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June 01, 2017

Heart OF Legacy

Fresh off back-to-back SAM Award wins, Legacy aims for more

Pepper Rodriguez

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When WestCreek Developments unveiled Jane Seymour’s ‘Open Hearts’ public art piece in their southeast community of Legacy last year, it was meant to symbolize the openness and caring between neighbours that they hoped to engender in what has become one of the city’s fastest growing communities.


They continue to build on that promise, even as Legacy took home the 2016 SAM Community of the Year award, it’s second in as many years.

“Getting back-to-back SAM Community of the Year awards means a lot to us,” says WestCreek marketing manager, Kalida Goldade. “It validates the amount of work we, as well as our residents and builders, put in this community. We made sure that we get even the smallest detail right to make Legacy a community residents can be proud of.”

And the work continues. And how!

WestCreek has a lot of plans coming into fruition this year at Legacy that makes it an instant favourite for the SAM Awards hat trick next year.

Asides from the opening of two new show home parades — including a new laned home parade in May and another for move-up homes in June, Legacy is creating more spaces where neighbours can interact with one another and create stronger bonds of community.

“Our vision for Legacy is about being so much more than that place where you live and you drive into your driveway and shut your garage door behind you. We want it to be a place where you speak to your neighbours and come together as a community,” she says.

On May 15, they will be opening their community garden for residents. With 65 plots, this will be one of the largest of its kind in the southeast, maybe the entire city. “I know it’s the only organic community garden in a new community the south,” Goldade says.

WestCreek is providing raised garden beds (measuring either three-by-four-feet, or three-by-eight-feet) and on-site water sources to all Legacy residents in this community garden. “It provides neighbours an environment where they can get to know one another, share gardening tips, and strengthen those small town values.”

The Legacy residents association will also be holding its first Stampede breakfast on July 8. “It’s already a strong association and this will be their first major event,” Goldade says. With all the amenities offered, its community fees are among the lowest in the city, ranging from $35 to $60 a year.

But what Legacy has always been known for is the amazing range of home products offered here, encompassing the whole gamut from starter home, move-up, estate and downsizing home.

“We will have new laned products with new show homes opening in May. We haven’t had laned homes since they sold out quite quickly in Phases 1, 3 and 6,” Goldade says.

These laned homes, measuring 25- to 27-feet wide are from Shane Homes, Stepper Homes and Jayman BUILT. Prices start from the $400,000s.

“These homes will have a big focus on entryways with Hardiboard planks in front porches and interesting elevations throughout. Best of all, they are affordable,” she adds.

New move-up homes will also be unveiled in two separate phases. One with Stepper Homes, Calbridge Homes and Sterling Homes, and another with WestCreek Homes, Trico Homes and Jayman BUILT. The latter will all be backing onto premium lots like parks, ponds, or a naturalized forest. These move-up home parades will be open to the public in June and are from 1,800-2,400 square-feet and priced from $450,000s.

Legacy’s estate homes are the pride of the community. Their “The Ridge” estate enclave not only has some of the most amazing homes but is also blessed with some of the most exquisite views of the mountains and the entire Bow River Valley.

Making this even more compelling is that The Ridge also has some of the largest lots in Calgary. Lots that are certainly big enough to fit triple front attached garage, and four-bedroom homes and bungalows from some of the finest home builders in the city.

“On the Ridge in Legacy, you can let your imagination be your guide, these homes are truly custom designed for whatever your family needs,” says Goldade.

There are six show homes in The Ridge from Calbridge Homes, Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential and Morrison Homes. The select builder group was handpicked to help bring about the grand vision for The Ridge and make the most of the panoramic views from these lots, some of which back right onto Legacy’s natural escarpment.

Goldade says they have a special limited time promotion for “The Ridge” with buyers getting a $7,500 credit for landscaping. “The Ridge” has interior lots from the $600,000s and ridge lots from the $850,000s.

On the multi-family side, Legacy is also set to release new townhome developments from Stepper Homes and Trico Homes. Brad Remington Development’s My Legacy Park apartment-style condos has been such a hit that it is now on its final building.

Legend of Legacy townhomes by Aldebaran Homes also just opened their new show suites, and they are some of the biggest in the city, they have some on ridge lots, too.

Legacy really is a community for everyone, with new commercial developments hitting the ground and a new high school opening in the community within next few years, it really is a small town unto itself.

“There is an 800,000-square-foot commercial centre being developed by Royop just across the street, and WestCreek Developments is opening a second commercial area in the community, too,” Goldade says. “Construction of a high school from the Catholic School Board is on-going and will open in the 2018 school year,” she adds.

Recreational opportunities in Legacy include 20 parks, which include four playfields, two baseball diamonds, four soccer fields, a football field, and two water features. There are currently three playgrounds which all have rubberized surfaces.

“We want people that live and build in our community to be proud of it. That makes the entire community stronger. Jane Seymour’s ‘Open Hearts’ sculpture truly captures this spirit of the community,” Goldade says.CL

 

FAST FACTS 

Community: Legacy

Developer: WestCreek Developments

Size: Legacy encompasses 442 hectares including 122 hectares of builder-protected environmental reserve. On final build out Legacy will be home to 20,000 people living in 7,400 homes.

Builders & Prices:

Apartment condominiums:

My Legacy Park by Brad Remington Homes, starting from $119,000.

Legacy Gate by Carlisle Group starting from $200,000.

Townhomes:

Trico Homes coming soon.

Aldebaran Homes starting from $320,000.

Stepper Homes coming soon.

Duplex:

Creations by Shane Homes starting from $300,000.

Trico Homes starting from $350,000.

Single-family Homes:

Jayman BUILT starting at $480,000.

WestCreek Homes starting from $500,000.

Trico Homes starting from $450,000.

Sterling Homes starting from $500,000.

Stepper Homes starting from $460,000.

Calbridge Homes — Move-up homes starting from $450,000; estate homes from $850,000.

Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential starting from $900,000.

Morrison Homes starting from $900,000.

Directions: Drive south on Macleod Trail past Stoney Trail. Turn east on 210 Avenue S.E. and take second or third right to access the community.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 5 p.m., closed on Friday.

Web: www.legacylife.ca

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