Bowness is a family-friendly community on the shores of the scenic Bow River. Properties here are a diverse mix of types, styles, and prices, ensuring a fantastic array of choices for any buyer. Residents also enjoy the beautiful Bowness Park, and the convenient access to some of Calgary's finest attractions and amenities.
Bowness' life as a residential community began with its sale to property developer John Hextall in 1908. Hextall proceeded to build a bridge, organize streetcar access, and subdivide the existing property into a collection of lots he called Bowness Estates.
Homes for sale in Bowness vary between up-market luxury estates, budget condos, and vintage single-family homes. As such, you'll find facades that display charming traditional-cottage, Craftsman, and Modern-bungalow styles, across a wide spectrum of price points. On most properties, beautiful lawns lead up to raised porches with covered entries, and inside you can expect to find spacious, well-lit basements.
Residents enjoy the beautiful Bowness Park, and the convenient access to some of Calgary's finest attractions and amenities.
Real estate in Bowness is a diverse mix of luxury homes along the shores of the Bow River, and various new-traditional and Mid-Century single-family homes further from the water.
First time buyers, or those who need a more compact space, can choose from a number of condos and semi-detached homes found throughout Bowness. Throughout the area, mature trees line the spacious front-lawns, which remain mostly unobstructed thanks to presence of rear alleys for convenient access and storage.
Residents in Bowness get to enjoy the peace and quiet of a residential area with few commercial spaces and many parks, as well as convenient access to some of Calgary's best amenities just beyond its borders.
A short distance outside of Bowness, highlights include: Market Mall, Bowmont Park, Shouldice Athletic Park, The University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital, Winsport Winter Sport Institute.
Surrounded by serene parks, convenient commuter routes, and some of Calgary's best attractions, the neighborhood of Bowness is full of real estate opportunities to suit every need and taste. From its stately riverside properties, to the spacious mid-century bi-levels, and affordable condos, the Bowness property market offers a fantastic array of homes in a well-established area.
Bowness Park is perhaps the biggest community attraction. This expansive park is located on the shores of Bow River and offers residents opportunities for paddleboating, picnics, barbecues, jogging, biking, and skating in the winter.
The Bowness Community Association also runs an indoor skating facility and sports field, and organizes a host of year-round community events.
What's it Like Living in Bowness — An Agents Guided Bowness Community Video. Learn a bit about the people, the places, the shops and the life that makes living in Bowness special.
8 Reasons to Love Bowness
Charming small-town vibe
Facilities and programs from Bowness Community Association
Bowness Stampede Parade and Breakfast (among other events)
The lagoon, and biking and walking trails at Bowness Park
Served by many schools
Quick access to downtown and Canada Olympic Park
Bowness Area Redevelopment Plan (ARPs)
Wide range of housing types and prices
Schools In or Near Bowness
Schools: for specific Bowness homes, please refer to the designated schools search tool on the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic Designated School websites. For a Report Card on School Rankings of Calgary Schools get in touch with one of our Bowness Real Estate agents.
Belvedere Parkway School
4631 85 St NW Calgary, AB T3B 2R8
Grades: K - 6
3940 73 St NW Calgary, AB T3B 2L9
Programs: Regular, German Bilingual
Grades: K - 6
Thomas B. Riley School
3915 69 St NW Calgary, AB T3B 2J9
Programs: Regular, Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
Grades: 6 to 9
Bowness High School
4627 77 St NW Calgary, AB T3B 2N6
Programs: Regular, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit, Off Campus Work Experience
Grades: 10 to 12
Our Lady Of The Assumption School
7311 - 34 Avenue NW Calgary, AB T3B 1N5
Type: Elementary / Junior High
Programs: Regular Programming
Grades: K - 9
St. Pius X School
2312 - 18 Street NW Calgary, AB T2M 3T5
Programs: French Immersion only
Grades: K - 6
Madeleine D'Houet School
108 - 22 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 2M8
Programs: French Immersion, Late French Immersion
Grades: 7 to 9
St. Francis High School
877 Northmount Drive NW Calgary, AB T2L 0A3
Programs: Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Extended French, Italian Language and Culture, Regular Programming, Spanish Bilingual
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