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