Eau Claire

Revitalization of this historic, riverfront community is well underway

As part of downtown’s humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill.

Today, the area is a mecca for festival goers and those looking for a green respite in the middle of the city. The community is the gateway to Prince’s Island Park and the river pathway system, which leads many across the beloved Peace Bridge, Calgary’s pedestrian and cyclist link to the north shores of the Bow River.

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Peace and quiet

Carnaby Heights offers sustainable townhomes in a tranquil setting

Nestled within the northwest community of Nolan Hill is Carnaby Heights, a collection of urban and estate townhomes that mesh seamlessly with the softness of the rolling prairie landscape.

“It’s a very lovely place to come home to, said Hal Pike, area sales manager for Jayman BUILT, the builder behind the townhomes. “The architecture is very quaint, and it is so quiet.”

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Beat the heat

Five tips for summer home sellers

For many Calgarians, summer means the Calgary Stampede, camping season and perhaps a family vacation before the kids go back to school. But for others, it’s also when they plan to sell their home.

While the conventional wisdom is that spring and fall are prime real estate seasons, there’s no wrong time of year to sell, says Margaret Neff, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX First in Calgary.

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Better with age

Calgary’s century homes are still turning heads

If you’re lucky enough to live to 100, you’ll probably slow down a bit. But many of Calgary’s 100-year-old homes are still going strong and drawing plenty of attention.

“These are homes that have stood the test of time,” said Karen Paul, director of communications for the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society (CHI), a grassroots, member-based organization dedicated to the preservation, and productive use and interpretation, of buildings and sites of historic and architectural interest in Calgary. “They offer a level of craftsmanship, character, uniqueness and aesthetic beauty that is hard to find in modern homes.”

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