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A growing family often means it’s time to grow the home as well – a space that once seemed roomy and open often feels cramped once a little one is running around.

Depending on your priorities, it might also mean the time has come to relocate from an inner-city area to a quieter, family-focused community in the suburbs. If you’re struggling to pick a new neighbourhood to call home, or have no idea where to even start looking, these are Calgary’s top-10 communities for young families (based on percentage of population 14 years old and under):

Auburn Bay
Quadrant: S.E.
Established: 2003
Population: 17,251
Population distribution (0-14 years): 29%
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: $429,440

Coventry Hills
Quadrant: N.E.
Established: 1991
Population: 17,527
Population distribution (0-14 years): 25%
Dwellings: 5,591
Median pre-tax household income: $109,984
New listings (YTD): 113
Number of residential sales (YTD): 64
Residential average price (YTD): $380,752
Residential benchmark price: $379,600

Cranston
Quadrant: S.E.
Established: 2010
Population: 18,980
Population distribution (0-14 years): 26%
Dwellings: 6,944
Median pre-tax household income: $125,439
New listings (YTD): 289
Number of residential sales (YTD): 142
Residential average price (YTD): $472,113
Residential benchmark price: $459,540

Evanston
Quadrant: N.W.
Established: 2007
Population: 17,251
Population distribution (0-14 years): 27%
Dwellings: 5,494
Median pre-tax household income: $126,256
New listings (YTD): 230
Number of residential sales (YTD): 115
Residential average price (YTD): $456,110
Residential benchmark price: $450,900

Evergreen
Quadrant: S.W.
Established: 1980
Population: 21,339
Population distribution (0-14 years): 23%
Dwellings: 7,191
Median pre-tax household income: $128,331
New listings (YTD): 224
Number of residential sales (YTD): 91
Residential average price (YTD): $445,439
Residential benchmark price: $417,620

McKenzie Towne
Quadrant: S.E.
Established: 1995
Population: 18,186
Population distribution (0-14 years): 22%
Dwellings: 7,156
Median pre-tax household income: $104,506
New listings (YTD): 256
Number of residential sales (YTD): 145
Residential average price (YTD): $353,654
Residential benchmark price: $358,820

Panorama Hills
Quadrant: N.W.
Established: 1996
Population: 25,861
Population distribution (0-14 years): 24%
Dwellings: 8,191
Median pre-tax household income: $112,016
New listings (YTD): 233
Number of residential sales (YTD): 96
Residential average price (YTD): $419,209
Residential benchmark price: $453,040

Saddle Ridge
Quadrant: N.E.
Established: 1960 (as an acreage community)
Population: 21,567
Population distribution (0-14 years): 26%
Dwellings: 5,917
Median pre-tax household income: $93,153
New listings (YTD): 154
Number of residential sales (YTD): 80
Residential average price (YTD): $360,844
Residential benchmark price: $386,920

Taradale
Quadrant: N.E.
Established: 1984
Population: 18,929
Population distribution (0-14 years): 27%
Dwellings: 5,269
Median pre-tax household income: $88,074
New listings (YTD): 116
Number of residential sales (YTD): 53
Residential average price (YTD): $326,257
Residential benchmark price: $352,280

Tuscany
Quadrant: N.W.
Established: 1994
Population: 19,723
Population distribution (0-14 years): 28%
Dwellings: 6,644
Median pre-tax household income: $139,488
New listings (YTD): 195
Number of residential sales (YTD): 113
Residential average price (YTD): $491,723
Residential benchmark price: $422,580

SOURCE: 2018 Calgary Civic Census, 2016 Census of Canada & CREB®. Year-to-date (YTD) housing statistics are current through May 2019.

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