Shawnessy real estate guide & listings for sale
Shawnessy offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. Most areas in this part of Calgary are quiet, as the streets tend to be quite tranquil. Lastly, getting to parks is easy from a lot of locations in the neighbourhood since there are around 10 of them nearby for residents to explore.
Commuting by car is very convenient in Shawnessy. It is a rather short car ride to the nearest highway from any location in this neighbourhood, and coming across a parking spot is quite easy. In contrast, Shawnessy is not particularly transit friendly. Nonetheless, residents can depend on Shawnessy Station on the Red Line. There are approximately 10 bus lines passing through the neighbourhood, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. Despite the fact that the terrain is flat, this area is not very bicycling-friendly as. It is also at times challenging for people walking to move around in Shawnessy as few common errands can be run on foot.
About half of homes in Shawnessy were built between 1980 and 1990, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1990s and the 2000s. The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of this part of Calgary is an important part of its character. Homeowners occupy about 85% of the dwellings in Shawnessy and 15% are rented. This neighbourhood is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes.
The nearest grocery store in this neighbourhood is typically only a rather short walk away. There are also a limited number of options for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes. In terms of education, parents and their children will value the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most homes for sale in Shawnessy. On the other hand, daycares are not very numerous and therefore tend to require an extended walk to get to.