Excel Homes has established a strong presence in Airdrie for the past six years or so and continues to build residential properties for the burgeoning community.
Carrie Smith, marketing manager with Excel Homes, says one of the keys is affordability as the homebuilder continues to solidify its presence in Airdrie with homes in the communities of Midtown, Hillcrest and Chinook Gate.
“There are communities in Calgary that are just too expensive,” says Smith, noting buyers realize they can get more for less in Airdrie when comparing square footage, price per square foot, front-drive garage homes and duplex homes.
“And there’s also that quality of life and all of the things a smaller town brings,” says Smith.
“We’ve also seen quite a few relocation inquiries from people moving back to Calgary. That’s something important to note. People coming from the outskirts, especially areas like Red Deer or Fort McMurray, prefer to live … in that town lifestyle because they’re used to some of the smaller town living and so they really enjoy the amenities that Airdrie brings.”
Smith says Excel Homes is introducing a new townhome lineup and new front-drive garage homes in the Midtown community. Selling is in the pre-construction phase and there will be 20 homes available this year in a mix between duplexes, townhomes and front-drive garage homes.
Midtown is set on 90 acres in the heart of downtown Airdrie. It has walkable access to the city’s many shops, restaurants and service amenities.
Hillcrest is in its final phase with Apex Development and Excel has about 40 units left to sell within this year which will also be a mix of townhomes, front-drive garage homes and duplexes. The community is perched on a southwest hillside in Airdrie.
The Chinook Gate development just opened and Excel will have about 30 homes there this year in a mix of duplexes, laned and front-drive garage homes. Chinook Gate is a new community located in the southwest quadrant of Airdrie with quick access to Yankee Valley Boulevard and Chinook Winds Park.
“We’re optimistic that we have price point and product that meets the demand for all of the different families and first-time homebuyers as well,” says Smith.
Excel Homes first broke ground in 1988. Since then it has built more than 10,000 homes and received over 50 builder awards for design and industry excellence.
Today, the company’s mission is simple: to create a homebuying experience that delivers the most joy and value to the homeowner.