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Best Areas of Calgary to Live In

  • June 2, 2022
  • By Cody Battershill

What are the Best Communities in Calgary to Live In?

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What are the best areas to live in Calgary? Truth be told, YYC is a wonderful city to live in for a number of reasons. Today, there is a wide range of appealing communities found in nearly all areas of the city that would be considered the "best."

Below is Calgaryism's list of the best areas of Calgary to live in, each with its own attached community review and home search where you can find out more about the neighbourhood's current MLS® listings, schools, amenities and more!

If you have questions about any of these best neighbourhoods in Calgary, contact our team of experienced Realtors and we will be happy to assist you! Also see:

Best Areas to Live in Northwest Calgary

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Woman hiking in Canmore, AB

The northwest quadrant is a popular area to live in Calgary if you like to escape to the foothills and mountains to the west at a moment's notice without getting stuck in traffic. Many northwest communities are found amid rolling foothills with plateaus and valleys in between, while the Bow River carves its way through the area as it flows towards the downtown core. Needless to say, the northwest is home to many award-winning communities that are hard to look past for many potential home buyers.

Arbour Lake

This suburban neighbourhood is one of the few lake communities in Calgary. Centred around a man-made lake with exclusive use for residents, Arbour Lake is one of the best areas to live in Calgary for families who love the beach and enjoy the ambience of a tight-knit community. Arbour Lake West is a new mixed-use development in the area offering high-end condos and townhomes, providing more real estate options in the area for buyers from all walks of life.

Banff Trail

Banff Trail is located brim of Crowchild Trail and 16th Avenue NW, giving residents access to amenities galore and a walkable lifestyle if they choose. Within its boundaries, you'll find many older homes among an increasing number of new infill developments. Banff Trail has good connectivity to main driving routes and is home to a C-Train station and is within blocks from the University of Calgary.

Briar Hill / Hounsfield Heights

View from SAIT, Briar Hill Hounsfield Heights Community

View of Downtown from SAIT Polytechnic

Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights is host to some of Calgary's most prestigious infill homes. Located on the top of an escarpment sloping down to the south, this neighbourhood has beautiful views of downtown and the river valley and is only a short walk/drive to Kensington and downtown.

Cambrian Heights

Cambrian Heights is a popular up-and-coming inner city community in northwest Calgary. While most of its current properties are older construction bungalows, home owners and builders alike have taken up new projects of their own which are slowly but surely transforming the face of the neighbourhood and giving it a more contemporary look and feel. Residents enjoy quick access to a number of outdoor green spaces including Nose Hill Park, one of Calgary's largest.

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill residents have convenient access to tons of nearby amenities and services found on the TransCanada Highway, in Banff Trail and along 14th Street NW, as well as great outdoor recreational opportunities at the adjacent Confederation Park - one of Calgary's largest outdoor recreational spaces. This community has a quiet ambience close to downtown with lush overhanging trees along some of its main streets and is home to several new infill projects.

Crescent Heights

Crescent Heights is situated just across Centre Street North bridge adjacent to Eau Claire and the downtown business core. Some homes have spectacular views of the downtown skyline, river valley, and mountains to the west. Residents have direct access to the network of river parks and pathways which lead into downtown and span along the Bow and Elbow Rivers for countless kilometres. If you love living in upscale infills with access to some of the best outdoor recreation the city has to offer, Crescent Heights may be perfect for you.


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Peace Bridge and the Bow River near Sunnyside / Hillhurst / Eau Claire / Downtown West End

Hillhurst is situated just northwest of downtown Calgary and is home to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Alberta University of the Arts. New infill developments are sprouting up everywhere in this sought-after riverside neighbourhood as residents get to enjoy a walkable lifestyle with hundreds of businesses nearby in the Kensington shopping district as well as convenient access to the river pathways and Peace Bridge (above) which is about a 5 to 10 minute walk away.


Evanston is a suburban neighbourhood found on the brim of the northwest which was voted as the best community in Calgary in 2013/14. Residents have ample access to more than 15 schools, 9 hospitals and medical centres, and 15 shopping centres, and can escape to the mountains and beyond with ease for the weekend or holidays. Characterized by green spaces, trickling creeks and beautiful homes, Evanston has it all! Getting around town is easy as well with the ring road of Stoney Trail lying south of the area.

