June 2018 | issue 150

275,582, those aren’t just magic numbers with which I one day hope to hit the lottery jackpot, that’s the current mileage in my 2008 Highlander. You might think those are pretty high numbers for a 10-year-old vehicle, and you’d be right. But my life is one long road trip, not the least of which is spent visiting new show homes and communities in and around Calgary. A lot of that mileage was piled on just this spring as new communities begin sprouting up all over the greater Calgary area, many of which you’ll be hearing about within these pages.

We kick things off with our cover feature on Trico Homes’ new zero lot line laned homes in Seton. Many think that this new community coming up in south Calgary is all about townhomes and condos, but single-family homes were just added to the mix and Trico Homes is one of the first to open show homes here.

We also have Jayman BUILT’s exciting new Karma 24, a chameleon of sorts of homes because of the flexibility it offers. The show home in Redstone shows the five -bedroom option with a main floor bedroom to attract multi-generation homebuyers. And it’s working, judging from the feedback it has received since its launch last month. Homes by Avi is also causing a stir with their family-friendly (and budget-friendly) zero lot line move-up homes in the newest phase in Walden that show an incredible range in style with built-in affordability

Next we have the community profiles on Shane Communities’ exciting Airdrie development: Midtown. Located smack in the middle of the growing city, Midtown offers inner-city convenience and style. Then we have Bri-mor’s The Rise at West Grove Estates that has blossomed into the perfect community that balances affordability and style in Calgary’s sought-after west end.

We also have a ton of special features that celebrate the return of warm weather. From designing your deck and planning a patio party and finding out the nearest outdoors pool in your community — get out and enjoy the sun.

So, do you still wonder how I rack up all that mileage? Believe me, that’s only a fraction of the driving I have to do for a living. And I love every minute — and mile of it. The next round of show home parades that are opening, chances are you’ll see me there too.

In This Issue

Loving Seton

Loving Seton

First-time homebuyers want affordability and functionality, to live in style and to still save. Trico…

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Flex power

Flex power

The flex room is nothing new, it’s extra living space on the main floor or…

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Artistic inspiration

Artistic inspiration

Touring show homes in Calgary, one can expect a few things — inspirational design ideas,…

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Since we are finally moving into the summer months with the sun shining, it’s time…

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