Community Profile: Willow Park

Fifteen years ago, Kari Strutt and her husband, Ken Bagan, came across the southeast community of Willow Park while on a weekend shopping excursion to Southcentre Mall.

“We headed home by way of Willingdon Boulevard and there was a rather homely house for sale,” said Strutt. “It was a stucco affair with a partial flat roof, but at 1,300 square feet it felt palatial and affordable. So we bought it.”

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Community Profile: Tuxedo Park

Historic community is full of friendly neighbours and fresh ideas

With its diverse mix of housing types, rich history and close proximity to Calgary’s core, Tuxedo Park is rapidly transforming into a thriving community of hip, young families.

“There are so many young families in the neighbourhood. And I’ve met so many new people, just by walking around the community with my baby in his stroller,” said Anne Johnson, president of the Tuxedo Park Community Association.

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Golf course connections

For residents of Valley Ridge, all paths lead to the links

The soft summer breeze rustles through the tall stands of mature Aspen trees and prairie grasses in the lush valley on the northwest edge of the city. Here nature sits untouched, a picture perfect backdrop for the homes that grace the ridge above. Nearby, the voices of happy children ring out, as they ride their bikes in the cul-de-sacs connecting the homes. And anchoring it all is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. This is Valley Ridge, home to almost 6,000 residents. Most live in single-family homes (93 per cent) and the area is almost entirely owner-occupied, leading to a connected community with a vibrant and engaged feel.

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A rock solid community

Quarry Park combines residential, retail and commercial real estate into an enticing, well-designed package

The great thing about living in Calgary is that every neighbourhood comes with bragging rights and the southeast riverside community of Quarry Park is no exception.

“There really isn’t anything that compares to Quarry Park in Calgary – the location, the variety of housing types, the strong sense of community and the strong identity with great architectural character,” said Glen Deibert, residential director at Remington Development Corp., the developer behind the community.

Situated on a historic quarry site adjacent to the Bow River, Quarry Park graces 400 acres of reclaimed land that features over 90 acres of park land, a 50 acre nature reserve and 10 km of paved walking and cycling paths that weave through the area, connecting to the Bow River pathway system.

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