What started as expansive farmland has become Calgary’s up and coming urban hotspot. In just a few years, Seton will be the beacon for the latest in dining, entertainment, and homeownership.
The idea for this mixed-used development sparked alongside the new South Campus Hospital, and Brookfield Residential was quick to see the potential of a new core. Calgarians already travel great distances for work and play, so why not bring the urban appeal to the outer edges?
According to the Calgary Herald, the city has been welcoming an astonishing 40,000 new residents each year, so it’s no surprise that this development will be the answer to a need. Seton is just one of the ways the city and local home builders have been working towards a better lifestyle for Calgarians. The southeast leg of the LRT plans to reach further than ever before, and the Calgary Greenway offers a natural getaway, with its boardwalks, bridges, paths and parks slated to finish encircling the city in 2016.
Avenue Calgary recently highlighted the “deep south” and the debut of the restaurant Starbelly, a smart move by a Calgarians Victoria and Adam Dalsin who were quick to spot the potential in this area. The casual fare offers a refreshing option from the chains that were first to lease in the development, and with a menu that will keep residents coming back, Starbelly looks to be the dining destination of Seton. There’s even a rootbeer doughnut. Need we say more?
Seton will be home to everything from office spaces and retail to schools and condos. In short, it’s a town within a town. Homes will be on the market in a few years, but keep your eye out, because when the ribbon is cut, these homes won’t last long. If you’re eager to get in on the action early, look to the homes in nearby Auburn Bay, Cranston, and Mahogany.
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®