If you’re planning a move to Calgary, you’re probably trying to visualize what communities offer the best quality of life. Yet, quality of life is a personal thing. If you want to live close to downtown Calgary, then communities such as Hillhurst, Sunnyside, Crescent Heights, Sunalta, Bridgeland, Connaught, or Mount Royal might be ideal locations. If want to be close to the LRT for a time saving commute, then Dalhousie, Brentwood, Varsity, Varsity Estates, Banff Trail, Silver Springs, Ranchlands, and Scenic Acres give you access yet you’re out where there is affordable real estate.
If you prefer to be close to the Bow river with its bicycling paths, then communities such as Westmount, Parkdale, West Hillhurst, Wildwood, Spruce Cliff, Point McKay, and Silver Springs might be ideal choices.
Some communities in Calgary have incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and of portions of the city of Calgary. The northwest and southwest offer perhaps the best views westward. That’s because they’re in elevated terrain. If you want to see a beautiful vista from your living room or kitchen, you won't get that information from the mls listings.
Communities with fantastic views are Hawkwood, Edgemont, Panorama Hills, West Springs, Aspen Woods, Discovery Ridge, Springbank Hill, Sienna Hills, Cougar Ridge,Patterson Heights, Signal Hill, Signal Ridge,Valley Ridge,Tuscany, Hamptons, Rocky Ridge, or Royal Oak.
The community of Edgemont offers a good selection of properties and you may find one that is more affordable. Edgemont is in the Northwest section of Calgary and while it offers the excellent atmosphere of the area, and it’s a modern neighbourhood, it may have homes with excellent views.
Edgemont is located on a section of Nosehill, a huge natural park area and is perhaps Calgary’s biggest hill. The park itself offers amazing panoramic views of the city and west to the Rockies. It’s a nice escape for local residents in the warmer months. Nose Hill rises to an elevation of 4040 feet above sea level. The Bow River is at an altitude of about 3500 feet above sea level. So neighbourhoods in Edgemont, Hawkwood, and Hamptons are 500+ feet above the lower areas of Calgary. Plenty of height to give spectacular views.
Edgemont is Calgary’s largest community with a population above 17,000 and an average household income aboe $90,000. It is subdivided into several neighbourhoods of Edgemont Estates, Edgedale, Edenwold, Edgepark, Edgevalley, Edgebrook, and Edgeridge.
There are plenty of schools, parks, tennis courts, hockey arenas, and the Calgary Winter Club is a great athletic club you’ll enjoy if you like to be active and fit.
If you plan to travel west to the Rockies, you’ll have fast access to the TransCanada highway and you can be inBanffin about 70 minutes. That trip is much longer for other Calgarians in the more eastern parts of town.If Edgemont looks like it's the neighbourhood real estate is of interest to you then give me a call. It's important to find a home you and your family will enjoy. Quality of life is an important matter and you're wise to find the right home first, rather than having to move all over again. Calgary is a great city with a very positive outlook for the next 5 years and beyond. The 2013 housing forecast and economic forecast for Calgary are looking great. Read on discover why Calgary is the right choice.