May 2009 | Issue 113 Cover

May 2009 | Issue 113

Okay, I admit it. I'm one of those guys you see out there all winter, in 30-degree below weather, in a parka, with a pathway shoveled through the snow to the barbecue. I barbecue all year long, and I barbecue everything. Heck, I even barbecue bacon!

So, as you can imagine, I'm pretty darn happy that spring-not the official calendar onset of spring, but the actual change in the weather spring-is finally here. Now, when I look off my back deck into my neighbours' yards, I'm not the only one out there barbecuing. And that means the timing is absolutely right for our annual patio furniture and barbecue edition of Condo Living magazine.

Of course, lots of Calgarians like to grow their own (gardens, that is), and for those folks, whether you're into flowers or food, we've got a very enviro- and condo-friendly article on community gardening.

Our community profile this month turns the spotlight on our neighbour to the north, the City of Airdrie. Yes, city. With a population of more than 33,000 and counting, Airdrie is one of the fastest growing centres in Canada. And it's not just single-family homes being built in Aidrie (although there's plenty of those). In fact, there are several new condominium projects underway--all offering the advantages of living in Airdrie and, in many cases, a lower price point than in the big city. We check out three of these projects: The Breeze, Synergy, and Valley Park.

For those who prefer life in the bright lights of the big city, we present Nuera, by Cove Properties, as our front cover feature. With superb access to downtown, Stampede Park, and the Macleod Trail strip, these condos offer the perfect homebase for work or play.

In This Issue

Nuera in condominiums

Nuera in condominiums

In an effort to revitalize and increase population density in our city’s centre, Calgary’s inner…

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At Home in Airdrie

At Home in Airdrie

Airdrie is expanding in every direction. Calgary’s neighbour to the north is building and growing,…

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Picture Perfect Patios

Picture Perfect Patios

From May through September, Canadian homes grow by a few square-feet. As per design trends,…

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The Breeze

The Breeze

There’s a reason they call the new multi-family project by Generations Developments in Airdrie “The…

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