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The community of Hillcrest was inspired by nature and complements its surroundings, and its popularity is proof that new owners are seeing the benefits.

“It has been very well received in Airdrie because of its extensive landscaping and gorgeous entry feature, in addition to its upscale architecture that gives the community an estate feel,” says Susan Henderson, senior development manager for Apex, the community’s developer.

Visitors are greeted to the highest point in Airdrie by an impressive stone tower and gatehouse, a classy welcome to the 58.4 hectares of pathways and parks interspersed throughout the community.

Helping make Hillcrest a popular choice is that it offers both the serenity that comes with a small city and access to all that Airdrie offers, and the convenience of easy access to Highway 2 and the big city of Calgary.

“Hillcrest is designed for families and offers something for everyone and every season”

Apex is working with three builders – Excel Homes, Shane Homes and Trico Homes – to offer both single family front-drive garage residences and townhomes.

Hillcrest is the peak of natural and active living, Henderson says, with cross-country skiing in the winter powder, plus leisurely biking through the community’s extensive trails in the summer. It’s also easy to access Woodside Golf Club, Genesis Place, Nose Creek Park, Chinook Winds Park and the skating and hockey found at the Plainsmen and Ron Ebbesen arenas, along with the shops at CrossIron Mills.

“Hillcrest is designed for families and offers something for everyone and every season,” Henderson says.

With Hillcrest now offering townhomes by Excel in Phase 7, homeowners can now get into the community with two- and-three bedroom plans ranging in size from 1,350 square feet to 1,625 sq. ft. from the low $300,000s with no condo fees. All three respected builders continue to offer front-drive garage homes starting from the $450,000s.

Hillcrest is easy to find. When heading north from Calgary on Hwy 2, turn west at the Balzac exit at Hwy 566, then turn north (right) on Range Road 11 (which turns into Eighth Street in Airdrie). Hillcrest is the first development on the east (right) side of Eighth Street just inside the city limits.

Showhome hours are Monday to Thursday, 2-8 p.m.; weekends and holidays, noon to 5 p.m.

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