Calgary real estate guide & listings for sale
The character of Calgary is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This city is very quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamour. Finally, there are over 2200 parks nearby for residents to visit, making it easy to access them.
Driving is a very good medium of transportation in Calgary. Most properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, and it is very convenient to come across a parking spot. However, commuting by public transit is at times challenging in Calgary. Thankfully, homeowners can rely on a multitude of rapid transit stations on the Red Line and Blue Line. The city is served by over 250 bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. Although it is a flat ride to most locations, the bicycle is a fairly poor mode of transportation in Calgary as. This city is also not very conducive to walking as very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing the majority of buildings in Calgary, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Around one third of properties in this city were constructed after the year 2000, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This city has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder.
The nearest supermarket in Calgary is usually only a rather short walk away. 17th Avenue Southeast is among the best streets for food stores. Residents are served by over 4200 restaurants and coffee shops as well. With respect to education, primary schools are convenient to get to on foot from any location in Calgary. However, it can be difficult to access high schools as a pedestrian. Parents benefit from public and private schools at both the primary and high school level.