Morena West: the snowbirds’ nest

By Pepper Rodriguez
February 03, 2021

Travelling south for the winter has been a time-honoured tradition among Calgary’s retirees, but even snowbirds need a nest to return to. Morena West offers just the safe, secure and stylish homes that allow them to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

Don and Deborah are among the new owners at Morena West, the elegant, distinguished and exclusive bungalow villas from Rockford Developments. And they fit quite nicely in the lifestyle it offers.

“We were looking to downsize but still wanted enough space to welcome our family for visits,” Don tells Calgary New Home + Condo Guide. They say seeing the print ads for Morena West brought them to the showhome and they were not disappointed. “We both love the open floor plan and enjoy cooking together in our very convenient kitchen,” he adds.

“We were impressed with the layout and finishes and liked the well-established community in the southwest,” Deborah says. “We like the easy access we have to all amenities including parks, shopping, restaurants and leisure activities.”

But most importantly is the freedom that owning a home here gives them. “We look forward to travelling when we can with the easy lock-and-leave aspect of the community,” she says.



Morena West is a private community of luxury bungalow villas. There are 54 units in total and demand has been so strong that there are only eight brand new units left, says Marlo Schaaf vice-president for operations at Rockford Development.

The functional simplicity of the bungalow villas has made it a hit among the downsizing crowd, and Morena West’s stylish spin and desirable location has made it all the more popular. Its relative affordability has also been a big factor in its success.

There are two floorplans available, a level lot layout and a walk out unit. “There is only one walk out unit left,” Schaaf says.

The main floor layouts are all the same with two bedrooms, but there are two lower level development options. Option A offers a partially developed basement that includes a family room a bathroom and an additional bedroom and offers an additional 770 square-feet. Option B offers a fully developed basement with a family room a bathroom a flex room and two additional bedrooms and offers an additional 1,129 square-feet. The main floor has 1,470 square-feet, and they all have double attached garages

Rockford’s ability to offer the stunning bungalow villas at a more affordable price has also proven irresistible to buyers.

“Our units start at $690,000 plus GST. And the developed basement options will add only about $39,000 for Option A, and $56,450 for Option B. Currently we are offering a $25,000 credit towards the basement development of your choice,” Schaaf says.

The convenient west side living and elegant home designs it offers make Morena West a masterpiece in the making. This exclusive enclave offers convenience and serenity, where you can enjoy the rewards of success and freedom.

“We are located off 69th Street S.W. and near Highway 8, which is one of the most convenient and accessible locations in the city,” Schaaf says. “There are plenty of amenities nearby including the Westside Recreation Centre, the Aspen Landing Shopping Centre, and the 69th Street LRT Station, and many more. You’re also that much closer to a weekend mountain getaway.”

About Pepper Rodriguez

Pepper Rodriguez is a writer, editor of New Home + Condo Guide's Calgary and Edmonton editions.

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