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In defence of suburban living

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 3:22pm.

The suburbs are still the number one choice for Calgarians choosing to buy (according to the 2014 City of Calgary census), and if you've never considered living in the suburbs, they have a lot to offer. There are some common misconceptions about living the suburbs that may be holding you back, and we're going to dispell them right now.

According to the 2011 census, 94 percent of the growth in Canada’s cities has been outside the urban core, and nothing has happened to change that trend in the intervening few years. [Ottawa Citizen]

While those numbers are outdated by now, we have seen nothing to prove this trend has shifted. Yet somehow, the suburbs can get a bad rap, so here are some common misconceptions we will debunk:

  • The suburbs are too far from everything: this couldn't be farther from the truth in Calgary. Calgary's suburb communities are self-sustaining neighbourhoods which all have easy access to major roadways and transportation options. Almost every suburb community in Calgary is within a 20-minute drive to downtown.
  • There are no amenities: again, each suburb community in Calgary is self-sustaining. There are plenty of schools, stores, restaurants and shops so that if you didn't want to, you'd never have to go further than a few minutes from your home.
  • There are no parks: the City and community developers make a commitment to keeping new neighbourhoods green. Each suburb community is complete with parks, playgrounds, walkways, bike paths and some even have waterways (lakes, creeks, rivers, etc.).

Calgary's suburb communities are beautiful and full of everything you need for the lifestyle you want. If you have questions about suburb living or what communities best suit your needs, feel free to contact us.

 

Kirby Cox

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