Melcor Developments aligns with White Mud Creek Ravine and Jagare Ridge Golf Course to create a little of their own splendor.
Set amidst the scenic beauty of the Jagare Ridge Golf Course with its manicured, rolling greens and bordered by the natural vistas of Whitemud Creek Ravine, Jagare Ridge is prettily placed in Edmonton’s desirable southwest. Hosting some of Edmonton’s most talented builders that implement innovation and imagination to personalize proven architectural styles, Jagare Ridge offers a setting enriched with harmony and lasting value.
The developer of such notable communities as Lewis Estates, Black Mountain, and Jensen Lakes, Melcor Developments in Edmonton has achieved a rich history of award-winning communities that has spanned nearly a century. “Our intent with Jagare Ridge was to master plan a neighbourhood that focused on the purity of architecture—one of the key attributes of Jagare Ridge that has been held in high regard since its inception,” shares Regional Manager, Andre Banks. “Jagare Ridge is one of Melcor’s most exceptional communities developed to date.”
With a vision to create a highly valued estate development for those who want to enjoy proximity to a ravine-based golf course that could impart a unique work-life balance, 170 acres of prime viewscapes have thus far seen 170 homes built to date.
Building on the natural beauty of the Whitemud Creek Ravine with ponds and park spaces throughout the community, its extensive multi-use trails further connect to the ravine with stationary exercise equipment along the trail system to complement cardio exercise.
“About 50% of the neighborhood has been developed and we are starting Stage 14 this year, which will feature additional golf amenity exposure,” adds Banks. The 13-acre commercial site underway along the south side of the neighborhood will service a significant portion of the population within the area and will offer multiple conveniences, including food, drink, entertainment, grocery, and much more. “We have also constructed parks and green spaces early in the development of the neighbourhood to ensure our residents will have great places to spend family time in their new community,” states Banks.
Displaying a tremendous lifestyle assortment of high-end amenities to enhance its setting, custom wood benches in gathering areas, handsome perimeter wood fencing, large boulevard trees, and a grand water feature all contribute to the neighborhood’s enduring quality.
“Ultimately, the natural beauty offered by the ravine and golf course that meanders through it speaks for itself,” cites Banks. “We have re-contoured some of the golf course holes from their original alignment to ensure that the blend would offer both future residents and golfers the opportunity to capitalize on the natural and structural beauty of the development.”
With 26 lots in Stage 14 this year, it will showcase Semi-estate product that will host 30 and 32-foot-wide homes with a portion of lots backing onto the 17th hole, featuring Kimberley, Kanvi, and Hillview Homes as the builders. “Townhomes by Kimberley Homes are currently under construction from $550,000 to $600,000 and they are offering a maintenance-free condo duplex product in the $750,000 range,” states Banks. “Our Semi-estate residences begin at $750,000 with our Estate homes starting from $925,000.” Estate builders include Perry Homes, Ace Lange Homes, Carriage Signature Homes, and Birkholz Homes.
“Melcor has done a tremendous job with their amenities,” notes Kevin Birkholz of Birkholz Homes. “With trails that parallel the ravine, play areas for children, and work out areas for adults, it’s beauty and features are a real asset to Jagare Ridge.” Also keen on the architectural codes that promote authenticity in styles, Birkholz adds, “Your exterior elevation has to follow a style and as a result the value is that no two homes are alike—each has it own unique appearance and own elements and that creates a dynamic streetscape.”
“We have strongly encouraged that all architectural styles retain their true form, while integrating modern materials and construction strategies,” shares Banks, who cites their Larch Park community, which focused on high valued architecture and low impact development, as one of the motivators for Jagare Ridge.
With this most recent stage, Jagare Ridge offers more home types to fit any budget. “It’s about price point and quality. Our new multi-family development and smaller lots have really opened Jagare Ridge up to a wider demographic, without forfeiting the quality and stylish architecture that is renowned in the community,” notes Banks. The ambience of Jagare Ridge feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet everything one would need is nearby. Offering quick and easy access to Anthony Henday Drive and Currents of Windermere, South Edmonton Common, Ellerslie Road, and the shops of 23rd Avenue just minutes away, there is no shortage of shopping, dining, services, and entertainment options available. “It feels like an inner-city neighborhood, but is secluded from the sprawl of urban development.”
“People appreciate the proximity to the golf course and without a doubt, Jagare Ridge Golf Course is the community’s star amenity,” affirms Banks of a course that winds around creeks, cliffs, hills, and mature forest to create breathtaking vistas for its residents and a truly memorable golf experience.