Chinook Gate – a boutique community

Story by Stacie Gaetz

Spring 2020

“Here, neighbours naturally become friends and leave the chaos of city life behind without sacrificing amenities, recreation or convenience.”


The neighbourhood

How would you like a 55-acre backyard, complete with a splash park, playgrounds, an ice rink, skate park, volleyball net and baseball diamonds?

All that and more can be yours with Chinook Gate – a boutique community that spans 113 acres alongside Chinook Winds Park off Yankee Valley Boulevard between Eighth and 24th Streets S.W. This location means Chinook Winds Park, with its two kilometres of paved pathways, is right in your backyard.

“Chinook Gate is a rare opportunity to live in a boutique community but be close to so many amenities – from schools, shopping, to recreation options – you get the ‘big city’ living at a small town feel and price,” says Jessie Seymour, senior manager of marketing and community experience with Brookfield Residential.

“Here, neighbours naturally become friends and leave the chaos of city life behind without sacrificing amenities, recreation or convenience.”

Seymour adds the prime location of the neighbourhood makes it appealing to a wide range of buyers.

“It really is the community where you can upsize, downsize – your size. It’s a community that’s a perfect fit,” says Seymour.

“While it may sound broad – it really does cater to all! We have many first-time homebuyers; definitely young families who love getting to know their neighbours and having their kids grow up in a smaller community. We have people who are either looking to purchase a newer move-up home or right size into our duplex or townhomes.”


The homes

The community offers a variety of housing options with something completely unique thrown in.

Front-attached garage homes are being offered by Excel Homes and McKee Homes starting in the low $400,000s, while Brookfield Residential and Excel are building laned homes starting in the mid $300,000s and duplexes starting in the low $300,000s. New to Chinook Gate is Avalon, creating ZEN Chinook Gate.

All homes enjoy landscaped fronts and private fenced backyards.

“Chinook Gate homes offer the best innovations in architectural design and distinctive personalities that reflect the boutique nature of the community,” says Seymour.

ZEN Chinook Gate is an exciting project where each home is designed with the flexibility for use as a home or combined home/workspace. Convenient and comfortable, two- and three-bedroom townhomes with bonus room range from 1,238 to 1,455 square feet.

Each home features modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. The main floor has plenty of open living space and a separate bonus room, perfect for an office or family room – all starting from the $270,000s.

“Being new to the Airdrie market (it’s our first community development in Airdrie) we wanted talented builder partners with experience and a solid track record in Airdrie to work closely with our internal builder to all offer a great, diverse product line,” says Seymour.

The neighbourhood will include a homeowners’ association that will provide enhanced maintenance to community landscaping and parks and be a catalyst for community connection via resident supported events.

The community was launched in 2018 and at build out (estimated 2027) Chinook Gate will be home to 800-plus homes and 2,200-plus residents.