Newest Neighbourhoods

Calgary’s newest neighbourhoods incorporate amenities that are long-standing favourites with home-seekers. Here are some of the best features of Calgary’s newer suburbs.

LAKE LIVING

Auburn Bay in the southeast is a quaint community built around a 17.5-hectare (43-acre) freshwater lake perfect for the family that loves to spend its spare time outside. Residents can scuba dive, row, canoe, pedal-boat, kayak or fish on the lake. On shore, there are beaches, tennis courts, picnic shelters, pathways and a spray park. It’s all anchored by Auburn House, a 16,000-square-foot residents’ association centre.

HISTORICAL TOUCHES

Named in honour of Canada’s first full general, Sir Arthur William Currie, the community of Currie Barracks transformed a former military staging point into a home for army families. When the military moved out in 1998, the Canada Lands Co. moved in. The land on the west side of Crowchild Trail in the city’s southwest is being transformed into an urban community with pedestrian networks, traffic calmed streets and sustainable landscaping.

FENCES OPTIONAL

In Evanston, kids are encouraged to run from yard to yard while parents crack open a cold one with neighbours on the veranda. Designed around gathering places including gazebos, playgrounds and green spaces, Evanston takes the concept of community seriously. This northwest neighbourhood’s exterior finishes include Foursquare architecture with its porches, wide staircases and woodwork. All that togetherness is made even better in Evanston Square, where townhomes and condo buildings wrap around a central park.

PARK LIFE

The southeast community of Mahogany has not only the largest man-made freshwater lake and beachfront in Calgary, but also a 5.3-hectare (13-acre) central park. The park will be bookended on one side by an urban village that will give residents a hip place to grab a java or window shop, and the lake on the other. Homes in Mahogany range from townhouses to exclusive estates on residential islands, with private lake access from all sides.

A LITTLE CELTIC IN CALGARY

Rolling green hills and acres of green grass are what have sent many a Calgarian out to two of the city’s most northwest communities, Nolan Hill and Sage Hill. The area’s Celtic-flavoured style puts the focus on naturally inspired architecture in rich, jewel-tone shades.

Calgary’s newest neighbourhoods incorporate amenities that are long-standing favourites with home-seekers. Here are some of the best features of Calgary’s newer suburbs.

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