One great aspect of Calgary is its diverse array of wonderful communities that you could build your own infill. Today we have the top five great communities to build your next semi-detached or detached infill home.
Building a new home in an established neighborhood definitely has its perks. We have seen many creative uses of space, such as multigenerational families living on separate houses on the same lot, investing in a lot and using one half for a rental, and beyond.
The first area we need to take note of is Altadore or South Calgary.
These neighborhoods are established. Home builders have been densifying and reshaping this area for many years. The hustle and bustle of shopping, you will enjoy nearby Marda Loop, one of Calgary’s best shopping districts. The feeling of inner city with a little space between you and downtown means you won’t feel like you’re missing out on events, parties, bars, nightlife and a great metropolitan energy, but you can still have easy access to parks and greenspace.
Like Altadore, Killarney, another great example of a neighborhood that is transforming from a quaint single-family community to one full of modern condos, rowhouses and infills.
A little further from Downtown, Killarney enjoys the luxury of a nearby C-train station, easier river access and a little more distance from the busy urban core. Shopping on popular 17th Ave is just minutes away and you can easily get out of the city with convenient access to Bow Trail.
Sunnyside/Hillhurst is one of Calgary’s most desired inner-city communities.
It is still possible to find lots here. You will find this is one of the more developed infill communities. Take a walk through one of its many busy streets to see examples of beautiful new developments; the possibilities are endless. This community is centered around its famous shopping and dining experience and is located directly beside the downtown core.
Mount Pleasant is our next choice, located just North of 16th Ave Northwest.
Here you'll find that there's a little bit of elbow room. It's a little bit quieter of the location. There is no shortage of dining, bars, and easy access to Market Mall, the University of Calgary, hospitals and more makes this an attractive central location, with all the benefits of a quieter family suburb. Mount Pleasant sports access to some amazing bike trails.
Our top recommended location to build a location this year, however, is located just East of Mount Pleasant, and that is the community of Renfrew.
Over the past 1-2 years, we have seen developers and homebuilders alike express interest in this hidden gem of a community. With many of the original homes (And likewise, 50-foot lots) still standing, this area will likely rapidly transform into a dense and bustling community like Altadore or Killarney within the future. Now is your chance to get into this community while many families and investors are focused on the aforementioned communities.
Even though it’s a bit quieter and out of the way, Renfrew is just minutes from Downtown. Many will have walking access to Bridgeland, one of the best dining and entertainment districts. With the river nearby, the Calgary Zoo, TELUS World of Science and more, Renfrew offers a compelling value that growing families should not ignore.
Our final neighborhood we need to mention is Crescent Heights.
Perhaps with the premiere panoramic view of Downtown Calgary, the Bow River and the mountains, if you are looking for a location to build your dream home in the heart of one of Calgary’s prestigious communities, look no further.
With easy access to every inner city and shopping amenity on the North side of the river, some of the most interesting green and park space to be found, Crescent Heights is quiet, safe, and could be your amazing dream retreat with views to match.
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