Downtown Calgary Real Estate Statistics
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Discover Downtown Calgary Real Estate for Sale
The Downtown Calgary real estate market has it all, for every type of home buyer.
Because Downtown Calgary is unique in that it is a wonderful blend of high rise apartments like The Guardian Towers, newly built condos, and single family homes on residential streets, there is opportunity for everyone. Single people, couples, growing families, and retirees all have options for fantastic living in Downtown Calgary.
What makes it so flexible and affordable to live in Downtown Calgary is that the homes for sale include affordable one bedroom apartments, luxury penthouse apartments, and of course, single family homes suited for the size you need.
Calgary Downtown Home Styles
Modern, colonial, and craftsmen style homes can all be found in Downtown Calgary. Many of the homes here are older but well built with plenty of character. You can choose to live a minute walk from the busy 17th Avenue, or tucked away in a quiet neighborhood street lined with tall trees. With the scenic Bow River, there’s even luxury waterfront property available here.
Investing in downtown real estate is often a great idea, especially because the infrastructure is already here. No surprises, no drastic changes, except for improvements and quality developments.
Explore the Downtown Calgary Community
Downtown Calgary is a vibrant community that seems to have found a perfect work/life balance.
The downtown core is filled with soaring office and residential buildings, making it an ideal location for career growth. Apartment buildings are common throughout downtown in the City of Calgary, and just outside are safe residential streets.
Scattered throughout downtown are green, open spaces for recreational activities, as well as the Bow River that passes beautifully beside the urban area. The vibrant areas of South Calgary, North Calgary, West Calgary, East Calgary, and the surrounding areas, are all within easy driving distance from Downtown Calgary.
Two incredibly popular outdoor areas are Nose Hill Park and the Glenmore Reservoir. They both lie on the borders of downtown as well.
Downtown Calgary Neighborhoods
Downtown Calgary has several neighbourhoods, all of them offering residents and visitors unique experiences. The Beltline is a popular area for young people who love to visit boutique shops and try amazing food. Inglewood is now known for its fantastic brewery scene, while Kensington along the river might just be the best spot in the city to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Not only does Calgary Transit’s C-Train system cross here and run east and west through the centre of the city, but it’s free to ride in Calgary Downtown.
From the arts and culture focused neighborhood of Eau Claire, Olympic Plaza, the recently redeveloped Chinatown, and the high-density residential neighborhood of the West End, Downtown Calgary has it all.
Things to Do in Downtown Calgary, Alberta
The biggest outdoor show on earth -- the Calgary Stampede -- certainly provides an annual excitement to the city, but there’s always a buzz in this vibrant downtown core. Restaurants and bars line the streets of the central business district here, especially on the famous Calgary downtown Stephene Avenue and 17th Avenue.
Catch spectacular views from the Calgary Tower, browse through the stunning art collection at the Glenbow Museum, enjoy a picnic in Prince's Island Park, or go ice skating at Olympic Plaza during the winter months.
Arts, Culture, and Dining Out
See the various sculptures, museums, and galleries in the downtown area. Public art has become very popular in the downtown core of the city, with notable pieces like the Wonderland Sculpture, ideal for your Instagram feed.
17th Avenue and Stephen Avenue are lined with incredible places to eat, grab a drink, and people watch from the street facing patios. It’ll take you a long time to try every spot, but you’ll have a blast doing it. Eau Claire market features boutique shops, restaurants, fitness centres, and handicrafts for sale.
There are seven different Calgary restaurants that have made the top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list, including Shokunin, Bridgette Bar, Ten Foot Henry, and Lulu Bar. Not to be outdone, Proof Cocktail Bar on 1st Street was put in the top five for Canada’s best bars. The view from the rotating restaurant in the Calgary Tower is truly unbeatable.
There are many gyms in Calgary downtown as well, for those to like to get their sweat on in the city. There’s many incredibly popular fitness studios that offer yoga, spin, kickboxing, pilates classes, and more, but also great gyms to sign up with.
Repsol Center in Mission is a gym with all of the equipment you’ll need, with swimming pools, tennis courts, and so much more. GoodLife is a popular chain of fitness centers with flexible plans that also allow you to switch up which gym you’d like to visit. The GoodLife on Stephen Avenue used to be a bank, with the changing rooms inside the old bank vault!
Attractions in Downtown Calgary include the Calgary Tower Observation Deck, Peace Bridge, and Princess Island Park, a green oasis that’s the perfect place to escape to on a sunny day or a walk, bike ride, or picnic with family and friends.
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