Learn about the various Neighbourhoods in Calgary.

It’s that time of year again – Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods of 2018 is out! This annual survey is released each year to give Calgarians a chance to rank their own neighbourhood as well as learn about others. The survey is based on factors such as access to parks and pathways, walkability, the number of restaurants and pubs in the area and other qualities that are seen as desirable. Here at the northwest communities that made the top 25 this year: 

  • Arbour Lake #2
    This area is located adjacent to the large Crowfoot shopping area, with all the amenities you can think of: a grocery store, movie theatre, bookstore, clothing shops, gas stations, restaurants, etc.
  • Hamptons #3
    The Hamptons area is located just off Stoney Trail, with quick access…

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Urban sprawl is a term used to describe cities that decide to plan outwards instead of upwards, much like Calgary. When you live in the middle of the prairies with what seems to be endless land to build on, our city just continues to grow. Around 50 years ago, the community of Edgemont was near the ‘edge’ of the city, wrapping around the northwest side of Nose Hill Park in Calgary’s northwest quadrant. However, as Calgary continued to expand, Edgemont quickly became surrounded by other neighbourhoods and developed its very own community culture.  

Despite being located away from the highly populated city centre, the area of Edgemont is actually Calgary’s largest neighbourhood. According to the City of Calgary, there were over 16,000 people living…

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The Parks of Harvest Hills Calgary

New Homes in Harvest Hills

Looking for a new home in an established community? At long last the new development, The Parks of Harvest Hills, is set to launch home sales on February 28th, 2018. This Harvest Hills real estate project is being constructed on the old Harvest Hills Golf Course and it is the first community by Cedarglen, with Quantum Place Developments as its development manager. When complete, The Parks of Harvest Hills will consist of approximately 200 new homes and about 500 condos and townhomes.

Harvest Hills: Modern Architecture & Affordable Pricing

This development presents an exciting opportunity for those owning homes in Harvest Hills looking to move up or downsize yet stay in the community. Prices for apartment style…

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As of earlier this week, northwest Calgary is officially home to the biggest YMCA facility in the world! The 284,000 square-foot facility opened its doors on Monday at 11300 Rocky Ridge Road NW, and it's an amazing addition to our city and the northwest quadrant. 

The new YMCA is incredible, and if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, here is what you have to look forward to: 

  • 8-lane 25-metre pool, wave pool with a waterslide, lazy river and hot tub
  • One NHL-sized rink and one leisure rink
  • Three full-sized gymnasiums
  • Fully-equipped strength and conditioning centre, with functional training area and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Four-lane, 180-metre indoor running track
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Three fitness and activity…

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Yesterday, Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods 2017 was released by Avenue Magazine. This is an annual survey that the local publication releases, giving Calgarians a chance to rank their community on a number of factors from community engagement, to walkability, to amenities and more. The much anticipated list gave a lot of love to the northwest quadrant. 

Here's which northwest communities made the top 25: 

  • Varsity, 1: Homes in Varsity are highly sought after due to local schools, beautiful parks, and the Silver Springs Golf Course. Learn about Varsity here. 
  • Edgemont, 3: The elevation of Edgemont offers homes stunning city and mountain views. The area features pathways through beautiful ravines, tennis courts, skating rinks, and playgrounds.…

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Earlier this spring, a park in Panorama Hills/Hidden Valley (Country Hills Boulevard and Hidden Creek Boulevard NW) was closed due to the presence of an active coyote den there. Because coyote pups were in the area, there was protective behaviour by the coyotes and the area was deemed unsafe for residents. 

As the pups got older, the hope was that they would leave the area. The City of Calgary has been monitoring this situation closely, and it appears the animals have returned to their usual shy behaviour around humans. Because of that, a portion of the park has been reopened this week.

What you need to know right now, is that the green space remains closed, and residents are to remain on the pathways only. For the safety of the dogs and owners, no…

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Every year (since 2013), our city marks the anniversary of the flood with community gatherings, block parties and family events to celebrate the neighbourly spirit in Calgary. 

If you're looking to take part in Calgary Neighbour Day, happening this Saturday, June 17th, here's what's happening in northwest Calgary:

  • Beddington: open to Beddington residents, take part in a barbecue at the park on Berwick Road and Berwick Drive NW from 12 to 2pm. More information online. 
  • Highland Park: the Highland Park Community Association is putting this free pancake breakfast on, which will include games and entertainment as well. Join at 3716 - 2 Street NW from 9am to 12pm. 
  • Highwood: this unique event is actually a plant exchange, where you can bring…

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Mount Pleasant is a beautifully treed community in Northwest Calgary that is very popular with home buyers. Confederation Park, a crescent shape park consisting of over 160 hectares, runs along the neighbourhood's north side. There is a wide variety of homes available in the area, including condos, townhomes, new infill homes, and war-time bungalows. The neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant offers an active community association which publishes a monthly newsletter and maintains a variety of community amenities and programs including the Sportsplex, sports and childrens' programs. The Sportsplex has an indoor ice rink popular for hockey and skating. There is an outdoor pool which offers swimming lessons and can be rented for private parties as well. Other…

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Citadel is a well established family oriented community in Northwest Calgary. It is beautifully maintained throughout the year and offers a variety of pathways, parks, playgrounds and recreational spaces. Due to the local geography, many of the homes in Citadel offer stunning mountain and ravine views.

Citadel was one of the first communities in Northwest Calgary to adopt a Home Owner Association (HOA) fee. As a result, it is one of the most attractive areas in NW Calgary with rustic brick walls, beautiful flowers, trees and immaculate parks. The Citadel community association is run by a group of volunteers who organize such great events as an annual Stampede Breakfast and a free Winter Gala. The community of Morningside is located on the east side of…

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Arbour Lake is Northwest Calgary's only lake community, featuring a trout stocked, 10 acre lake, mountain views, and a plethora of parks and walkways. Located in the community is the brand new state of the art public high school, Robert Thirsk. Recreation opportuities abound in Arbour Lake, with swimming, boating, fishing, and skating areas and facilities to choose from. Within the community is also the newly built Crowfoot Library offering stunning mountain views and access to resources for learning, enrichment, and enjoyment. Walking paths, ravines, and greenbelts make this beautiful area a very walk-friendly community.

Arbour Lake is truly a community that has it all. Located next to Crowfoot Crossing, one of the largest outdoor malls in Calgary,…

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