Find your escape in Vista Crossing

Story by Patricia Merrick

Winter 2023/24

Thanks to Dream Homes, you don’t have to travel far from Airdrie to experience a small-town vibe while owning the kind of home that is attainable in this current market. Vista Crossing in Crossfield was designed to offer a quieter lifestyle for those looking to escape the city without feeling disconnected.

“It’s always very important to make places that are authentic to where they are,” says Michael Tandara, Dream Homes’ director of marketing in Western Canada for land and housing. “And, for us, small town was a very distinct type of life. It was sort of a little slower; it was walking your kids to school. It was a little bit about what Airdrie used to be.”

Vista Crossing launched in 2016 and offers a variety of homes in the low- to mid-$400,000 range. The community is comprised of laned homes, detached homes with large front porches and amenity-backing front-drive homes. The builders are rolling out Phase 4 of the development this year, which will include a new set of townhomes by McKee Homes.

The development is exclusive to Dream Homes and McKee Homes, says Tandara. He says Phase 4 will also include a new park and offer homes fronting directly onto park space, as well as larger porch-front homes to accommodate families requiring four bedrooms.

“It wasn’t just about getting a cheaper home elsewhere,” Tandara says. “We built a place that had front porches and wonderful park spaces so that, when people get out there, they’re somewhat pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of the place. It does feel kind of like how you would want a small town to feel. I think we found some success with that.”

Crossfield has a lot to offer for a small town, including recreational centres, a variety of stores and park spaces. The community appeals to first-time buyers and downsizers, but Tandara says they are starting to see more young families move to Crossfield, too. Residents can easily commute to work in Airdrie or Calgary.

If you would like to live in a quiet neighbourhood with all the amenities you need close by, you might want to check out what Vista Crossing has to offer. You can escape the humming traffic, walk your kids to school and get to know their teachers.

“If you want to be close to the city because family is nearby, but you want to escape the hustle and bustle and actually have a place to call your own without shared walls, it’s a really wonderful option,” says Tandara.

For more information, visit vistacrossing.ca.