Questions about life in D’ARCY? We have answers.
You’re excited make your move to D’ARCY, so it’s only natural that you’ll have questions about your new community. You’ll find helpful information below, but if you have any additional questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
Community Amenities & Lifestyle
D’ARCY is located at the northwest edge of Okotoks, with easy access to both the charming town centre and to South Calgary, just 15 minutes away. D’ARCY’s location makes it easy to get where you need to go, but with its unparalleled views of the Rockies, it’s also a place where you’ll want to stay and appreciate exactly where you are.
On its western edge, D’ARCY is bordered by the renowned D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club, where amateurs and pros alike can brag about the time they eagled a par 5. Residents will have excellent access to the public golf club, which features dedicated paths right to the entrance.
At D’ARCY, we’ve pre-emptively planned for the inevitable “I’m bored!” complaints from your kids. Playgrounds and parks are spread throughout the community, encouraging little ones to climb and play all over our stuff instead of yours. The two schools planned for D’ARCY are within walking distance, and everything will be linked by a SafeRoute network of paths and crosswalks, so you can have a few extra minutes of coffee time in the morning while the kids get themselves to school.
For older kids, we have a skating rink and a fitness park planned, giving them a safe and nearby place to hang out with their friends. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you. In the northeast corner of the community we’ve developed D’ARCY Crossing, a mixed use area filled with everything you need, including a brand new grocery store.
As the developer, Anthem is initially responsible for building and maintaining all park spaces, but the Town of Okotoks will maintain them once we turn the community over.
D’ARCY has a skating rink open in the winter months. Additionally, there are such good Town of Okotoks recreational facilities nearby! At the rec centre just down Milligan Drive, there’s an excellent pool complex and two skating rinks.
For more information on the Okotoks storm water system and storm ponds visit their website.
Homes, Lots & Landscaping
Chain link fencing is provided for lots that share a property line with a municipal reserve or municipal school reserve. Some lots that share a property line with multifamily parcels will have developer installed wood screen fencing.
For more information talk to one of our sales teams, as they can walk you through the details lot by lot.
Anthem, the developer, does not plant trees on private property. However, D’ARCY is part of the Town’s Complete Streets initiative, where trees are planted in the road right of way along each street.
The road right of way (or boulevard) adjacent to your property is land that is actually owned by the Town and maintained by you. The Town uses this land for snow stock piling, road maintenance or other needs as required.
See the next question for more details.
Complete Streets is one of the many reasons why Okotoks is the perfect place to call home. It’s an initiative designed to enhance residential streets with added colour, shade and natural protection by planting and caring for trees along public roads. D’ARCY is proud to be one of the first neighbourhoods in town to implement the program and we’re determined to do it well, so the program continues in Okotoks well into the future.
Anthem, and then the Town of Okotoks, will maintain these trees but the grass below them is up to you, so plan for some extra passes with the mower every now and then.
We’ll defer to the Town bylaws on this one. Okotoks traffic bylaws say that any planting or infrastructure (like irrigation or landscaping) cannot be installed in the area between your property line and the sidewalk unless you have prior approval from the Town. So, your dream of having award winning bushes can still go forward – but make sure you check with the municipal office first. The trees planted along the public roads will be taken care of by us for approximately two growing seasons, and then the Town of Okotoks will take over and keep them in tip top shape. The grass below those trees is under the residents’ care.
Okotoks Schools & Amenities
Long gone are the days when local children had to walk five miles, uphill both ways, just to get to school. There are several brand new schools currently planned or in progress in Okotoks, including a 17 acre joint site for two schools within D’ARCY. Until they are completed, your kids have some great education options:
In the Catholic system, there are:
- St. Francis of Assisi (K-9)
- Holy Trinity Academy (10-12)
Public Okotoks schools include:
- Meadow Ridge School (K-9)
- Foothills Composite High School (10-12)
You won’t have to go far to shop at the grocery store of your choice. At D’ARCY Crossing, you’ll find a Safeway and Shoppers Drug Mart, right in your own neighbourhood. A No Frills grocery store lies at the southern boundary of D’ARCY, and Okotoks also offers a Sobeys, Costco Wholesale, Save-on-Foods and a Walmart Supercentre, all just a few minutes away by car.
Yes, it does. On the east side of Okotoks, at 132 Drake Landing Ridge, just a few minutes drive from D’ARCY, where your canine companion can enjoy 17 acres of wide open space to play. It’s open as long as the sun is out, so remember to bring some water along in the hotter months.
You’re going to love living so close to D’ARCY Crossing! Confirmed retailers include Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, Safeway Liquor Store, Starbucks, Pet Valu, Popeye’s Chicken, Dollarama and more!
Looking for a place to open that bakery, bookshop or sporting goods store you’ve been dreaming of? We would love to discuss how we can work together. Simply fill out the form on our Contact Us page and someone from the Anthem team will follow up with you when space is available. You can also visit D’ARCY Crossing’s website to learn more about leasing opportunities.
At 280 acres, D’ARCY will encompass just over 2,000 homes, with around 6,500 people (and plenty of pets) calling it home.
There is no Homeowners’ Association in D’ARCY, which also means there are no HOA fees.
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Getting to D’ARCY
From Calgary: Take Highway 2 south, then Exit 222 south to Okotoks. From Highway 2A/Northridge Drive, turn right onto D’Arcy Boulevard and follow the signs.
The developer (Anthem Properties Ltd.) reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the information contained herein. Maps, views, photography, and renderings are representational only and are not necessarily accurate, and final design, construction, and features may differ. Floor plans, layouts, finishes, prices, and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a developer sales representative for details. This is not an offering for sale, as an offering can only be made after the filing of a disclosure statement, and only in jurisdictions where qualified in accordance with applicable local laws. E. & O.E.