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August 2018 | issue 152

I knew having a dog would be life-changing, I didn’t quite realize until recently how important having one would be in appreciating the neighbourhood, as well. Bucky, our two-year-old rescue dog, has been with us less than four months, and in that time I’ve quickly gotten to appreciate the ponds, parks and pathways of our community, and got to know many of my dog-walking neighbours, too.


We love our afternoon walks by the duck pond in our neighbourhood. It’s peaceful and a great spot to bird-watch (There was a flock of pelicans the other day. Pelicans!). Meeting and interacting with neighbours is the best part, you get to know the community that way. Friends visiting us from L.A. recently were envious of the park-like setting the developers had put in place in the community, and how it gives neighbours the chance to interact and get to know each other. It made them seriously think about moving here!

This kind of built-in nature-inspired amenities is one of the biggest draws for the community of Legacy, this month’s cover feature. The public art pieces, the beautiful landscaped roundabouts and its winding network of paths have made it one of the most popular new neighbourhoods in the southeast — and a two-time BILD Award winner, at that. The latest phase for their estate homes just opened with show homes from Morrison Homes and Cruystal Creek Homes that’s joining the community for the first time.

The up-and-coming neighbourhood of Belmont is also featured. This Anthem United development is on the southern edge of the city, offering scenic views, closeness to nature and big city amenities and affordability. Our show home feature on Homes by Avi’s zero-lot line homes in Belmont also brings to light the high style of family homes available here. We also shine the spotlight on La Vita Land’s new estate pocket community of RockyVale Green in the northwest and the newly opened show home by their exclusive builder here, Calbridge Homes. 

We also explore the bike world of Calgary in our In the City feature and the newest gear you can use for this particular pursuit in Focus On.

Take advantage of the parks, pathways and ponds in your neighbourhood, it’s a great way to get to know the community and stay active. For the warm months, that it is. I’m not sure what Bucky and I would do come the winter when it’s minus -20 degrees Celsius out.

In This Issue

Legacy’s grand design

Legacy’s grand design

There is already a lot to love in Legacy, but this award-winning, master-planned family-oriented community…

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Estate enclave

Estate enclave

Boutique communities are all the rage these days, it seems. New, smaller scale communities are…

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The future is now in Belmont

The future is now in Belmont

The gravel road leading up to Belmont in the southeast is a busy one right…

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Curated corridors

Curated corridors

It’s about the journey, not the destination. At home, your hallways often encapsulate this expression.…

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