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Especially during the long, hot days of summer, the idea of living beside a lake is extremely appealing. Thankfully, Calgary is home to several unique communities with a man-made lake to call their own. For those thinking about buying their own lakefront oasis, here’s a look at each of Calgary’s established lake communities to help you find the one that’s right for you.

Arbour Lake

  • Quadrant: N.W.
  • Established: 1992
  • Population: 10,713
  • Dwellings: 3,938
  • Median age: 41
  • Median pre-tax household income: $92,399
  • New listings: 146
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 68
  • Residential average price (YTD): $473,489
  • Residential benchmark price: $438,933

Auburn Bay

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 2003
  • Population: 16,429
  • Dwellings: 5,932
  • Median age: 30
  • Median pre-tax household income: $116,046
  • New listings: 306
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 128
  • Residential average price (YTD): $492,045
  • Residential benchmark price: $500,250

Chaparral

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 1995
  • Population: 12,964
  • Dwellings: 4,176
  • Median age: 35
  • Median pre-tax household income: $115,357
  • New listings: 209
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 93
  • Residential average price (YTD): $483,824
  • Residential benchmark price: $451,883

Coral Springs

  • Quadrant: N.E.
  • Established: 1991
  • Population: 5,792
  • Dwellings: 1,565
  • Median age: 37
  • Median pre-tax household income: $95,536
  • New listings: 43
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 22
  • Residential average price (YTD): $468,841
  • Residential benchmark price: $515,417

Lake Bonavista

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 1967
  • Population: 10,419
  • Dwellings: 4,110
  • Median age: 46
  • Median pre-tax household income: $111,130
  • New listings: 150
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 81
  • Residential average price (YTD): $582,059
  • Residential benchmark price: $580,600

Mahogany

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 2010
  • Population: 8,444
  • Dwellings: 3,106
  • Median age: 31
  • Median pre-tax household income: $130,088
  • New listings: 231
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 105
  • Residential average price (YTD): $560,460
  • Residential benchmark price: $381,633

McKenzie Lake

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 1982
  • Population: 13,616
  • Dwellings: 4,657
  • Median age: 37
  • Median pre-tax household income: $114,519
  • New listings: 164
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 95
  • Residential average price (YTD): $486,306
  • Residential benchmark price: $463,467

Midnapore

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 1977
  • Population: 7,320
  • Dwellings: 2,898
  • Median age: 42
  • Median pre-tax household income: $79,815
  • New listings: 75
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 38
  • Residential average price (YTD): $419,614
  • Residential benchmark price: $355,083

Sundance

  • Quadrant: S.E.
  • Established: 1982
  • Population: 9,994
  • Dwellings: 3,418
  • Median age: 40
  • Median pre-tax household income: $118,820
  • New listings: 123
  • Number of residential sales (YTD): 51
  • Residential average price (YTD): $517,310
  • Residential benchmark price: $459,617

SOURCES: 2017 Calgary Civic Census, 2011 National Household Survey & CREB®

PHOTOS: Cody Stuart / CREB®Now