Mount Pleasant

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Icefield Parkway Highway from Banff to Jasper, AB

Like Capitol Hill, Mount Pleasant is located between 16th Avenue and Confederation Park and is a quiet area with access to a ton of amenities on the TransCanada Highway, 4th Street NW and North Hill Mall. Mount Pleasant also borders the massive Confederation Park which is also home to a driving range and Golf Course.


Parkdale is a riverside neighbourhood immediately south of the Foothills Hospital on 16th Avenue NW. Residents have great connectivity to the rest of the city via 16th Avenue NW and Crowchild Trail while being able to access the river pathways within a few minutes on foot. McMahon Stadium, the U of C, North Hill Mall and Market Mall are also very close by. Because of the inclining escarpment on which it was built on, many Parkdale homes also have spectacular views of the river and city.


Rosedale is located south of the Trans Canada highway and north of the Bow River with an escarpment on its southern boundary, providing many homes in the area beautiful views of downtown and the mountains. New infill homes are taking the neighbourhood by storm, allowing urban professionals to live with their families in new construction close to work in the city centre and amenities galore including an in-community elementary school.


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Downtown skyline taken from Crescent Heights plateau with Sunnyside below

Sunnyside is just a short five-minute walk away from downtown and adjacent to the Bow River and pathways. Kensington, a well-known shopping district, is found on the west side of Sunnyside and is adjacent to a C-Train station. In short, those who want to live a walkable lifestyle near the best inner city recreation, leisure and parks the city has to offer should consider making a move to Sunnyside. Many residents walk to and from work downtown within minutes - even during winter!


Tuscany is home to a tight-knit, family-oriented community served by a central amenity plaza with a grocery store, gas station and other day-to-day amenities. Calgary's northwest C-Train line recently expanded to include a new station that services the community, giving convenient access to the city centre and other parts of town. Residents enjoy immediate access to the foothills and mountains to the west while living in relatively new construction homes, townhouses and condos.


Varsity has frequently been named as one of the best areas to live in Calgary for a number of reasons, including its location close to several huge parks and walkability to Dalhousie Station, the C-Train, University District, Market Mall and Bow River. Located on the top of a plateau just north of the Bow River Valley, Varsity has much to offer residents including beautiful views and a tranquil community setting.

Watermark at Bearspaw

Those looking for a lot more than the typical out of their home and community should consider Watermark at Bearspaw. This new and exclusive rural neighbourhood is home to incredibly luxurious homes, huge estate lots and fantastic amenities, not to mention being a SAM Award-Winning community for its waterfront properties altogether.

West Hillhurst

West Hillhurst is a highly sought-after northwest community by people looking to live and play close to downtown. Adjacency to the Bow River and its network of pathways as well as awesome connectivity to Crowchild Trail and the Trans-Canada highway are just a few reasons why it is one of the best communities in Calgary. West Hillhurst is transforming into an upscale neighbourhood with countless of new infill developments over the past several years.

Best Areas to Live in Northeast Calgary

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Bow River pathways near Bridgeland & Inglewood

The northeast quadrant of Calgary is ideal for those looking to live in more affordable areas of the city or who frequent the airport for whatever reason. New communities like Cornerstone, for example, offer buyers new construction living opportunities, while older areas such as Falcon Ridge and Marlborough provide affordable options nearby with all the amenities you could ever ask for. The northeast is also known to be very diverse, with many temples and cultural centres found throughout the area and are home to some of Calgary's best annual festivals.


Bridgeland is known as one of the best areas to live in Calgary because it is located on the north bank of the Bow River close to downtown and allows residents to engage in outdoor leisure and recreation along the river at a moment's notice. St. Patrick's Island, the Calgary Zoo, East Village, Eau Claire, and Inglewood are all reachable within 5 to 20 minutes on foot. Bridgeland also has its own C-Train station on the south end in between Memorial Trail and has an amenity corridor on 1st Avenue NE where you'll find several of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Many new condominiums and new infill developments are replacing its older homes, giving the neighbourhood a completely refurbished feel!

Coral Springs

Coral Springs is a unique neighbourhood found deep in the northeast quadrant of the city. Known for its Californian-style stuccoed homes - some of which are semi-estates backing out onto a man-made lake - Coral Springs is definitely one of the best communities to live in Calgary's northeast.


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Calgary Deep Suburbs

Renfrew is another northeast community with a lot to offer potential home buyers. Never worry about getting around the city due to its close proximity to Deerfoot Trail and downtown. Residents have quick-and-easy access to a full spectrum of amenities along Edmonton Trail NE and 1st Avenue NE in the nearby Bridgeland, not to mention 16th Avenue North. Renfrew is also an up-and-coming infill development community with several new projects in the area.

