First Street Village: Live an Urban Lifestyle to the Fullest
- June 20, 2016
- By Cody Battershill
Live an Urban Lifestyle to the Fullest on First Street Village
If you've been out and about on the urban streetscapes of Calgary's beltline, eating, drinking and shopping, chances are that you've stumbled across or heard about First Street Village.
Over the past several years, this area anchored around first street SW between 12th and 16th Avenue has been redeveloped into a vibrant pocket of life.
A large part of that vibrancy are top-notch restaurants, nightlife destinations and boutique-style amenities supported by three condominium developments geared towards younger generations.
They are called Chocolate Condos, Colours Condos and Union Square Condos with a total of around 500 units. In addition to these three condominiums, there are several other older resale buildings in the area as well as future plans for more new condo developments to come. Click on the condo photos for more information!
Fun, Friendly, Vibrant and Walkable
Located in the middle of Victoria Park, First Street Village is as walkable as it gets with everything you need found within a few short blocks. A few examples of top-notch amenities close by:
Boxwood Cafe - at 3rd street and 13th avenue SW - a popular restaurant great for sitting back and enjoying the sights and sounds of Central Memorial Park while indulging in locally sourced menu items. It also has one of the best patios in Calgary!
St. James Corner Restaurant & Irish Pub - at 1st street and 13th avenue SW - this is the go to neighbourhood pub with awesome drink specials and a quaint interior that gives you that authentic Irish-pub feel.
Proof - at 1st street and 13th avenue SW - one of Calgary's hottest cocktail bars serving up all the specialty cocktail and classic bar drinks that you can imagine, perfect for a night out. Also see these 3 New Food & Drink Establishments You Have to Try.
Amantea Italian Restaurant & Market - at 1st street and 12th avenue SW - with the closing of Giuseppe's, Amantea has got you covered when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine at its restaurant and take-home groceries found in the store.
Talisman Centre - a five minute walk south from First Street Village - Calgary's ultimate recreational centre is just a quick walk south from the area and has a massive fitness facility, Olympic swimming pool & diving boards, gymnasiums and more. See more at Calgary Activities - Talisman Centre today.
Hotel Arts - at 1st street and 12th avenue SW - This boutique-style hotel is home to two award winning restaurants and a rooftop pool patio perfect for spring and summer events. These, of course, compliment the pristine rooms and service the establishment has to offer.
What's Found Nearby?
There really is no shortage of shops, restaurants and services when at First Street Village not only because of its own, but also because of those found nearby.
If you walk east from 1st street SW, you are only three blocks away from the LRT station, Saddledome and Sunterra Market. Plus, there are many more restaurants including Lounge Burger, Embarcadero, La Vita e Bella, Olives and more well within walking distance.
If you walk south you can reach the renovated Talisman Centre in less than 10 minutes in addition to having Anytime Fitness right on 1st street SW. Let's not forget about the complete list of restaurants, shops and services on 17th Avenue SW - some of our city's finest.
Heading north you'll stumble upon Stephen Avenue which is another massively popular entertainment and restaurant strip in downtown Calgary. Some places you want to check out include Sky 360, Ruth's Chris, Thomsons, Bottle Screw Bills, Double Zero and many more.
Eat, Drink and Dance
- Drum and Monkey
- St. Germain
- Raw Bar
- Jugo Juice
Chill, Hang, Shop
- Raw Bar Pool Party
- Forbidden Clothing
- Davidsons Jewelers
- Anytime Fitness
All-in-all, First Street Village absolutely rocks! It is a great location with tons of amenities, a quick walk to the downtown office and LRT for young urban professionals and has a vibrant 24 hour atmosphere making it a highly desirable and unique pocket in Calgary's beltline.
Want to know more about First Street Village? Also see A Day Well Spent in Victoria Park Calgary today!
For information on new or resale condos in Victoria Park including Sasso, Vetro, Nuera, Keynote, Arriva, Colours, Chocolate, Union Square or any others downtown, call me direct at 403-370-4180 or message me below for a prompt response.
As a Victoria Park Condo Expert, I am looking forward to helping you accomplish your real estate plans!