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No bad or ugly parts of Headingly

Re:  Bob Holloway’s article ("The good, the bad and the ugly parts of Headingley,"  July 26, 2013).

This is an overly critical article about the residential areas of Headingley. To us there are "no bad or ugly parts of Headingley" and if you don’t like living here, then you should move!

Headingley is unique and offers something for everyone — spacious lots, safety, country atmosphere, friendly neighbours, proximity to the big city, etc.

The remarks about our "stucco–clad clone houses" are particularly demeaning. We live in Monterey Park- a 55 Plus Community.  Heartland Estates, to our knowledge is the large apartment building on Heartland Trail.  Ours is a "bare land condo development" further north than Heartland Estates, and regulations are set by the condo association as to the outside appearance of our houses, decks, patios, trees, etc. The care given to the landscaping and lawns is outstanding for a community only five years old.

We are retired, as are the majority of our neighbours, and chose to live outside Winnipeg for the benefits described above.

What does a Prussian Army officer have to do with us?

Hopefully, people who are contemplating buying in Headingley have not read this article.

Irv and Gail Vrooman,
Headingley

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Houses in Headingley far from "clone homes"

I — living in the Monterey Park section of Headingley, which Mr. Holloway refers to as Heartland Estates, in his article ("The good, the band and the ugly parts of Headingley," July 26, 2013) — feel a little angry at his assessment of our development.

While it is true that we do not live in million-dollar homes like some areas of south Headingley, we do live in homes that are far from "clone houses"  as he suggests.

If he had ventured past the bungalow condominiums at the entrance to our development, he would have found unique homes, not all of which are "stucco clad".

This type of journalism does nothing to encourage people to move to Headingley, a friendly, non-crime ridden area where people enjoy their surroundings and their lifestyle. I think Mr. Holloway should give himself a shake and rethink the contents of his article.

John Clarke,
Headingley

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