Tuxedo Park

Tuxedo Park is bordered by amenity corridors and main routes such as Edmonton Trail, the Trans Canada Highway and 32nd Ave NE. Tuxedo Park offers residents quick commute times to downtown and the Beltline, as well as other parts of the city via Deerfoot Trail. Confederation Park and the Bow River pathways are found just a few minutes' drive from any point in the community, while day-to-day amenities such as grocers, restaurants and other services are even closer than that.

Winston Heights / Mountview

Winston Heights / Mountview is yet another up-and-coming infill community situated just minutes from the downtown business core and everything else the inner city has to offer. Find large lots along the Deerfoot Trail valley plateau and a central park area with a community centre, playground and outdoor rink (winter) that children and pets enjoy. Nearby grocers, gas stations and parks make this neighbourhood one of the best areas to live in the northeast of Calgary hands down.

Best Areas to Live in Southwest Calgary

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South District homes along the Bow River with the Rocky Mountains on the horizon

The southwest quadrant is sought after by many home buyers because of its outstanding communities and amenities throughout despite covering a large area which today includes the South and West districts. Southwest residents enjoy convenient access to areas like Bragg Creek and Kananaskis Country, and is where you'll find many of the cities most acclaimed masterplanned neighbourhoods.


Altadore is an upscale inner city neighbourhood with an unbeatable location near the Elbow River, Glenmore Reservoir, Marda Loop BIA and Mount Royal University. It is also close to downtown; if you are frequenting the city centre and are looking for a higher end home with enough space for the whole family, Altadore might just be that area you’ve been looking for!

Aspen Woods

This highly desirable community is found on the brim of the southwest quadrant, where access to the foothills and beyond is as traffic-free as it gets. Over the years, Aspen has grown to include a handful of subdivisions each with their own unique characteristics and real estate portfolios, providing a wide range of buyers with the opportunity to live in the area. If you are looking for well-designed, well-built suburban homes near amenities like Westside Rec. Centre and private schools galore, Aspen may be perfect for you.


Glenmore Reservoir in Southwest Calgary

Glenmore Reservoir

Bayview is a luxury community with large lots on the south brim of the Glenmore Reservoir. Find that perfect luxury home in Bayview, where there is always something to do on the waterfront recreational areas or at the nearby Southland Leisure Centre for the whole family. Nearby Glenmore Landing and other strip malls - not to mention Chinook Centre and Macleod Trail - provide all the amenities that Bayview residents need on a daily basis.


Bel-Aire is an inner city community home to some of the city's finest addresses. Bel-Aire residents enjoy living in an exclusive neighbourhood with direct access to the Elbow River pathways and Glenmore Reservoir, all just 10 minutes from the Beltline and downtown area. Experience upscale living at its finest in Bel-Aire.


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View from a condo in the central Beltline

The Beltline is where you'll find some of Calgary's finest and most luxurious streetside townhouses and high-rise apartments in addition to more affordable units. It is also perhaps one of the most walkable neighbourhoods and best areas to live in Calgary, with amenities galore found along entertainment corridors such as 10th, 12th and 17th Avenues SW. Downtown workers love the Beltline because of its "close-to-everything" location, including the office in the business core.


Crestmont is a family-oriented community unlike any other in the city, with immediate access to the city limits and TransCanada Highway to the west and facilities at the acclaimed Winsport Canada Olympic Park. Crestmont features a modern master-plan with parks, playgrounds and interconnecting pathways which nurture an exceptional atmosphere for families to grow and create memories in. Crestmont is a great neighbourhood for those who love the outdoors and enjoy an immediate escape to the foothills and beyond via Highway 1.

Currie Barracks

Currie Barracks is part three of a three-phase redevelopment of the old Canadian Forces Barracks initiated in the late 2000s and early 2010s by the Calgary Municipal Lands Corporation. Find stunning luxury homes, townhouses and condos amid European-style streetscapes and ample green spaces in the area, with ongoing developments such as a new mixed-use phase to come soon. Currie Barracks residents are just minutes from Mount Royal University, Marda Loop and the downtown business core.

Elbow Valley Estates

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Calgary Beltline & The Royal Condo (Left)

Elbow Valley Estates is a luxury neighbourhood that was named the best Calgary community of the year and best Canadian community of the year on multiple occasions and continues to be one of the best areas to live in Calgary to this day. Known for its estate luxury homes just outside of Calgary's southwest, Elbow Valley Estates offers buyers a rural luxury living experience matched by only a few other rural developments near the city.

