Calgary Community Guide
If you’re a Calgary resident, you probably already know where you want to look, but if you’re new to our fair city, you should come on a bit of a tour before you start serious home hunting.
The communities of Calgary are divided roughly into quadrants – NW, NE, SE, SW. These quadrants have developed around Calgary’s location at the junction of the Bow and Elbow rivers and are now are considered to be divided at Centre Avenue and Centre St. If you are north of Centre Avenue, you’re in the northern quadrants and if you’re west of Centre Street, you are in the western quadrants. The numbers of Calgary’s streets and avenues begin at this juncture and radiate outward.
Calgary’s quadrants contain a total of 184 neighbourhoods. These range from the most upscale addresses in Mount Royal to the latest condo developments in the city’s Beltline. Depending where you want to settle, there’s a neighbourhood that can meet your needs.
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Notable Calgary Areas
Calgary has many terrific areas for people to spend time in (even if they end up buying in a different area!). Click on the links for more information about these neighbourhoods and attractions.
Mount Royal: One of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, Mount Royal is still a prestigious address and shows a variety of Calgary's most impressive turn-of-the-century architecture.
Inglewood: The oldest neighbourhood in Calgary containing a number of attractions including the Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary Historic Park, the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and more.
Kensington: A business revitalization zone that hosts a number of events: The Bizarre Bikes & Bazaar in May, the Sun and Salsa Festival in July and Christmas in Kensington Village in December.
Forest Lawn International Avenue: A destination for those looking for a variety of ethnic restaurants and the host to GlobalFest in late August.
Mission: Historic neighbourhood containing 4th Street, a popular place for shopping and dining. Hosts the May Lilac Festival.
Check out more great places to go on the Calgary Hotspots page!
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