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What’s the Advantages of Living in Calgary?

Posted by Kirby Cox on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 7:58pm.



Popularly known as Canada’s sunshine capital, Calgary is also becoming known as the “heart of the New West”. With its warm Chinook winds even in the winters, living in Calgary is really one of the best things you can do and here’s all the more reason why you should:

Calgary is economically strong. In fact, Calgary was named as the “epicenter of Canada’s economy” and that is after being number one on economic performance. Calgary is home to a diverse array of industries which includes sectors in energy, technology, manufacturing, finance, film, transportation, and the creative industry.

It’s easy to save in Calgary. And that’s because of the fact that the city has no provincial sales tax allowing you to save more than anywhere else.

It’s one of the best places to work and live. Calgary tops Vancouver and Toronto when it comes to the highest quality of life. It was ranked as the “best place to work in Canada” by the Globe and Mail and was named the “3rd Most Prosperous City” among 24 cities by the Toronto Board of Trade. The Economist ranked the city as the “5th Best City to Live in the World” and Today’s Parent magazine ranked Calgary among the Top Five Best Cities for Families.

Calgary is close to nature. Proofs are the Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains. The city also has plenty of hiking and biking trails, forests, wildlife parks, and lakes to enjoy.

It’s rat free. Aside from the Arctic and Antarctic, Calgary is one of ONLY THREE places in the world that claimed to be rat-free. You know which three already.

Calgary has a young population. In fact, one of the reasons why its economically strong is because the workforce is one of the youngest and strongest in Canada. Between the ages of 20 and 44, the average age of the Calgarian populace is only 36.

The city has the highest income. Calgary has more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in Alberta or in Canada for that matter.

Calgary is proud of its plus 15 system of winter passages. The plus 15 system was actually 18 kilometers of pedestrian walkways and 63 bridges that are located 15 feet above the ground level of Calgary’s downtown. This system allows Calgarian to get almost anywhere downtown while staying warm and comfortable inside the bridges even on a cold winter day.

Calgary owns one of the best oil reserves in the world. In fact, Canada has the third largest oil reserve in the world and 97% of those reserves can be found in Alberta.

When it comes to home ownership, Calgary has the highest percentage to boast. With the thriving Northwest Calgary real estate, picking your house in the North West quadrant is one of the best places to start when looking for a home. However, you may also pick your home from the Southern quadrant or outer Calgary if you so choose.

Calgary is home to the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – and that is Calgarians’ very own, Calgary Stampede.

It’s one of the cleanest and safest places to live in the world. Employing a recycle program, Calgary ranked #1 on Mercer’s Top 10 Cleanest Cities in the World in 2013.

Calgary is one of the strongest and the best communities in Canada. With all these reasons to live in Calgary, it’s no wonder that the city has a strong community. Be part of Calgary’s commune and experience all the benefits of living in Calgary. Choose your home from us, Kirby Cox and Associates and we will assure you of the best there is in Calgary’s real estate.

Kirby Cox

1 Response to "What’s the Advantages of Living in Calgary?"

Ryan wrote: This is more than enough info! Thanks a lot :) Will definitely keep this article in my bookmarks. I'm currently contemplating making the move from Edmonton to Calgary to pursue a job opportunity. Do you have any advice on any moving companies? I've heard people having great experiences with Edmonton movers Matco (matco.ca) that I have considered. If you have any suggestions on moving to Calgary, that would be greatly appreciated.

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