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Brookfield workers celebrating the completion of the new community, Livingston

Livingston, which will straddle Centre Street in north Calgary, will boast about 11,000 single-family and multi-family homes.

When it has been a long day and the kids are asleep in the back of the SUV, there’s a sense of comfort in driving into the garage and watching the door slowly close.

Home, sweet home.

However, the developers at Brookfield Residential realize that something very beautiful happens when neighbours and communities connect, gather and inter-mingle instead of living separate lives side-by-side.

So instead of making the same dinner you made last Tuesday and entertaining the little ones at home, what if you could head over to the community centre for the multicultural potluck and dish up a plate of delicious food, have some laughs with neighbours and let the kids play in the park for an hour or two?

The community of Livingston, which will be the only community in Calgary to straddle Centre Street, will soon provide a fantastic new option for those who want to live in north Calgary in a multi-generational, diverse and highly accessible community with nearly all the amenities of living downtown.

“This 1,200-acre (485-hectare) development will be home to about 30,000 Calgarians where Centre Street will be a connector and not a divider. The 30,000 square-foot town centre on six acres (2.4 hectares) of park space will be the centrepiece, hosting multicultural events, festivals and programming that is relevant to everyone in the community, including a large number of new Canadians, which we anticipate will comprise a lot of the population in this community,” says Jessie Seymour, senior manager of strategic marketing at Brookfield Residential.

About 6,500 single-detached homes and around 4,500 multi-family homes will be made available early next year, with the goal being to keep about 70 per cent of the homes priced at less than $450,000.

Livingston will also feature a main street and commercial hub that is anticipated to add more than 7,000 full-time jobs.

Brookfield’s leadership has made it a priority to stay relevant and meet the needs of the Calgary market as it evolves, and that is exactly what the community of Livingston will do, says Seymour.

“Brookfield has been building homes and communities in the Calgary marketplace since 1958 — nearly 60 years,” says Seymour. “Over that time, we have seen Calgary grow into the city it is today. We know that the community in which people choose to live can have a great deal of impact on their lives, which is why at Brookfield, we challenge the status quo and think about community differently. We believe our philosophy positively impacts people’s quality of life.”

She says parks, pathways, roads and schools are all vital to the future of a community, and it’s this physical foundation that shapes the way residents meet and interact.

“Communities aren’t just a collection of houses and roads, but a feeling of fellowship with friends and family that helps you know you’re home,” says Seymour.

“When you choose a home in a Brookfield community, you’re getting more than four walls and a roof. You become part of a neighbourhood that will shape your life for years to come.” 

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