Calgary’s Best: Crescent Heights

Do you fantasize about morning strolls along the Bow River? Or perhaps you dream of walking to brunch instead of scrambling for a parking spot. Imagine being able to walk to Peter’s Drive-In to enjoy one of Calgary’s iconic burger and milkshake joints. This is all possible when you live in a chic community just north of downtown called Crescent Heights.

According to Avenue Magazine and the citizens of Calgary for answering this year’s survey, Crescent Heights ranks the seventh best neighbourhood city-wide! This trendy community is full of tasty restaurants, cute parks and quick access to downtown life, making it a hotspot for commuters, young families and people who like to spend a night on the town.

Here are some quick statistics about Crescent Heights that you may not know:

  • Population in 2017: 6,197
  • Walk score: 79
  • Transit score: 66
  • Recreation facility: 55

Crescent Heights is fairly densely populated for how small of an area it covers, full of apartment buildings and single-family homes. Since the area is now over 100 years old, many of the original homes have been torn down and replaced by duplexes and fourplexes, however many character homes have been renovated and still stand today. Being so close to downtown, Crescent Heights excels in walkability for its residents as well as receiving a higher-than-average transit score. Don’t believe us? Avenue Magazine’s survey results don’t lie; out of the 185 Calgary neighbourhoods, Crescent Heights ranked in the following:

  • 8thfor Best Transit
  • 9thfor Most Walkable
  • 10thfor Best Access to Restaurants & Bars

From the centre of the community, it is less than a 20-minute walk to Prince’s Island Park and just under half an hour transit to the Calgary Zoo. You are seconds away from Edmonton Trail, home to delicious finds like Diner Deluxe, Boogie’s Burgers and the House of Kabob. But don’t forget about everything across the pond, or we suppose you could say river. Downtown Calgary hosts dozens and dozens of pizza places, rib joints and cocktail bars that are just waiting to be tried. You are only a 15-minute transit ride or a 30-minute walk away from Calgary’s Best Seafood of 2018 at Booker’s BBQ Grill and Crab Shack. If you want to be close to the action, Crescent Heights is the place to be.

Whether you like food, long nature walks or quiet residential streets, you really can’t go wrong with Crescent Heights. Imagine being able to walk out your door and see the Canada Day fireworks filling the sky from the Bow River, or see your children walk to school from your front window every day so that you know they safe walking the few blocks down the road. It really is possible to have it all in Calgary. If you’re interested in Crescent Heights living, send us an email to view current listings.

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