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Which Calgary Neighbourhood Best Suits Your Lifestyle?

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Peter-John Woolf

calgary-neighbourhoods-evanston-entrance.pngSettling down in an inviting community is a top priority for Calgary families looking to build a new home. A friendly community that is accessible and boasts all the necessary amenities, such as schools, shops, medical centres, and entertainment options is ideal for convenient long-term living. The right location, coupled with a new home full of customized features, gives you the perfect environment to raise a family.

Fortunately, there are many great options in and around the Calgary area. Read on to discover the ideal location for your family and future home.

Evanston: The Neighbourly Neighbourhood

Located on Calgary’s scenic Northwest, Evanston is close enough for convenient access to all the great amenities Calgary has to offer, while still providing an easy escape to the mountains for a day trip or weekend getaway. Characterized by community-minded neighbours, open prairie skies, green spaces and beautiful homes, Evanston offers the serenity of a rural retreat while being located only moments from the Stoney Trail ring road.

Designed to bring people together, this friendly neighbourhood has been carefully planned to include parks, playgrounds and even a neighbourhood gazebo. Houses in this area are also built with socializing in mind, which can be seen in their large lots and open verandas. Nearby amenities include several schools, major commuter roads, medical centres, and the popular Evanston Towne Centre, which features shopping and dining options.

Ranchers' Rise, Okotoks: For the Adventurer

Built right within the Okotoks Air Ranch - a private air park - the community of Ranchers' Rise offers prospective buyers luxury homes and open spaces. Originally bought and owned by pilot and aviation enthusiast Orville Rowland in the 1970’s, Ranchers' Rise was developed to honour his vision of a community filled with adventure and comfort.

With vast prairie views, wide lots, and we can't forget the airstrip, Ranchers' Rise is uniquely designed to give residents a great outdoor experience. The area includes all amenities a family could need such as recreation centres, shopping facilities, museums, theatres, golf courses, schools and medical facilities. The neighbourhood also boasts an extensive park system, including playgrounds, skating rinks, football fields and fitness trails built to accommodate visitors during all seasons.

calgary-neighbourhoods-kinniburgh-dock.pngKinniburgh, Chestermere: Lakeside Living

Kinniburgh is lake living at its finest, with all of the amenities that appeal to families who enjoy all that the water has to offer. It has a peaceful atmosphere, a brand new K-9 school, cafe, gardens, nature paths, and a beautiful lake! Kids will love the summer camp located just minutes away from the town.

Chestermere Lake is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area as well as the biggest appeal to home buyers in this community. The lake provides a serene and beautiful environment- the perfect backdrop for your dream home. Families can experience outdoor activities at the lake such as swimming, water skiing and fishing or simply enjoy its serenity.

Harmony, Springbank: Mountain Views

Harmony was built with a unique vision to be more than just a place, but also a philosophy and way of life. It was designed with specific goals to help residents re-connect and find balance with work, play, learning, creating and more. Various features throughout the community, such as the fine art installations and fresh food markets ensure that residents thrive.

Harmony offers fantastic amenities, such as a farmer’s market, a premier golf course and a recreation centre.  Families will enjoy spending time together at the parks and playgrounds, and as the community develops, residents will have access to a 140-acre lake with a planned beachfront area.

This peaceful community is set with the spectacular backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, and since it's located just west of Calgary, you have a quick commute, making Harmony the perfect location to raise a family.

At Broadview Homes, we work closely with homebuyers to create the best new homes in fantastic neighbourhoods you'll love. Whether it's an attached or detached family home, townhouse or duplex, we are sure to have the right home for you in the neighbourhood of your dreams. 

If you are looking to settle down in a friendly Calgary neighbourhood with a great location, look no further than one of these featured communities.

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Topics: calgary community, kinniburgh, harmony, rancher's rise, calgary neighbourhoods, evanston