Calgary Communities, A to Z: North

Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s north. This is part two of a two-part series on Calgary communities. Abbeydale Arbour Lake Banff Trail Beddington Heights Bowness Brentwood Bridgeland/Riverside Cambrian Heights Capitol Hill Carrington Castleridge Charleswood Citadel Cityscape Collingwood Coral Springs Cornerstone Country Hills Country Hills Village Coventry Hills Crescent Heights […]

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Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s north. This is part two of a two-part series on Calgary communities. Abbeydale Arbour Lake Banff Trail Beddington Heights Bowness Brentwood Bridgeland/Riverside Cambrian Heights Capitol Hill Carrington Castleridge Charleswood Citadel Cityscape Collingwood Coral Springs Cornerstone Country Hills Country Hills Village Coventry Hills Crescent Heights […]

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Calgary Communities, A to Z: South

Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s sunny south. This is part one of a two-part series on Calgary communities. Acadia Albert Park/Radisson Heights Altadore Applewood Park Aspen Woods Auburn Bay Bankview Bayview Bel-Aire Beltline Belvedere Bonavista Downs Braeside Bridlewood Britannia Canyon Meadows Cedarbrae Chaparral Chinatown Chinook Park Christie Park […]

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Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s sunny south. This is part one of a two-part series on Calgary communities. Acadia Albert Park/Radisson Heights Altadore Applewood Park Aspen Woods Auburn Bay Bankview Bayview Bel-Aire Beltline Belvedere Bonavista Downs Braeside Bridlewood Britannia Canyon Meadows Cedarbrae Chaparral Chinatown Chinook Park Christie Park […]

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Grape expectations

In-home wine cellars’ popularity on the rise Canadians love to kick back and enjoy a good sip or smooth tipple – after all, we spent $7 billion on wine alone in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. So it’s no surprise that people are building the activity into their homes. Whether a leisure-time imbiber, a hobbyist […]

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In-home wine cellars’ popularity on the rise Canadians love to kick back and enjoy a good sip or smooth tipple – after all, we spent $7 billion on wine alone in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. So it’s no surprise that people are building the activity into their homes. Whether a leisure-time imbiber, a hobbyist […]

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Extras, extras!

The shifting popularity of new-build home upgrades Home command centres, extra-large closets, gyms, secondary suites, energy efficiencies and more – the new-build bells and whistles homebuyers are choosing today are all about convenience. No matter the size of the home, buyers want products that support a busy lifestyle, says Michelle Jakeman, director of sales and […]

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The shifting popularity of new-build home upgrades Home command centres, extra-large closets, gyms, secondary suites, energy efficiencies and more – the new-build bells and whistles homebuyers are choosing today are all about convenience. No matter the size of the home, buyers want products that support a busy lifestyle, says Michelle Jakeman, director of sales and […]

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Hide and seek

The broad appeal of secret-room renovations If you love those scenes from old movies where a wall opens to reveal a secret room, you can now put yourself squarely in the picture. Hidden rooms in houses – usually custom-built homes, rather than existing structures – are growing in popularity, and for good reason. “The demand […]

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The broad appeal of secret-room renovations If you love those scenes from old movies where a wall opens to reveal a secret room, you can now put yourself squarely in the picture. Hidden rooms in houses – usually custom-built homes, rather than existing structures – are growing in popularity, and for good reason. “The demand […]

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The future is now

How to control almost everything in your home with your phone Want to have the coolest home on the block? Then fill it with all the latest smart home devices. “A lot of people are familiar with smart home, and they have bits and pieces of it, but are looking at expanding,” said Steven Toews, […]

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How to control almost everything in your home with your phone Want to have the coolest home on the block? Then fill it with all the latest smart home devices. “A lot of people are familiar with smart home, and they have bits and pieces of it, but are looking at expanding,” said Steven Toews, […]

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Lacklustre luxury

High-end housing market continues sluggish recovery, but slow sales bump up supply  As a former long-time writer with the Calgary Herald focusing on the real estate beat, I knew how popular coverage of the real estate industry was to readers. One aspect of the industry people always loved reading about was the city’s luxury home […]

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High-end housing market continues sluggish recovery, but slow sales bump up supply  As a former long-time writer with the Calgary Herald focusing on the real estate beat, I knew how popular coverage of the real estate industry was to readers. One aspect of the industry people always loved reading about was the city’s luxury home […]

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Royal Oak & Rocky Ridge

Natural beauty, and a state-of-the-art recreation facility, on the city’s northwest edge Nestled side by side, the northwest communities of Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge share an abundance of amenities, including grocery stores, community green spaces and walking trails. But two features that make these communities stand out are the jaw-dropping views of the Rocky […]

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Natural beauty, and a state-of-the-art recreation facility, on the city’s northwest edge Nestled side by side, the northwest communities of Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge share an abundance of amenities, including grocery stores, community green spaces and walking trails. But two features that make these communities stand out are the jaw-dropping views of the Rocky […]

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Middle-ring mindset

A new look at old neighbourhoods In addition to the Twist and Woodstock, a lot of great neighbourhoods were created in the 1960s. Today, Calgary’s middle-ring suburbs – those developed between 1950 and the early 1970s – face some serious challenges, but, at the same time, some unique opportunities. “These neighbourhoods are in a good […]

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A new look at old neighbourhoods In addition to the Twist and Woodstock, a lot of great neighbourhoods were created in the 1960s. Today, Calgary’s middle-ring suburbs – those developed between 1950 and the early 1970s – face some serious challenges, but, at the same time, some unique opportunities. “These neighbourhoods are in a good […]

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Aging gracefully

Leaders in middle-ring suburbs grapple with current challenges, while looking to the future Calgary is a city that is continuing to grow and expand, with new suburbs and surrounding areas showing marked growth this year, yielding new infrastructure and amenities for residents. However, while Calgary’s newer communities expand, older communities are experiencing unique challenges. In […]

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Leaders in middle-ring suburbs grapple with current challenges, while looking to the future Calgary is a city that is continuing to grow and expand, with new suburbs and surrounding areas showing marked growth this year, yielding new infrastructure and amenities for residents. However, while Calgary’s newer communities expand, older communities are experiencing unique challenges. In […]

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