Peace and quiet

Springbank offers tranquil lifestyle and stunning views on Calgary’s western outskirts

As the summer sun rises in the bold, blue Alberta sky, Lisa Neiles revels in the quiet, as she sips her coffee on the deck of her home on Calgary’s western perimeter in Springbank Hill. She says that the peacefulness, along with the easy access to the city, attracted her and her husband to the area.

“I love how we can sit on our deck and hear nothing but the birds chirping,” said Neiles. “It is rare you can live in the city and drive down a country road with a view of the meadows with horses and mountain range, turn a corner and drive into your neighbourhood of approximately 40 homes. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Although Neiles’s home technically sits within Calgary’s city limits, a two-minute ride down the road leads to the rural community of Springbank in Rocky View County. Known for its sweeping mountain vistas and wide-open rolling lands peppered with country residential acreages and estate homes, Springbank’s borders are being slowly absorbed into Calgary proper – Springbank Hill, Aspen Woods, West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Crestmont and Valley Ridge have all been annexed.

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South to Silverado

Silverado combines big city amenities with a healthy dash of rural attractions

Silverado is a southwest community whose genesis and inspiration was driven by natural beauty. It borders the world-class equestrian centre of Spruce Meadows, along with wide-open farmers’ fields peppered with grazing horses and their manes blowing in the Chinook winds.

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Builders expect busy year to continue

Full steam ahead for new communities in Calgary

Calgary’s residential development sector continues to move dirt, lay down infrastructure and create lots as it responds to current consumer interest and prepares for the inevitable economic turnaround.

Within the city limits are several active new-home communities that continue toward buildout or are adding phases.

“Despite Alberta’s current economic challenges, there is still a demand for the homes we build in Calgary and Edmonton,” said Jason Palacsko, vice-president of Calgary communities for Brookfield Residential. “We are confident in Calgary’s future and are moving forward with major projects.”

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