For many Calgarians, the idea of living beside a lake is extremely appealing. Thankfully, Calgary is home to several lake communities, and each has its own unique character and mix of amenities.

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: 10,636 Dwellings: 3,942 Median pre-tax household income: $109,790 New listings (YTD): 94 Number of residential sales (YTD): 55 Residential average price (YTD): $412,650 Residential benchmark price (YTD): $420,150

Auburn Bay Quadrant: S.E. Established: 2003 Population: 17,251 Dwellings: 5,993 Median pre-tax household income: $136,961 New listings (YTD): 214 Number of residential sales (YTD): 101 Residential average price (YTD): $469,064 Residential benchmark price: $424,600

Chaparral Quadrant: S.E. Established: 1995 Population: 12,717 Dwellings: 4,177 Median pre-tax household income: $137,640 New listings (YTD): 160 Number of residential sales (YTD): 71 Residential average price (YTD): $467,169 Residential benchmark price: $429,725

Coral Springs Quadrant: N.E. Established: 1991 Population: 5,858 Dwellings: 1,579 Median pre-tax household income: $114,498 New listings (YTD): 24 Number of residential sales (YTD): 10 Residential average price (YTD): $435,200 Residential benchmark price: $503,775

Lake Bonavista Quadrant: S.E. Established: 1967 Population: 10,292 Dwellings: 4,111 Median pre-tax household income: $130,604 New listings (YTD): 119 Number of residential sales (YTD): 61 Residential average price (YTD): $553,628 Residential benchmark price: $527,375

Mahogany Quadrant: S.E. Established: 2010 Population: 9,836 Dwellings: 4,082 Median pre-tax household income: $135,818 New listings (YTD): 134 Number of residential sales (YTD): 81 Residential average price (YTD): $477,332 Residential benchmark price: $366,180

McKenzie Lake Quadrant: S.E. Established: 1982 Population: 13,438 Dwellings: 4,662 Median pre-tax household income: $136,238 New listings (YTD): 117 Number of residential sales (YTD): 68 Residential average price (YTD): $487,305 Residential benchmark price: $449,280

Midnapore Quadrant: S.E. Established: 1977 Population: 7,310 Dwellings: 2,898 Median pre-tax household income: $79,815$ New listings (YTD): 56 Number of residential sales (YTD): 34 Residential average price (YTD): $396,410 Residential benchmark price: $350,140

Sundance Quadrant: S.E. Established: 1982 Population: 9,915 Dwellings: 3,421 Median pre-tax household income: $134,504 New listings (YTD): 101 Number of residential sales (YTD): 50 Residential average price (YTD): $481,251 Residential benchmark price: $449,980

SOURCE: 2018 Calgary Civic Census, 2016 Census of Canada & CREB®

PHOTOS: Cody Stuart / CREB®Now