Community Profile: Richmond

Full of vibrancy and life, Richmond is a community in the throes of change.

With boundaries that stretch from 33rd Avenue S.W. north to 17th Avenue S.W., the community contains an eclectic mix of homes, from wartime bungalows to multi-million dollar infills. On the western edge, the community boundary jogs across Crowchild Trail, bumping up against Killarney and Currie Barracks, while the eastern perimeter extends to 19th Street S.W.

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South Calgary

Trendy inner-city community is buzzing with activity

South Calgary just keeps getting better and better. It’s an area charged with arts and culture, natural beauty, public art, funky coffee shops, and stellar restaurants. It’s also home to beach volleyball courts and a public outdoor swimming pool, one of only a handful still operating in the city.

“The community has so much culture and vibrancy. It’s so fun to just walk down 33rd Avenue and people watch,” said South Calgary resident Jude Savoy, who has lived in the community for almost five years.

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Thinking outside the box

Calgary developers are getting creative in tough condo market

Like much in life, the only constant in the housing market is change. Buyer tastes are ever evolving, and developers of new-build condo projects in Calgary must keep pace.

“Homebuyers today know what they want and need in a new home,” said Nicole McLaws, marketing manager at Hopewell Residential. “They want excellent quality, timeless style, affordable pricing and a location that works for their lifestyle.”

To meet those needs, developers offer a range of floor plan layouts and sizes, with stylish finishings and long-lasting materials. At the same time, they are keeping one eye squarely on the big picture.

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Diverse design

New meets old in eclectic, inner-city Bankview

As one meanders along the narrow and hilly streets of Bankview, it’s hard not to be struck by the eclectic nature of the streetscape. Century-old, Craftsman-style homes sit alongside 1960s-era, four-storey, walk-up apartment buildings, and swanky new duplexes and infills. Adding softness to the landscape, fifty-foot-tall trees pepper the greenspaces, arching across the boulevards and creating a canopy of enchantment. Steps away, coffee shops, pubs and the boutique shops on 17th Avenue S.W. thrum with the beat of the bustling city.

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Rising star

Altadore’s appeal just keeps growing, as new developments bring excitement to the area

Altadore is one of Calgary’s hottest inner-city communities, and its appeal just keeps on growing, as a stream of new mixed-use condo projects, funky boutiques, grocery stores and fitness centres is rising along the 33rd and 34th Avenue corridors. The new additions stack the deck for a community that’s already known for its quality pubs and restaurants. The coffee shops alone – think Monogram, Phil & Sebastian, Starbucks and, the latest addition, NHBR – are enough to attract the lion’s share of latte-sipping Calgarians on frosty February mornings.

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