Lengthy walks alongside the canals draw couple to Bayside group in Airdrie

The newly unveiled phases in Bayside characteristic 84 house websites, loads of inexperienced area, together with two parks

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For a lot of households, discovering a group with a deeply rooted sense of connectedness, together with loads of nature and outside facilities on the doorstep, generally is a sport changer.

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It’s what lured Ken and Sharron McCartney to the master-planned group of Bayside in Airdrie.

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The retirees had been dwelling in Osoyoos for near 12 years however have been seeking to return to Alberta and specifically to Airdrie, the place Ken was born and raised and the place the couple had lived for a few years.

They’re an energetic couple, who enjoys being outdoor.

“Once we lived in Airdrie, we used to journey our bikes alongside the canals, so we knew the realm of Bayside,” says Sharron.

The couple bought a bungalow design, the Ellis, by Genesis Builder Group, within the latest section of the group, which was not too long ago unveiled on the finish of March.

The bungalow show homes by Genesis Builder Group in Bayside, Airdrie.
The bungalow present properties by Genesis Builder Group in Bayside, Airdrie. Photograph by Provided /Postmedia

“We purchased the home and lot sight unseen,” says Ken, including that that they had considered the 1,676-square-foot ground plan on-line and that it had a number of of the identical attributes that the couple’s custom-designed bungalow house in Osoyoos had.

“We had our mates stand on the lot and take images for us,” he remembers with fun. That was in December, simply weeks after the couple had made the choice to maneuver.

The Ellis is a wide-shallow, walk-out mannequin that backs onto the canal system. The house, with its predominant ground den and ample sq. footage, offers the couple room to undertake their hobbies — Sharron is a crafter and Ken performs desk tennis and likes to work on puzzles. Having a house health club was additionally necessary to those energetic septuagenarians, as was entry to nature and inexperienced area.

“I do a number of strolling and Ken will do extra now that the strolling path is true outdoors of our door. It’s simply so handy,” says Sharron.

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Inside Bayside are a number of facilities, beginning with the intensive and simply accessible canal system that weaves all through your complete master-planned group. Layer on prime of that the pathway system that interconnects your complete neighbourhood to inexperienced areas, parks and vacation spot assembly spots, together with eating places and occasional retailers and even an elementary college (kindergarten to Grade 4) nestled inside the group and it’s no surprise that Bayview (the west portion of the master-planned group), has earned a finalist nod for Group of the Yr-Calgary Area on the BILD Calgary Area Awards 2022.

“The interconnected design appears to get folks out of their properties greater than common. We see group gatherings, block events and grassroots forms of happenings on a regular basis. It’s nice to see folks out dwelling and having fun with their group,” says Brendan McCashin, vice-president of land growth for Genesis Land Growth Corp., the developer behind Bayside. “We actually began excited about the general imaginative and prescient, structure and design of the group on the entrance finish. Our focus is on parks and open areas, walkability and connectivity.”

The newly unveiled phases in Bayside characteristic 84 house websites, loads of inexperienced area, together with two parks, one with an accessible mobility-inclusive play constructions, a paved pump monitor and a exercise space with FitCore gear.

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There are a number of latest house designs by the devoted builder group — McKee Properties and Genesis Builder Group. Six new present house designs can be found for viewing — three by McKee Properties (all named after landmarks and our bodies of water in Eire and Northern Eire). These three are the Knightstown IV, a mid-century fashionable bungalow design with giant home windows overlooking the canal and an over-the-top kitchen and entertaining area; the Roscrea, a two-storey design with easy, clear strains and an over-the-garage carriage suite; and the Strangford Lough V, a versatile two-storey design that has the choice of a predominant ground bed room with ensuite in addition to a spice kitchen.

Genesis Builder Group has additionally unveiled three new present properties: the Aspen II, a 1,608-square-foot walk-out bungalow design; the Mason II, a 2,800-square-foot, two-storey house that walks out to the canals; and the Ava, a two-storey laned house with a triple automotive storage and elective above-garage 625-square-foot carriage suite.  

“With rates of interest going up, having that secondary suite above the storage is an actual bonus and should assist folks to qualify,” says McCashin of the brand new carriage suite design choices.

Bayside’s newest section may also contribute to larger comfort and entry as its building will open up Bayside Boulevard, a significant connector route with direct circulate by means of to Airdrie’s business providers and the QE II freeway into Calgary and past.

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The McCartneys are excited for brand new beginnings in Airdrie — inside three months of buying their new house, they’ve offered their house in Osoyoos and have every little thing packed and able to go.

“We’re actually trying ahead to getting again to an even bigger centre the place there may be extra to do and the place we’re nearer to household,” says Ken.


COMMUNITY: Bayside in Airdrie.

OFFERING: The developer has not too long ago launched two new phases, providing 84 house websites, together with two new parks and direct entry to the canal system and strolling paths.

DEVELOPER: Genesis Land Corp.

BUILDERS: McKee Properties and Genesis Builders

HOME DESIGNS: A set of designs that span bungalow and two-storey designs together with properties that may accommodate above-garage carriage properties.

PRICES: Beginning worth for Genesis Builders is $670,000, together with house, lot and GST. The worth for an upgraded McKee Residence present house begins at $751,000 together with house, lot and GST, however might be duplicated on a extra reasonably priced lot with out present house upgrades for a lot much less.

SHOW HOMES: Genesis Builder Group has unveiled three new present properties positioned at 2639 and 2643 Bayside Blvd. and 2774 Baywater Touchdown. McKee Properties additionally has three new present properties at 2647 and 2651 Bayside Blvd. and 2773 Baywater Touchdown. Present house hours are Monday by means of Thursday from 2 to eight p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from midday to five p.m.

INFORMATION: mckeehomes.com, genesisbuilds.com, genesisland.com


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