Located on the South West edge of Chestermere, and adjacent to the City of Calgary limits, Waterford provides an easy commute into Calgary, creating a home for the Calgary professional, without the high density and property taxes you will encounter in the City. Proximity to Calgary isn’t the only highlight though, the growing City of Chestermere offers every amenity a resident could need, and all within walking distance.
Over the last six years, Douglas Developments has been designing and building the Waterford Community located in the southwest corner of Chestermere. The community consists of three-quarter sections totalling 184 acres and is part of the Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan (MASP). The area has a rich history and has been used primarily for agriculture, with the surrounding area consisting of non-native grassland, natural features, and multiple wetlands.
The vision for Waterford builds on the City of Chestermere’s best features. “Alberta’s Oasis” – a year-round lake-living resort, offers all the amenities of a weekend or summer getaway, right in the comfort of the community.
Chestermere lake offers unlimited opportunities for boating, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, fishing, and swimming during peak seasons. Motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats are all welcomed in the area.
The lake is home to the prestigious Chestermere Yacht Club, where members can go sailing, spend time on the beach, or BBQ. During the winter, the lake is perfect for ice skating or snowmobiling. Other attractions include the Westland Bird Sanctuary, walking paths, and 18-hole golf – all within a short distance from the community.
Waterford is an active community filled with stimulating activities and amenities for everyone. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the recreation centre, indoor areas, ice rinks, curling rinks, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields. The Chestermere Regional Community Association hosts events and activities throughout the year.
Chestermere is home to quality educational institutions that provide premier learning for your children. Educational opportunities include two elementary private Catholic schools ranging from preschool to grade 12, an elementary public school ranging from kindergarten to grade 12, a public junior high school from grades 6 to 8, and a public high school ranging from grades 9 to 12.
Waterford is a unique community that creates a distinct sense of home for both residents and visitors. Waterford’s identity is built around offering something for residents at any stage of life, resulting in a community that appeals to every generation:
In Waterford, you have the opportunity to grow up and move through different stages of life while still enjoying the amenities and comforts of the community that you are familiar with.
Waterford’s ideal location on the south-west corner of Chestermere provides easy access to both the City of Calgary (the City limits are mere minutes away by vehicle, and connected by bike paths and walking trails along the canal), and the heart of Chestermere. A working professional based in Calgary can easily commute to work each day, while enjoying everything Chestermere has to offer.
High walkability scores within the community encourage residents to actively experience all amenities within the community, including the neighborhood node, commercial high street, and a multitude of public gathering spaces.
Aside from the amenities offered within Waterford, Chestermere offers a wide array of shopping, dining, community businesses, recreational facilities and the lake itself making it a completely self-sufficient city.