When it's time to retire, it's often time to relocate, too. If you're a Calgary local, and have been for the majority of your life, it’s unlikely that you want to leave the Calgary area. If this is the case, you may be on the hunt for Calgary suburbs that might be more suitable to your retirement lifestyle, in which case you should certainly consider the sought-after southwest Calgary suburb of Aspen Woods. Here are just a handful of reasons why this southwest Calgary gem is worth a look for your retirement home.
Aspen Woods: Where Quiet Meets Convenient
Having spent many years in the business world dealing with the hustle and bustle on a daily basis, you’ll probably want to remove yourself from that setting now that you're ready to retire. Moving somewhere too remote, however, poses the natural problems of moving away from friends and family and leaving behind the comforts you've grown so accustomed to. In Aspen Woods, however, you can get the best of both worlds: quiet, pastoral surroundings with the conveniences of everyday life.
Aspen Woods was a rural farmland area just twenty years ago, and now that it has developed into a growing residential neighbourhood in southwest Calgary, it maintains its quiet pastoral surroundings. With many executive estate homes and pastures, Aspen Woods is just twenty minutes from downtown Calgary for all the conveniences you require.
A Mature, Family-Oriented Neighbourhood
Though you're certainly happy to entertain the company of your children and grandchildren, it's unlikely that you wish to live in an area that is populated by a much younger demographic. In Aspen Woods, where 75% of the properties are made up of single-family dwellings, you'll find that over half of the population is aged over 30.
The affluent neighbourhood of Aspen Woods had a recorded average income of $133,939 in 2006, compared to Calgary's median household income of $67,000. Aspen Woods has only 25% townhouses and condominiums among its real estate. As of 2000, there were no low-income residents living in the neighbourhood of Aspen Woods, and only 12.5% of the total housing was attributed to rentals.
Rockies and Beyond: Easy Access to Nature
The luxury neighbourhood of southwest Calgary, which offers some of the most expensive real estate in all of Calgary, also offers easy access to some of Calgary's most beautiful natural surroundings. As a particular advantage if you plan on keeping active in your retirement, you can head west from Aspen Woods and reach the highly desirable Banff National Park at the Rocky Mountains in around an hour and twenty minutes. Within minutes from your own neighbourhood, you can find the Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Edworthy Park, and the Riverside Golf Centre.
As a quiet and mature neighbourhood with easy access to the beautiful surroundings of Calgary, as well as the conveniences of downtown, Aspen Woods provides every aspect of the retirement of your dreams. If you still need some convincing, visiting the actual properties the neighbourhood has to offer is a great start. Call your Aspen Woods specialist, Ross Pavl, today, and get a list of gorgeous homes to view tomorrow.Posted by Ross PAVL on