The inexact science of naming Calgary communities

When it comes to the names of Calgary communities, some honour early pioneers, others are named after the surrounding landscape and some simply sound like a nice place to live.

Pleasant Heights, Scenic Acres and Sunalta (a mash up of sunny and Alberta) sound like they could have come out of a real estate subdivision name generator. But how do developers actually come up with the names for new communities?

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Natural beauty of Ricardo Ranch represents enormous potential for future community

In just over six months time, an area structure plan (ASP) setting out the vision for a natural, amenity-rich, 570-hectare parcel of land in Calgary’s deep south will go before city council.

The proposed new community of Ricardo Ranch is named after an area ranch owned by Calgary Stampede co-founder Senator Patrick Burns, and first established by William Crawley Ricardo.

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SPONSORED: 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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SPONSORED: Calgary contemporary

Seton Townhomes offer modern design and spacious floor plans in the heart of the action

With no condo fees, large backyards and curb appeal galore, it’s no wonder that Jayman BUILT’s Seton Townhomes are turning heads.

“We really wanted to explore a less-is-more influence of clean lines with simple massing and design, while keeping the architecture as modern and eye-catching as possible,” said Duane Addy, creative director for Jayman BUILT.

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SPONSORED: Get away from it all

Courtyard homes in Cornerstone offer buyers their own private oasis

For those homebuyers seeking privacy when it comes to their outdoor living spaces, Jayman BUILT’s Courtyard homes in the northeast community of Cornerstone offer just that. What makes these homes unique is their rear-facing, double-attached garages, and yards at the side of the home.

“When you have a backyard, you often lose your privacy,” said Nishi Saraswat, area sales manager for Jayman BUILT, describing the Courtyard’s side yards as “verandas” between dwellings that allow residents to garden, entertain and play with increased privacy.

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