Cardel Homes: Shawnee Market

Community has stood at the forefront of Cardel Homes’ vision ever since the family-owned homebuilder began in 1973. With a passion to establish a strong sense of belonging in each of their communities, Cardel has now grown into an international builder and is dedicated to creating what modern families desire: beautiful homes for real life.

Cradled by Fish Creek Provincial Park, Shawnee Park is Cardel’s newest neighbourhood, offering the best aspects of both a new and mature community blended into one. To celebrate the new Shawnee Park community, on August 12th, the entire length of Shawnee Boulevard was transformed into Cardel Market – a vibrant outdoor retail experience for local residents and beyond. As phase two of the development, the boulevard includes a range of bungalow style and two-story homes, and upon completion will feature a beautiful tree-lined canopy.

With music provided by Kiss 95.9 live on location and over forty local vendors including Just Naturally Living, Munch YYC, and NaturaPure, Cardel Market offered something to entertain every family member. Working closely with Date Night YYC to thoughtfully curate a selection of vendors with a unique range of product offerings, Cardel stayed true to their vision of supporting the local community.

Guests enjoyed an evening connecting with Calgary artisans, local shopping, children’s face-painting, food truck sampling, and a magnificent firework display by GlobalFest to round off the night. All four of Cardel’s Shawnee Park showhomes were open during the market, offering guests a welcome break from the summer heat and a glimpse into chic Shawnee Park living.

Featuring a full range of spectacular, modern single-family homes as well as multi-family townhomes and condos, the unique neighbourhood of Shawnee Park is surrounded by established and easily accessible amenities to suit today’s families. Paying close attention to stunning interiors, strong structures, and energy efficiency, Cardel builds more than just homes; they create vibrant neighbourhoods where families and friends are able to connect in a community they love. In Cardel’s mind, a neighbourhood that boasts a range of housing types, convenient access to amenities, recreation facilities, and, above all, a sense of home, is one that is truly complete.

Establishing a healthy and sustainable urban forest is a key development goal for Cardel. Neighbourhood parks, pathways, and a transit and pedestrian-friendly road network will make Shawnee Park one of Calgary’s most attractive new neighbourhoods. With over 80 km of trails in Fish Creek Park bordering this unique community, the largest urban park in North America is right on the doorstep of Shawnee Park.

Having a successful family business means continually thinking with a family mindset, and for Cardel, this has always meant helping those in need in the local community. To nurture their 12-year relationship with Dreams Take Flight Calgary, all proceeds raised by entry donations to Shawnee Market were given to support this wonderful cause. Run entirely by volunteers, Dreams Take Flight Calgary is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing deserving children with special needs in Southern Alberta a magical daytrip of a lifetime to Disneyland.

With a long history of sponsoring programs that bring people together, it is clear giving back is integral to Cardel’s values. They believe strongly in dedicating time and talent to worthy causes, and provide planning, marketing, and financial assistance to help build strong communities in every sense of the word. From breast cancer campaigns and food bank drives to programs that keep underprivileged children in sports, Cardel is proud to be a homebuilder that extends the meaning of home far beyond brick and mortar, supporting local initiatives that enrich the lives of those in our community.

Written and photographed by :: Emily Thwaites / @itssimplyem_


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