For those who enjoy being surrounded by nature and other green spaces, the communities of Beddington Heights and Huntington Hills might be just the ticket.
With Nose Hill Park fringing the western edges of these two neighbouring areas and Nose Creek Parkway nudging at their eastern edge – not to mention the dozen or so parks within the communities – residents here have ample opportunity to immerse themselves in the outdoors.
“There is really good value in these communities. The price points are very accessible. If you are looking for a single detached home, you can get in for under $400,000,” said Rob Whitfield, a REALTOR® with Sather Real Estate Pro Brokers Ltd., adding the bulk of the homes in these communities are priced between $400,000 and $500,000.
“There is really good value in these communities. The price points are very accessible.” – Rob Whitfield, Sather Real Estate Pro Brokers Ltd.
Both communities straddle Centre Street in north Calgary. They are bounded by 14th Street S.W. and Nose Hill Park to the west and Deerfoot Trail to the east, providing easy access to pretty much anywhere in the city.
Established in the late ’60s and ’70s, the two communities predominantly feature single-family homes in mid-century, split-level and ranch-style bungalow designs. There is also a peppering of townhomes, duplexes and two-storey, single-family designs.
“People are definitely buying and renovating in these communities,” said Whitfield. “It’s spring and there is definitely an uptick in the market, and the northwest is quite strong because the price points are really great.”
- Created in 1980, Nose Hill Park spans 11 hectares and borders both communities. Here residents can hike through the rough fescue grasslands – one of the last and most significant examples of this ecosystem left on the Prairies.
- Anchored by restaurants, cafés, a London Drugs and a Safeway, Beddington Towne Centre features 165,000 square feet of retail space, including medical and financial services.
- Several schools are located throughout the two communities, including Beddington Heights School, St. Henry Elementary School, Huntington Hills School, St. Hubert Elementary School, Alex Munro School, St. Helena School and John G. Diefenbaker High School.
- Reimagine Beddington is a multi-year project to plan the future of Beddington Heights’s parks and open spaces. Community gardens, outdoor exercise circuits, benches and landscaping are all in the works.
Established: 1979 (Beddington Heights), 1967 (Huntington Hills)
Population: 11,478 (Beddington Heights), 13,409 (Huntington Hills)
Dwellings: 4,415 (Beddington Heights), 5,633 (Huntington Hills)
Median pre-tax household income: $88,241 (Beddington Heights), $73,839 (Huntington Hills)
Number of residential sales (2019 YTD): 31 (Beddington Heights), 37 (Huntington Hills)
Residential average price (2019 YTD): $324,479 (Beddington Heights), $329,805 (Huntington Hills)
SOURCE: 2018 Calgary Civic Census, 2016 Census of Canada & CREB®