Springbank offers tranquil lifestyle and stunning views on Calgary’s western outskirts
As the summer sun rises in the bold, blue Alberta sky, Lisa Neiles revels in the quiet, as she sips her coffee on the deck of her home on Calgary’s western perimeter in Springbank Hill. She says that the peacefulness, along with the easy access to the city, attracted her and her husband to the area.
“I love how we can sit on our deck and hear nothing but the birds chirping,” said Neiles. “It is rare you can live in the city and drive down a country road with a view of the meadows with horses and mountain range, turn a corner and drive into your neighbourhood of approximately 40 homes. It’s the best of both worlds.”
Although Neiles’s home technically sits within Calgary’s city limits, a two-minute ride down the road leads to the rural community of Springbank in Rocky View County. Known for its sweeping mountain vistas and wide-open rolling lands peppered with country residential acreages and estate homes, Springbank’s borders are being slowly absorbed into Calgary proper – Springbank Hill, Aspen Woods, West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Crestmont and Valley Ridge have all been annexed.