Top Alberta Communities Perfect for Your Next Home

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The freedom of working remotely has presented homebuyers with new options for places to call home. If you’re no longer geographically tied to the city where you’re employed, why not consider somewhere with a lower cost of living?


For this reason, it’s easy to see why savvy Canadians across the country are starting to look at Alberta. A move to the Calgary or Edmonton areas – where beautiful single-family homes are available from the upper $400s – allow you to comfortably afford the home you’ve always dreamed of. Or if you’re already a homeowner, there’s the opportunity to realize a windfall from the sale of your current home, then rebuy for less to enjoy a little breathing room.

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Carrington, a unique place to live and grow

Surrounded by pathways connecting to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, Carrington is more than a collection of homes; it’s a master-planned Calgary community with its own sprawling park, parkside shops and services, trails, recreation zones, and deluxe playgrounds.


Currently, Carrington is in Phase 6 of its community development, with 3 new showhomes, 14 new floorplans and newly released lots.

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Take the scenic route in Yorkville

From the moment you pass into Calgary’s Yorkville community, you’ll feel welcomed by the unique Brownstone Townhomes with brick exteriors inspired by tradition. All around you, existing green spaces, parks and pathways lead to a planned Central Park, featuring a 5-acre pond, walking bridge, fountains, art structures, skate park and more.


Hop in your vehicle and the 22X highway takes you downtown or to the mountains. The best of both worlds is yours in Yorkville.

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Live alongside 115 acres of nature in Cityscape

Imagine looking out your window and seeing a 115-acre environmental reserve with a walking path that links to the longest urban pathway in North America. It’s all here in Calgary’s Cityscape, a master-planned community boasting trails, parks, playgrounds, tot lots, three planned schools, and a multitude of recreation facilities all within walking distance.


With homes in Cityscape starting in the upper $200s, your family’s dream lifestyle is more attainable than ever.

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Experience the fresh air of Southwinds

Though Southwinds is best described as a Calgary-area community (located roughly 25 minutes from downtown), this collection of townhomes and single family homes is simply too good not to include here.


Built upon a reconstructed four-acre nature preserve (the first in southwest Airdrie), Southwinds is a sustainable community integrated with nature. Special care was taken to design appealing streetscapes and a central green space, featuring a picnic area, shaded plaza and playground, as well as skating and tobogganing in the winter.

Live at the heart of Alberta’s wilderness in Edmonton

Another highly desirable option in Alberta is Edmonton, a city of opportunity, culture and unique heritage. Two emerging communities here, in particular, are making the idea of realizing your dream home a wonderful reality.

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The stars align in Crescent Trails

Take a short 20-minute drive from downtown Edmonton and find yourself in Crescent Trails, a community close to the city, yet far enough away to promise amazing night sky views.


For this very reason, one major landmark is the community stargazing platform, being that Crescent Trails is so often visited by the spectacular lightshow of the Northern Lights or blanketed in a forest of stars.


Make your home here and you’ll be living alongside sprawling parks and kilometres of scenic pathways. The proximity of neighbourhood schools makes it a solid choice for families, and transit stops and highway access are also close by.

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Amenities run deep in Stillwater

Stillwater in SW Edmonton’s River Valley area makes owning a home highly attainable, while taking the term “master-planned community” to the next level.

A neighbourhood with its own Homeowners’ Association, Stillwater residents enjoy exclusive access to a world-class amenity centre, featuring playgrounds, a skating rink in the winter, a splash pad in the summer, and countless activities to sustain an active lifestyle.

Trails, parks and green space have been seamlessly integrated into the community, and the location couldn’t be better. Enjoy easy access to retail at Callingwood Shopping Centre and the Currents of Windermere Shopping Centre, as well as public transit and major highways.

Mattamy Homes in Calgary

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Mattamy Homes in Edmonton

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