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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Mahogany

Popular southeast lake community continues to grow

Carrie and Kevin Wilde moved to Calgary’s southeast lake community of Mahogany six years ago with their four children – Tasia, Camebridge, Nicholas and Peirson – and the family pooch, Charlotte. The community’s architecture, lake, wetlands and extensive pathway system that connects it all attracted the family. But now that they are settled in (the kids have grown up in the area and now range in age from 15 to 21), Carrie Wilde says Mahogany is about more than the amenities.

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