The City of Calgary

Downtown Calgary - Best Calgary Neighbourhoods for Real Estate Appreciation

The City of Calgary Meets at the confluence of the Elbow River and the Bow River and is a short ninety minute drive to Banff and some of the best skiing in the world.   Calgary continues to offer an unbeatable lifestyle in a clean and peaceful city. In fact, Calgary placed 5th in the 2015 World’s Most Livable Cities report recently released by The Economist.

Calgary Inner City Homes & Condominiums

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Calgary’s inner city communities feature an array of luxury homes and condominiums. Homes are located in neighbourhoods with number of quiet parks and winding tree-lined streets. Luxury condominiums have been constructed with architectural beauty and overlook the downtown cityscape and the Bow River.  Homes and condos are perfect for families or retirees eager for a relaxed, laid-back comfortable lifestyle. Prices for luxury homes or condominiums located in Calgary’s inner city communities range from $600,000 and up. All neighbourhoods are conveniently located in close proximity to downtown amenities. Homeowners enjoy visiting, shopping, dining and attending entertainment venues. Calgary’s pedestrian-friendly streets and river walkways make up the downtown core and inner city and perfect for family outings on a summers day.  From luxury condominiums to single detached family homes, browse Calgary’s inner city luxury homes and find your dream property.



Eau Claire

The name Eau Claire derives from one of Calgary's original industries - a sawmill transplanted from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and staffed by mostly Norwegian mill workers. The area on the banks of the Bow River was selected in the 1880s for its easy access to fallen timber. The community was subsequently named for the Eau Claire Lumber Company. Eau Claire Plaza is at the core of the Festival District and is currently undergoing a major redevelopment to better integrate it with the city, Prince's Island, Eau Claire Market, Barclay Mall and the other surrounding hotels, restaurants and businesses.

North of Eau Claire is Prince's Island Park, a large urban park on an island in the Bow River and the site of many summer festivals, including the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park and various busking happenings. Within Eau Claire is the Eau Claire Market and a variety of pubs and restaurants. It is also located on the city's large network of pedestrian pathways and trails

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Due to recent development, the community now consists of mainly mid and high rise condos and townhomes. A diverse urban district, future homeowners searching for properties here can find anything from a 500 square foot one bedroom to a 6000 square foot penthouse. Homeowners are in close proximity to all the downtown amenities. Some of Eau Claire condominium properties include The Waterfront, Chateau La Caille, La Caille,  Park Place, Churchill Estates,  Eau Claire Estates,  Eau Claire Lookout,  Princeton Grand,  Princeton Hall,  Princeton Cityscape, Princeton Waterfront,  Princess Island Estates,  Point on the Bow,  The Waterfront, The Residences, The Flats and Waterfront Penthouse Suites. Most recently completed are The River condos on the Elbow River and construction is started on  The Concorde project on the Bow River.



Elbow Park

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Gerry Shaw Gardens and Wood Park just off Elbow Drive & Next to Elbow River

Elbow Park is an affluent neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is one of the oldest and wealthiest communities in the city. It is bordered to the south and east by the Elbow River, to the east by Elbow Drive, to the north by Council Way and to the west by 14 Street W.
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Elbow Park was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1907 and developed after 1910, when it was established as a neighbourhood. It is a community filled with a rich history in a quiet urban setting; Elbow Park is one of Calgary's oldest communities. Many Elbow Park luxury homes have been renovated to preserve their original characteristics. The community is very inner city, close to downtown and the 4th Street shopping district.



Mount Royal

Most Family Friendly Calgary Communities - Downtown Calgary Upper Mount Royal

During the early 1900s, Mount Royal was promoted by the C.P.R. as an exclusive neighbourhood for Calgary's affluent citizens. The neighbourhood was originally known as American Hill, because of the large number of Americans who settled there. Later, the area was formally named Mount Royal, after the Montreal community which was home to the then president of the C.P.R, William E. Van Horne. Mount Royal developed rapidly between 1904 and 1914.

Restrictive covenants were placed on the titles of properties which restricted development to single family dwellings and set minimum housing construction costs. The exclusive character of the community has been maintained over the years. Most of the houses in the area were constructed during Calgary's 1910-1912 building boom when Mount Royal gained its reputation as an exclusive residential district. It was the home of many of Calgary's elite, including Colonel James Macleod and the A.E. Cross family.

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Luxury homes in Mount Royal contain spacious lots and are ideal for redevelopment where permitted. This inner city community is one of Calgary's most wealthy neighbourhoods with exquisite luxury homes.


 

Lower Mount Royal

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The Lower Mount Royal area was annexed to the City in 1907 and was part of the original C.P.R. subdivision of Mount Royal in 1909. Unlike the Upper Mount Royal district, however, Lower Mount Royal was subdivided into smaller fifty foot lots, and wood and stucco were the predominant building materials as compared to the brick and sandstone in Upper Mount Royal. Many of the lots were further subdivide This inner city community has a population of 3,000 with over 2,000 dwellings.  This area is very close to the trendy 17th  Avenue Shopping district.


