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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