Situated among some of Calgary’s most picturesque landscapes, the adjacent communities of Valley Ridge and Crestmont – both originally developed in the 1990s – offer homeowners access to plenty of nature and established amenities, along with some compelling views.
“Valley Ridge is a charming community that is over 50 per cent green space that includes amazing wildlife, hiking trails, bike paths, the Bow River and the Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club,” said Gerard Chiasson, a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Real Estate Mountain View and a longtime community resident.
“My wife and I really appreciate the community and joke that we are never leaving. We can move from our walkout bungalow to our condo and then to the seniors’ lodge.”
Currently, the community has 29 single-family listings (93 per cent of the homes in Valley Ridge are of the single-family variety) and the median price sits at $600,000, a number that is up by more than $21,000 year-over-year.
To the west of Valley Ridge, just across the Trans-Canada Highway, is the established community of Crestmont, which has expanded considerably over the past few years with the additions of Crestmont West and Crestmont View by Qualico Communities.
“My wife and I really appreciate the community and joke that we are never leaving. We can move from our walkout bungalow to our condo and then to the seniors’ lodge.” – Gerard Chiasson, RE/MAX Real Estate Mountain View
Here, homebuilders are adding a variety of product types to the mix, from estate homes to townhomes and bungalow-style villas.
“In the community of Crestmont, we have multiple playgrounds for children and 6.4 kilometres of walking trails that are essentially a circle around the community, with three beautiful feature ponds,” said Ismahan Omer, area sales manager for Arrive townhomes and bungalow villas by Partners Development Group in Crestmont West.
The bungalow homes feature 16-foot vaulted ceilings and design details like curbless showers, while the townhomes offer a variety of layouts for every family dynamic. New showhomes will be unveiled in January. Prices start in the $330,000s.
- Local goodies, fresh produce, Alberta-made cheeses and more will be available on Valley Ridge and Crestmont’s doorstep as the new Calgary Farmers’ Market West opens its doors in Greenwich in 2021.
- For those who love to golf or just want to connect with a vibrant community, the semi-private, 18-hole Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club, located on the northern edge of Valley Ridge, is at the heart of the community and easily accessible.
- The Valley Ridge Golf Course is carved from lands once occupied by the Happy Valley Campground, a vacation mainstay on the banks of the Bow River that was closed in the 1980s when the land was annexed by the City of Calgary.
Population: 5,585 (Valley Ridge), 1,690 (Crestmont)
Dwellings: 1,940 (Valley Ridge), 673 (Crestmont)
Median pre-tax income: $156,193 (Valley Ridge), $209,899 (Crestmont)
Number of residential new listings (YTD): 143 (Valley Ridge), 62 (Crestmont)
Number of residential sales (YTD): 65 (Valley Ridge), 26 (Crestmont)
Residential average sale price (YTD): $566,092 (Valley Ridge), $617,947 (Crestmont)
Residential benchmark price (YTD): $596,640 (Valley Ridge), $668,380(Crestmont) SOURCE: 2019 civic census, 2016 Census of Canada & CREB®