 

Roxboro
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Roxboro is a small inner-city neighborhood located in the southwest sector of the city. Roxboro is surrounded by natural amenities with the Elbow River forming the northern edge of the community and bluffs the east and southern edges. The predominant form of building in the area is single family dwellings. Residents have direct access to downtown, which is only 2. 5 kilometers north of Roxboro, via 4th Street S.W

Some of Calgary's finest luxury homes can be found in the small community of Roxboro. Offering larger than average lots, Roxboro is a highly sought after Calgary community to live in.


 

Rideau Park

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Rideau Park is a vibrant Southwest Calgary neighbourhood filled with historic properties that offer secluded enclaves of beautiful gardens and hearty evergreen trees. The sophistication, style and superb craftsmanship apparent in the fine details of Rideau Park homes are just a fraction of what makes this a much sought after neighbourhood.

Residents of Rideau Park can easily access some of Calgary’s best river pathways and parks. Rideau Park houses are also furnished with some of the best views of the Elbow River and city skyline. There is quick access to the downtown core. This community is within walking distance to the many eateries and shops of the 4th Street district.   

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It is interesting to note that Rideau Park is a unique luxury inner city community that is bordered on three sides by the Elbow River and is situated adjacent to Roxboro.   Rideau Park is bordered by Parkhill, Roxboro, Elbow Park and Mission.


 

Bel-Aire Estates

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Bel-Aire was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1954 and was established as a neighbourhood in 1960.  This is a wealthy residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is located east of the Glenmore Reservoir. The lots range from .35 acres to more than 1.0 acres. Many of these homes have been modernized and upgraded to meet today’s standards. The Calgary Country Club Golf Course makes up its northern boundary.

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The luxury homes were constructed on large lots, ranging from .35 acres to over 1.0 acres, all within a scenic park-like setting. Many of this inner city community's luxury homes have breathtaking views of the Elbow Valley, Calgary Country Club Golf Course, Glenmore Reservoir and the Rocky Mountains.



Britannia

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Britannia is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is bounded by Elbow Drive to the east, 50 Avenue S to the south, Elbow River and Riverdale Park to the west and Britannia Drive to the north.  


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The area was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1910, and Britannia was established in 1956. Most of the development took place in the late 1950s. Britannia possesses one of Calgary's best collections of mid-century modern style residential architectures.



Mayfair Luxury Real Estate

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Nestled in the South West quadrant of Calgary is the small community of Mayfair. It is situated 20 minutes from downtown Calgary. Mayfair luxury homes radiate exclusivity and class. This community is 5 minutes from the Rockyview  General Hospital.

Mayfair is a small residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is bounded to the north by the community of Bel-Aire, to the east by Elbow Drive, to the south by Glenmore Trail and to the west by the Glenmore Reservoir.  The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1956, and Mayfair was established one year later, in 1957.
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Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge Eagle Ridge is a neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is bounded by 14 Street W to the east, Heritage Drive to the south, Glenmore Trail to the north, and Glenmore Reservoir to the west. The Heritage Park Historical Village borders the community to the west, and the Rockyview General Hospital is located immediately north.

Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge luxury real estate continues to be some of the most sought after, aesthetically tasteful real estate in Calgary. These properties are primarily upscale executive homes. Eagle Ridge embodies style and elegance, and it offers vistas of the majestic Rockies and views of the Glenmore Reservoir, and the river valley.

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Aspen Woods & Aspen Heights

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Aspen Woods was established as a neighbourhood in 2001, on land annexed to the City of Calgary in 1956.The community features high-end luxury homes and condos. Residential properties in this neighbourhood are some of Calgary's most luxurious, many with spectacular views of the mountains, with a short commute to City Centre either by LRT or car.


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There are endless amenities and breathtaking streetscapes. Aspen Heights, located on exclusive west side of the city. It will exceed your expectations. A luxury community, Aspen Heights is one of the city’s premiere home development locations, boasting  large estate lots, luxury homes and villas along with mountain views.

 
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Springbank Hill

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Springbank Hill is sometimes confused with the much older unincorporated rural community of Springbank, located to the west of the city in Rocky View County. The Springbank Hill area was once the eastern portion of Springbank. Springbank Hill was established in 1999, on land annexed to the City of Calgary in 1994. The community association was formed in 2001.The community of Springbank Hill is made up of numerous subdivisions, including Springborough, Summit of Montreux, Springbank Hill, The Slopes, Anatapi and Spring Valley.

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Springbank Hill is home to Ernest Manning High School, which commenced classes in September 2011, and Ambrose University College. The 69 Street station of the West LRT (which began operations on December 10, 2012), is also located in Springbank Hill.

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