Northwest Calgary is best known for its breathtaking mountain views and its location beside the scenic Bow River. Situated north of the Bow River and on the west side of Centre Street, you'll also find some of the best views of the downtown core in this district.
You'll have your choice between settling in family-friendly neighborhoods like Tuscany, being part of a golf community in The Hamptons or Varsity Estates or setting up home in one of the trendy communities in the inner-city. The Northwest has something for everyone!
Many young professionals look in the Bridgeland, Crescent Heights and Sunnyside communities for a home within walking distance of Calgary's downtown core.
Shopping in the area
Pack up your bags and get ready to explore the many outdoor strip malls or head to one of the three indoor malls to take in a day of shopping. The Market Mall has been redeveloped recently and now features more than 200 restaurants and stores including a Zellers that will soon be making a transformation into a Target store.
Recreation in the Northwest
If you're a type of nature enthusiast this is the area to call home. Getting to the Rockies from this area only takes about an hour but you don't have to head far from home to take in the natural beauty surrounding this set of communities. Here you'll find some of the best pathways in Calgary and stunning views of the Bow River Valley.
Recreation is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts with golf courses scattered throughout the area along with basketball courts, swimming pools, hockey rinks and basketball courts. The Crowfoot YMCA is available for sports lovers as well as the McMahon Stadium where you can check out the Calgary Stampeder games and the Burns Stadium, home to the Calgary Vipers.
Northwest Calgary real estate
You'll have your choice between 60 communities in the Northwest. If you're looking for a starter home Evanston would be a good place to start while Citadel has a great variety of condos for the first-time buyer. Anyone that's looking for a luxury home may want to look at Tuscany, Valley Ridge, Panoramic Hills and Hanson Ranch that include many central features. If you decide to settle in Tuscany, for example, you'll be able to enjoy the recreation club right in the heart of the community.
You'll find a wide selection of condo apartments, townhouses, semi-detached, single-family houses and luxury homes throughout Northwest Calgary with prices ranging anywhere from approximately $250,000 for a condo up to $1 million or more for prime luxury real estate.