Western Canada epitomizes the Canadian spirit. The natural wonder of the landscapes and scenery are simply awe inspiring, filled with cold, snowy winters (perfect for snow sports) and bright and sunny summers, perfect for spending time outside. Whether it’s the Rockies or the Chinooks, Calgary is an amazingly unique city that is only growing in popularity. The New York Times published an article last year entitled The 52 Places To Go In 2014. Calgary was ranked #17, getting praises for both economic opportunity and cultural flair. The rest of the list includes some pretty amazing cities, so a ranking this high is really saying something!
Being the Canadian leader of the gas industry (though the industry is currently in a flux on a global level) has brought new wealth, opportunity and development, along with many new permanent and temporary residents. Whether you are moving to Calgary for a business opportunity or as a lifestyle choice, there are many exciting communities that you can call home. No matter which quadrant you end up living in (NW, NE, SW, SE), making Calgary your new home is easier than you might think!
There are many fantastic communities in Calgary to choose from. The picturesque landscape of Lake Bonavista offers families a natural escape to welcome them home at the end of the day. The urban development of the Beltline Community is one of the most exciting up and coming areas to live in Calgary. New plans include accommodations for more than 40 000 new residents by 2035. The point is, whether you prefer the modern metropolis or countryside in the mountains that break through the clouds, Calgary has something to offer everyone.
With the huge number of oil and gas, technology and financial companies in the city, many executives at some point or another end up spending time here at some point in there career. Calgary has a huge number of head offices in the city, and the highest amount of head offices per capita in the country. Students can also find accommodations to live near school. This list offers student housing options for the most popular schools in Alberta.
To see the latest apartment listings in Calgary, visit our Calgary page for more information about apartment, home or condo listings. If you currently live across the country, we make it easy for you to ‘see’ your new home without making the huge trip to see your choice in person. Floor plans, videos and ‘walkscores’ for every listing makes it easy to virtually see your choices and evaluate them accordingly.
There are many diverse neighbourhoods in Calgary, truly offering a wide range of living communities that you can call home. Because Calgary is so diverse, choosing a permanent place to live can be difficult if you don’t have a few years of experience under your cowboy belt, or have a sharp cowboy hat to wear for Stampede. If your long term plan involves buying a house (eventually), living in the downtown core can allow you to get used to the dry summers and amazing natural surroundings as you get acclimated with the city. However, most people are choosing to rent, and builders have been working hard developing exciting rental opportunities for permanent and temporary residents. We have partnered with many of the top developers and property managers to offer an unprecedented amount of rental property listings. If you have any questions or want suggestions on the best rental opportunities in Calgary, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.