Factors to consider when choosing your future community
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, downsizing to a smaller house, or moving up to a larger space – finding the perfect community is one of the first steps you take in your homebuilding journey. Finding the right community for you to live in can be difficult when searching for the right balance of what is ideal for both your current lifestyle and the future. Here is a breakdown of what to keep in mind when looking for your community:LOCATION
Calgary is broken into four separate quadrants – SW, SE, NW, and NE - each with their own unique variety of features and activities. When choosing the right community, you will need to consider the location in proximity to where you work, your lifestyle, and your social life.
Where your job is located can impact your decision on which community you should choose, even if you are working from home. Living in the same quadrant as your workplace or having close access to main roads can ensure that your daily commute is stress-free.
Are you an outdoor adventurer taking advantage of the Rocky Mountains on a regular basis, or do you love urban living and trying new restaurants in Downtown Calgary? Wherever your priorities lie, living in an area near your lifestyle choices will allow you to enjoy life to the fullest.
Many people choose to move and stay closer to where friends and family live. Not only is it convenient if you want to see them, but it can also put you at ease knowing loved ones are close by should any emergencies unexpectedly arise.
A community is not only about the location, but the appearance and characteristics that it comes with. This includes the vicinity to grocery stores, restaurants, bus stops, future schools, parks, playgrounds, and more. Depending on your preferences, each community has different features to offer.
Buying groceries without having to add extra commute time, being able to go for a nice dinner, or go for a workout without having add extra travel time can make life worry-free. It is good to know what is in the area or what the developer has planned in the future so you can plan your future day-to-day life.
Knowing how close you are to main roads or how accessible transit options are to the neighbourhood can help give you ease of mind when planning future commutes.
For those planning to start a family or already have kids starting school, knowing what schools are in the community or of any plans for future schools can help determine where you want to raise your child.
Parks, playgrounds, pathways, greenspaces, water features – these can all help narrow down the choices when trying to decide on a community. Each community is designed differently so make sure to research what the developer has planned and if it is in line with your lifestyle.
At Cedarglen Homes, we are proud to build new homes in each of these quadrants and currently offer opportunities in 9 different Calgary communities. For more details on each community we welcome you to visit our showhomes in person, browse our website, or sign up for our community newsletters to receive the latest updates on upcoming projects.