Royal Oak & Rocky Ridge

Natural beauty, and a state-of-the-art recreation facility, on the city’s northwest edge

Nestled side by side, the northwest communities of Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge share an abundance of amenities, including grocery stores, community green spaces and walking trails. But two features that make these communities stand out are the jaw-dropping views of the Rocky Mountains and the brand-new Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, a 284,000-square-foot health and wellness centre that opened its doors in January.

“The hunger and desire for this type of community space has been long anticipated,” said Ken Lima-Coelho, vice-president of community engagement for YMCA Calgary.

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West Springs

Downtown amenities on Calgary’s western edge

Location, location, location. “That’s one of the top things that this community has going for it. Location and amenities,” said Cindy Arevalo, co-area sales manager for Trico Homes’s new townhome project in the Wentworth area of West Springs.

Bounded by Springbank to the west, Old Banff Coach Road to the north, Bow Trail to the south and 69th Street S.W. to the east, West Springs boasts easy access to the downtown core and the Rocky Mountains. With over 10,000 residents, it’s a young and vibrant community where 97 per cent of the population is under retirement age.

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Edgemont

Beautiful views and sprawling green spaces mark this northwest-Calgary gem

Until last year, when the community hit the number-three spot on Avenue Magazine’s 2017 best neighbourhoods list, Edgemont was one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets.

“We were really excited by the recent ranking,” said Paul Clark, president of the Edgemont Community Association. He’s been living in the neighbourhood for 24 years and can’t say enough about the location.

“It’s the green spaces within the community that make this such an amazing place,” he said. “And we are right next door to Nose Hill Park, which is literally a five-minute walk from my doorstep.”

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Mission & Cliff Bungalow

Youthful energy in an historic community

“Mission is a phenomenal place to live and play,” said Julie O’Donnell, executive director of the 4th Street Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ).

There’s no doubt that the communities of Mission and Cliff Bungalow spin at a vibrant pace, with people always out strolling, talking, poking into galleries and artisan shops, and enjoying the vast selection of restaurants and coffee shops.

It was that hum that enticed Nicole Butz to make a move to the area a year ago.

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Next-generation neighbourhood

Innovative design and attractive amenities meet in Westman Village

Even though it is chock-full of cutting-edge design and brimming with bells and whistles, that’s not what’s drawing buyers towards Westman Village, a new neighbourhood within the award-winning community of Mahogany. Instead, it’s the lifestyle, including convenience, walkability, access to Calgary’s largest man-made lake, and loads of downtown-style amenities.

“What really sets the development apart are the amenities and the self-contained structure of Westman Village,” said Jay Westman, chairman and CEO of Jayman Built, the developer and builder behind the project. “The only thing that we don’t have is a gas station.”

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