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5 Reasons to Buy Real Estate in Altadore

  • September 9, 2012
  • By Cody Battershill

Why Should You Buy Altadore Real Estate?

Altadore is home to some of the most sought-after real estate in Calgary's inner city. But what makes this southwest community so popular?

We've compiled five of the top reasons why many inner city buyers take a good and long hard look at homes in Altadore.

#1 – Close to Downtown

Altadore real estate is in high demand and will continue to be for years to come. Its location plays a big part in that desirability; the community is positioned perfectly in the southwest inner city, not too far from downtown but not too close either.

A drive to the city centre takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on traffic. It really is the perfect location for urban professionals who frequent downtown but also are looking for a family-oriented, close-to-everything community to live in.

Even if you don't have a family just yet, being close to downtown and the Beltline isn't a bad thing. All it means is a shorter taxi ride on the way home to Altadore after a night out with friends or coworkers.

#2 - Elbow River + Pathways + Parks

There's few communities in Calgary that have as good of access to the river and its network of parks and pathways than Altadore does.

On its east side the Elbow River meanders southwards to the Glenmore Reservoir and northwards to the city centre. Along the way is Stanley Park, Repsol Sport Centre, Stampede Grounds and the Beltline. When you arrive at where the Elbow intersects with the Bow, there's Inglewood, East Village and St. Patrick's Island.

Don't forget about the handful of parks...

  • Sandy Beach Park
  • Altadore Park
  • River Park
  • Riverdale Park

...that are found on either side of the Elbow River and all reachable within minutes on foot from Altadore's boundary. These parks are popular dog-walking and leisure areas in the warmer months of the year. Also see:

#3 – Marda Loop Amenities

The number of amenities found on the north end of Altadore in Marda Loop is so large, it's sometimes hard to choose where to go.


When buying a home, it’s always important to think about the area amenities and how it will impact your day to day lifestyle. Homes in Altadore Calgary are a good investment because of the proximity to shopping, restaurants, parks, schools and more. These services and locations are the pillars of our basic needs and providing for our families.

#4 – Family-Oriented Community

Altadore is a youthful community with approximately 82.3 percent of its population under the age of 54. Many family’s have chosen to reside here because it is very much a family-orientated community, where walking to the park to play with the kids or taking the young ones to school takes only minutes.

Public school designation for elementary, junior high and senior high levels are all within the area or are a short walking distance from, so kids will have the opportunity to bond with others of their age not far from home.

#5 - Real Estate Portfolio

For more information about this area, please visit our Altadore Infill Community Profile.

Questions about Altadore Real Estate?

Please call me at 403.370.4180 or message me using the form below. I would be happy to assist you in accomplishing your real estate goals.

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