Living on water isn’t relegated to oceanfront properties, in Calgary, thousands of people live in lake communities, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are seven reasons Calgarians love the local lake living lifestyle.
year round active living:
With everything from skating to swimming, lakes bring people together. Calgary’s bestselling community for four years running, Mahogany, is one such community.
"Mahogany has Calgary’s largest freshwater lake and 8.5 hectares (21 acres) of beach,” says Nicole McLaws, marketing manager at Hopewell Residential, Mahogany’s developer.
Mahogany residents enjoy swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and pedal-boating throughout the summer, and miles of winter ice for skating and old-time shinny in winter. With so much to enjoy, every day feels like a vacation in Mahogany.
In a well-planned lake community, it’s not just about the lake. You absolutely want inviting beaches, splash parks, a Beach Club and playgrounds, but you also want to extend that four-season lifestyle throughout the rest of the community. That’s why in award-winning Mahogany, there are also wetlands, bike paths, parks and shopping to enjoy. For residents, it’s all about living somewhere that’s totally one-of-a-kind.
In a lake community, a connection between residents is noticeable. You feel an immediate sense of community, simply because there’s so many people out and about any time of the year. On any given day, you’ll find residents getting together and enjoying the lake lifestyle.
Mahogany has plenty of inspiring public spaces, starting with the 22,000-square-foot Beach Club that features a skate room, full-sized gym, meeting rooms and showers.
Residents also congregate along Mahogany’s 22 kilometres of pathways, at the beach, at the splash park with their kids or over at the fishing pier and the marina.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and restaurants are also at the very doorstep of Mahogany. For residents, moving to a new community with established amenities is a big plus.
Location is important to homebuyers, so a lake community can’t just be well-planned and inviting. It also has to be well-situated. For example, Mahogany is just off 52nd St. S.E. and Stoney Trail, on the future Green Line LRT. It’s a quick trip to Deerfoot Trail, minutes to Macleod Trail and very close to the South Health Campus hospital.
Lake living doesn’t always mean luxury living. In fact, homebuyers today can find everything from condos to estate homes — it’s all about what they need. Homes in Mahogany range from the $190,000s to $1 million plus, with every price point in between. And, with more than 35 show homes, you really get a sense of what your lifestyle will be like.
Popular and growing:
First-time buyers, families with teens and mature buyers all love the local lake lifestyle.
Lake living is so coveted in Calgary, it’s an amazing lifestyle choice that appeals to everyone!
This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Hopewell Residential.