The Calgary Real Estate market has unquestionably been one of the most popular housing choices in Canada for several years with house sales rising over 25% on an average from the 2004 figures according to the MLS reports.

Why Calgary is Special?

Since year 2009, Calgary was labeled as the top – ranked metropolitan region in Canada. Even up to now, Calgary still has the fastest influx of people among all examined cities as it is attractive for those drawn by employment opportunities. In addition to that, Calgary’s significant advantage is the housing affordability and the clean air. These characteristics also accentuate the attractiveness of the city to those deciding to move into a new hometown. The two strongest points of Calgary are the city’s…

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Valley Ridge is a beautiful golf course community in Northwest Calgary real estate.   It is located on the western edge of the city and in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains.  There are ups and downs to living in a golf community which will be the main focus of this article.  But first, let's start with:

A Short Geography, History and Demographics

Valley Ridge is located in the northwest part of Calgary and at the western edge of the city. Before turning into a golf community, the community's main attraction was “Happy Valley Campground” which features a golf course, ski hill, camping grounds and picnic area. Although most of it are gone now, the entire golf course has been revamped turning the Valley Ridge into a golf course community.

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Northwest Calgary is one of the largest quadrants in the City of Calgary with approximately 300,000 residents. It is known for its proximity to the mountains, hilly terrain, beautiful golf courses and suburban living.  It is also home to the University of Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic, and the Alberta College of Art, making it a great choice for those pursuing academic studies.  Northwest Calgary boasts panoramic views of the Mountains, Bow River and Canada Olympic Park.

It is also home to Nose Hill Park, considered one of the largest municipal parks located in Canada. Nose Hill Park is also known for its beautiful city and mountain views and numerous hiking areas. This can be a perfect spot for people who love to hike without leaving the City. The…

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If you are looking for a place to live, one that best suits your needs there are many areas of  Calgary Real Estate to choose from including Northwest Calgary, Southeast Calgary, Calgary Condos, Southwest Calgary, and Calgary Acreages. Each has their own appeal and offers many different styles of living.

Different areas in the Calgary Community

Before you search for a house that you are planning to buy, think of the kind of environment you would like for your new home - a bustling city, a laid back countryside, or quiet suburbia. Also check out the community itself, a friendly walkable neighborhood is always ideal.

If you enjoy having your own yard, being close to schools, shopping and recreation amenities then Northwest Calgary is the…

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