One of Airdrie’s most affordable communities is Big Springs located in the south east section of the city. It is bordered by the Queen Elizabeth II Highway to the west, E. Lake Blvd to the east, E. Lake Cres to the north and Yankee Valley Blvd to the south. The community was built 30 to 40 years ago, although there are some newer, modular homes in the community. There is a mix of modular homes, bi-level and single family homes, townhomes and apartment condos. The average price for attached and detached homes is $246,700 but there are many entry level homes priced below the $200,000 mark.
Big Springs subdivision was started in the 1970s and is an ideal entry level community for young families. Approximately 87% of homes are owner occupied and more than 90% of dwellings are single family, detached homes. It is located immediately south of Genesis Place, a modern indoor recreation centre offering pools, a waterslide, gym, indoor field house and fitness facilities. Next to Genesis Place is Ed Eggerer Athletic Park which boasts a 400m outdoor track, home to the Airdrie Acers Track and Field Club. The Airdrie Twin Arena is next door. There is an off-leash dog park along East Lake, just north of the track.
South of Big Springs is Kingsview Market, offering shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. Residents will find more stores and services along Yankee Valley Blvd. Cross Iron Mills, one of Alberta’s largest shopping malls, is a 10-minute drive south. The Calgary International Airport is 18 minutes and downtown Calgary via Deerfoot Trail is approximately 25 minutes away.
Schools in Big Springs include R.J. Hawkey Elementary School, a walkable distance from anywhere in the community. Other nearby schools include Meadowbrook Middle School, Good Shepherd School (K-Grade 8) and Bert Church Senior High School.