Look to Chinook Gate for new home value, amenities and easy commuting

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Those looking for a new home in the Calgary area will find value just a short drive north of the major city.

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According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, the benchmark price for all types of homes in Airdrie was about $46,000 less than in Calgary.

This ability to get more for less is one of the reasons house hunters have flocked to Chinook Gate. Launched in 2018, this community on the west side of Airdrie was designed by Brookfield Residential.

The developer also stands behind established Calgary communities such as Auburn Bay and Cranston’s Riverstone, both in the city’s southeast.

“Its location makes it easy to commute to Calgary, but affordability is hard to come by,” said Mary Aucoin, Brookfield’s marketing manager, Alberta Communities. “It allows families to find a larger home with more space and extra options that wouldn’t be available elsewhere.”

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Chinook Gate, accessed via Yankee Valley Boulevard, is less than 30 minutes from downtown Calgary. It is also about 15 minutes from the Symons Valley corridor in northwest Calgary, an area rich in both commercial amenities and employment opportunities.

“Chinook Gate is located right next to Chinook Winds Regional Park, a massive 22-acre (55 acres) outdoor park with an abundance of activities for all the family,” Aucoin says, highlighting the more than two miles of paved trails, three playgrounds , a skate park, spray park, multi-purpose track, toboggan hill, beach volleyball, volleyball courts and baseball diamonds.

For indoor recreation, including swimming pools and ice rinks, the Genesis Place facility is about 10 minutes away.

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The community is also located approximately five minutes from a Sobeys supermarket on Mackenzie Way and a Save-On-Foods on Coopers Boulevard, respectively. In addition, it is less than 10 minutes from the center of Airdrie.

The Chinook Gate development is now about 65 percent complete and covers an area of ​​46 acres with an area of ​​approximately 113 acres, with 4.5 acres of green space. At construction, the community is expected to have 828 homes.

There are currently three builders building houses there. Brookfield and Excel Homes duplexes start from the mid-$400,000, and Brookfield and Excel lanes start from the low $500,000, while single-family homes in the front of Excel and McKee Homes start from the high $500,000. These prices include the lot and VAT.

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Chinook Gate has charming streetscapes, with architectural styles including artisans, contemporary, prairie and farmhouse exteriors.

“Chinook Gate is fun, friendly and all about meeting your neighbors,” said Aucoin. “There is an Owners Association (VvE) that takes care of maintenance to keep the community nice and safe, but also to involve residents and make connections through events.”

As stated on chinookgate.com, annual homeowners association fees were, at the time of writing, $125 per year.

The community currently features two parks. Two more parks are earmarked for future phases of community development. Likewise, a playground has now been built at Chinook Gate, and another playground is planned to be built in the future.

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There are currently no schools built in the community, but there is a future school site on the east side of Chinook Gate.

Chinook Gate has show homes open on Chinook Gate Bay and Chinook Gate Green.

THE DETAILS

COMMUNITY: Chinook Gate is a master planned community that is now about 65 percent developed.

SURFACE: West Airdrie.

DEVELOPER: Brookfield residential area.

BUILDERS: Brookfield, Excel Homes, McKee Homes.

PRICES: Community prices start from the mid $400,000.

HOUR: Showhomes are open Monday through Thursday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on weekends from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: To get there, take the Yankee Valley exit from Highway 2 and turn left onto Chinook Gate Boulevard.

INFORMATION: chinookgate.com

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