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Bridges Townhomes Selling Quickly!

May 14th, 2013

(Bridges Urban Townhome Elevation)

The feedback on our Bridges townhomes have been outstanding! With only 4 Urban townhomes remaining, now is the time to contact Jane for more info, pricing, and availability 403.980.9209. These homes are going quickly!

Bridges features three remarkable townhome choices surrounded by parkspace and walking distance to a new school. All homes feature high end architecture, fenced yards, additional driveway parking, and contemporary finishings. Choose from our affordable Urbans, front garage Classics, or spacious 3-storeys. Visit the Bridges at Williamstown page here for features and elevations. 

The many benefits of buying and living in a master planned community

May 08th, 2013

At Vesta, we take pride in building Master Planned Communities in safe family-oriented neighbourhoods that are close to all of life’s daily requirements – well-respected schools, banks, grocers, shopping, transportation and recreation.  Although ‘Master Planned Community’ is a common term within our industry, many of our homebuyers aren’t familiar with its meaning and don’t fully understand the value of living in one.

The Wikipedia definition – any community that was carefully planned from its inception, and is typically constructed in a previously undeveloped area – adequately explains the concept, however falls short in communicating the true essence and benefit of living in a Master Planned Community.  And so, we wanted share our insight, as well as some of the advantages that come with buying a home in a Master Planned Community.

Selecting the Best Locations.
We start by securing the best locations, which is crucial, as a well-planned community is always within close proximity to the best schools, shops, services, transportation routes and recreation options.

Williamstown Playground on Environmental Reserve

Thoughtfully Planned Architecture and Amenities
We look for a piece of land that, wherever possible, backs onto protected greenspace – to provide a natural recreation area for our homeowners. We then carefully plan every detail to create an integrated, highly liveable community that maximizes our homeowner’s lifestyles and provides the perfect place for families to live and grow.  This typically includes walking trails, children’s playgrounds, parks, ponds, playfields and even schools.  We also painstakingly plan the architecture and exterior look with professional designers to ensure the colours, materials and homes create an appealing yet cohesive look that’s in harmony with the natural setting.

Trails Amenity Centre 

A Variety of Home Types and Price Points
A Master Planned Community is the perfect place to raise a family given the large selection of home types and price points usually available.  We always try to offer an array of housing styles in each community, from apartments to townhouses to executive detached homes. This variety allows us to offer a home and price point for a range of lifestyles, so that once you’ve planted roots within the community, there are many options as your family grows and your requirements change.  Age in place by moving up, or downsizing, as you need to. Additionally, this allows for a multigenerational mix of residents, which adds to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood. Often we see parents buying in the same community as their children and people purchasing second or third homes from us as their families grow or children leave home.

Lasting Value
Homes within a Master Planned Community retain their value, and have shown to be historically less impacted during recession periods, which helps to protect your investment. The consistent, cohesive architecture, proximity to important amenities, and detailed planning of the overall community all contribute to a home’s value, and should be considered when making your new home purchase.