There’s a new community development in town. It’s called Silverado, and it’s nestled right on the edge of southwest Calgary. There’s plenty of reasons why the southwest continues to expand; so here's the best five reasons to fall in love with Silverado.
1. An Active Paradise
If you’re in search for both urban convenience and outdoor adventure, the Silverado community is one of few places that delivers the perfect balance. Sitting on the edge of the city, there's no lack of services in the surrounding area but what really sets Silverado apart is its proximity to open space.
Situated beside over 150 acres of extensive pathways and informal recreation facilities, Silverado was made for active lifestyles of all ages. The parkland between Fish Creek Provincial Park and Kananaskis Country is endless with unlimited access to camping, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and more only mere minutes away.
What’s more, Silverado is adjacent to the world-renown equestrian facility at Spruce Meadows plus there are a satisfying selection of golf courses within a short drive. The Silverado community has no shortage of space; but it’s up to you to get out there and explore it!
2. Location, Location, Location!
Silverado is trumpeted for a reason; as location is everything. Alberta’s foothills and picturesque mountain views continue to draw urban dwellers outward, but what sets communities like Silverado apart is that amenities remain right around the corner!
Between the local Silverado Shopping Centre and the nearby Shawnessy Shopping Centre and the Shoppes of Bridlewood, there are over 250 stores and shopping destinations in Calgary’s southwest, which of course is an addition to your everyday amenities and community staples. Within Silverado you’ll find your common financial institutions, grocers and cafes close by, as well as a variety of local pubs and eateries for meet-ups with friends and family.
Did we mention that you’re just a short bike ride from Canada’s largest urban park? Seriously, the location cannot be beat.
3. Inspired Community Design
It’s easy to fall in love with the unique location of Silverado, but the design of new developments like StreetSide's Hunter House cannot be overlooked.
Low maintenance townhome and bungalow living is becoming increasingly popular among both recent and soon-to-be retirees and millennials alike. For this reason, StreetSide Developments has sought to marry Silverado’s incredible location with an intentional “get up and go” community design. You have little to no yard and seasonal care to worry about thanks to a fully-equipped property management team and a low-level home design. Now your weekly errands, evening bike rides and weekend getaways have never been easier.
When your lifestyle revolves around coming and going, minimal maintenance is key, and Hunter House has built that into the fabric of their Silverado community. What does that mean for you? It means more weekend trekking; more time away with family, morning jogs with pets, and evening strolls.
The upcoming Villas of Silverado is an exclusive enclave of 50 attached bungalows next to an environmental reserve. This "hidden gem" is the perfect location and opportunity for downsizers who want a lock-and-leave lifestyle or to just settle down and enjoy life.
4. City Connectivity
While Silverado feels in many ways set apart from the city centre, the community remains very much connected. Calgary’s LRT and Bus Transit System stretch out to the south end of the city, connecting you to the downtown core through Shawnessy, Southwood and other communities like Acadia.
As a new development on the edge of so many established Calgary neighbourhoods, there’s an added bonus of being close to community - be it friends or family, or both. Whether it’s the daily commute or an evening in the city, southwest Calgary has fantastic, bridge-free connectivity to Calgary’s downtown. But the real seller of the expanding Silverado community development may be found in seeing your social community expand nearby.
5. Future Development
It’s no secret that Silverado is an up-and-coming destination for many. If you're an outdoor adventurer or active retiree, there’s no place better suited for your lifestyle. There are other anticipated developments in the area that will only add to the appeal and practical benefits of the community - such as the Southwest Calgary Ring Road, a multi-year project that will provide an alternate, speedier route to Calgary’s neighbouring city regions.
In addition, planning continues for Calgary’s Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project which would run from Downtown Calgary to Woodbine - just a short distance from Silverado - increasing public transit efficiency into the city’s core.
With many of these projects being planned around new communities like Silverado, there are direct benefits that surrounding suburbs simply can’t match.
If you’re looking for the perfect balance of urban amenities on the edge of the great outdoors, then you’re searching in the right place. Silverado offers a unique community experience; connected, but free, and inspired by the adventurous southern Alberta landscape.