Choosing Chestermere

Jeff and Jessica Huynh found their forever home in Calgary’s eastern neighbour

When it came to finding their forever home, sussing out a family friendly community that offered a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, and was close to family and amenities, was top of mind for Jeff and Jessica Huynh. The Huynhs had been living in Coventry Hills in Calgary’s northwest. They enjoyed the neighbourhood, but with two young children, the couple wanted to be closer to family who live in Calgary’s northeast areas of Pineridge, Coral Springs and Marlborough.

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Natural neighbourhood

Chestermere’s Kinniburgh is a haven for young families and outdoor enthusiasts

The community of Kinniburgh in southeast Chestermere has quickly become coveted by Calgarians yearning for a more pastoral, connected way of life – one that revolves around the beauty of nature and lakeside living. The community itself is relatively new, with plan approvals not yet 15 years old, but the land has a rich and varied history.

The community is named after piano shop owner Charles Kinniburgh, a homesteader in the late 1890s who purchased tracts of arable wetlands on the east side of the irrigation reservoir that would become Chestermere Lake. Today, Kinniburgh North and Kinniburgh South encompass close to 90 hectares of land and Chestermere Lake has become a summer and winter playground for the 20,000-plus residents of the city of Chestermere, located 15 minutes east of Calgary.

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Growing together

Neighbouring northwest communities of Bowness and Montgomery harken back to Calgary’s formative years

Perched along the shores of the Bow River in Calgary’s northwest, the adjacent communities of Montgomery and Bowness share a powerful sense of history.

“Bowness is now 116 years old, with generations of families that still live and work here,” said Jacqui Esler, executive director of the Mainstreet Bowness BIA and former main street business owner.

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Close-knit community

Ontario transplants Andrew Palmer and Vicki Bernier built their dream home in Okotoks’ MountainView

Andrew Palmer and Vicki Bernier had been tossing around the idea of relocating to the Calgary area to be closer to family and to carve out a better lifestyle for their family. With two teens – Kaelyn, 15, and Jake, 13 – and two dogs, finding the right home in the right neighbourhood was a key factor in the couple’s decision-making process. They found the perfect match with Excel Homes in the Okotoks community of MountainView. (more…)

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