Downtown West End real estate guide & listings for sale
Downtown West End is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this part of the city. It is very easy to find vibrant areas in this neighbourhood. There is a great variety of entertainment venues, there are a large number of people around most of the time, and with the nightlife venues in nearby neighbourhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink since they are generally located very close by. Downtown West End is quiet, as noise from streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue. Parks are especially well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to visit, which makes them very easy to access from a lot of locations in this neighbourhood.
Downtown West End will draw homeowners that value several means of transportation. Owing to Downtown - West Kerby Station on the Blue Line, and approximately 10 nearby bus lines, the very good public transit access allows people to get to many destinations without needing a car. Downtown West End is also a very convenient part of Calgary for pedestrians; most day-to-day errands can be run on foot, and plenty of businesses are close by. This area is not very cycling-friendly as. Nevertheless, riding a bike is made easier by the generally flat terrain.
In Downtown West End, the overwhelming majority of buildings are large apartment buildings, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of Calgary is particularly good for those looking for two bedroom homes. Renters occupy roughly 55% of the units in Downtown West End and the rest are occupied by owners. This part of the city experienced its biggest building boom following the year 2000, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period.
It is very often practical for home buyers in Downtown West End to shop for general and specialty groceries by walking. Furthermore, with 10-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of the city, there is almost always a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. A decent choice of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance. When it comes to education, it is a reasonably short walk to reach daycares and schools from most houses for sale in Downtown West End.