June 2017 | issue 138

One of the things I love about this job is that I get a front row seat in actually seeing the city’s growth. I was there for the launch of Auburn Bay and Mahogany in the southeast that began in earnest around the time I started working here some eight years ago. Now, Auburn Bay is down to its last single-family phase and Mahogany is zooming right along. Both have blossomed into premiere lake communities they were always intended to be, but that’s a far cry from the piled dirt construction sites they were when I first started writing about them.

I see the cycle beginning again in the new communities of Legacy in the southeast and Harmony out in Springbank, and Livingston and Carrington and Cornerstone in the northeast. All green field developments making room for future Calgarians, and I’m thankful to all the developers who take their time and talk to us about their visions for these future communities. I’ve always felt that New Home Living (and Condo Living) chronicles Calgary’s growth and is the best way for Calgarians — new to the city or not — to see where it’s headed.

One of the finest indicators of growth of the city is our cover feature this month: Artesia at Heritage Pointe, which has received a ton of industry and peer awards and is on its way to become one of the best estate enclaves south of the Bow River. It’s pretty fitting that as the developer, Heritage Pointe Properties, celebrates their 25th anniversary that they would take home more hardware from the last SAM Awards. The best thing about it though is that residents are always the winners in this family-friendly, sustainable and luxurious community.

We have another award-winner in this issue — that’s the Lavello 2 the new show home by ALBI Luxury by Brookfield Residential in Auburn Bay, which took home the Interior Design award at the 2017 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence. The imaginative use of space to create a stylishly practical family home that has to be seen to be appreciated, and as I mentioned they are in the last phase of Auburn Bay so visit them now. We also have NuVista Homes’ Signature Villas out in Harmony in Springbank and the fee-simple, bungalow style villas have been a big hit with the downsizing crowd who appreciate its free flowing space that’s great for entertaining. They especially like the fact that there is no condo fees.

I also went out on a tour to Legacy to see the opening of their latest laned show home parade and Jared Goldade, development manager of WestCreek Developments, took me on a tour of the up-and-coming sections of this back-to-back SAM Award winner for Community of the Year. I have to say I am mighty impressed with all that they have planned for this fast growing community. We’ll be telling you all about it in the coming issues too.

Finally a hearty congratulations to all the winners at the 2017 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, Calgary did particularly well with a total of seven awards.

Keep an eye for further stories on the growth of Calgary in these pages, and of course, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook and see the latest.

In This Issue

A Winning heritage

A Winning heritage

Heritage Pointe Properties, the developer of Artesia at Heritage Pointe, have accumulated more than its…

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Imaginative practicality

Imaginative practicality

Family-friendly practicality has never been more stylish than the latest show home in Auburn Bay…

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Living big in small spaces

Living big in small spaces

According to the oft-repeated adage, “Good things come in small packages.” This can be especially…

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Loving Legacy

Loving Legacy

When WestCreek Developments unveiled Jane Seymour’s ‘Open Hearts’ public art piece in their southeast community…

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