Anyone new to Calgary who has traveled around the city to scope out neighbourhoods has to be captivated by the area just northwest of the downtown Calgary. Across the 10th Street bridge is a warm, inviting neighbourhood with its own shops and a small town feel.
Being near downtown though can have its drawbacks. Traffic noise, transients, and over development can definitely wear away the charm of the village. But In 2009, The Hillhurst/Sunnyside Area Redevelopment Plan was enacted to help the village keep its personal charm and to ensure affordable housing was available in the area.
There's not much housing available in this area and it tends to be pricey. The population of hillhurst is about 6200, up about 300 from the last census. Most of the housing is condos/apartments for rent and the average household income in the area is estimated at about $60,000 per annum. That makes it one Calgary poorer neighbourhoods.
However, the average home price in Hillhurst this year is 800,000 dollars. And over in West Hillhurst, the average price is $867,000. There are no sales data for Sunnyside. Housing is rare here and thus very valuable. The surrounding communities also have some of Calgary's highest real estate prices.
Over in West Hillhurst, the scene changes to affluence. This is where many of Calgary older million dollar homes are. And they enjoy great views of the Bow valley river and the pathway that runs along with it. There are good views of the downtown buildings for some as well. Take a look at some homes in West Hillhurst Calgary right now.
And the commute to downtown here is minimal. It's a short walk which many residents enjoy for 3 season. And for winter, you can't be the Calgary transit system. Learn more about Hillhurst Sunnyside at their community association site.