February 2019 | issue 158

New Home Living has always been all about finding new, and varied single-family home-owning opportunities for our readers. As those opportunities continue to grow, we strive to grow along with it, and to this end, let me introduce the newest Source Media publication: Townsizing.

This new quarterly book will take a look at all the home-owning options in communities around Calgary, including Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, Chestermere, Strathmore, Canmore and all stops in between. All these small towns have
enjoyed exponential growth and continue to do so, especially as land costs here for the most part are much lower compared to Calgary’s. You can get more home for much less is the constant refrain, sometimes as much as $30,000 to
$40,000 less.

The best thing is these small towns aren’t the little rural communities most city folks picture anymore, almost all of them have the big city amenities that make life easier, yet many still maintain the quaint tight-knit community feel
that many moving there look for.

Townsizing editor Brandi Holmes will shine a light on all aspects of life as it pertains to small town living. The initial issue (out February 14) will focus on Airdrie and everything that has made Calgary’s sister city to the north a favourite
for new homebuyers.

Our cover feature this month in New Home living offers a little taste of this as we turn the spotlight on Airdrie’s McKee Homes. The homegrown, family-run builder has been synonymous with the growth of this city just north of Calgary,
and it continues to bring new opportunities to own new homes affordably in some of Airdrie’s best new communities.

Our two show home profiles, meanwhile, bring attention to two established communities in Calgary. Many may think that the communities of Evanston and Copperfield are already done, but Trico Homes and Vesta Properties,
respectively, still have much to offer there. Our community feature on Walden also shows the amazing progress that this popular southeastern community has made over the past few years.

We can look forward to colder months ahead, but we can help you stay warm with these tea suggestions we have in our Focus On photo feature from Portia Yip; and the bedroom design from STYLE writer Christina Loc. We also have
an update on whate the latest RESOLVE Campaign development to battle homelessness in Calgary.

As we have always maintained, New Home Living is your source for finding new home opportunities, whether they be in-town or out-of-town. You can also follow us on and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts to find out the latest.

In This Issue

Homegrown superstar

Homegrown superstar

When McKee Homes started some three decades ago, Airdrie had just over 10,000 residents, but…

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The final piece of the puzzle

The final piece of the puzzle

For all intents and purposes, the community of Copperfield is finished. All its schools are…

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More to choose

More to choose

Walden has already been one of the most successful communities in Calgary and one of…

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Options a-plenty

Options a-plenty

With at least 12 design options to choose from, no wonder The Winston by Trico…

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