Evanston energy

Northwest community is experiencing rapid growth, thanks to affordable homes and extensive amenities

One of the fastest growing communities in the city, Evanston was designed with lifestyle in mind. Located on the city’s northern edge and bounded by two major arteries – Shaganappi Trail and Stoney Trail – the community features easy access to the downtown core and the mountains.

“Evanston’s vision was wide-open spaces and a place for families to grow and flourish. It was achieved by creating parks, soccer fields, green spaces and amenities right in the community,” said Laura Field, marketing co-ordinator for Qualico Communities, the developer behind Evanston.

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Family matters

Minerva and Glenn Kraushar plunged head first into homeownership in family-friendly Evanston

Eight years ago, Edmontonians Minerva and Glenn Kraushar tied the knot and then travelled south down the QEII to begin an exciting new adventure in Calgary. Glenn was beginning medical school at the University of Calgary and Minerva was finishing off her marketing degree. While in school, the couple bounced from rental home to rental home, their lives contingent upon the whims of landlords.

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Vibrant vistas

Panorama Hills combines beautiful landscapes with popular amenities

Located in the heart of Calgary’s new northwest, Panorama Hills is Calgary’s most populated community, with almost 26,000 residents calling it home.

Nestled into the sweet spot between several major arteries, the community is bordered by Stoney Trail to the north, Country Hills Boulevard to the south and Beddington Trail to the west, providing quick and easy access to surrounding areas and the downtown core.

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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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New additions

Calgary’s fledgling communities have plenty to offer

Calgary’s growing list of new communities is providing a haven for buyers looking for a little bit of everything.

According to last year’s civic census, nine of the city’s fastest-growing communities are located in new areas, led by Saddleridge in the northeast, which saw 2,373 residents move within its borders in 2014.

It was followed by Auburn Bay (2,242), Cranston (1,858), Skyview Ranch (1,759), Evanston (1,704) and Panorama Hills (1,384). (more…)

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