Friday, August 1, 2014

Your New Home In King's Heights: Top 5 Reasons To Live In Airdrie

Since 2003 the population of Airdrie has more than doubled; and it’s not hard to see why. Airdrie is a vibrant city that has a small town lifestyle with big city amenities and attractions. So if you’re looking for a place to build a new home near Calgary, there’s many reasons to choose Airdrie, but for starters, here’s the top five.

Parks and Recreation Facilities

You are always close to a park regardless of where you live in Airdrie since it has over 700 acres of designated and city maintained park space. The city has made a commitment to promoting active lifestyles by building the NEW Genesis Recreation Centre and over 100 sports fields including, 23 baseball diamonds, 46 soccer fields and 70 multi-purpose athletic fields. And getting there is easy along 82 km of paved trails. Other outdoor areas include:
·         BMX Park
·         Spray Park
·         Skateboard Park
·         Off leash Areas
·         Tennis Courts


As the population in Airdrie grows, so does its commercial and retail opportunities. Big shopping trips or quick errands are both easy and convenient by visiting Save-On, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and many other brand name retailers in the city.  For the ultimate shopping experience, visit CrossIron Mills, which is only a short drive south on Highway 2. This spectacular retail centre features over 200 stores and restaurants.

Festivals & Events

Airdrie hosts a number of community festivals and events each year to showcase the culture and creativity of its residents. These events attract people from all over Alberta and are a great source for family fun. Among these events is the annual Festival of Lights at Nose Creek Park. The festival begins December 1 and ends December 31 with New Year’s fireworks.  Airdrie also hosts an annual Family Fall Fair in early September. Take your family to Nose Creek Park for carnival rides, great food, trade shows and much more.  


Airdrie boasts one of Alberta’s finest education systems. With three separate school boards, Rocky View, Calgary Catholic and Ecole Francophone, Airdire’s school system services over 7,000 students annually. Airdrie also has alternative learning facilities for continuing education such as Bow Valley College and the Academy of Learning.

Great Home Value

Airdrie’s rapid growth triggered a demand for a number of new communities. Families looking for small town charm with big city amenities have found Airdrie to be perfect. It’s only 20 min from downtown Calgary and 10 min from the Calgary International Airport.  In Airdrie, building your dream home is a reality with far better price value than Calgary. Sage Homes has a number of new home designs that range from 2,174 sq. ft. to 2,838 sq. ft. 

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