The good life by the lakeside

Snapshots of Calgary’s lake communities

Life at the water’s edge may not be the defining Calgary experience. But for thousands of Calgary homeowners, life by the lakeside was a key reason they chose to buy in one of the city’s many man-made lake communities. Here’s a look at each of the Calgary neighbourhoods with a blue jewel of H2O at its heart, making them among the most desirable communities in
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Lake living

Lake communities merge city and cottage life for an experience you can’t get anywhere else in Calgary

Greg Macdonald is a self-described “fishing fool.”

“I’m either fishing, or thinking about fishing,” he said, laughing.

This love of fishing is one of the reasons Macdonald and his wife are buying back in to the community of McKenzie Lake.

“We first bought a house in McKenzie Lake in 1999,” said Macdonald.

“We sold it a couple of years ago when the market started to turn, but we just bought back in the area, because we loved lake living so much.”

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There’s something about Chestermere

Not your traditional suburban community

The rapidly growing community of Chestermere exudes an intrinsic lightness of being and a twinkling joie de vivre. You can feel it crackling in the air as you stroll down the pathways, watching people run, blade and bike during the summer months or cross-country ski in the winter, whooshing, swishing, all the while laughing.

“It’s the people that really make this an amazing place to live,” said resident Ryan Armstrong.

He moved his young family from northwest Calgary to Kinniburgh Estates in East Chestermere four years ago and hasn’t looked back.

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Airdrie approves new lake community

Lanark to house nearly 3,300 residents

Airdrie has approved the first phase of a neighbourhood structure plan in the city’s southeast that will be the future home for nearly 3,300 residents.

Dubbed Lanark, the lake community will be located on a 66-hectare parcel of land south of Ravenswood and east of King’s Heights and feature more than 1,200 units.

Developer Melcor Development envisions Lanark becoming Airdrie’s first fresh-water lake community.

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