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May 27, 2004

You really can have it all…

Mesa in Crystal Shores Affordable Lakeside Living

L. Sara Bysterveld

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Buying a home is the most significant purchase most people will ever make. Because of this reality, your new home should be a sound investment, one that will ensure long-term returns. Location, amenities, design, quality and price all factor into the value of your home.

Mesa in Okotoks’ Crystal Ridge offers the best of all these. Located in Crystal Shores, an exclusive lakeside community, the Mesa Condos by Cove Properties offer the rare option of condominium housing in a lakeside setting. The reality is, at Mesa you can have it all.

“You can have the small town charm, you can have the exclusive lake community, the golf course, and, of course, the beautiful view of the mountains,” says Dianne Johnston of Cove Properties, adding that with the extension of Deerfoot Trail, downtown is only 25 minutes from Crystal Ridge.

The neighbourhood of Crystal Ridge is located on the north side of Okotoks, at the city’s highest point. This gives residents quick access to Calgary, as well as outstanding views of the mountains and the Bow River valley.

The location of Mesa is outstanding, but the highlights don’t end there. Design and quality also rate high on the list. Exterior design elements convey a contemporary but homey feel, with acrylic stucco, Douglas fir timber and stone accents. Inside the suites, maple Shaker-style cabinets, brushed nickel door levers, 9 ft. ceilings, and luxurious carpets are just a few of the indulgent standard features offered by Cove.

Seven floor plans ensure freedom of choice, ranging from 745 to 1086 sq-ft. Buyers can choose from one bedroom plus den, two bedrooms or two bedrooms plus den, all including heated underground parking with a carwash bay and a spacious deck or patio. Suites start at $103,900.

“Most people feel that they have to compromise when it comes to fulfilling their dreams” says Gary Beyer, Regional Development Manager at Cove Properties.  “People aspire to one day living in an exclusive community with a beach, a golf course, mountain views, small town appeal with big city services. And then could you please throw in a comfortable and unhurried commute? That, people are convinced is out of reach financially, even if the opportunity otherwise existed. At Mesa, that dream can become your reality now”.

Quality of life is definitely ensured at Mesa, where inside your spacious condo you can relax at your extended breakfast bar, unwind in your den, enjoy the mountain views from your large deck or prepare an elaborate spread in your kitchen, which comes complete with 22 cubic foot refrigerator, self-cleaning oven, dishwasher and tile backsplash.

There are no compromises to be made outside either. Options for leisure time include enjoying the man-made lake, getting active at the on-site games room, fitness centre or hot tub, teeing off at the new golf course across the street or shopping at big name stores right in Okotoks.

The Okotoks advantage doesn’t end there. Okotoks council recently made the decision to cap the town’s future growth at a population of 30,000. This is projected to result in increased market values, as eventually, there will not be enough new development to accommodate the demand for homes in this convenient bedroom community.

Getting in on a Mesa condo now makes even more sense. Construction begins in early summer, and until then, prices will remain low. Current incentives include pre-construction pricing, an additional second surface-level parking stall, and special financing with TD Canada Trust that offers 1% off posted rates and 1% cash back with rates held until occupancy.

Condo fees, which range from $162 to $237, include lake fees. Visit the sales centre today to enjoy a virtual walk-through and marvel at the views. The sales centre is located at 92 Crystal Shores Road in Okotoks and is open 2 - 7 pm Monday to Thursday and noon until 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Call Brian today at 263-mesa (6372) or visit our website at

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