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Calgary people: lake front houses - good idea?

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  • Sep 5th, 2015 8:45 pm
Deal Addict
Nov 27, 2003
1896 posts

Calgary people: lake front houses - good idea?

We're moving to the south side due to work issues and the desire to add a 4th bedroom.

I don't really like the SE, but would consider a property on the lake.

Is living on one of these "Fake lakes" worthwhile?

Is it a gimmick? A novelty?

Is it worth the price difference to a 1st lake access?

Are these things just big ponds with weeds in them?
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Deal Addict
Jan 2, 2015
1835 posts
NOT centre of Univer…
It depends, are you going to use the lake and the amenities?

We have friends near the lakes, and they really like them because they use them with their kids, and it a cheap source of entertainment once they have paid for the premium for the community. If you don't use it, then it's not worth it.

For us, we thought it was a nice feature, but things such schools, closeness to work and family was more important.