Top 3 Inner City Communities in SW Calgary
Are you on the hunt for an inner city home in Calgary’s southwest area? If so, here are three neighbourhoods that have a lot to offer you and your family.
- Also see these Top 3 Inner City Communities in NW Calgary
Altadore’s appeal as a place to live is partly a result of its location, putting residents just a few blocks away from the Elbow River parks and pathways including:
- Altadore Park
- Sandy Beach Park
- Riverdale Park
…with pathways that run south to the Glenmore Reservoir and north to the downtown core and beyond. Also just a few minutes away from any part of the neighbourhood is the acclaimed business revitalization zone of Marda Loop.
Home to more than 100 different restaurants, shops and services, Altadore residents have full access to a wide range of amenities that make life as convenient as it gets when going about daily errands. Also see these Top 5 Restaurants in Altadore today.
While location matters immensely when it comes to real estate, so does the property itself, and in Altadore there’s a ton of options for infill buyers.
From redevelopment opportunities on bungalows of post-war era of the 1950’s to brand new infill properties developed by custom home builders, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in the family-friendly community of Altadore.
- Also check out Altadore’s Annual Home Sales Statistics for 2015
The second phase of redevelopment of the old military barracks in Calgary’s southwest – called Garrison Green – might just be most exclusive and luxurious of the three (Garrison Woods P1, Currie Barracks P3) by Canada Lands Company (CLC).
Tucked away in a secluded area just south of Mount Royal University, Garrison Green offers high-end, suburban-style single-family homes just minutes from the city-centre. Many of these properties have been built with one end adjacent to or across the street from a large park space, a feature inherent to the neighbourhood that residents are drawn to and love.
There’s also Victorian and brick-style townhomes reminiscent of a time past somewhere in Europe that bring charm and character to the neighbourhood plus a multitude of condominium buildings which give options for buyers from all walks of life.
Garrison Green was completed in 2006, although construction of properties continued for some years after. Today, there’s over 1000 different properties of varying styles and prices in the neighbourhood including senior and assisted living residences.
- See more information at Garrison Green – Best Areas of Calgary to Live In
Parkhill / Stanley Park
Half park, half residential, Parkhill / Stanley Park is an exclusive inner city community in southwest Calgary known for varying elevations and plateau-side luxury homes that overlook the Elbow River below.
While some older post-war era bungalows still exist, many Parkhill / Stanley Park homes have been developed into contemporary million-dollar abodes where owners tend to stay for the long term.
The community is conveniently located adjacent to amenities along Macleod Trail, just west of those in the Blackfoot Industrial Area and south of the countless restaurants, shops and services found in the downtown area.
Stanley Park is known as one of the best inner city parks in Calgary because of its features that include:
- 21 hectares
- Sports field & playground areas
- Tennis courts
- Outdoor picnic spaces & BBQ stands
- Seasonal washrooms, water fountains
- Seasonal swimming pool w/ wading pool
- Easy access to Elbow River for water activities
- Tobogganing hill
- Interconnecting pathways along the river
From Stanley Park, residents can conveniently access the Elbow River parks and pathways that span both north and south. Northwards, less than 10 minutes on foot, is the Talisman Centre and Beltline, while southwards are more riverside parks and the Glenmore Reservoir.
- See our Parkhill / Stanley Park Calgary Community Review for more information
More Inner City Guides
Learn about several variables involved in buying an infill and check out our Calgary Inner City Home Buyers Guide today.
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