Ravenswood, Airdrie

Ravenswood has a village feel

With just three phases left in the well-loved community of Ravenswood and several showhomes opening in May, it’s a good time to check out what makes the area unique.

Tucked away in Airdrie’s southeast, with easy access to the QEII, CrossIron Mills mall and local amenities, Ravenswood offers a family-friendly haven with a strong sense of community.

“People who live in Ravenswood love living in Ravenswood,” says Cheryl Heilman, marketing manager for Qualico Communities, the developer behind the unique neighbourhood. According to Heilman, the community boasts a 99-per-cent satisfaction rate with homebuyers.

Designed to feel like a small European village with traditional English architecture, Ravenswood has small-town charm with an appealing atmosphere that is hard to describe.

“People who call Ravenswood home are having an experience about what it means to be in [a] community,” says Heilman.

We set the stage, but the people who bought wanted to be connected. We created a village, but they are villagers.

Qualico Communities opened the first phase of Ravenswood in 2009, and is currently offering lots in phases seven and eight in a variety of sizes. The final phase will likely open in 2018.

The community is chock-full of more than 20 acres of playgrounds, green spaces and a regional pathway that winds around the neighbourhood. It also features close access to Heloise Lorimer Elementary School, newly opened in 2016, and Airdrie’s only francophone school, École Francophone d’Airdrie.

With five experienced builders creating dream homes ranging in size and type from townhomes to semi-estate residences, those who choose Ravenswood are getting a range of diversity – both street side and inside – that is tough to beat. And with houses varying in price from the $360,000s for laned homes with detached garages to the $430,000s for residences with attached garages, Ravenswood has something for every price point.

To sweeten the deal, Qualico Communities is now offering buyers thousands of dollars in discounts, making the area even more appealing.

But Qualico Communities is also part of the larger city. The developer has sponsored numerous grassroots Airdrie initiatives and organizations such as the Main Street Art Project, Mayor’s Night of the Arts, Festival of Lights, Habitat for Humanity and Airdrie Public Library. The developer has also provided more than $500,000 in voluntary recreational levies.

“We are community partners,” explains Heilman. “Giving back is the right thing to do.”

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