Brookfield Residential creating connections in Chinook Gate

Story by Jim Zang

Summer 2023

When Brookfield Residential initially broke ground on the then-new community of Chinook Gate, back in 2018, it was the 60-plus-year-old developer/builder’s first foray into the Airdrie housing market.

With the city of Airdrie population growing at a rate of close to 20 per cent every year, the opportunity was perfect for one of the country’s leading land development and home building companies to enter the local market and create a real win-win relationship with Airdrie homebuyers.

In the five years since, the award-winning company has been hard at work in the 113-acre community bordering Chinook Winds Regional Park, south of Yankee Valley Boulevard.

Phase 6 has just been released, with 112 lots available, and Phases 7 and 8 will add about another 300 lots total between them, says Mary Aucoin, Brookfield Residential’s marketing manager, Alberta communities.

“This community borders one of the largest amenities in Airdrie, Chinook Winds Regional Park. We have amplified the value of living next door to such a great space, creating connections between the community and park.”

Duplex, laned and front-garage home options are available, with architectural styling featuring Arts and Crafts/Craftsman, Contemporary, Prairie and Farmhouse designs ranging in size from 1,600-2,300 square-feet and starting from the low $400,000s.

“You will be able to afford more house, have a bigger yard for the same or less than in the City of Calgary,” says Aucoin.

Builders include Brookfield Residential, Excel Homes and Airdrie-based McKee Homes, with show homes located at Chinook Gate Green and Chinook Gate Bay.

One of the best amenities in Chinook Gate is its Homeowners Association (HOA). This group handles the maintenance of the community, like snow removal, enhanced landscaping, seasonal lighting and multiple community events throughout the year. You can enjoy the small-town lifestyle and charm with big-city amenities next door and down the street.

The community has a playground, future Rocky View school site and an interconnected pathway system so that all paths lead to the star of the show, the 55-acre Chinook Winds Regional Park.

Chinook Winds Regional Park is a truly one-of-a-kind all-season destination for Airdronians of all ages, thanks to the variety of recreational amenities on-site, including three playgrounds, skate park, summer spray park, a multi-use court (spring/summer), outdoor skating rink, two concessions (seasonal), public washrooms, toboggan hill, four beach sand volleyball courts, eight ball diamonds (four youth and four adult) and even cross-country skiing.  A licensed concession can be booked for scheduled tournaments and ball games.

Build-out is anticipated for 2029, Aucoin says, with an estimated future population of approximately 2,269 people, meaning there’s still time to get in on this great family-friendly community.

“We have created an incredible space for couples and families to afford and grow into. There is a great sense of community in Chinook Gate.”