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February 01, 2018

Heartland beckons

Strong growth to continue in 2018 in Heartland

Pepper Rodriguez

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2018 looks to be an exciting year in Heartland, as one of Cochrane’s most popular communities welcomes two more homebuilders to its fold.

In fact, Rohit Communities and Pacesetter by Sterling Homes are both expected to open new show homes early in 2018. Edmonton-based Rohit is even a bit ahead, as they have opened their new, paired homes show homes on December 16.

Rohit Communities and Pacesetter by Sterling Homes are joining Excel Homes, and Birchwood Properties in Heartland to widen and already impressive array of home offerings. “We’re really excited about these new additions and new show homes from the newest members of our builder group,” says Apex Developments’ Kayla-Rae Maurer.

She says bringing in new blood in Heartland’s builder group — especially from such esteemed builders — is beneficial as “it means more variety and options for homebuyers.”

Pacesetter’s Michelle Lefurgey says they wanted to bolster their presence in Cochrane, and they wanted to be part of the exciting growth possibilities in Heartland.

“We decided to build in Heartland in Cochrane to complement our product offering in the Willows,” Lefurgey says. “We offer laned duplex and front attached garage single family homes in Heartland,” she adds. Pacesetter’s duplexes range from1,213 to 1,421 square-feet and start at $327,692; while single family homes start at $418,520 and are from 1,704 to 2,377 square-feet. They will be opening their single-family show home here in January.

Rohit Communities is one of the biggest homebuilders and developers in Edmonton, and they have recently expanded to the Calgary area, including in Heartland where they are introducing paired homes from the $310,000s. They will also release a series of townhoes here in early 2018.

“Heartland is our first development here in Cochrane, and we chose to launch in here because their vision for a modern country living lifestyle is one we share,” says Rohit’s Scott Garnett.

“Living in Heartland brings together nature and the great outdoors, meshes it with amenity rich neighborhoods, and gives you unprecedented value that simply isn’t available in the City of Calgary,” Garnett says.

Heartland also offers single-family front drive homes, semi-detached and laned homes from Excel Homes and Jayman BUILT, as well as freehold townhomes from Birchwood Properties.

Heartland is a recreation-minded, family-friendly community just off Highway 1A on the western edge of Cochrane. This 250-acre community from Apex Development has been on the fast track to growth and will have 1,500 homes on build out.

Phases 1 and 2 are already done, and there are only limited lots left in Phase 4, Maurer says. “Phases 5 and 6 have just been released with new show homes coming soon.”

Heartland’s growth is also marked by the opening of a new access road. “The road of Heartland Boulevard off of Highway 1A is now open. Traffic lights have also been installed,” Maurer says.

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Fast Facts:

Community: Heartland, Cochrane

Developer: APEX Developments

Builders: Birchwood Properties, Excel Homes, Pacesetter by Sterling Homes, Rohit Communities

Style: Townhomes, laned homes, front-drive single-family

Price: Townhomes from $299,000; laned homes from $336,000; front-drive single-family $400,000

Directions: West on Hwy 1A, turn left on Horsecreek Rd. and follow the signs

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., Heartland Townhomes closed Thursdays


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