North West Calgary Listings
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Whether you are a budgeting student or a stable retiree, Northwest Calgary boasts both affordable and luxury homes and offers incredible investment potential for homebuyers. Overall, Northwest Calgary allows for the best of both worlds: The convenience of being able to jump onto the highway and be out of the city, or downtown within minutes. The spectacular views of the mountains and the breathtaking Bow River Valley make this area of Calgary a place you will want to call home.
About Northwest Calgary Real Estate
West of Centre Street and Harvest Hills Boulevard, and north of the Bow River and the Trans-Canada Highway, the Northwest quadrant of Calgary consists of 62 inviting neighbourhoods. Across these diverse communities, home buyers can find everything from affordable townhomes and spacious new-constructions, to elegant character homes.
Overall, residents in Northwest Calgary enjoy fantastic views, world-class education and shopping opportunities, and access to a tremendous array of parks, golf courses, and wilderness areas beyond the city.
Neighborhoods in Northwest Calgary come in three general flavours, corresponding roughly to their distance from the downtown area.
Closest to downtown Calgary, along the Bow River, neighborhoods tend to feature many character homes, or up-market modern condos and infills. Here you'll see straight streets lined with mature trees. Residents also enjoy the proximity to downtown and views of the river valley.
Moving further from downtown Calgary, more typical mid-century suburbs begin to make an appearance. Expect to find classic, spacious family homes from the 70s through to the 90s, many in garrison configurations, with vinyl siding over brick bi-levels.
And, at the outer boundaries of Northwest Calgary, home buyers have their pick of new developments, complete with modern features and convenient amenities, including schools, clubhouses, and numerous pocket parks.
At the very edge of these communities you'll also find a lot of land and mixed peri-urban properties. Most of the communities in Northwest Calgary will also have their fair share of affordable townhomes, providing great opportunities for first time buyers.
Living in Northwest Calgary
Living in Northwest Calgary is a dream for outdoor and sports enthusiasts. In addition to the many sports facilities and venues, like Shouldice Athletic Park, McMahon Stadium, and the Olympic Oval, residents also enjoy easy access to the Rocky Mountains.
Indeed, views of the awe-inspiring mountains are one of the hallmarks of this area, echoed in its own scenic elevations and views of the city.
But you won't have to travel far to enjoy the great outdoors from a home in Northwest Calgary. The area also hosts some of the the city's most popular parks, especially along the winding Bow River valley.
However, the crown jewel of Northwest Calgary must surely be Nose Hill Park - one of the largest city parks in North America. From the grassy hills of this green expanse, you can take in sweeping views of downtown Calgary while you enjoy its many trails and sights.
Another draw of the Northwest is the ease of access to the acclaimed Alberta Children's Hospital, the Foothills Hospital and the Tom Baker Cancer Center. Whether employed there or raising a family, being close to these amenities is a real plus.
Other highlights include the many world-class golf courses, like Confederation Park, Silver Springs, Valley Ridge, and Lynx Ridge, and shopping destinations, like Brentwood Village, Market Mall, and Northland Village. And if its higher education that you're looking for, Northwest Calgary also hosts the prestigious University Of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
- Downtown and mountain views
- The Bow River valley
- Nose Hill Park
- University of Calgary
Northwest Calgary Communities
Northwest Calgary hosts many excellent communities. Here are some stand-out examples:
Hill Hurst - Located in the near downtown Calgary, residents enjoy this area for its up-market condos and townhomes, trendy vibe, and the many character homes.
Sage Hill and Evanston - Two newer developments at the northern outskirts of Northwest Calgary. These areas offer modern and affordable starter homes in well-thought-out communities.
Citadel - With a mix of spacious single-family homes and elegant condos, this community is great for families. The community park, schools, and easy access to the Stony Trail highway will make your daily commute a breeze.
Arbour Lake - A stunning lakeside community featuring private docks, a beach, and a top-notch list of amenities. Also near to the Crowfoot Crossing shopping center.
Tuscany and Lynx Ridge - Master-planned, luxury communities offering private club-houses, golf courses, and proximity to the great Rocky Mountains west.