RADAR: ‘It’s quiet’

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Kevin Ko­stick. AGE: 40. BACK­GROUND: Ko­stick is a pi­lot who has lived in Cochrane for the past 10 years. Last year, he moved to The Ravines of Sun­set Ridge. He liked the qual­ity of the town­home and says the space and lay­out work well for his life­style. Ko­stick is also fond of the path­ways and green space near his home. The de­vel­op­ment takes care of main­te­nance such as snow re­moval and mow­ing the lawn, which is cov­ered by condo fees to the res­i­dents. This works well for Ko­stick, who has to leave the area for pe­ri­ods of time be­cause of his job as a pi­lot.

He first bought in Cochrane about 10 years ago and moved to The Ravines a year ago. Leav­ing the town for a place closer to the air­port wasn’t on his radar, he says.

Ko­stick calls Cochrane “a very warm, homey feel­ing town. It’s a short drive to the city and has all the ameni­ties that one might need — and if you need some­thing else, then you’re a 15-minute drive and you’re into Cal­gary.”

He likes the town’s path­way sys­tem, which he turns to on nice days for walks and bike rides. Paths from Sun­set Ridge con­nect to down­town Cochrane.

Be­fore de­cid­ing which com­pany to build with, Ko­stick did his re­search and was im­pressed by what he saw from Cal­bridge Homes, which was named Cal­gary re­gion Builder of the Year at this year’s SAM (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Awards.

Other than The Ravines, Cal­bridge has a num­ber of projects in Cochrane, in­clud­ing The Vil­lage, Trad­ing Post and Clear­brook Vil­las. “I love the prod­uct,” Ko­stick says of The Ravines.

Area man­ager Linda MacKay says the age range of pur­chasers at the project varies, adding many make the com­mute to Cal­gary

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each day.

The com­plex will have 137 units upon com­ple­tion rang­ing from the $330,000s.

There are four mod­els avail­able in the project, in­clud­ing the 1,408-square-foot Pin­na­cle, the 1,791-square-foot Apex and the 2,115-square-foot Sum­mit.

There’s also a 1,655-square-foot model called the Merid­ian, which Ko­stick bought. All four plans have three bed­rooms, along with two-and-a-half bath­rooms and an at­tached garage.

The homes have open-con­cept lay­outs with nine-foot ceil­ings on the main level. In the kitchen, there’s an is­land with a flush eat­ing bar and stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances. There’s a gas fire­place in the great room and a sec­ond­floor laun­dry room.

The town­homes also have front and rear decks to take ad­van­tage of Cochrane’s nat­u­ral beauty.

“It’s an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion,” says MacKay, adding the project is on the edge of a ravine. “It has spec­tac­u­lar views.”

Sun­set Ridge is a mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity by Mel­cor Devel­op­ments.

The area is known for its 16 hectares of slop­ing land and of­fers a great van­tage point for en­joy­ing sun­sets. Along with the sight lines, there are plenty of rea­sons the project is a place peo­ple want to call home, says MacKay, adding “it’s quiet.”

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