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3 Reasons to Buy a Condo on First Street Village

  • June 23, 2022
  • By Cody Battershill

Calgary's First Street Village: Should You Buy?

why should you buy a first street village condo

Colours, Union Square, Chocolate Condos on First Street Village

First Street Village is a vibrant part of Calgary’s Beltline where you’ll find several condo buildings that are particularly desirable for urbanites looking to live, work and play in the city centre.

Located between 12th and 17th Avenues along 1st Street SW, the area isn’t as well known to locals when more distinct districts but still has a lot to offer residents.

Here are a few reasons why buying a condo on First Street Village in Calgary may be good for you. Begin your condo search today:

#1 – Top-Notch Walkability

Colours condos Calgary Beltline - infographic

First Street Village offers condo residents the opportunity to live a fully-fledged walkable lifestyle in the heart of the Beltline. Walking to and from points A, B, C and D become easier said than done and, for most, a part of daily life.

You no longer need to travel from the far expanses of the suburban communities during rush hour and wait in traffic. Instead, walk out your front door and down to First Street Village on ground level, where you’ll find an impressive list of restaurants, shops and services ready for your business.

Downtown workers will also experience the ultimate convenience of daily walking to and from work. You will have more time in the day versus being stuck in your car in traffic and save money on fuel and maintenance. Also see:

#2 – Amenities Galore

Union Square Condos first street village - Infographic

First Street Village condos are no stranger to retail shops. Nearly all have bottom-floor restaurants, shops and services, some of which are open to all-night hours.

When living in the area, accessing day-to-day amenities is easy. Some of the shops and services you’ll find close to home on First Street Village:

  • The Moose & Poncho
  • Proof Bar
  • Vine Arts Wine & Spirits
  • Merry Janes Cannabis
  • Fresh Slice Pizza
  • James Corner Restaurant & Irish Pub
  • Pat & Betty
  • Ten Foot Henry
  • Starbucks
  • Shelter Cocktail Bar
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Home & Away
  • Leopold’s Tavern

Mission, 4th Street SW, 17th Avenue SW, Repsol Sport Centre, Lindsay Park and the Elbow River pathways are all also founds just a few blocks from your front door in First Street Village.

#3 – Diverse Condo Portfolio

Chocolate condos first street village - infographic

First Street Village’s condos are home to a diverse array of units, each with its own set of features, layouts and price points that will cater to nearly any type of buyer.

Union Square, for example, features spacious top-floor penthouses with expansive outdoor patios overlooking the city worth millions. The building also has smaller one and two-bedroom units below.

Meanwhile, Chocolate and Colours feature smaller units tailored to younger buyers. Polished concrete floors, European-style kitchens and compact floorplans provide urbanites with a comfy space to enjoy a lock-and-leave downtown lifestyle.

Apart from buying opportunities, there are a handful of rental-only apartments in the area, including (but not limited to):

  • Portfolio
  • Amantea
  • The Underwood

Not sure if you should own or buy? See these Reasons Why You Should Consider Home Ownership Vs. Renting today!

Questions about First Street Village Condos?

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