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Homes for Sale in Calgary and Surrounding Towns
To fully appreciate the variety of Calgary real estate for sale, you have to consider the dozens of neighbourhoods that shape this amazing city. Calgary is divided into 8 districts that include: Northwest, North, City Centre, West, South, Southeast, East and Northeast Calgary. Within these Calgary districts are many unique communities offering homes for sale with varying styles and price ranges. If small town living is more your thing, make sure to check out the bedroom communities of Cochrane or Airdrie.
This area is comprised of a mixture of older and newer homes, many with spectacular mountain and ravine views. Homes for sale in NW Calgary range from mature neighbourhoods to new infill construction and new subdivisions. It is also home to major McMann Stadium and major institutions such as SAIT, University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital and the Alberta Children's Hospital.
North Calgary lies to the North and East of Calgary's largest urban reserve, Nosehill Park. It consists of older communities such as Huntington Hills, Sandstone and MacEwan and newer areas such as Panorama, Kincora and Evanston. The area features rolling hills, ravines and wetland parks. There is a large variety of real estate from older bungalows and townhomes to newer condominiums and suburban homes.
Calgary City Centre
This district not only contains communities in the downtown core such as Eau Claire, The Beltline and East Village, but also features such vibrant communities as Inglewood, Bridgeland, Marda Loop and Kensington. It is a great choice for those looking for easy access to boutiques, shopping, entertainment venues and of course downtown businesses. Homes in these areas range from high-rise condos and townhomes to newly built infills and estate homes. It is also home to Calgary's most sought-after real estate in Mount Royal, Elbow Park, Roxboro and Britannia.
More commonly know as the Westhills, this area is north of the Glenmore Reservoir and South of the Trans Canada Highway. Access to downtown is excellent via the newly built West LRT line. It features a mixture of homes from older bungalows and condos to newer infills and estate homes some with spectacular downtown views.
This area of Calgary has a wide variety of homes to meet every need. It features many established, well treed communites and newer areas such as Silverado, Lake Chapparal and Bridlewood. Fish Creek Park meanders through the South offering year round recreation opportunities.
Southeast Calgary is a mixture of industrial areas as well as master-planned communities such as Douglasdale, McKenzie Lake and the newer lake communities of Cranston, Auburn Bay and Mahogany. It is also home to the new South Health Campus.
The Northeast has the most affordable homes in Calgary and it houses the Calgary International Airport. It offers a wide range of neighborhoods. Saddleridge and Skyview Ranch are newly developed communities, Coral Springs features lakeside living, while areas such as Sunridge, Whitehorn and Martindale have excellent access to the LRT that runs to the new McKnight-Westwinds train station.
East Calgary is one of the smallest districts in Calgary and is largely an industrial area. It is also home to the well-established communities of Forest Lawn, Dover and Penbrooke Meadows.
Surrounding Towns Around Calgary
The communities that surround Calgary are a good option for home buyers who are looking to live close enough to the city to be convenient but would prefer a more wide-open environment.
Calgary Acreage Living
These communities around Calgary consist primarily of residential acreages, many with large estate-styled homes on a minimum of 2 acres. Springbank, Bearspaw and Priddis are well known for their country lifestyle, yet being close enough to the city to have an urban prescence.
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