Best Neighbourhoods: Bridgeland

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Recently, Avenue Magazine released their annual list of Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods, a ranking of the top 50 communities as voted on by Calgarians. We decided to take a closer look at the communities in the top 10, and give you some insight on what to see and do there.

In the number nine spot, is the community of Bridgeland which is bounded by the Bow River, Edmonton Trail, Deerfoot Trail and the community of Renfrew.

  • Population: 6,010
  • Density/People per sq. km: 1,939
  • Homeowners: 39%
  • Median tax assessment of residential property, 2016: $435,000

According to Avenue Magazine, the top ranking qualities of Bridgeland are:

  • Access to buses/LRT: residents of this community are within reach of the Bridgeland/Memorial LRT station, as well as easy access to several Calgary Transit bus stops.
  • Drug stores: Bridgeland is home to community favourite, Luke’s Drug Mart, where you can get your pharmaceutical needs as well as speciality coffee, gifts and vinyl records.
  • Close to river: residents in this area are conveniently located along the Bow River, with easy access to St. Patrick’s Island and more.
  • Close to downtown: away from the busy streets of downtown but close enough to train, cycle or even walk.

 

Back when the neighbourhood was originally settled in the late 19th century, Bridgeland was named Germantown due to the influx of Russo-German immigrants looking for an affordable place to live away from the city proper. Soon, Ukrainians, Poles and Italians also gathered in this area, and, as Germantown became more cosmopolitan and diverse by 1908, its name was changed to Bridgeland. [Avenue Magazine]

Are you interested in buying or selling in the Bridgeland area? Feel free to contact us!

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