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.

(more…)

Read More

A fresh start

Chestermere’s local government gets a facelift, with new mayor and councillors on the job

In October’s municipal election, residents of the City of Chestermere elected both a new mayor and an entirely new city council. The fact that no incumbents were re-elected would have been notable, except that in Chestermere’s case, no members of the previous council chose to run again.

As a result, the new council is planning a fresh start for the community after several tumultuous years that saw rampant complaints from residents over utility rates that increased by more than 50 per cent in five years and property taxes that some homeowners claimed had doubled over the course of a decade.

(more…)

Read More

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.

(more…)

Read More

Riverside real estate

Waterfront living comes at a premium in the Calgary market

DaVinci Homes CEO Naheed Kazmi utters three magic words when describing the appeal of the 31-unit Riviera on the Bow in Parkdale, one of her company’s most recent projects: “Location, location, location.”

“Everybody wanted that location,” she said, recalling when the company purchased the land in 2008 and how she has received many calls since over the years from would-be buyers.

(more…)

Read More