Welcome home to Homestead I Cover Story

By NextHome Staff
January 07, 2022

Amidst the last remaining undeveloped rolling grass plains of northeast Calgary, the area’s romantic pioneering past and its own dynamic future can be readily seen and enjoyed in the fast-growing community of Homestead.

Homestead, the first residential development venture from Partners Development Group, is off to a fantastic start as the first two phases are almost sold out and demand for the next phase is already sky high.

“Sales have gone really well, so far, for all home styles!” says Cale Marklund, marketing manager for Partners Development Group. “Having just launched the community last year, we are already into our third phase of development, featuring larger lots!”

Excel Homes, Genesis Builder Group and Trico Homes all offer laned homes and front-drive homes in Homestead. While Partners has its Journey by partners no-condo-fee townhomes.

“Homestead’s first residents moved in last November to our Journey by partners no-condo-fee townhomes, and they are already enjoying life here,” Marklund says.

Growth continues unabated as Partners released more laned and front-garage lots in Phase 3 this past fall. “We’re excited to feature larger lots in phase 3 with front garage homes from Genesis available,” he adds.

There’s even more to look forward to, as Partners is about to commence construction for the first commercial hub in the community, and even more in-community amenities come up.

Expectations were high for Homestead when it started sales last year, despite the pandemic. The developer knew that it had a valuable location set in the dynamic northeast, east of Stoney Trail and McKnight Boulevard.



Homestead is a throwback to simpler times and small-town living, says Dennis Inglis, Vice-President of Land for Partners. He says they want to make this 230-acre community seem as welcoming and inviting to their “homesteaders.”

Here, residents can still see the vestiges of the area’s rich farming history. “We are surrounded by farmland, canola fields across from Homestead will be there for years to come. We want to make everyone feel welcome here,” Inglis says.

Homes will mostly be in the modern farmhouse style to enhance the feeling of friendliness; streets are also designed in a grid pattern like in many small towns of southern Alberta.

“Homestead’s main thoroughfares – its boulevards and avenues - will only have laned homes, which gives a better feeling of welcome. Seeing homes with front porches instead of front garages as you enter the community lends to this feeling of warmth and welcome that we are striving for,” Inglis says.

This family-centric approach is already taking place in the community, as it has already made the development of its park and pathways a priority that residents can already enjoy.

The official launch of Homestead in fall last year saw huge crowds come in to check out the varied home offerings. All the showhomes enjoyed record-setting traffic for its family-friendly line-up of laned homes, front-drive homes and townhomes.

“Homestead really is the new northeast in Calgary. It is already reinventing how homeowners perceive the NE quadrant of the city, and it differentiates itself by offering an abundance of open space and opportunities to get outside and connect with nature,” Marklund says.
On build-out, Homestead will feature four kilometres of walking paths winding through its 19 acres of environmental wetlands. There will be future cricket and soccer pitches, as well as pickleball and basketball courts. “There is no shortage of opportunity to get outside and enjoy an active lifestyle,” Marklund adds.

A highly anticipated development is Homestead’s first commercial shopping hub: Homestead Landing. “Construction begins on the development this year and when complete, it will feature childcare, health and wellness facilities, grocery shopping, convenience stores, and multiple dining opportunities!” Marklund says.

Homestead has become a top choice among new homebuyers. “We have seen everyone from first-time buyers, to growing family/upsizers, to multi-generational families moving,” he points out. “And the future amenities coming up along with the variety of home options is making it a desirable location for everyone!”

Pricing is also appealing in Homestead, as it remains one of the most affordable new communities in Calgary.

Journey by partners No Condo Fee townhomes start in the mid $300’s, Laned homes from Trico Homes, Excel Homes and Genesis Builder Group start in the $400’s, while front garage homes from Trico, Excel and Genesis start from the low $500’s. “There’s something at every price point for all lifestyles,” Marklund says.

Find out more at www.liveinhomestead.ca.

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