Elbow Valley West

Situated just outside the southwest quadrant, Elbow Valley West is without a doubt one of the best areas in the Calgary Metropolitan Area to live in. With ultra-luxurious custom-built homes beginning in the $1 million range and several building opportunities still available, it is definitely one of the best neighbourhoods to consider making a move to if you desire a highly customized product with mountain views but not too far from the amenities of the big city.

Elbow Park

Elbow Park is a premier luxury community in southwest Calgary - one of the most sought after in the city as a matter of fact - with adjacency to the Elbow River waterway and an inner city location that's only minutes to downtown. The Elbow River meanders its way towards downtown on the east side of the neighbourhood, providing residents with access to Calgary's renowned network of paved pathways. Find remarkable estate-sized homes in Elbow Park that you'll be in awe of.

Eau Claire

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Prince's Island Park near Eau Claire / Sunnyside / Downtown

It doesn't get much more central in downtown Calgary than Eau Claire, a beautiful riverside neighbourhood in the heart of the city core where you will find mostly low to mid-rise condo developments and streetside townhomes. Eau Claire residents enjoy immediate access to downtown's network of indoor walkways, Eau Claire Market, Prince's Island Park, East Village, Chinatown, and so much more.

Garrison Green

Garrison Green was phase two of three of the Canadian Forces Base redevelopment by the City of Calgary. Find exclusive million dollar homes in the area backing out onto large park spaces, in addition to Victorian-style row houses and a few affordable housing units near the highway. War memorials characterize the parks of Garrison Green and are found amid its two large parks where kids are often playing with others in the neighbourhood. This truly is a tight-knit, family-oriented neighbourhood and is just a five minute drive to the city centre to boot.

Garrison Woods

Garrison Woods is the first phase of the three-part Canadian Forces Base redevelopment after Calgary's military forces were reassigned to a base in Edmonton in the late 1990s. Much like its sister developments, Garrison Woods is characterized by high-end infill homes and Victorian-style townhouses with a handful of parks, playgrounds and interconnecting pathways. Marda Loop, one of Calgary's business improvement areas, is found on the north side of the neighbourhood and is home to more than 100 restaurants, shops and services. Combined with the nearby Elbow River parks and pathways to the east and you have one of the best communities to live in Calgary.


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Rocky Mountains Near Banff

Glendale residents enjoy a "close-to-everything" location near Westhills Shopping Centre and Chinook Mall, all the while being about 10 to 15 minutes from the city centre. Optimist Park provides recreational opportunities while nearby routes such as 17th Avenue SW, Glenmore Trail and Crowchild Trail provide good connectivity with the rest of town. Glendale is another up-and-coming infill community where you'll find several newly constructed / underway redevelopment projects at any given time.

Killarney / Glengarry

Escape to the west via Bow Trail with ease or go the other direction and arrive downtown within minutes when living in Killarney / Glengarry, one of the best communities in southwest Calgary. Westbrook Mall, 17th Avenue SW and the West C-Train line are three major amenities that Killarney residents rely on daily and make life convenient to say the least. Find a handful of new construction homes, townhomes and even some condos in the Killarney area as well. Depending on your budget and real estate goals, this area may be ideal for you!


Mayfair is a small but exclusive luxury neighbourhood in Calgary's southwest where many families tend to stay for the long term. Located on the brim of the Glenmore Reservoir and just minutes from downtown and countless amenities, its not hard to see why.


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Repsol Sport Centre & Lindsay Park in Mission

Mission is a high-density, mostly condo community located south of 17th Avenue Sw on the west embankment of the Elbow River and east of the 4th Street SW Business Improvement Area. Live a walkable lifestyle to the fullest in a condo in Mission with amenities like Repsol Sport Centre, Lindsay Park and the C-Train nearby, not to mention the hundreds of restaurants and other services on nearby streetscapes.

Mount Royal

Upper Mount Royal is an upscale inner city area with an amazing inner city location, beautiful homes, riverside properties and quick commuting times to and from downtown Calgary via Elbow Drive. Partially located on an escarpment, the area is home to some of the city’s most exclusive homes and is not only one of the best areas to live in Calgary but also one of the most expensive. The Glencoe Club, one of Calgary's most exclusive private clubs, is also found in Mount Royal.

