Building better places to live, work and play
November 29, 2019
Vesta Properties has built a reputation as leaders in thoughtful neighbourhood design. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Vesta Properties is committed to making the right choices that add value to their homeowners’ everyday lives. That’s how they have successfully built more than 4,500 homes in award-winning neighbourhoods throughout Alberta and B.C.
“What differentiates Vesta Properties from other Alberta builders is that we are a fully integrated builder/developer,” says AJ van der Linden, Vesta Properties’ sales manager for Alberta. “That means we are the only builder in a master-planned community, rather than the norm, which is having several different builders on-site. This then translates into a more cohesive community, from exterior colour schemes, landscaping, architectural design, streetscapes and ultimately protects the re-sale value for our homeowners.”
Gateways to a great sense of community
Vesta Properties’ wide breadth of experience and its way of working on all facets of a master-planned community translates into neighbourhoods like Williamstown, completed in 2014. Designed to embrace its natural environment and with sustainability in mind, over 60 acres of Williamstown was dedicated to parks and open greenspaces.
With these two new developments, Vesta Properties continues its rich legacy of creating inviting, livable communities that enrich each city they build in. One important defining quality of Vesta’s master-planned communities is the multiple housing offerings, which are meant to cater to a range of demographics.
Architectural themes add long-term appreciation and value
Set to become the greenest community in Airdrie, once completed, Southpoint will feature a diverse array of housing types, ranging from single-family homes, townhomes and rowhomes to paired homes and condos nestled along the quiet, tree-lined streets.
Southpoint’s strict architectural guidelines are in place to visually enhance the streetscapes, create a sense of place, and protect the re-sale value of the homeowner’s investment. These design guidelines include classic farmhouse features such as turrets, large front verandas, decorative gables, shuttered windows and stone accents. Southpoint is a collection of homes built to the highest standards, with contemporary interiors and spacious, thoughtfully designed floorplans.
Included in the community’s master plan is a children’s play area, tennis court, basketball court, covered pavilion, barbecue areas, dog park and more, while providing easy access to shops, schools and transit. “Southpoint is also home to a brand-new elementary school located within the community that will be fully functioning in January 2020,” says van der Linden.
Calgary’s Copperstone will feature beautifully curated townhouses, single-family lane homes and classic Craftman-style single-family homes where you can downsize in luxury. This one-of-a-kind master-planned neighbourhood truly does have something to suit every budget and lifestyle.
“At Copperstone, we are pleased to offer legal basements suites, perfect for the in-laws or as mortgage helpers,” says van der Linden.
Thoughtful neighbourhood planning designed to foster connectivity and healthy living
Vesta Properties focuses on creating a sense of place by investing upfront in community anchors and enhanced natural features. That’s because Vesta believes amenities that encourage community living are an important aspect of any truly sustainable development. That means everything an owner needs is close to home, so that people not only drive less but experience a more social, engaged lifestyle.
Integrating parks and playgrounds; greenway trails for walking, running and biking so it’s easier than ever to stay fit; creating schools, shopping and recreation right into its developments, all close to public transportation – all of these elements create appealing neighbourhoods that people will want to call home for the long term.
“Vesta has very strict architectural guidelines that pulls together an architectural theme throughout each project,” says van der Linden. “That way, there is a cohesive look and feel.”
That’s because Vesta builds one street at a time. The biggest benefits to this are twofold. Buyers can rest assured they will never have to live next to an empty lot, one that might sit for months on end; and they don’t have to live with the stress of construction.
“All landscaping for the streetscape is also completed when you move in … unlike some communities, where the landscaping is left up to the homeowner,” adds van der Linden.
“What also sets Vesta Properties apart is their superior selection of high quality, designer standard and optional finishes.”
If you are looking for a fully integrated company with the expertise and experience in building homes for the way people live today; one whose core values are families and communities, Vesta Properties is for you.