If you're planning on selling your real estate in Vancouver or any other city to make a move to Calgary to enjoy what's been ranked near the top of the world's most liveable cities, choosing which neighborhood to live is an important consideration.
Located near popular Nose Hill Park, a huge natural park area, Edgemont has a population of around 17,000 and is considered to be one of Calgary's safest neighborhoods. Here, most residents are part of the community association, highly involved in various projects working together to improve the area. As it sits higher up in the city, it also brings spectacular views, and there are plenty of other parks along with good schools and a wide range of restaurants.
If you're looking for cutting-edge, the inner-city community of Beltline may be the place for you. Located in the southwest quadrant of downtown, it's especially popular among younger people who enjoy the lively clubs and hipster bookstores. There's a great stretch of art galleries in the design district, public art, and delicious eats too. Active and vibrant, filled with professionals and families, there are plenty of green spaces too, like Central Memorial Park.
Arbour Lake has something no other Calgary neighborhood has, a beach. This resort-like community is centered around a beautiful lake that includes a beach just for the residents. In the summer, people are out fishing, swimming, and boating, and during the colder months, ice fishing, curing, and ice skating. There's also a great walking and biking trail network that snakes through the rolling hills, providing sweeping views of the Rockies. Residents enjoy easy access to plenty of great restaurants and grocery stores too.
If you want to be in the heart of the action, downtown is where it's at. You'll have all the conveniences of the city right at your doorstep from coffee shops to late-night cocktails. This is where you'll find the trendiest dining options, the best nightlife and plenty of shopping centers. It's also home to Canada's second-highest number of corporate headquarters, so moving here, you might even be able to walk to work.
If you want scenery and all the amenities of downtown nearby, Crescent Heights is a top pick. It sits along the banks of Bow River and it's also home to picturesque McHugh Bluff Park. Plus, it's near downtown too for easy access to all the nightlife. One of the best aspects of living here is that you'll not only have access to the river, but its network of pathways that make it easy to get to many destinations along the way in addition to downtown, like the Calgary Zoo and Eau Claire Market.
If you're moving with your family, or plan to start one, Huntington Hills in the northwest and northeast quadrant of the city is ideal. It offers great schools and playgrounds, a sportsplex with a hockey area and curling rink, along with active community associations that plan all sorts of programs for adults and kids throughout the year.