November 2009 - Issue 119 Cover

November 2009 - Issue 119

Editors Message

Airdrie’s 100 years young!

Welcome to this very special issue of Condo Living, where we help celebrate Airdrie’s 100th birthday. Yes, Calgary’s little sister to the north is all grown up now and has turned into a major service hub for the southern Alberta area and into a model of how small towns in the region can successfully manage their own growth.

We take a look at how Airdrie celebrated this milestone, how the city is coping with the challenges of growth, and bring into focus the several new neighbourhoods that have sprouted up throughout this relatively young city. In the spotlight are two exciting condo developments in town, which offer different perspectives in multi-family living in Airdrie. These include the Courtyards of King’s Heights by Beattie Homes, set in a family oriented neighbourhood that espouses small town values. The other is THE edge by the Renascence Group, across town by East Lake Park, which brings cutting edge urban architecture to this part of the city.

The new shopping sensation in the nearby town of Balzac — CrossIron Mills — is also brought to our attention, and we find out that the sprawling commercial complex lives up to its hype as the first and also biggest enclosed mall to be built in Alberta in the last 20 years.

This issue also cooks up some snazzy kitchen trends — with many Calgarians turning from traditional styles to more sleek, modern looks. L. Sara Bysterveld checks out the new energy-saving kitchen appliances in her Going Green column, and we also find out the latest gadgets that make cooking time a little easier. Ann Sutherland’s Focus On sets sights on today’s modern pots and pans that can take the heat.

Last, but certainly not least, we check out two of the latest offerings from Cardel Lifestyles — Lighthouse Landing in the north and Prestwick Place in the south — both bring the style and affordability that the multi-award winning builder has earned a name for. Speaking of Cardel, congratulations are also in order for their new corporate office and design centre in the equally new southeast development of Quarry Park.

Join us next issue as we begin the quest for the Holiday Season’s hottest gift ideas. See you then.

Pepper Rodriguez

In This Issue

Exquisitely Cardel!

Exquisitely Cardel!

When it comes to getting the most out of your money in the multi-family market,…

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Airdrie turns 100!

Airdrie turns 100!

It was the coming-out party a hundred years in the making, a centennial celebration that…

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The royal treatment

The royal treatment

Multi-family affordability in an up-and-coming neighbourhood that makes residents feel like royalty with all its…

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THE edge

THE edge

Ardrie is a lot of things to a lot of people, but ultra contemporary isn’t…

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