Wildflower offers a cosy and fresh take on coming home

Story by Josie Randall

Fall 2022

On the city’s western edge, a new community is taking bloom.

Wildflower by Minto Communities features farm-inspired single-family homes ranging from 1,445 to 2,586 square feet, with multi-family options coming in 2023.

It will include three farmhouse elevation styles drawing inspiration from agricultural materials and features like picket railing, gable roofs and rustic exterior colour options. The unique rise of the community offers several options for walkout basements, and drive-under garages.

“Wildflower’s theme is bringing to life the values of back to roots, green living and rustic charm,” says Christine Estor, marketing manager at Minto Communities Calgary.

“There’s just something about the farmhouse architectural style that’s cosy and welcoming and that is what we are trying to embody at Wildflower.”

Showhomes will be available to view in the spring of 2023.


A community like no other

The community has plans for five kilometres of recreational pathways, a naturalized pond, parks and a community hub with various courts.

Wildflower will also be home to Airdrie’s first outdoor pools with a 25-metre lap pool, hot tub and zero-entry leisure pool.

“This will really be like no other community in Airdrie. We also have plans for an open-air sports court for basketball and floor hockey, and in the winter it will be converted to an outdoor skating rink which will be sheltered year round,” says Estor.

“Our 8,000-sq.-ft. amenity building is nestled within Wildflower offering elevated views from Airdrie’s highest point. You’ll be able to enjoy those views while hanging out with friends and family at the amenity building, which will offer space rentals for special events.”

Wildflower will also have a homeowners association designed to provide residents with access to facilities, amenities and community programming all year long.


Come home to Wildflower

Sustainability is top of mind at Wildflower. The community will feature a “pollinator highway” to support ecosystem growth. A community garden and edible pathways (think fruit trees) will also serve to promote sustainable food sourcing.

As for the homes themselves, they will be Energy Star certified making them energy efficient and cost effective for homeowners.

Sustainable features like increased air tightness and insulation, programmable thermostats, water-efficient fixtures and appliances will also be included in homes. In addition, all garages will also be wired to allow for electric vehicle charging.

“Our homes will be 20 per cent more energy efficient than typical homes,” says Estor.

“So, when our residents walk through the door to their homes, they can feel confident they are doing their part in helping the planet while simply living their everyday lives.”