Calgary City Centre Real Estate & Community Guide
Welcome to Calgary City Centre, quoted as the most walkable city centre in the world! Calgary’s Centre City is situated in the heart of Calgary with the Bow and Elbow River running north and east of the downtown core. With 17 Avenue to the south and 14 Street to the west, Calgary City Centre is vibrant and includes communities such as the Downtown West End, Chinatown, East Village, Beltline, and Eau Claire.
On average 161,500 (approximately) people work downtown Calgary, with over 41,000 people living within the core.
Why You’ll Love Living in Calgary’s City Centre
Calgary is committed to creating a quality of life that is active, family-friendly and has a great balance of art, culture and nature. The downtown core boasts over 25 parks, shops, cafes, restaurants and events, all surrounded by modern skyscrapers and historical sandstone buildings.
There are many areas in the downtown core that facilitate an active lifestyle including the amazing RiverWalk in East Village, Reader Rock Garden near Stampede Park and Riley Park which is infamous for its wading pool and weekend cricket matches. Prince’s Island Park is the heart of Calgary’s Downtown with playgrounds, pathways along the river, sprawling green grass for picnics and one of Calgary’s best restaurants, the River Cafe. Take a tour of the Calgary Tower and enjoy a meal up in the Sky360 Restaurant.
City Centre living is surprisingly a great place for families too, with a bike ride to the Calgary Zoo, visiting Calgary’s oldest park Central Memorial Park and ice skating at the Olympic Plaza. The West End of the Calgary core has the world’s largest skate parks at Shaw Millennium Park and St. Patrick’s Island pebble beach is a great place for the family on a hot summer day!
Art and culture are a priority in Calgary, with murals, statues, global events, theatres, plazas, Arts Common, the Saddledome and much, much more. With the C-Train running extensively throughout the city and hundreds of interconnected bike and walking pathways, getting around the City Centre is easy. Not to mention that you are pretty much a few minutes walking distance from a great pub, restaurant or shop.
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The East Village is a vibrant community that has come a long way from where it was a few years ago. Once a more forgettable area of the city, it is now one of the prime locations for urban living with quick access to art, culture, music and great shops and restaurants.
Stephen Avenue Walk
Stephen Avenue Walk is a busy pedestrian walkway surrounded by art, great dining, shopping & entertainment venues.
Betty Lou’s Library
Prohibition-style speakeasy featuring an intimate setting, live entertainment, cocktails, small plates & entry by ‘secret’ password.
Prince’s Island Park
Prince’s Island Park is a sprawling urban park that runs along the Bow River. Enjoy the green grass, riverside paths, Shakespeare in The Park and playgrounds.
Calgary City Centre Real Estate
There are approximately 31,000 residential units in the City Centre and the City of Calgary has significant plans to accommodate up to 40,000 new residents by 2035. Buildings, public spaces and housing are all part of the plan as they anticipate the growth.
There is a lot of real estate to choose from in Calgary’s City Centre including single-family homes, townhomes, condos and semi-detached homes. Whether you’re a growing family, single and loving it or a business person looking to bike to work, Calgary City Centre has a lot to contribute to your lifestyle!