Best Neighbourhoods: Brentwood

Each year, Avenue Calgary releases its list of the best neighbourhoods in Calgary. This year’s cream of the crop is Brentwood. This northwest community sits between Crowchild Trail and John Laurie Boulevard along Nose Hill Park. Here are some statistics on Brentwood:

  • Population of 7,346, working out to 2,533 per square kilometre.
  • The average home is valued at $495,000.
  • 11 per cent of people walk or bike to work.
  • There are 29 restaurant access points.
  • Walk score of 59 and a transit score of 57.

Brentwood is a neighbourhood unlike most in the city. As you turn off one major road into this community, you are greeted by wide roads lined with trees, giving the area a welcoming, homey feel. There are plenty of green spaces to walk your dog, and the Nose Hill off-leash area is easily accessible with the pedestrian walkway over John Laurie Boulevard. With plenty of schools, recreation facilities and pathways, this is a great area to start a family in.

If you’re in the market for a new home and you think Brentwood might just be the place for you, here are a few homes that you can’t miss out on:

With all that said, Brentwood is clearly deserving of the top spot on Avenue Calgary’s list of best neighbourhoods. It’s location and amenities are impossible to beat, and the abundance of trees and parks make it a gorgeous neighbourhood to live in. Easy access to downtown, the mountains and the University of Calgary make Brentwood a community that has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a new home, put this neighbourhood at the top of your list.

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