This post is sponsored by Southpoint

If you’re looking for a new place to call home, that’s far enough away from the big city lights that you can still see the stars, but close enough to the action that you feel like you live in a big city, but with a small town-vibe, then there’s a new community waiting for you.

Homes in Airdrie’s new Southpoint start going for sale in the fall, and when they do, they’ll be building a community that supports new families, as well as people want access to great things the small city has to offer, as well as, Calgary at their doorstep.

From a home in Southpoint, you can walk to Cooper’s Crossing Shopping Centre and the South Transit Terminal Station. And if you’re a cyclist like me, trails connect you directly to the City of Airdrie’s extensive trail system.

Through my travels, I’ve actually ended up in Airdrie quite a bit, and it’s always reminded me of the small cities I miss on the east coast, but with access to way better things. Southpoint’s community will give you access to so much that’s always a short drive away. Here’s a few of my favourite.


5 minute drive

Chinook Winds Regional Park

One of the most popular parks in Airdrie. On those long hot Alberta summer days, you and your family will be able to cool down in the parks splash park.

8 minute drive

Hayloft Restaurant

Globe and Mail food critic Dan Clapson called Airdire’s Hayloft “the top restaurant to open up in #yyc (and area)” in 2016. Their menu is approachable with a Canadian comfort food perspective, featuring products from local farmers and suppliers from the Airdrie area.

 8 Minute Drive

Thumbprint Craft Beer Market

Western Canada’s 1st dedicated craft beer store, features an 8 tap pressurized growler bar and more than 600 local, domestic and international craft beers. That’s right, 600!


9 minute drive

Crossiron Mills

The mega mall is a short drive from Airdrie and features more than 200 unique stores and premium brand outlets. I’m personally a big fan of their movie theatre and arcade. It’s actually where I go every year for my birthday. Those lucky enough to live close by are in for a treat.

9 minute drive

Airdrie Farmer’s Market

The market runs on Wednesday nights from June to thanksgiving and features the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. You’ll find everything from original quilts, hand craft art to natural soaps and of course, lots of food.

18 minute drive

Calgary International Airport

Whether you’re planning a getaway, or picking up friends and family who are sure to visit, you’ll love living so close to the Calgary International Airport. The City of Calgary has also been focusing on developing the area for offices as well, so this could also be your pretty short drive to work!
25 minute drive:
Calgary Tower

I think some times people think Airdrie is further away than it is.   In 25 minutes you could be downtown, which I can’t even say about most parts of Canada. So whether you’re heading downtown to check out a concert or do some shopping, the centre of Calgary is never that far from your home.

Mike Morrison