Parkhill / Stanley Park

This highly desirable luxury community in southwest Calgary has much to offer its residents including ridge walkouts with breathtaking views of the city and is just seconds from the Elbow River pathways. Stanley Park is central to the area and features a public swimming pool, sports facilities, barbecue pits and more with lots of shade provided by mature trees. Parkhill is a choice luxury community for many families looking to live an inner city lifestyle with all the benefits provided by the nearby parks, pathways and rec centres (Repsol).


Palliser is a southwest neighbourhood with an amazing location close to the Southland Leisure Centre and the Glenmore Reservoir, giving residents ample recreation and leisure opportunities. Segregated from Pump Hill in 1991, the area is home to upscale real estate and is an area where families tend to stay for the long-term.

Pump Hill

Luxury living is at its finest when residing in Pump Hill. Lots are generally larger sized and green spaces are abundant. This community has some of the most expensive single-family homes in the city and is a prestigious place to live to say the least. Located near Southland Leisure Centre, this area is highly sought after on today’s market!

Richmond Park / Knob Hill

Richmond Park / Knob Hill is a centrally located community just minutes from downtown, the Beltline and Marda Loop. Find all the amenities and services you need nearby at various strip malls and shopping centres like Westbrook Mall, Chinook Centre and along 17th Avenue SW. Richmond Park / Knob Hill also offers walkability to the Beltline and is a go to community for new infill home buyers as you'll find several new projects in the area.


Located between 17th Avenue SW and Bow Trail, Rosscarrock offers residents quick-and-easy access to amenities needed on a daily basis, like grocers, restaurants and professional services. Less than three kilometers away from downtown Calgary, it has become a popular destination for new infill developments. Walk north across Bow Trail for access to the Shaganappi Golf Course and network of river pathways along the Bow River.


This community is an affluent neighbourhood found just west of Sunalta and the Beltline. Many Scarboro homes are built on an elevated escarpment, giving some residents beautiful panoramic views of north Calgary and the downtown area. Walk to your favourite restaurant in the Beltline within minutes when living in Scarboro.


Part residential, part golf course, this community has prime location with beautiful views of the river valley and the north part of the city. Reach downtown within minutes from your front door step and live comfortably with nearby facilities like Westbrook Mall and Killarney Recreational Centre.

Signal Hill

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City views from a bungalow villa in Signal Hill

Signal Hill is a southwest community in the highly sought after west district of the city. Home to a full spectrum of properties, Signal Hill residents live just minutes from the Westhills Shopping Centre and can easily escape the city to the mountains if they choose. Some properties have spectacular views of the city.

South Calgary

South Calgary (not to be confused with the South District) is another centrally located neighbourhood where you'll find several newly built infills and condo buildings in the nearby Marda Loop area. Walk down to the store in the nearby business improvement area, or reach downtown in less than five minutes of driving when living in this highly sought after south neighbourhood.

Spruce Cliff

Located just south of the Bow River, Spruce Cliff is close to all the amenities and services you could wish for including Westbrook Mall, downtown and the Beltline. Enjoy your evenings by walking down to the Bow River pathways for a leisurely stroll, or perhaps for a work out. On top of awesome location, enjoy panoramic views of north Calgary and the river valley to the west.


Sunalta is located directly west of downtown's west end and is serviced by a sky C-Train station. Sunalta residential units consist mainly multi-family developments, but there are a few single-family homes here and there spread throughout. Sunalta offers residents a walkable lifestyle near downtown, the Bow River and Beltline where you'll find some of the best restaurants, shops and services the city has to offer - not to mention the best entertainment and nightlife as well.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is one of the best areas to live in Calgary not only for its central location, but also for the sheer variety of apartment buildings to choose from. Sasso, Vetro, Nuera, Alura, The Guardian and several other high rises are found in Victoria Park, along with a C-Train station and the Stampede Grounds. Heritage buildings add character to Victoria Park's streetscapes while some of the best restaurants, shops and entertainment make it a convenient, walkable place to live many. The Elbow River also runs through Victoria Park, with paved pathways leading to the Repsol Sport Centre.

West District

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West District Central Pond

The West District is an exciting new mixed-use community in the sought-after "Westside" of the city. Featuring mostly condos and townhomes, the West District features a master plan with a central park and pond, main amenity streetscape and 20-foot sidewalks with interconnecting pathways that will serve to keep families and friends well connected. Find all the amenities you could ask for at nearby shopping centres on 85th Street SW, as well as all the indoor recreation you need at the nearby Westside Rec. Centre.


