Why Should You Consider Buying an Infill Home in Bridgeland?
Just like all other inner city communities in Calgary, Bridgeland has been experiencing a renaissance of new infill construction over the past several years. This has replaced many of the neighbourhoods old and worn down properties while revitalizing its streetscapes with modern architecture and functional residences that meet the needs of today’s home owners.
Both home builders and owners alike know the incredible value offered by real estate in Bridgeland. In turn, this has created many opportunities for infill buyers looking to make the highly desirable neighbourhood of Bridgeland their home in a newly renovated or constructed infill property.
Aren’t familiar with the Bridgeland area or are still wondering why it may be the community for you? If so, we highly recommend making a trip to the area and see for yourself. But hey, we’ll also let you know exactly why we think Bridgeland may be the neighbourhood you’ve been looking for.
Here are three reasons why you should consider buying an infill in Bridgeland, Calgary. Also see these 3 Reasons to Buy a Condo in Bridgeland, Calgary.
#1 – 1st Avenue NE
Is it a business revitalization zone like Kensington or Marda Loop? According to the city, it isn’t, but in the eyes of the individual (such as myself) who frequents these vibrant and eclectic areas, there’s practically no difference.
1st Avenue NE is to Bridgeland what 10th Street NW is to Kensington; a mainstay of restaurants, shops and services that make some day-to-day activities as convenient as it gets. Some of these include:
- Shiki Menya
- Sushi Bar Zipang
- Burger 320
- Blue Star Diner
- Bridgeland Market
- 7-11 Convenience
- Dental and health services
These amenities span several blocks from east to west along 1st Avenue in between 11th Street and Edmonton Trail NE. And, from any home location in Bridgeland, this corridor of essential restaurants, shops and services is reachable on foot within just 5 to 10 minutes.
#2 – Bow River Access
Calgary’s popular and well-used network of river pathways have so much to offer to residents who live in inner city communities such as Bridgeland. Accessing them is easy via a pedestrian bridge spanning overtop of Memorial Trail that takes you to the embankment of the Bow River.
This bridge is found at the southernmost point of the community and takes anywhere from 2 to 15 minutes to reach on foot from anywhere within Bridgeland.
The benefits of having convenient access to the Bow River pathways are many:
- Quick-and-easy access to the completely redeveloped St. Patrick’s Island
- Quick-and-easy access to East Village, Calgary’s future cultural and festival hub
- Use of the extensive, paved pathway system for cardiovascular and other fitness activities
- Easily reach the Calgary Zoo within minutes from the pedestrian bridge
- Access to Eau Claire, Chinatown, Prince’s Island Park, Inglewood and the downtown business core relatively quickly and with ease
Can you think of any other ways that quick-and-easy Bow River access would be beneficial to you? Include it on our list! Also see A Day at the Bow River Parks and Pathways.
#3 – Downtown Access
Do you frequent the downtown business core for work? Buying an infill home in Bridgeland will give you convenient access – by foot, bike, car, or C-Train – to the city centre and take less time out of your day to do so.
That means you’ll have more free time for more important things in life such as spending time with the family, getting cut at the gym or perhaps doing some extra work at the office.
Driving into downtown for the workday can be a pain the butt and costly if you don’t have a reserved parking stall to use. No problem! Just walk down to the pedestrian bridge mentioned in the section above and hop on over to the Bridgeland LRT Station. You’ll be back and forth between the office in no time at all.
Questions about Infills in Bridgeland, Calgary?
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