Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods: Lake Bonavista

Sitting at number eight on Avenue Calgary’s best neighbourhoods list, we introduce the community of Lake Bonavista. This southeast neighbourhood is located between Fish Creek Park and Anderson Road. With a private lake for residents and Canada’s second largest urban park on the south edge, this community was built for those who love the outdoors. With plenty of parks, schools and recreational facilities, here are some other reasons why Lake Bonavista made number eight this year:

  • A population of 10,292 which means there are 1,979 people per square kilometre.
  • An average home value of $554,000.
  • 7 per cent of people ride their bikes or walk to work.
  • 28 restaurant access points.
  • 92 public recreation access points.
  • 41 parks and greenspaces points.
  • A walk score of 55 and a transit score of 44

If Lake Bonavista sounds like a neighbourhood you’d be interested in, here are a few homes you can visit to get a sense of the community:

  • If you’re looking to live right on the lake with your own private dock, check out this gorgeous four-bedroom, four-bathroom home on the neighbourhood’s premier location, Lake Erie Way. It has a massive driveway and garage at the front of the house with an even larger back yard, perfect for family get togethers. This home is full of windows, allowing natural light to spill in and offer a great view of the lake. With only 53 lakefront homes in Lake Bonavista, you won’t want to wait to check this one out.
  • This completely rebuilt home with four bedrooms and three bathroomsoffers plenty of style inside and out. The kitchen has a large island, perfect for any home chef or party host, and the basement screams entertainment, with a small bar and a dedicated spot for a large television. Plus, the back patio leaves nothing to be desired on those warm summer days.
  • This bright home located across the street from a greenspaceis every family’s dream. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and plenty of closet spaces means there will always be room for everyone. The backyard is perfect for entertaining with plenty of mature trees to give you all the privacy you need.
  • If you’re searching for an apartment, look no further. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom unithas in-suite laundry, a patio overlooking a small lawn and underground parking. The building even has a movie theatre, car wash bays, a gym and two guest suites.

Lake Bonavista is a neighbourhood you can’t sleep on. The access to the lake and other nearby amenities means everything from groceries to nature is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a new home, Lake Bonavista is a safe place to start because it means you may not be looking for long. Head over now and see for yourself what makes this community worthy of a spot in Avenue Calgary’s top ten.

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