Westgate is an up-and-coming infill neighbourhood in Calgary's southwest inner city region. While there still remain several post-war bungalow properties in the area, all that is quickly changing as new infill developments take centre stage in a high-demand market. Westgate offers residents convenience when running day-to-day errands with a full list of nearby amenities on 17th Avenue SW and Westbrook Mall, not to mention the walkable distance to C-Train stations part of the West LRT Line and pathways along the Bow River.


Located on the brim of the Bow River Valley Plateau just a few minutes west from the downtown core, Wildwood offers residents a serene inner city location with spectacular access to recreation and amenities. Just a few blocks from Wildwood is Westbrook Mall, the southwest LRT line and everything else you'll find along 17th Avenue SW, while a few steps down the plateau takes you right to the paved pathways of the beautiful Bow River.

Windsor Park

This family-oriented community is highly sought after for a number of reasons, a few of them being a great location only seconds from the Elbow River parks and pathways, the amenity corridor of Macleod Trail, and only a bit further away, downtown and the Beltline. Windsor Park is also close to parks and pathways found on the Glenmore Reservoir, providing residents with ample outdoor leisure and recreational opportunities.

Best Areas to Live in Southeast Calgary

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Downtown views from the southeast quadrant

The southeast is one of the best quadrants of Calgary to live in if you work in rural Southern Alberta or in the industrial sector on the east side of the city. Home to a handful of neighbourhoods with man-made lakes, the quadrant is also ideal for those looking to enjoy exclusive beach access and active community centres with a ton of activities and events year-round.

Auburn Bay

Found on the brim of the southeast quadrant near the South Health Campus and Seton shopping centre, Auburn Bay is home to an expansive portfolio of detached, row and apartment properties amid a large central lake complete with a sandy beach and active community centre. Residents in this award-winning community enjoy a well-thought-out master plan that interconnects each phase of development seamlessly with open green spaces and bodies of water to create an ambience that's sought after by a wide range of buyers.

East Village

East Village used to be a rundown, defunct part of town known for its crime and overall shady feel. Over the past several years, the Calgary Municipal Lands Corporation has redeveloped it into a shining jewel of the downtown area and a destination of choice for annual festivals and entertainment events year-round. Home to strictly condos and adjacent to the downtown business core, this mixed-use community has a lot to offer including adjacency to the river pathways and parks, the new Central Library, and so much more.


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View of Downtown from Erlton

Erlton is a smaller inner city community in the southeast partially built on an elevated escarpment overlooking the Elbow River and Stampede Grounds. Erlton is well within walking distance to the Bow and Elbow Rivers, East Village, Inglewood, downtown business core and Beltline. Residents of Erlton enjoy spectacular views and easy access to some of the best entertainment, nightlife and restaurants Calgary has to offer, not to mention green spaces such as St. Patrick's Island and Prince's Island Park located along the river pathways.


This inner city community is as close as it gets to the downtown business core. Atlantic Avenue (also 9th Avenue SE) runs through the middle of Inglewood and is a walkable streetscape with retail storefronts and patio restaurants. It is also host to annual events like Sunfest. The Bow River embankments on the north side of the community provide residents with an expansive paved pathway system complete with bridges that cross over to St. Patrick's Island and the Calgary Zoo.

Quarry Park

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Quarry Park Town Centre

This awesome southeast community is built on a nature reserve with riverside properties on the Bow River. Quarry Park is a great place to live if you are looking to build a new home in an area with a centrally located market while having ample access to recreational opportunities provided by the Bow River parks and pathways. The neighbourhood is also home to one of the city's newest YMCA indoor recreation facilities.


Ramsay is a great place for families looking for a move-up home in an inner city location, with quick-and-easy access to the river pathways accessible through Ramsay Park. The inner city community is also just minutes away from all that the downtown core has to offer: entertainment, nightlife, festivals, and so on and so forth, making it one of the best areas of Calgary to live in.


Just like Auburn Bay, Mahogany is an expansive suburban neighbourhood found on the brim of the southeast quadrant and home to a diverse real estate portfolio. Central to Mahogany is a man-made lake that offers residents and their guests exclusive access to water sports and beach lounging in the summer. An active community association makes this community one of the best areas to live in Calgary for young families looking to make lasting memories.

Which is the Best Community in Calgary to Live In?

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It’s really hard to say which one of these is the absolute best area to live in Calgary. We will leave it up to you to decide! Please leave us a comment below and let us know which Calgary neighbourhoods are your favourites!

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