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The city of Calgary has been divided into 8 distinct districts, each with their own identity and atmosphere, and right in the middle is City Centre. Containing Downtown Calgary, Beltline and the dozens of communities surrounding them, City Centre is the entertainment, business and cultural heart of the city. There are many different styles of homes available, from condos and townhouses to estates and humbler suburban houses, which cover a variety of budgets.
There are many reasons to look for a home in City Centre. Some people want to be where the action is, choosing to live close to the nightlife and culture of Beltline, while others want to be within walking distance of work and opt for a condo in Downtown. All the city's major events, from sports and concerts to the annual Stampede, happen in City Centre and real estate may be more expensive than some of the communities on the edge of the city limits, but it is well worth it if you crave the energy that the city provides. There are plenty of schools in the area, including the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, unique shops at Marda Loop, the Calgary Zoo and the endless parks along the Bow River that provide a wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city while getting some fresh air and exercise.
The downtown core offers more than the best shopping and entertainment in Calgary, it also has an amazing selection of condo high rise buildings that overlook the city. Condo units in City Centre cover a variety of sizes and price ranges. Some are perfect for first time buyers looking for something affordable right in the heart of Downtown Calgary and others are multi-million dollar penthouses that have more square footage than many of the city's houses. A new generation of buyers have discovered and fallen in love with the condo lifestyle, enjoying the freedom that comes with not worrying about upkeep and knowing that the new construction will save them from repairs and investments down the line.
City Centre is home to some of the most desirable communities in Calgary and they are sought after for a good reason. The luxury estates found in communities like Mount Royal and Elbow Park rival those in any city in the country, with some of the province's most expensive real estate. The massive mansions in these areas redefine extravagance with stunning views, meticulously maintained gardens, high ceilings, bars, theatres, multi-car garages and million-dollar price tags to match. These communities are far enough away from Beltline and Downtown to feel like their own neighbourhoods, but close enough to make sure residents are just moments away from the best culture in the city.
There is more to City Centre than the homes and commercial areas as the district is also the business core of Calgary. It is estimated that a quarter of the city's business revenue originates in this group of communities. The downtown alone is home to the vast majority of the city's businesses, with towering office buildings filling much of the space in the hub of Calgary. More people work in the area each day than the population of some neighbourhoods. This has resulted in a boom in both condo development and popularity with people who prefer to live within walking distance of their office.
City Centre has more individual communities than any of the other 7 districts. Downtown, Beltline, Chinatown, East Village and West End make up the core, while residential areas like Windsor Park, Meadowlark Park and Mayfair mark the south border. The north ends at Highwood, Highland Park and Greenview while the east stops at Inglewood, Renfrew and Riverside and the west ends at Shaganappi, Killarney and Parkdale. Each neighbourhood has its own charm and unique benefits so it's worth taking the time to read into each area to determine which one sounds the most appealing.
At Liv Real Estate® we specialize in helping first time home buyers find the home of their dreams in the community of their choice. We understand everybody has different needs when buying a home. Young professionals may be looking for a condo Downtown while newlyweds may want a house they can start a family in, so we treat everybody as a unique case. Buying your first home should be an exciting time and not a stressful one, so we work to keep that stress away from you so you can spend your time focusing on finding the right home and not worrying about the details.
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