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January 01, 2018

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Legacy’s laned homes set the tone for inspired starter home living

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The aspirational quality of living in your own home, with your own yard, is ever the dream especially for first-time homebuyers. The white-picket-fence ideal is still how many see as the ultimate family lifestyle goal.


The biggest obstacle to it is usually the cost, but style and affordability go hand-in-hand in the laned homes of Legacy. The family-friendly orientation of this award-winning southeast neighbourhood provides the perfect background not just for first-time buyers but for anyone looking to plant roots in a thriving, amenity-rich community.

“The detached garage single-family home has always been the preferred home for first-time homebuyers,” says Kalida Goldade, marketing manager at WestCreek Developments, Legacy’s developer.

“The comfort and pride of owning your own home, with your own yard, and still remain on budget is its enduring appeal. And our line of laned homes from some of the most trusted names in the industry provide a range of choices that fit the budget and lifestyle of many looking to build their first home.”

Legacy opened a new show home parade for laned homes in the spring from Jayman BUILT, Shane Homes and Stepper Homes.

“Laned homes sold out quite quickly in our first phases, we’re glad to be able to offer more of these in this new phase,” says Goldade.

Shane Homes’ Sienna laned show home brings to focus the multi-awarded builder’s skill in designing a smart, stylish three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home. Sienna’s entire 1,561-square-foot size is put to good use with no wasted space.

“Our biggest advantage remains that we are able to let buyers customize the home to better fit their lifestyle. If they want to turn Sienna to a two-master-bedroom plan, they can. If they want to extend the home five feet, they can,” Shane Homes area manager Michael MacLean.

Jayman BUILT offers six laned home models here from the $380,000s. They range from 1,300 to 1,789 square-feet. “People see a lot of value in our homes, the Jayman BUILT name means a lot to buyers,” says area manager, Randi Lee.

“Our new laned homes embody the idea that livability means luxury, and we build them with performance in mind so they’re a pleasure to live in.”

She adds that many of her buyers opt for the laned homes for a variety of reasons, including that they have no condo fees, offer a little more space and privacy, and are better for resale. “They are the perfect move-up home from a condo,” Lee says.

Stepper Homes has five laned models in Legacy from 1,503 to 1,701 square-feet and starting from $414,500. “Buyers are young families and empty nesters, mostly. These homes are the perfect step up from multi-family living, and a comfortable space to downsize into once the kids move out,’ says Meghan Scott, area sales associate at Stepper Homes.

Scott adds that it is Stepper Homes’ commitment to customer care that gives them their edge. “As a company that truly cares about the families moving into these homes, we are personable and sensitive to the leaps of faith required during these hugely transitional stages in life.”

But they all agree that, collectively, their largest advantage remains to be the complete vision for Legacy. Its status as a back-to-back winner of the SAM community of the year award in the last two years doesn’t hurt either.

“As Legacy becomes more established, it will have something for everyone. Tons of schools, parks, pathways and playgrounds, transit, shopping, access to major roadways, several golf courses nearby, and close proximity to pristine green space from every corner of the community,” Goldade says.

“Many of our visitors already live in the community and genuinely love it here. There is such a buzz around the community as things start to pop up and expand, and our current and future residents visit often to share their excitement,” Stepper Homes’ Scott adds.

Legacy, however, is far from just laned homes — in fact, it has one of the widest concentrations of new home options in Calgary — everything from condos, townhomes, no-condo-fee street towns, all the way to estate homes are found within its confines.

“Our second estate phase just opened in November, and we’re very excited about this particular collection of lots that sit on a ridge,” Goldade says. “It’s one of the first phases here that backs onto the environmental reserve and offers pristine, unmarred views of this natural amenity.”

Legacy will be welcoming Crystal Creek Homes and Morrison Homes into this latest estate phase, which will offer up to 50-foot-wide lots on the ridge. “We’re really excited to see what our builders can do with those exquisite views,” she says.

Yet even more to look forward to is the release of new move-up homes backing onto Legacy’s thickly forested area. “It’s a tricky thing to accomplish, but these homes are being built right in the midst of this thicket of trees, and will be from our own WestCreek Homes and Trico Homes,” she says.

New townhomes from Stepper Homes and Trico Homes have just been introduced, Goldade says.

Legacy is truly shaping up to be a community for the future. “This is a community for everyone, where you can buy your first home and move on to a bigger family home and onto a downsizer home without leaving the community. It has all the amenities you will ever need close at hand and you can see even more coming in the horizon,” Goldade says. 

“The southern part of Calgary is booming and there are a lot more employment opportunities within a 15-minute drive from Legacy. The imminent completion of the Stoney Trail ring road will connect Legacy like never before, which means buying in Legacy now gets you in the ground floor of this new growth that’s happening around us.”

And the work continues. WestCreek Developments is never one to sit on its laurels, and they already have plans in place for their next communities — Wolf Willow — just up the road from Legacy and Cornerbrook in the northeast of Calgary.  


Fast Facts:

Community: Legacy

Developer: WestCreek Developments

Size: Legacy encompasses 442 hectares including 122 hectares of builder-protected environmental reserve. On final build out Legacy will be home to 20,000 people living in 7,400 homes.

Builders & Prices:

Apartment condominiums:

• My Legacy Park by Brad Remington Homes, starting from $119,000.

• Legacy Gate by Carlisle Group starting from $200,000.

Townhomes:

• Trico Homes starting from $270,000.

• Aldebaran Homes starting from $320,000.

• Stepper Homes starting from $340,000.

Duplex:

• Shane Homes starting from $350,000.

• Trico Homes starting from $330,000.

Laned Homes:

• Jayman BUILT starting at $400,000.

• Stepper Homes starting from $400,000.

• Shane Homes starting from $400,000.

Single-family Homes:

• Jayman BUILT starting at $500,000.

• WestCreek Homes starting from $490,000.

• Trico Homes starting from $500,000.

• Sterling Homes starting from $500,000.

• Stepper Homes starting from $460,000.

• Calbridge Homes – Move-up homes starting from $500,000; estate homes from $600,000.

• Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential starting from $600,000.

• Morrison Homes starting from $600,000, Ridge Homes from the $900,000s.

• Crystal Creek Homes starting from $600,000, Ridge Homes from the $900,000s.

Directions: Drive south on Macleod Trail past Stoney Trail. Turn east on 210 Avenue S.E. and take second or third right to access the community.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., closed on Friday.

Web: www.legacylife.ca

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