If you're already thinking Livingston, why not drive an extra 10-15 minutes to Airdrie and save yourself $50,000-$75,000 on the exact same models??
We went through this last summer, we had lived in Evansridge in a starter home and wanted to move up to a 2000 sq ft home. Ended up in Airdrie, I still remember pricing out homes on the Jayman site and the same models were literally $60,000 cheaper for a lot in Airdrie, and this is in the ~$500,000 category. The savings are higher the more expensive you go.
Evanston itself is an okay looking community, no fancy lakes or anything, it's just your typical cookie cutter type community with a few hills here and there that are a nightmare in the winter, what concerned me was the ever increasing traffic which is only getting worse when they finish all those condos and all the new homes by the Carrington side, it's already a nightmare as it is right now coming down to Creekside and all the way down Beddington just to get to DF in the mornings.
My commute from Airdie to downtown every day is just awesome, 10 minutes to get to Deerfoot and then it's spirited driving till I hit around Airport exit area when I join all the other Calgary suburbs commuters...the actual km are more but the time difference is roughly the same now that I don't have to drive through that Evanston to Creekside down Beddington to DF shit show...and coming home I used to hit Stoney then go left for about 15 minutes to Evanston, now I just go straight for 15 minutes to Airdrie.
Definitely worth the money and Airdrie itself is nice and quaint with convenient schooling without having to worry my kids will turn into punk ass gangsters...the whole Evanston/Sage/Nolan area will be the new the Northeast in a few short years too...all that ghetto shit has already spread to Panarama/Coventry, it will spread very soon if it hasn't already...just wait till all the young kids get older.
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