City on the rise

Chestermere maintains its charm amidst rapid growth and development

When Toni Lynne Cousineau and her husband, Larry, moved to Calgary in 1996, they weren’t familiar with the city. Even though they initially lived in Applewood Park, on the city’s eastern edge, they did not know about Chestermere. “We didn’t even know it existed,” said.

It was through her employment with a local builder that Cousineau first discovered Chestermere, when she ended up working in a show home there. It was a case of love at first sight.

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Rags to riches

Chestermere Lake’s evolution from slough to city centrepiece

When Jen Peddlesden and her family moved to Chestermere Lake 40 years ago, people told her she was crazy.

At that time, what is now a 2.65-square-kilometre waterway was merely a “slough, just a place to put a boat,” and was primarily a backyard playground for nearby Forest Lawn residents or the Calgary Yacht Club, which has been headquartered there since 1933.

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On your mark, get set, grow!

Chestermere is poised for western expansion

When you’re one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, there’s only one thing to do as an encore: grow some more.

Located just east of Calgary, Chestermere’s rapid development placed the city fourth in Canada for growth over the past five years. Now, a comprehensive expansion plan is coming to fruition. The Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan provided a long-range planning context for more than 2,400 acres along Chestermere’s western border, and the city’s population of 20,000 will expand as well – in fact, it is set to double.

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Higher standards

REALTORS® are refining their roles and elevating their business through education

How do we keep REALTORS® in the know and current? CREB®’s mandatory training program was developed in 2014 to help achieve the strategic goal of enhancing professional conduct in local real estate. The program aims to raise the proficiency, competency and courtesy levels of Realtors, thereby elevating professionalism in the local industry.

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