Best Places To Live In Calgary
The state of the Calgary housing market has yet to be determined due to the recent economic and political challenges experienced due to COVID-19 and oil disputes.
The main areas of concern for home buyers in Calgary include job insecurity and economic uncertainty. These home buyers can be described as retirees, younger first-time home buyers and those looking to move up in the market.
So, what are the best neighbourhoods in Calgary to buy a house? RE/MAX explores more than 300 of Canada’s most liveable hot spots in the new 2020 Liveability Report. Here are our top picks in Calgary.
10 Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Calgary
- Downtown East Village
- Downtown West End
- Downtown Commercial Core
- Lower Mount Royal
Most Liveable Neighbourhoods in Calgary
The most liveable neighbourhoods in Calgary, as noted above, offer good walkability and have easy access to bike lanes and walking paths. They all also have great proximity to green space and dog parks.
Calgary Liveability Trends
Liveability in Vancouver is expected to continue to improve due to effective and forward-thinking city planning. “Calgary is a bit of a newer city and when initial planning was taking place, it was intended to house 1 million plus people. We’re now at 1.2 million and the city still feels very spacious as growth continues both horizontally and vertically, which is optimal for residents”.
Calgary at a Glance
Calgary is Alberta’s largest city and is situated just 80km from the Canadian Rockies. It is known as the sunniest major city in Canada and is home to the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day outdoor event with incredible shows, amazing food and non-stop entertainment. It’s close proximity to the mountains make Calgary a great home base for those wanting to spend time skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of the many ski resorts in the winter.
Canada’s Most Liveable Neighbourhoods
Liveability is about quality of life at a local level. A neighbourhood’s dynamism, or lack thereof, involves a delicate convergence between independent small businesses, public institutions, arts and culture, green spaces and housing, to name a few. The COVID-19 tragedy will impact neighbourhood ecosystems differently across the country, just as the virus itself has. Yet, civic/local pride has been proliferating throughout this crisis in inspiring ways, giving Canadians hope that micro-economies, including real estate, have the resilience to be restored in the near and mid-term.
To learn more about liveability in Canada’s biggest housing markets, read the RE/MAX 2020 Liveability Report.