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February 23, 2018

Urban park lifestyle

Fish Creek Exchange by Graywood Developments provides a touchstone both to nature and urban lifestyle


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The opportunity to own a new home on the edge of one of North America’s largest urban parks doesn’t come along everyday. Not only does Fish Creek Exchange provide the best seats in the city to enjoy nature’s splendour, but this “last great Fish Creek Park address” is also gaining recognition for the modern, amenity-rich and connected-to-the-city lifestyle it offers.

At 1,355 hectares Fish Creek Park is more than three times the size of New York’s Central Park and is part of many southeast and southwest neighbourhoods. On any given day the park’s trails are busy, with walkers, joggers, bikers and roller bladers. Fishermen can be seen on the banks or in boats of the park’s namesake, Fish Creek, and the Bow River. Bird sightings, particularly owls, will bring swarms of amateur and serious birders and photographers out for a gander.

“Initially, many of our buyers were coming from the surrounding neighbourhoods of Evergreen, Millrise, Sommerset and others. They just love the area and want to live in a new home but remain close to the park,” says Patrick Briscoe, Director, Development Project Management, Calgary for Graywood Developments.

“Lately, however, we’ve noticed that we’re getting buyers from other parts of the city and beyond.”

He says they have had buyers from Thorncliff and even as far away north as Airdrie. “These purchasers like that we are so close to the Fish Creek LRT station that they don’t have to drive to work. The homeowners from Airdrie say they save hours of commute time,” Briscoe adds.

Proximity to the LRT station is just one of the many urban amenities that already surround the area. There is a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment establishments surrounding the Shawnee Park community, as do schools, places of worship and employment hubs.

“Fish Creek Exchange is unique in the sense that it suits the needs of single professionals, young couples, move down buyers and even young families — there is home for everyone,” Briscoe says.

He tells Condo Living that sales have been exceptionally strong. “We’ve enjoyed a total of 50 sales in 2017, considering that we only launched mid-June, that is a pretty strong showing.” Briscoe says 70 per cent of the initial townhomes released already sold and 60 per cent of the apartment-style condos in the first building are also spoken for.

“With the success of Building 1, we fast tracked our plans and launched Building 2 for sale in late-October, and the demand has continued to be incredibly strong for both buildings,” he says.

Building 1 is well under construction, and Briscoe says they expect to start construction on both Building 2 and the townhomes in the spring. “We anticipate first condo move-ins to take place early Spring 2019 and townhomes end of 2018.”

Fish Creek Exchange is a 24-acre master planned multi-family development. Site 1 consists of two five-storey wood frame buildings with 100 apartment-style condos and 42 townhomes. Suites range in size from 600 – 1,655 square-feet and offer one or two bedrooms with one or two bath layouts, priced from the mid $200,000s.

Townhomes are 16- to 25-foot models with two or three bedrooms starting at 1,235 square-feet. There are three models with several layout options and a variety of design selections and upgrades. These are double garage models starting from $399,900, including GST.

The City Towns, meanwhile, are 1,400-square-foot two-level units incorporated into the apartment-style condo building with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and underground heated parking.

Each suite is impeccably designed, with four designer colour palettes to choose from, and feature sought-after standards that include ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern European-style cabinetry, and durable LVP flooring.

Condo and city townhomes feature nine-foot ceilings, spacious walk-in and through closets, private patios and balconies, underground heated parking and much more.

Selling best are the split two-bedroom with two-bathroom E Plan and one bedroom plus den B Plan. “Every square foot in both homes has been utilized to it’s fullest potential, and offers a great kitchen layout with lots of storage, spacious living space with great windows to take advantage of natural light, both have been a huge hit with our young buyers.”

Fish Creek Exchange has two show suites (including both the B and E Plans) in its 3,500-square-foot on-site presentation centre that can open eyes to the wonderful ease and comfort living here offers.

Fish Creek Exchange is the first development in Calgary by Toronto-based Graywood Developments. ( “Graywood has over three decades of success as a developer in the Toronto area and we’re very pleased with how well sales have been and how the project has resounded with purchasers,” Briscoe says.

“Graywood is very optimistic on the recovering market in Calgary and the need to provide quality housing options. We already have plans in place to expand into new opportunities to further establish Graywood in Calgary.”

Anyone interested in becoming part of South West Calgary’s most successful selling multi family community should ACT NOW. The sales office is busy and homes are getting scooped up quickly. Visit the sales centre today to learn more.

Not, quite ready to purchase? Need to learn more about buying a new home? No problem — ask about their informative Homeownership Seminars that have been a huge hit!

Fast Facts:

Project: Fish Creek Exchange

Developer: Graywood Developments

Style: Apartment-style condos, townhomes and City Towns

Size: 600 to 1,655 sq. ft.

Price: Starting from the mid $200,000s

Address: 99 Shawnee Common S.W.

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 2 – 8 p.m. Weekends & Holidays, Noon – 5 p.m. Closed Fridays


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