Calgary’s Top 10 Neighbourhoods

Calgary is a growing, diverse city with no shortage of cool neighbourhoods to live in. However, which one is best for you? It’s difficult to compare and contrast all of our neighbourhoods to see which one is truly the best. How do you decide which factors matter more than others? A survey by Avenue Magazine was created to find out exactly this; comparing grocery stores, walk scores, restaurants, community engagement and much more, the answers to this survey counted towards making a neighbourhood ‘more liveable’ for the average citizen. Here are the top ten neighbourhoods in our very own Calgary:

  1. Brentwood comes in at number one with 29 restaurants, plenty of green space and great pathways. It may not have the highest walk score, but 11 per cent of people living there still walk or bike to work.
  2. At number two, we have Huntington Hills. This community has affordable housing for the average person and plenty of options when it comes to restaurants or public recreation facilities. With a walk score of 55, it isn’t the easiest to navigate by foot, but there’s still plenty of amenities encouraging you to park the car and walk the neighbourhood.
  3. Bowness gets the number three spot. With its quaint main street full of shops and restaurants, this is a great place to settle down.
  4. Tucked just off of Shaganappi Trail, Varsityis easy to get to. You’ll be navigating the city from this community in no time, located just off this major roadway.
  5. Arbour Lake gets the number five spot. It has great access to amenities and high community engagement scores.
  6. At number six, we have Acadia. Located at the corner of Macleod Trail and Southland Drive, Acadia is a great neighbourhood with ample restaurants and provides easy access to the city’s pathway system.
  7. Dalhousie comes in at number seven. The shopping centre at the C-train station has everything you need. With only a quick ride on the train to Crowfoot Landing, here you’ll find even more restaurants, a movie theatre and so much more.
  8. With high community engagement and plenty of green space, Lake Bonavistais number eight on the list. Having access to the private lake as a resident is a huge perk in this community.
  9. Signal Hill gets the number nine spot. It’s a newer community with easy access to a large nearby shopping centre with stores like Costco within a stone’s throw.
  10. And finally, number ten is Edgemont. This community has great engagement and Nose Hill Park is right nearby. It’s a great space to let your dog off-leash or simply explore the great outdoors right in the heart of the city.

Are you wondering where your community falls on the list of Calgary’s best neighbourhoods? Perhaps you are looking to move and want to do a bit more research? You can take a look at the full list of Calgary neighbourhoods here. You can also fill out the survey and it will tell you what neighbourhoods will suit your needs the best – good luck!


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