However, for those looking to move into a luxury home in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods, the city does not disappoint. Let’s take a look at five of Airdrie’s top communities, what makes them special, and what type of real estate is on offer in each one.
For upscale family-friendly living, it doesn’t get much better than Bayside. The walkable community boasts quick access to shops and restaurants, along with being close to Genesis Place. A standout feature of Bayside is the ready access to the beautiful canals. It’s easy to hike, run, or bike the 4.7 km canal loop and the serenity of nature here can be enjoyed year-round.
Homes in Bayside usually cover an area of more than 2,000 square feet and often come with amenities like large attached garages, chef kitchens designed by professionals, decks, and plenty of living outdoor space. The price range for these homes typically falls between $500,000 to $1 million. Builders in Bayside include Genesis Builders, McKee Homes, and Calbridge Homes.
The focus of Hillcrest is the preservation of nature. The community was planned around the already abundant green spaces. Both the local playground and the South Point Off-Leash Dog Park are major draws to the area. While nature abounds, so does convenience. Hillcrest has an in-subdivision grocery store, daycares, schools, and is just five minutes from Coopers Crossing.
The average home in Hillcrest has 5 bedrooms, multiple baths and exceeds 2,700 square feet. Homes range from $400,000 and up, with the highest priced home (as of January 4, 2024) sitting at $949,900. Hillcrest is an established neighbourhood. Those looking into the area can connect with RE/MAX for professional help in exploring the options.
Commuters love Morningside due to its proximity to the QE2. Additionally, Coopers Drive winds through the community, making it easy to access key points in the city. A contemporary neighbourhood, Morningside is close to dining, big box retail, trails, and personal services.
Morningside boasts a mix of bungalows and new construction, with plenty of single-family homes priced between $600,000 and $900,000. Most homes have attached garages, outdoor spaces, high-end kitchens and spa-style bathrooms. Builders in the nearby area include NuVista Homes (a QUALICO company) and as it is an established neighbourhood, Realtors like Kirby Cox & Associates help homeowners find their perfect fit in this lively community.
Sitting quietly on Airdrie’s northwest side is the newer community of Reunion. The predominately single-family craftsman homes add to the appeal of this luxury neighbourhood. What makes Reunion even more unique is the abundance of stonework, multi-pane windows, contrasting trims, and other exterior details. Inside the homes, which range from $500,000 to $900,000, you’ll find granite in the kitchen, hardwood floors, and rooms drenched in natural light.
Reunion’s pond and the close proximity to the Woodside Golf course add to the ambience, as does the community’s own Reunion Arch Park and Reunion North Playground.
5). Canals Landing
This picturesque neighbourhood is characterized by its natural grasslands and waterways, making it an ideal place to settle down. This master-planned area developed by Genesis Land offers a mix of residential properties, including single-family homes and townhouses. Newport at Canals Landing, for instance, is a townhome community that combines the conveniences of urban living with the benefits of low-maintenance residences.
Genesis Place is located close by. The community is also surrounded by many kilometres of walking paths, offering residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Additionally, Canals Landing takes its name from being located right on the canal system, adding to the area's charm.
Wave Homes is another developer in the area; they offer seven executive lots for homeowners looking to build near the canals.
Airdrie offers a unique blend of luxury living with the appeal of small-city life. From the modern, upscale homes in Morningside and Reunion to the peaceful, waterway-adjacent lifestyle in Canals Landing, Airdrie is a haven for those seeking high-end living without compromising on comfort or convenience. The city is filled with natural beauty, ample amenities, and close-knit communities, making it an ideal choice for discerning homebuyers. Whether you're looking for a stylish bungalow, a spacious single-family home, or a low-maintenance townhouse, Airdrie's luxury communities promise a quality of life that is truly unparalleled. It's clear that luxury living in Airdrie goes beyond just having a beautiful home – it's about experiencing a complete, fulfilling lifestyle.
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