Lake side living is a luxury that many desire in this day and age. In Calgary, it isn’t irregular to have a few friends who own a lakeside cabin somewhere out in the Rocky Mountains, a place where they can go to relax and enjoy the best summer and winter activities when the season is right.
While Calgary has a fortunate location when it comes to winter Chinooks and mountain accessibility, what the city does lack is nearby natural lakes.
However, over the years, residential developers have taken it upon themselves to introduce the opportunity for lakeside living to Calgary home owners by constructing several man-made lakes.
Lake Sundance, Lake Midnapore, Lake Bonavista, Coral Springs, and Arbour Lake are a few of the more established lake communities, while new neighbourhoods such as Auburn Bay and Mahogany offer a wide selection of lakeside homes for a full range of buyers.
Auburn Bay is a recently established lake community in southeast Calgary. Developed by Brookfield Residential, this award winning neighbourhood has an outstanding 900 hectare master plan built around a central 43 acre man-made lake.
When finished, it will be host to 6,000 country cottage themed properties ranging from just over $200,000 to more than $1 million all from a number of different home builders, ensuring that buyers can find the right home for them no matter their lifestyle, budget, or taste.
Currently Offered in Auburn Bay:
- Apartment style condos from the low $200,000’s
- Townhomes from the low $200,000’s
- Duplex homes from the low $300,000’s
- Starter single-family homes from the mid $350,000’s
- Move up and estate homes from the $350,000’s to $600,000’s plus
At the date of when this article was published, there still remains much opportunity for new home buyers to find that perfect home in Auburn Bay as about less than half of the community is now sold.
For more information, be sure to check out Auburn Bay – Best Areas of Calgary to Live In today.
Not too far eastward from Auburn Bay is Mahogany, another award winning, recently established lake community in southeast Calgary. Developed by the Hopewell Group, Mahogany is everything but your typical neighbourhood with its 83 acres of man-made lake and beachfront, 265 acres of parks and green spaces, and wide range of home prices.
Similar to Auburn Bay, Mahogany also features the works of several different home builders of which fall into four different home collections: Boulevard, Lakeland, Reserve, and Island.
Currently Offered in Mahogany:
- Apartment style condos from the $180,000’s
- Townhomes from the $320,000’s to the $350,000’s plus
- Attached single-family homes from the low $300,000’s
- Move up single-family homes from the $380,000’s to $500,000’s plus
- Lakefront estate single-family homes from the $600,000’s to more than $1.3 million
Also featured at Mahogany is a very exclusive building opportunity with the Island Collection featuring 22 estate lots from 56 to 64 feet wide built on two lake islands with gated entry, private beach fronts and dock access. Buyers will be able to custom build their estate home from the ground up, making the Islands Collection a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Learn more about this highly desirable neighbourhood at our Mahogany Calgary Lake Community article today.
Life on the brim of Calgary’s southeast quadrant doesn’t mean that access to amenities for residents of Auburn Bay and Mahogany will be inconvenient in any way.
These award winning neighbourhoods already have an impressive list of in-community amenities and what cannot be found within their respective areas can be in one of several nearby shopping plazas including:
- Cranston Market
- Seton Urban District
- 130th Avenue SE Shopping Centre
Here you will find hundreds of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and other important services only minutes from Auburn Bay and Mahogany!
For more tips when buying a new home, be sure to check out our New Home Buyers Guide section today.
Live in a New Lake Community Today
The unbeatable features and selection of homes in Auburn Bay and Mahogany is hard to deny. If you would like to explore your options in one of these new Calgary lake neighbourhoods, call me anytime or message me below and I will be happy to help you accomplish your real estate goals.