Chestermere is a 750 Acre Lake.
You can waterski, wakeboard, wake surf and sail here.
Chestermere Lake is one of Alberta’s fastest growing communities. Chestermere is actually across the road from Calgary’s Eastern border.
If you are looking for Chestermere Info, as Chestermere Realtors for 24 years we know this area. We have enjoyed the Chestermere Lifestyle since 1991.
When we bought our home here in 1990, lots of people thought we were crazy buying on Chester-slough! Now people all around Alberta are discovering what we’ve known all along – the quality of life, recreational opportunities and small town atmosphere make Chestermere a fantastic place to live! Your family can have a resort lifestyle while you work in the city just a short drive away. We encourage you to find out for yourselves if this is the right community for you.
The lake is 3.5 miles long by a half a mile wide and covers 750 acres. The Bow River feeds the lake with mountain, spring and glacier run-off. Chestermere Lake has a complete water change every five days.
The lake offers many recreational opportunities for all seasons. In the summer, there is water-skiing, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming.
In the fall and spring you will enjoy the migrating birds, walks along the shoreline and the quietness of the community. It is also the time to become involved in the many clubs and activities in the community. A two-lane bike path connects to all the paths in Calgary. The ice-fishing in the winter has seen many trophy fish caught. There is skating on the lake and on the ponds and canals that run throughout the community. At Chestermere Marina. You can rent everything from a Pontoon Boat to a stand up paddle board here. You can have a beer at the Landing and enjoy the view of the lake.
There is now a sandy public beach to enjoy, and another beach area under redevelopment. There is a public boat launch and boardwalk along the lake. There is an off-lease area for your dogs on the North end of the lake. There are also canals and walking pathways/bike paths (that are cleared in winter) for residents to enjoy.
Chestermere is growing. We now have a population of near 20,000. Everywhere around the lake you can see growth. New communities, more commercial and retail space, new businesses and in-community services from churches and Schools to the expansion of recreational and municipal facilities.
Chestermere Lake is accessible for people to get to and from work and to get around.
The town of Chestermere is 5 miles from city limits and 10 miles from downtown Calgary. Downtown is accessible by #1 or 1A highway in less than 20 minutes, 30 in rush hour depending on road conditions. Alternate access is available from East Chestermere Drive to Glenmore Trail. Stoney Trail opens up Chestermere to even faster routes to the airport every quadrant of Calgary. There is also easy access to the Calgary International Airport just 20 minutes away.
There are 5 strip malls in Chestermere offering just about every service a family could want or need.
The Chestermere community currently has 4 service stations, 2 car washes, bottle depot, 3 convenience stores, 22 restaurants and fast food places, a full service Safeway, a No Frills Grocery Store, 5 liquor stores, 2 hair dressers, 5 dentists, a veterinarian, three chiropractors, three family medical clinics, a medical lab, physiotherapy, 2 optometrists, four pharmacies, five banks, a dance studio, a martial arts school, a tattoo studio, a tire shop, an oil change shop, four fitness clubs, two barber shops, a pet store and 4 pubs. There are two day cares and five playschools. There is a local RCMP detachment, a local fire department with EMS and backup from Calgary. There is an 18-hole golf course with a full clubhouse, with restaurant, pro-shop and health club. The sports complex has 2 arenas, 4 sheets of curling ice, a hall for dancing lessons and aerobics and meeting rooms for ceramics, playschool, guides and cubs etc.
East Hills Shopping Centre is 5 minutes away.
Many more services are available at East Hills Shopping center which is located between
Chestermere and Calgary. There is a Walmart Super Centre, hairdressers, a Bulk Bin, Sleep Country, Sport Chek, Michaels, Marshalls, Dollar Store, a Bed Bath and Beyondand more. There is a variety of restaurants: Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, Hamburger, Jug-a-Juice to name a few. The Costco has a gas bar and a liquor store.
There will be a movie center and more restaurants and services in the near future.
Considering Buying In Chestermere? Let us help you decide if this lake community is right for you.
We would love to have a coffee with you at our office and answer all of your questions about Chestermere, we can take you on a tour of Chestermere and show you the bike paths, the public beaches, the community centre, the schools, tell you about the yacht club, community centre, sports, etc.. We have helped many families decide to buy in Chestermere. We were not realtors when we moved here, but we loved it so much we wanted to help other families find their home here too! We could live anywhere, and we could sell homes anywhere, but we are passionate about the lifestyle that Chestermere offers. We also realize it is not for everyone, if that is the case we hope we can help you find that out before you buy a home here.
We have 24 years of experience in the Chestermere market. We have lived here for 25 years. Doug has sold over 300 homes here, 78 lakefront. Marjorie has sold 156 homes in the Chestermere area and 44 lakefront homes. We have actually seen the homes that have sold. We know if a home is priced right, or if it is priced too high. We also know which homes are exceptional values. Doug ranks in the top 10% overall of realtors with the Calgary Real Estate Board. (2001 to 2016). Marjorie is the broker, but she still ranks in the top 1/3 of realtors overall within the Calgary Real Estate Board. (2001 to 2016) We own the local RE/MAX office right on East Chestermere Drive.
We Know the Chestermere and Area Real Estate Market!
Chestermere is a small city, with many different sub-divisions, builders, and features. In Calgary most homes in a subdivision are built within 3 years and are of a common style and size. In Chestermere homes can be 20 years apart in age, and thousands of feet different in size. Then there is location and lot size. We have homes on 1/2 acres, canal lots, waterfront homes, golf course homes, and homes along the highway. We have award winning builders, and builders that are just building one or two homes a year. It is very helpful to have a realtor that knows the area. All Calgary realtors will say they work in Chestermere, now that it is popular, but do they really know the area? Have they been in the homes that have sold? Do they know the builder’s track record? Is it a seller’s market or a buyer’s market. The Chestermere market is not the same as the Calgary market. We know what is selling, what price range or style of home has high inventory, what is rare and what is special about a home. We know when to negotiate, and when to accept an offer. We have a marketing program that includes digital marketing by postal code and IP address, we advertise in the Homes and Land magazine, in the Calgary Real Estate News and in the Anchor. We advertise our listings on Facebook, YOUTUBE, Twitter, The ActiveRain network. We use the RealBird text to message app.
When you hire us as your real estate advisers, you get us. We are hands on and not too busy to work with you personally.
It will not cost you anything to use us to buy a home. Real Estate fees are paid by the seller of the property. Usually 50% goes to the listing REALTOR® (their representative) and 50% to the buyer’s representative. When you engage us to work for you, we will work for you and look out for your best interests every step of the way. Even new home builders have the cost of paying a REALTOR® to assist you – built into the cost of the home. It won’t cost you any more to use a REALTOR®, or any less to not use your own REALTOR®. But please call us before you start to look at homes, if you register with a builder without us or view homes (other than open houses) with other REALTORS® we cannot help you.
If you are considering selling your Chestermere home. Give us a call, or fill out the home evaluation form. Home evaluations are always free, and we won’t hound you to list before you are ready. You will get the accurate information that you need to make a decision. When pricing a home it is crucial to use the right comparable properties. We have been in the homes that have sold, and we know the condition that they were in when they sold. We know the different communities, some are more desirable than others. The wrong price on your home is an expensive mistake that you will pay for. Remember it is what you end up with in your pocket that matters.
Thank you for visiting chestermererealestate.com. We have developed this Community Website along with to keep you informed and updated on all the new developments and events in and around Chestermere Lake. We hope that you found the information that you were looking for on Calgary Alberta Lake communities, Chestermere Lake Houses and general information on Chestermere Real Estate.
Written by Marjorie McKay
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