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 considering the most family friendly Calgary communities. These are neighbourhoods with great schools, impressive amenities and a perfect environment to raise kids.

Here are the most family friendly Calgary communities for you to consider:

Arbour Lake          View all Arbour Lake Homes for Sale

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - Arbour LakeThis beautiful Calgary community with a 10-acre man-made lake at its centre, offers unique and enjoyable recreational amenities for the family. It is located at the northwest quadrant of Calgary and features lakeside living with great outdoor amenities. Strategically located at the borders of this tight-nit community is the Arbour Lake school which provides excellent educational foundation to kids.

A relatively well-off community, Arbour Lake real estate is composed mainly of larger single family homes. It has year-round activities including boating, swimming, fishing and skating in the winter. Arbour Lake also has several bike paths and walking trails to keep family life active and going. This desirable and serene community has picturesque views of Bow Valley and the Rockies - a truly friendly and perfect haven for families.

Parkland          View all Parkland Homes for Sale

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - ParklandThis affluent residential community in southeast Calgary is bounded by natural green environment. It is in close proximity to the protected conservation area, Fish Creek Provincial Park - a perfect place for family camping, cycling or walking, and of course swimming at the Sikome Lake in summertime. Parkland real estate is composed of mostly huge single family homes on expansive lots.

There’s convenient access to public schools and the St. Philip’s or Prince of Wales elementary schools. The Parkland Community Association hosts several programs for kids like karate classes, Sparks & Brownies, Cubs & Beavers, hockey and soccer. With all these seasonal events and recreational activities, families will truly enjoy the fun that this active community has to offer.

Discovery Ridge         View all Discovery Ridge Homes for Sale

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - Discovery RidgeThis desirable southwest Calgary community is one of the safest neighbourhoods in the city, bordered by scenic open space. Along its southern borders lies the 93-hectare Griffith Woods Environmental Park and miles of trails that make it ideal for cycling, walking, rollerblading and horseback riding. Nearby is the Westside Recreation Centre on 69th St SW, complete with fitness facilities, gymnasium, wave and lap pool, water slide, indoor track, rock climbing, skating rink and hockey arena. There are also 3 local golf courses nearby.

There are lots of young families in this community who enjoy the natural environment and green surroundings. Children can play at the parks, green spaces and natural playgrounds. Discovery Ridge has one of the lowest crime rates and is considered the safest family friendly Calgary community. Discovery Ridge real estate is mostly at the mid-high price range, making it relatively affordable among west-end Calgary neighbourhoods. Aside from the beautiful surroundings, this community is a healthy and peaceful place for families.  Click Here to read more about this outdoor lifestyle community!

Tuscany          View all Tuscany Homes for Sale

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - TuscanyThis vibrant northwest residential Calgary community has the best access to schools. It is the perfect place for families who value good education. With 12 private and public schools nearby, Tuscany has a lot of choices to offer for schooling kids.

Located at the western edge of the city, Tuscany Calgary is home to top caliber Catholic schools like the St. Basil (K-8). It’s only walking distance to Tuscany school (K-4) and is a short drive to the University of Calgary, Alberta College of Art & Design, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Cambrian Heights - Queenspark Village        View all Homes for Sale in Cambrian Heights, Calgary

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - Cambrian HeightsThis impressive tree-lined inner city community has close proximity to downtown, yet maintains its innate serenity. It has natural green environment enhanced by its neighbouring Queens Park’s green spaces.

There is a line-up of elementary and high schools nearby for kids to attend and great recreational grounds where they can play. Cambrian Heights real estate has more diversity compared to those in outlying suburbs. There are single family homes, condos, apartments and huge apartment complexes.

Residents enjoy the perks of being close to downtown, while enjoying the soothing tranquility of this idyllic community.

Ask for more help from your favourite Calgary Realtor® and find out more about the available MLS® listed Calgary homes in these family friendly Calgary communities.


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