Which Genesis Land community is meant for you?
When you’re planning to build a new home, choosing the area you want to live in is just as important as choosing the style of house you want. After all, your new house will only truly feel like a home if you fall in love your community.
For more than 30 years, Genesis Land has been planning and developing innovative, award-winning communities designed to complement a diverse range of lifestyles, so that homebuyers from all walks of life, and at all stages of life, will find the things they need — and the things they want — in the neighbourhood they choose to call home.
While every one of our communities offers ample greenspace, expansive trail networks, scenic water features and close proximity to shops and services, we appreciate that, depending on your own personality and preferences, some of our communities may be a better fit for you and your family than others.
So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re taking it upon ourselves to play matchmaker — community matchmaker, that is! To help you find your perfect neighbourhood pairing, we’ve singled out some key homebuyer desires and have matched them up with what we think are the most compatible Genesis Land communities. Let the search begin!
If you’re seeking: a culturally diverse neighbourhood that embraces multi-generational living
Your match is: Saddlestone
Situated in northeast Calgary, Saddlestone is a well-established community known for its strong sense of inclusivity and camaraderie. This is a warm and welcoming place, where residents from a variety of cultural backgrounds feel comfortable and supported in sharing their beliefs and celebrating their traditions.
In Saddlestone, family-focused, multi-generational living is front-and-centre. Throughout the neighbourhood you’ll find couples with young kids residing near, or with, their extended family so that everyone can spend more time together. The community’s vast selection of home types — many of which come with multi-generational floorplan options — make it that much easier to stay connected and live well at all stages of life.
Of course, a big part of living well is staying active, and that’s easy to do in Saddlestone. The community was developed using a fused-grid design, making it a pedestrian-friendly environment where you and your family can walk, jog or bike along extensive pathways without having to worry about crossing busy streets. And, on days when you need to venture out of the area, Saddlestone offers quick access to major thoroughfares like Deerfoot and Stoney trails, making it easy and convenient to get around the city.
MORE TRAITS YOU’LL LOVE:
– Plenty of parks, ponds and playgrounds
– Close proximity to the Genesis Centre, a massive, multi-purpose recreation complex
– Easy access to public transit
– A 25-minute drive to downtown Calgary
If you’re seeking: a community that’s surrounded by nature but still teeming with great shops
Your match is: Sage Hill Crest
Picture a place where natural surroundings and modern conveniences exist in perfect balance; a unique neighbourhood where the calm of country living blends beautifully with the vibrancy of city life. That’s Sage Hill Crest, the newest community in northwest Calgary’s sought-after Sage Hill area.
With the stunning Symons Valley Nature Reserve right next door, and Nose Hill Park just a quick jaunt away, Sage Hill Crest is an ideal choice if you and your family want everyday immersion in the great outdoors without having to sacrifice effortless access to shopping areas, schools, restaurants and other urban amenities.
Another perk? Major roadways — including Stoney, Shaganappi and Beddington trails — are close by and easy to reach, making daily commutes completely manageable. From Sage Hill Crest, you can drive to downtown Calgary in 20 minutes, and to the airport in 18 minutes.
Offering a range of detached and laned single family home options, Sage Hill Crest is a perfect fit for families looking to build the home of their dreams, or for empty nesters wanting to right-size while staying in their beloved northwest.
MORE TRAITS YOU’LL LOVE:
– A 45-minute drive to the Rocky Mountains
– Three commercial centres right inside the community
– High vantage point with lovely views
– Wildlife at your doorstep
If you’re seeking: a wholesome, family-friendly neighbourhood with an unbeatable sense of community
Your match is: Bayview
Airdrie-based Bayview is a perfect match for young families who want to connect with their community while embracing an active, healthy lifestyle. Set amid a meandering system of canals, pathways and open greenspaces, Bayview was designed with outdoor family fun in mind, no matter the season.
This is a safe neighbourhood where kids of all ages can play with abandon, whether that means racing along paved trails on two wheels, shooting hoops with friends at the sprawling Bayview Park, or paddling a canoe or SUP on the waterways that sit right outside their back door.
Of course, it’s not just the outdoor luxuries that make Bayview a popular choice. The community also offers easy access to a variety of modern amenities, from shopping centres and health care services to the Genesis Place Recreation Centre, where parents and kids alike can swim, skate, work out, or take part in the many great programs on offer. Airdrie’s many schools are also an easy walk, bike ride or drive away.
Residents of Bayview take great pleasure in the community’s mix of small-town charm, natural beauty and urban convenience — and we think you will, too. With beautiful, single family homes starting from the $400,000s, this is an affordable and attractive place to put down roots and let your family thrive.
MORE TRAITS YOU’LL LOVE:
– Close proximity to Airdrie’s outdoor soccer fields
– Access to 100 km of paved pathways that connect Airdrie
– A 35-minute drive to downtown Calgary
– A 22-minute drive to CrossIron Mills
If you’re seeking: a tranquil, close-knit community with upscale family homes
Your match is: Bayside
As one of Airdrie’s most revered master-planned communities, Bayside is a wonderful choice for active, maturing families who want a little more space to spread out and live their best lives. Featuring large, beautifully crafted homes on oversized lots, this is a community where pride of place is evident at every turn.
Indeed, there’s so much to love about Bayside: the intricate system of canals and pathways that weave their way through the neighbourhood; the easy access to Airdrie’s schools, shopping centres, restaurants and other urban amenities; the vast array of multi-season activities that await right outside your door; and, last but certainly not least, the close-knit, neighbourly bonds that the residents share.
When you live in Bayside, it’s hard to tear yourself away. But on those occasions when you need to commute to Calgary, or when you want to embark on a weekend escape to the Rocky Mountains, easy access to major roads and highways make getting to either destination a breeze.
MORE TRAITS YOU’LL LOVE:
– Nose Creek Elementary School is right in the community
– Close proximity to Genesis Place Recreation Centre
– A 30-minute drive to downtown Calgary
– Spectacular prairie vistas