Calgary’s Best: Bridgeland/Riverside

The verdict is in, Avenue Magazine released the rankings of Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods, and over the coming weeks, we are going to delve into the investment opportunity and benefits of each of the top 10 communities.

In the number seven spot, is the community of Bridgeland/Riverside:

  • 6,052 population
  • 68 walk score
  • 63 transit score
  • 3 off-leash parks

Bridgeland is located directly northeast of Downtown Calgary, situated between the Bow River, Deerfoot Trail and Edmonton Trail in the city’s northeast quadrant. Primarily residential, Bridgeland has a broad mix of single-family homes, condos and infills—established to brand new. A variety of restaurants, markets, retail locations and commercial spaces call Bridgeland home, so amenities are within close proximity to home. In terms of investment opportunity, the average median assessed property value is $401,000, with is down about 8 per cent from the year before. With the market expected to pick up drastically in no time, right now is a great chance to get into this heritage community at an affordable rate.

Some of the notable perks as ranked in the survey (overall ranking compared to all communities in Calgary):

  • 11th overall for access to restaurants, coffee shops and bars
  • 29 out 185 for walkability
  • 45 out of 185 for community engagement

As the home to great restaurants such as Shiki MenyaTazza and Blue Star Diner, Bridgeland/Riverside has people talking (often with their mouths full). A wealth of amenities — including grocery and drug stores — as well as proximity to downtown make this inner-city community very walkable, and more than 20 per cent of commuters here opt to bike or walk to work. [Avenue Magazine]

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