West is best for buyer

Panorama West to open sales on fourth build­ing Feb. 23

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JOSH SKAPIN area, “I de­cided this is where I’m sup­posed to live,” she says.

Panorama West is a condo com­plex by veteran multi-fam­ily builder Cardel Life­styles in Panorama Hills. Cardel Life­styles is also de­vel­op­ing a south­east Cal­gary project called Cranston Place. Panorama West opens sales on its fourth build­ing Feb. 23. Fred­er­ick bought a one-bed­room apart­ment in the project.

When Fred­er­ick takes pos­ses­sion of her new home, the mov­ing truck won’t have to travel far.

Fred­er­ick’s been rent­ing a condo in Panorama Hills for the past year.

Panorama Hills is a 365-hectare devel­op­ment lo­cated off Coun­try Hills Boule­vard master-planned by Gen­star Devel­op­ment Co.

It was the city’s best­selling com­mu­nity from 2007 to 2010, and is the most pop­u­lous com­mu­nity in the city with 19,861 res­i­dents, ac­cord­ing to the 2011 mu­nic­i­pal cen­sus.

Fred­er­ick un­der­stands why peo­ple are flock­ing to the north­west Cal­gary com­mu­nity.

“I just really love the neigh­bour­hood,” says Fred­er­ick, adding many of the res­i­dents are around her age.

She also likes that it’s not a long com­mute to her down­town of­fice. Whether she takes a bus from near her new home or drives, “it’s really quick,” says Fred­er­ick.

An­other draw for Panorama Hills is it’s es­tab­lished, so it’s sur­rounded by ameni­ties in­clud­ing gro­cery stores, shops, a mall, restau­rants, a movie the­atre and recre­ational fa­cil­ity.

“All the con­ve­niences around me are great,” says Fred­er­ick.

Cardel Life­styles area sales man­ager Brad Lo­gel has heard the same sen­ti­ment from other buy­ers at Panorama West.

“We ac­tu­ally have more of an in­ner-city con­ve­nience level,” says Lo­gel. “There’s noth­ing we don’t have, which puts us in a dif­fer­ent con­text with what peo­ple re­fer to as a sub­ur­ban condo ex­pe­ri­ence.”

C MPanorama West’s third build­ing is un­der con­struc­tion and 16 units are re­main­ing for sale. It’s ex­pected to have pos­ses­sions avail­able this fall.

The fourth build­ing will have 80 res­i­dences in nine floor plans. This in­cludes three onebed­room floor plans and six twobed­rooms models. They range from 572 to 1,037 square feet.

“There is so much choice,” says Lo­gel. “It’s al­most im­pos­si­ble for us not to be able to help a condo pur­chaser who wants to live in the

Visit our web­site for more pho­tos. north­west.”

This has of­ten in­cluded first-time home­buy­ers and down-siz­ers.

For ma­ture cou­ples who have lived in larger homes with qual­ity fin­ishes, Panorama West isn’t a com­pro­mise.

The apart­ments have spa­cious open-con­cept de­signs, Moen/Kohler plumb­ing fix­tures, knock-down-style ceil­ings, 3.25-inch base­boards, an ex­tended eat­ing bar and a veg­gie spray kitchen tap.

It also has an up­graded ap­pli­ance package fea­tur­ing 20.5-cu­bic-foot fridge, dish­washer, vented hood fan and a front-load washer and dryer.

They also have an un­der­ground or sur­face park­ing stall, de­pend­ing on the plan.

Th­ese apart­ments in­clude low-E win­dows and, de­pend­ing on the plan, a six-footeight-inch pa­tio door pour­ing nat­u­ral light through­out the floor. (E stands for emis­siv­ity, a mea­sure of heat loss.)

This build­ing will also in­clude two el­e­va­tors, which means res­i­dents don’t have to wait when need­ing to get home or out the door.

Pos­ses­sions on apart­ments in this build­ing are ex­pected for late spring of 2014.

Fred­er­ick bought a model called the Kil­lar­ney.

“What I really liked about it was that it’s a good size for a one bed­room (plan). It was a great lay­out for me.”

Adrian Shel­lard/for the Cal­gary Her­ald

Re­becca Fred­er­ick is a first-time home­buyer who bought a one-bed­room apart­ment at Panorama West in the city’s north­west com­mu­nity of Panorama Hills.

Adrian Shel­lard/for the Cal­gary Her­ald

Re­becca Fred­er­ick was pleased with Panorama Wests’ many ameni­ties.

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