and left on 73rd Street

Hours: Showhome Grand Opening on Saturday April 8, 12 to 5 p.m. 

Showhomes open now Mondays to Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m. and weekends and holidays, 12 to 5p.m.


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