Water­mark at Bearspaw

A com­mu­nity of big lots, big hearts, and big dreams—wel­come to big sky coun­try.

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Water­mark’s new­est phase of 17 lots lo­cated just north of the com­mu­nity’s cen­tral plaza, prom­ises some­thing for ev­ery­body. Fea­tur­ing walk­out lots, lots back­ing onto a cas­cad­ing pond sys­tem, and the main cen­tral plaza pond, the se­lec­tion of­fers the size you want with those builders of dis­tinc­tion—a tal­ented builder group with the qual­ity crafts­man­ship and ex­per­tise to bring each dream home.

Now open­ing the doors to their new show homes, As­to­ria Cus­tom Homes, New West Lux­ury Homes, and Wolf Cus­tom Homes show­case the lat­est trends in the lux­ury estate mar­ket. Ready to im­press with their at­ten­tion to de­tail, stylish in­no­va­tions, and lux­u­ri­ous func­tion, each are mas­ters at bring­ing to life unique vi­sions of to­day’s multi-faceted life­style.

With phase five’s av­er­age lot size of .30 acres and lot prices start­ing at $365,000 (with lot and home pack­ages start­ing at 1.2 mil­lion), Macdon­ald Devel­op­ment Corporation is en­thu­si­as­tic to con­tinue its win­ning streak that is a tes­ta­ment to home pride and ev­ery­thing that goes with it. “Hav­ing been rec­og­nized as the best com­mu­nity at the lo­cal, pro­vin­cial, and na­tional lev­els is ob­vi­ously some­thing we are ex­tremely proud of,” shares Matthew Jones, se­nior di­rec­tor of devel­op­ment for Macdon­ald Devel­op­ment Corporation. “It is quite a tes­ta­ment to our fab­u­lous builders and the tremen­dous work that has gone into cre­at­ing the Water­mark com­mu­nity. The real win­ners, how­ever, are the cur­rent and fu­ture res­i­dents of Water­mark.”

“We did a re­lease of a mini phase of ten lots last fall and sold out in six months,” shares Jones of MDC, who to date has brought 235 lots to mar­ket plus 101 vil­las. “In to­tal there will be 479 sin­gle fam­ily homes by build out in the next five years.”

An ideal lo­ca­tion with lots that range from one-quar­ter acre to over one acre in size, Water­mark hosts 46 acres of park­land that cap­tures 17 ponds, three play­grounds, and a cen­tral plaza that shares an out­door kitchen, pav­il­ion, pic­nic ta­bles, a fire pit, bar­be­ques, a bas­ket­ball court, and a sports field.

A distinc­tive col­lec­tion of estate homes framed by na­ture, Water­mark en­joys both the seren­ity of its pris­tine set­ting and close prox­im­ity to the ne­ces­si­ties of life. With Glen­bow Ranch Pro­vin­cial Park di­rectly west with its 3,200 acres of un­spoiled park­land along the Bow River, there are also two ex­tra­or­di­nary golf cour­ses—bearspaw and Lynx Ridge—just min­utes away.

Of­fer­ing quick ac­cess to northwest Cal­gary’s most im­por­tant thor­ough­fares, Crowchild Trail, Stoney Trail, Coun­try Hills Boule­vard, and the Trans-canada High­way can take you down­town or out of town swiftly and eas­ily. Gro­cery stores, shop­ping malls, ski hills, and sports complexes are all close by with schools and med­i­cal cen­tres equally ac­ces­si­ble. “The LRT is only five min­utes away, which is great for the en­tire fam­ily, and be­ing on the west side of the city brings one that much closer to the recreation ac­tiv­i­ties that the Rocky’s have to of­fer,” cites Jones.

“Our orig­i­nal con­cept has really come to life the way we en­vi­sioned,” adds Jones of Water­mark that is lo­cated on the bound­ary of Cal­gary and Rocky View County. ‘There are no other com­mu­ni­ties this close to Cal­gary with fully ser­viced lots of this size.”

“The dif­fer­ence be­tween what you get here and in the in­ner city with its nar­row frontages and neigh­bors four feet away is as­tound­ing,” ad­mits Jones. “Our small­est lots are eighty feet wide with a min­i­mal sep­a­ra­tion of 25 feet be­tween homes that are set back nine me­ters from the street. It cre­ates a ter­rific streetscape with ex­tra­or­di­nary land­scap­ing po­ten­tial and a great open feel.”

Com­prised of fam­i­lies, it is of­ten said that it evokes a wist­ful nos­tal­gia driven by its close sense of com­mu­nity. “A friend of mine who re­cently moved here told me that within a cou­ple of weeks their daugh­ter had been in­vited to two or three birth­day par­ties. We have so much park­land plus the pav­il­ion and that trans­lates into many op­por­tu­ni­ties to get out and about and meet your neigh­bors,” shares Jones, adding that the com­mu­nity hosts sev­eral func­tions each year in­clud­ing Stam­pede events, Easter egg hunts, and movie night in the park.

Fea­tur­ing a to­tal of 5 kilo­me­ters of paved path­ways at build out and Glen­bow Ranch Pro­vin­cial Park next door, the City of Cal­gary is fur­ther de­vel­op­ing Haskayne Park, which will con­nect to Glen­bow, al­low­ing res­i­dents to walk or bike to the pro­vin­cial park and even Cochrane.

With ar­chi­tec­tural codes that af­ford a va­ri­ety of home styles and plenty of cre­ativ­ity, they con­form to qual­ity stan­dards that en­sure value, au­then­tic­ity, and va­ri­ety within the com­mu­nity.

“Ul­ti­mately, the main draw for many is the lot sizes. We have the first three phases com­pleted and peo­ple can see the vi­sion of Water­mark and its mil­lions of dol­lars of ameni­ties that they can en­joy now,” ad­mits Jones. “It re­moves all the guess work.”

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