Find The Best Calgary Homes in These Top Calgary Communities
The main factors people consider in choosing a place to live are its lifestyle choices and job opportunities. This is true for Alberta’s largest city, Calgary which is headquarters for many major oil and gas companies. Over the years the vibrant arts and culture scene has blossomed, with the city hosting many unique events that continue to attract a diversified cross-section of people.
Calgary has remained a desirable place to live and work despite the recent drop in oil prices. Continued concerns about the Calgary real estate market have affected consumer confidence to some degree. The city's growth and economic diversity has proven its resilience and versatility despite recent job losses. It also has a variety of lifestyle choices to offer in the many desirable Calgary communities.
MoneySense.ca, Canada's top personal finance website, recently looked into the best Calgary neighbourhoods and ranked them according to their affordability, growth potential and long term price stability. The top 3 Calgary neighbourhoods on the list were the SW Calgary communities of Glenbrook, Rosscarrock and Kingsland.
#1. Glenbrook - SW Calgary
This is a mid-end residential neighbourhood established right before the oil boom in the 1970s. It is located in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, between 37 Street SW and Sarcee Trail SW to the west and 26 Avenue SW and Richmond Road SW to the south. Glenbrook real estate is mainly well-kept bungalows that are slowly being renovated and upgraded by buyers from the younger generation. The average price of homes for sale in Glenbrook Calgary is $30,000 higher than the city's average, but is still considered great value since downtown Calgary is only 15 minutes away and it has easy access to Canmore, Banff and the mountains. It came out on top as the best community in Calgary to buy real estate in for future price appreciation. Visit Glenbrook Calgary Homes for more real estate and community details.
#2. Rosscarrock - SW Calgary
Established in 1954, this Calgary community is between 33 Street SW and 45 Street SW to the west and Bow Trail SW and 17 Avenue SW to the south. Rosscarrock real estate is comprised mainly of raised bungalows, with infills now being built in the community. The expansive lots in the neighbourhood are perfect for 2-storey semi-detached homes. Older bungalows are still affordable and offer the potential for a solid Calgary real estate investment by renovating them and waiting as the neighbourhood is redeveloped and appreciates in value. Visit Rosscarrock Calgary Homes for more real estate and community details.
#3. Kingsland - SW Calgary
This centrally-located residential neighbourhood is between Macleod Trail Elbow Drive SW and Glenmore Trail SW and Heritage Drive SW to the south. It was established in 1957 and is now reflecting its original roots. Kingsland real estate is composed mainly of regular-sized bungalows acquired and converted by buyers into open-concept homes by tearing down their interior walls. The average price of homes for sale in Kingsland is approximately $40,000 cheaper than the city's average, making this Calgary community at the top of the list for SW Calgary real estate buyers. Visit Kingsland Calgary Homes for more real estate and community details.
Here's the ranking of the top 25 best Calgary neighbourhoods to buy real estate in, according to the April 2015 issue of MoneySense. Click on any of these Calgary communities to read more details and view homes for sale in that community.
For a complete list of the 110 best Calgary neighbourhoods, please check out this page:
MoneySense - Best Calgary Neighbourhoods for Real Estate Appreciation
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