Why Should You Consider Buying West Hillhurst Real Estate?
West Hillhurst is one of the most desirable inner city community’s to live in found north of Calgary’s Bow River. But what makes it so popular amongst buyers?
Here are three reasons why West Hillhurst may be a good fit your you and your family.
#1 – River access
One of the best things about living in West Hillhurst is your close proximity to the Bow River and its pathways. About 15 minutes’ walk to the river from any point in West Hillhurst, access to places such as:
- Downtown’s West End
- Downtown Commercial Core
- Eau Claire Market
… is made easy by direct access via the river pathways. These pathways are used by many in all seasons for recreational and leisurely purposes, something that may be of interest if walkability in your community matters to you.
#2 – Nearby amenities
Speaking of walkability, imagine being able to walk just for a few minutes to the nearest neighbourhood pub or fast food establishment, or grabbing your gear and heading to the gym just a few blocks away, or a bit further, cardio on the river pathways?
These are just two likely scenarios made possible by the high walkability score of West Hillhurst. While there are several amenities found within the community itself, such as:
- Vintage Caffeine Co
- 1918 Tap and Table
- Centex Gas Station
… many more are found in Hillhurst / Sunnyside in the Kensington District just a short walk / drive to the east. Also see these 7 Must-Try Restaurants in Hillhurst. For students, a handful of schools are easily reachable on foot for those old enough, including:
- Queen Elizabeth Elementary
- Queen Elizabeth Junior / Senior High
- Louise Dean School (Catholic)
- Madeleine D’Houet School (French Immersion)
Don’t forget to put the very active West Hillhurst Community Association and Bowview Outdoor Pool plus several park spaces on that list either! When it comes to amenities, West Hillhurst is one of the most convenient northwest inner city neighbourhoods to live in as it’s literally surrounded by restaurants, shops and services all well within walking distance.
#3 – Real estate options
West Hillhurst is constantly changing from old to new, from post-WW2 bungalows to brand new infill developments as the years go by. These new projects showcase some of the most innovative custom infill builds by some of Calgary’s premier inner city home builders.
There’s also some exciting new multi-family ownership opportunities – both new and resale – by Truman Homes and other developers. Savoy is one recently completed upscale condo development located on the corner of Kensington Road and 19th Street NW.
Another 200 plus condo complex is in the works by Truman as a result of a land swap between itself and the Royal Canadian Legion of Kensington. In other words, much more exciting new multi-family is on its way for West Hillhurst!
With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to imagine that you wouldn’t find a property that fits your wants, needs and lifestyle in West Hillhurst.
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