Discover affordable Calgary communities with growth potential!

Read why SW Calgary communities and Calgary NW communities are consistently chosen as the best neighbourhoods in Calgary to live in.

 

By Rebecca Wissink

When shopping for a home you have a list of needs: a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms, perhaps proximity to infrastructure like transit, hospitals, or good schools, and maybe you’ve considered the safety of the neighbourhood. If you’re a newcomer to this province or town, you might be especially concerned about the neighborhood you are house hunting in given you don’t know the city as well as a local. Which begs the question, why don’t real estate listings have crime scores or ratings? MLS listings can have walk-scores, which I’ve written about for Ross Pavl. And every MLS listing has a tab called “Statistics” that will show you demographic information about the neighbourhood, like the average age of the residents, average…

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By Rebecca Wissink

Walkability is all about how friendly a place is for those who choose to walk - with the presence of sidewalks, footpaths, or pedestrian lanes, and favorable roads and traffic conditions for accessibility and safety. A walkable community has significant places to walk to, like restaurants, shops, and other amenities, and encourages its citizens to get out and mingle on the streets.

Walking not only offers health and economic benefits to homeowners, but from the city’s perspective, walkability is about health and fiscal responsibility too. The executive director of Sustainable Calgary, Celia Lee, says the city needs to invest in creating walkable communities. Lee suggests the increase in chronic diseases across Canada over the…

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By Rebecca Wissink

When society and culture shift, often slowly but sometimes rapidly when reacting to a global pandemic, these changes impact every area of life, including housing. Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic the real estate and housing market has undergone radical changes. Prices soared in some markets, people moved to places that traditionally see little growth in population, and a new trend emerged - Baby Boomers choosing to age-in-place. Rather than downsizing into a condo or moving into a group living situation, Baby Boomers are refusing to give up their larger homes. However, this is actually a continuation and variation of a pre-pandemic trend that was already being documented back in 2018. Pre-pandemic, millennials who could…

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Renert School Calgary Real Estate 

Why Renert? Renert is a unique K-12 private school in Calgary’s NW that offers an innovative educational model. Known as Calgary’s leading mathematics school, Renert was founded on 25 years experience as the premier provider of academic support and test preparation services, for the city’s elementary, high school and university students. The teaching team at Renert are different. Teachers here are a distinctive mix of expert subject matter experts and specialized mentors. As an accredited private school, Renert students are obliged to cover the Alberta curriculum. In addition, a wide range of educational learning choices are offered, far exceeding this traditional curriculum. Students are allowed to progress and advance through curriculum at their…

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Webber Academy Calgary Alberta     

Webber Academy, a private west side Calgary school offers kids from K-12 an exceptional educational experience to thrive academically. Webber Academy is located on a 47 acre campus in the scenic community of Aspen Woods. Its majestic locale overlooks the stunning mountains and foothills to the west. Non-denominational and coeducational, this school caters to students with a range of cultures and faiths. The underlying mission prides itself on phenomenal student success, encouraging all students to have high expectations of academic achievement, behaviour and service. Education for all students is further enhanced with impressive extracurricular programs. There is never a shortage of activities to keep kids involved. Clubs and activities include…

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Calgary Haunted Houses Worth Visiting This Halloween!

With the eerie chills of autumn in the midst, signs of the nearing Halloween is evident in the air. It’s that time of the year when spooky stories of ghosts, gruesome events and paranormal come alive. Children prepare their masks and costumes for the Trick or Treat and/or Halloween party.

Haunted Houses in Calgary - Calgary Real EstateBut how eerie could it be if the Halloween party is held in one of the haunted houses in Calgary? Most of these houses are converted already to venues for public gatherings or sites to reminisce historical events. The more-than-a-century-old city of Calgary has several known haunted houses. Let’s take a look at some of these unique houses in Calgary worth visiting.

According to some sources, these are the most…

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Search Calgary Homes in These Top Rated Calgary Communities

Calgary was nominated as the fifth most livable city in the world in 2015, and as such, offers a lot of beautiful lifestyle features to those who are looking for the best Calgary real estate. Avenue Magazine, in partnership with Leger Marketing, recently released their list of best neighbourhoods in Calgary to live in.

Best Calgary Neighbourhoods - Downtown CalgaryThe criteria used in ranking the 178 Calgary communities include walkability, real estate prices, access to pathways and parks, crime statistics and such others. The survey also highlighted what families found most desirable as well as those currently renting in these Calgary neighbourhoods.

According to Avenue Magazine, most of the people surveyed prefer their neighbourhoods…

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Are You Searching for Affordable Homes in Calgary?

When you’re thinking of buying a house or any Calgary property, you’ll definitely be delighted when you come across one that is relatively affordable and has great growth potential.

Most Affordable Calgary Neighbourhoods with Great Growth Potential For those planing to move and buy a residential property, there’s a large selection of homes for sale in Calgary for you to choose from. MoneySense.ca, Canada's top personal finance website, recently released a list of the top Calgary communities that you should consider for your next home purchase.

Here are the top 10 most affordable Calgary neighbourhoods with the lowest average home prices, but with great growth potential, according to MoneySense:


No. 1: Deer Ridge (Southeast)          View Homes for Sale in Deer…

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Have You Considered These Calgary Neighbourhoods?

The city of Calgary's population has grown tremendously over the past 15 years and still remains a desirable place to live. Having been the leader of the economic boom in Canada over the past 5 years, Calgary continues to offer an unbeatable lifestyle in a clean and peaceful city. In fact, Calgary placed 5th in the 2015 World’s Most Livable Cities report recently released by The Economist.

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - Downtown CalgaryFamilies relocating to Calgary will find an abundance of cultural and lifestyle options available in the many Calgary communities located throughout the four quadrants of the city: NW, SW, NE & SE Calgary. Since a significant part of starting a family is finding a safe and convenient neighbourhood, it is worth…

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Calgary Census Confirms Continued Population Growth

The recently released 2015 City of Calgary census report revealed the population increased 2.99% to 1,230,915 this year from last year’s 1,195,194, adding 35,721 more Calgarians. It marked another year of robust growth for the city, making it attractive for those planning to relocate. Covering the period from April 2014 to April 2015, the Calgary census results are used for the city's strategic planning.

Growing New Calgary Communities

2015 City of Calgary Census - Population Growth Benefits New Calgary Communities

Leading the population growth of all the Calgary communities was the northwest Calgary community of Evanston, with an increase of 2,853 this year. Please visit Evanston Homes for Sale to browse real estate listing and read more about what this community…

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