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July 01, 2019

The multi community

Redstone’s amazing range of home products makes it a community for everyone

Pepper Rodriguez

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Multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-everything — Redstone has developed to be a multifaceted community that embraces its diversity by offering what could possibly be the widest array of home products that fits a variety of lifestyles. And, yes, it has multi-family developments too — a lot of them!

As this popular northeast community continues to grow, now standing at 85 per cent complete with 1,381 dwellings, its developer — Qualico Communities — could not be prouder of its progress. The renowned developer lays out even more new developments to benefit
Redstone’s residents.

Among its diverse qualities is the promotion of an active lifestyle, encouraged through the 2.3 kilometres of walking and biking paths that connect the community to the larger Rotary/Mattamy Greenway regional path system that encircles Calgary. There are 13
thoughtfully designed community parks and green spaces, including three playgrounds already being used and two more opening this year.

Residents are excited about their newest new park that is unlike any other. It features natural elements with sandstone accent boulders, trees and shrubs, and open play space. It includes a large play system with large group slide and two double slides, a crawl-thru net
bridge and horizontal ladders, balcony deck with telescope, spring mount surf board and wave boardwalk, vertical rock climber, craze links, geo-wave climber, disc climbers and large disc swing, and plenty more.

There will also be a sheltered seating area with two benches and picnic areas, with Handicap accessible rubber surface.

There is even more in store for residents, as Redstone has two future schools sites, and a designated Redstone Market Square. This is in a larger parcel of land, which will be in addition to the Redstone Plaza, which is completed and is gearing up for its grand opening later
this year.

But what has made Redstone so popular is that it offers a well-rounded variety of homes that fit every lifestyle.

“In Redstone we see downsizers, to young families looking for more space, to multi-generational living situations,” says Qualico Communities marketing coordinator Laura Field. Their offerings of laned homes, front drive homes, duplexes and townhomes cater to all those
buyers’ needs.

The community has never shied away from the multiculturalism that has defined it and attracted even more buyers to it. Many of the housing options — even the townhomes — are designed to fit the needs of buyers from extended and even multi-generational families.

Multi-generational homes have become such a buzzword in new home living today as builders are offering more models that appeal to buyers with extended families living with them. Jayman BUILT’s Granite townhomes and Partners Developments’ ARRIVE at Redstone
Way are prime examples of this trend in Redstone.

There are even more to choose from now, as Redstone will see the launch of Trico Homes’ Gem Series of single-family homes that will be exclusive to the community, and are purposely designed to cater to this growing market.

The Redstone Gems Series is a new line of single-family homes designed to offer truly unique high-value choices and benefits to new home buyers. The Gems are distinctive because they are wider than traditional homes of the same square footage and this creates more
flexibility inside and outside of your home. Among their standard features are legal suites, side entrances, and extra parking that many of Redstone’ buyers want.

Meanwhile, StreetSide Developments is going strong with their Ember Park two- and three-storey townhomes that the builder tells Condo Living have the lowest price point in the city starting in the $230,000s. StreetSide also has the nearly sold out Redstone Towns, a
no-condo-fee townhome product that they say has even attracted young families and not just the downsizer and couples buying their first home that townhomes usually attract.

With the release of lots in Phases 10 and 54, Redstone injects even more design diversity and affordability in the community. “In Phase 10, we have larger lots that are even zoned for secondary suites. We also have three townhome developments that are attracting
first-time home buyers and downsizers who are looking for the right price, size and features that will suit their needs.”

There are also new lots with views of the new park, some larger lots, great pie lots, and some lots backing greenway.

There are move-in ready homes available in the community in every home type. Those who want or need to buy with a quick closing have the opportunity to, as well as those who watch to build from the ground-up.

At final build-out it will have 2,500 single-family residences and 1,000 multi-family residences. Not bad for a community that started only about six years ago. And this August Qualico Communities will host a Summer Showhome event to celebrate the community, and
showoff the new park, and plaza.

The vision that its developer, Qualico Communities, had laid out in Redstone since it started in 2010 was for “a community with a variety of housing styles for a diverse range of family configurations,” says Field. “I think we see this coming together now.”

Fast Facts:
Community:  Redstone
Developer: Qualico Communities Calgary
Available homes:
Front Garage homes starting from the $470,000s from Broadview Homes, Jayman BUILT, NuVista Homes, Shane Homes, Trico Homes and Pacesetter by Sterling Homes.
Laned starting from the $385,000s from Broadview Homes, NuVista Homes, Shane Homes, Trico Homes.
Duplexes starting from the $350,000s from Pacesetter by Sterling Homes, Shane Homes, Trico Homes, Broadview Homes, and NuVista Homes.
Townhomes starting from the $230,000s include: ARRIVE at Redstone Way by Partners Development Group; the Towns of Redstone and Ember Park by StreetSide Developments; ZEN Redstone by Avalon Master Built, and Granite by Jayman BUILT.
Directions: North on Deerfoot Trail east on Country Hills Blvd., and north on Metis Trail and follow the signs

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