Still Raving

Story by Mario Toneguzzi

Fall 2018

The Ravenswood neighbourhood in Airdrie, by Qualico Communities, is designed to feel like a small and welcoming European village with traditional architecture, and offers exceptional value.

Laura Field, marketing co-ordinator with Qualico Communities, says Ravenswood provides the charm of a small town with big-city amenities. The King’s Heights neighbourhood is close by, downtown Airdrie is not far away and it’s just a quick trip south on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway to the CrossIron Mills shopping centre and the north part of Calgary.

She says Ravenswood is nearing completion.

“It’s selling into the final two phases. It’s very easy access on the east side of Airdrie which makes for a great commute in and out of [the city],” says Field.

“(The neighbourhood has) really large lots so people can have a bigger house. Or they can have a bigger backyard. They’re up to 48 feet.”

Field says the community, which began in 2007 on about 160 acres, has the appeal of being close to many day-to-day amenities and the total number of homes at final build out will be about 900.

“We’re projected to be finished in 2019,” says Field.

The community offers multi-family homes from the $230,000s and also has duplexes, laned and front-attached garage homes as well up to the $450,000s.

“We’re definitely seeing a lot of families with young children. People looking to start a family. People who want to be close to Calgary but also want to be kind of away from it as well,” says Field.

“It really is a super beautiful community.”

She says Ravenswood has quiet streets, six community parks and 2.6 kilometres of welcoming pathways, which help to build a community network.

It was a BILD Calgary’s 2017 finalist for community of the year in Calgary and region.

The French immersion École francophone d’Airdrie K-12 school with attached preschool is within walking distance and Heloise Lorimer School is within the community limits.

Ravenswood is within close proximity to dog parks in Airdrie and surveys show that resident satisfaction with the community is at 98 per cent.

Builders in the community include Broadview Homes, NuVista Homes, McKee Homes, Pacesetter Homes, Emerald New Homes and ZEN (Avalon Master Builder).

Home styles in the community include Alpine, English Cottage, Craftsman, Tudor, Colonial and Prairie.

Qualico says Ravenswood’s parkland, green corridors and playgrounds have been strategically placed throughout the community, creating an idyllic setting that invites residents to stroll, cycle or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

The community appeals to a range of homebuyers, from singles to seniors and families, with an extensive selection – estate homes, bungalows, homes with front-attached and rear-detached garages as well as duplexes and townhomes.