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On the Spotlight: The Perks of Living in Calgary

Posted by Kirby Cox on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 11:43pm.

For many people, finding the perfect location to live and make a home is not an easy task. You have to consider the overall condition of the place where you’d like to live. You need to make sure it’s safe and you have to be very keen on issues like comfort and what it would mean for you to live there.

Which brings us into Calgary, Alberta in Canada.

Here’s a fact: Calgary’s real estate has boomed and so its housing areas have grown too. In fact, the city’s most sought after places are the North West as well as the South West; places that are closest to the panoramic mountain views of the Rockies.

With inhabitants of over 1.2 million, it comes as no surprise that Calgary is the most populated city in the family-friendly environment of Alberta, Canada. But that’s not the only thing that charms home buyers into Calgary. Calgary's proximity to the Rocky Mountains, a position as one of the world’s best livable and cleanest cities, and its being one of the wealthiest cities with its low unemployment rate and you’ll find enough reasons why it’s great to live in Calgary.

Calgary gets to experience all four seasons, experiencing plenty of sunshine, lots of snow in the Winter and moderate rain in the Spring, you can expect to enjoy long summer days and long winter nights. If you’re socially conservative and you want to feel secure, Calgary is the best place for you to live having the lowest rate of violence and crime compared to other major cities in Canada.

A place to secure your business and job

With a lion’s share of Canada’s oil industry, Calgary is no doubt one of Canada’s wealthiest cities. With one of the lowest of taxes which is just about 14 percent, small business are sure to thrive and stay long in Calgary. The ample oil reserves from oil sands in Northern Alberta provide the local Calgary residents with high salary rates especially for those who work in the oil industry. Though the same cannot be said to other jobs available, the fact that Calgary has low unemployment rate every year only shows how healthy its public and private finances are.

Live in one of the cleanest and most livable cities

In 2007, Calgary was rated as one of the “world’s cleanest city” by Forbes Magazine. In 2012, the Economist named it as the “world’s fifth most livable city”. Living up to its name, Calgary will provide you crisp and fresh air to breathe with its low air pollution. The city employs the best sewage systems, waste removal service and even have its series of overhead pedestrian bridges heated to make sure you are able to walk around downtown even in winter.

Enjoy the suburbs of Calgary

The Northeast Calgary area is rather industrial in nature making it less favored by families who wants to find a home and settle down. Still, if you wish to enjoy the most family-friendly communities, the Northwest, Southwest and Southeast are the best places to be if you want the above average quality of family living and comfort. If you’re interested in Northwest Calgary homes for sale then you might like to live in areas like Dalhousie, Rosedale, Edgemont, Country Hills and Tuscany along many other districts. If you prefer the South West, Aspen Estates and Garrison Woods are good places to start with while Midnapore and Lake McKenzie are good places to house hunt with in the South East area of Calgary. 

Kirby Cox

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