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Welcome, Wedderburn! Okotoks rolls out welcome mat for Anthem United’s newest community

Calgary HomeLiving
Pepper Rodriguez

Okotoks has always been a jewel of a town in southern Alberta. The majestic views of the Rockies, lush nature at its doorstep with winding river, walking paths and biking trails, and an undeniable small town charm that shines through even as the town continues to grow.

It’s a lot of what people want in a community, and now there are even more opportunities to call Okotoks home, as Anthem United launches their new community of Wedderburn, which celebrates its grand opening on Saturday, May 25.

Named after one of Okotoks’ well known farming families, who once owned the community land, Wedderburn is envisioned to combine southern Alberta’s small town charm with a modern community fit for the future.

Wedderburn is a 160-acre subdivision in North Okotoks, just 15 minutes from Calgary. Once developed, the community will be home to over 1,200 residents, park space, and Gateway Village — a mixed use retail/commercial/office in the heart of the development at the entrance to Okotoks. Gateway Village is expected to open with a grocery store in the next two years. A brand new school will also be opening this fall next to Wedderburn; this will allow the first homeowners to walk to school from day one.

Development of the community is well underway and showhomes are officially opening on Saturday, May 25. For its initial release, Wedderburn will have front-drive homes starting from the low $500,000s by award winning builders, Prominent Homes, Sterling Homes and Trico Homes.

Architectural styles will include a mixture of Craftsman, Modern Farmhouse, Tudor, and French Country. Both two storey and bungalow options are available, and in the first phase there will be walk out lots on the pond in addition to larger lots that are 40 to 48 feet wide. A wide variety of the home designs can be seen in the new showhomes, opening May 25. Prominent Homes has built a bungalow while Sterling Homes is showcasing one of their two storey homes. Trico Homes has opted for a mix and will be showcasing a bungalow with loft option for their showhome.

Wedderburn is only the latest among several communities that the developer has undertaken in Okotoks, including D’ARCY which launched last year. “Anthem United is very invested in the growth of Okotoks. People are drawn to Okotoks for its distinct character and picturesque location. It offers residents big city amenities without the hustle and bustle of being in the city,” says Anthem United’s Megan Starke.

Anthem United’s association with the southern Alberta town began when it was still United Communities prior to its merger with the real estate developer, Anthem Properties Group. Their other developments in Okotoks are Drake Landing (down to its final phases) and the completed communities of Crystal Ridge and Crystal Shores.

Wedderburn is one of the remaining parcels of residential land in north Okotoks, all other residential areas nearby are completely built out or nearing build out.

“We just love Okotoks,” Starke adds. “It’s a town with its own unique character and identity. And for us the north side is a plus with its proximity to Calgary for commuters and sweeping views of the Rockies.”

View the original article from Calgary HomeLiving here.