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18 Apr 2015

If you want all the opportunities, safety, scenery, and fun of Calgary, but you want to be right at the very heart of the city’s youthful pulse, then consider a move to the hip, urban neighbourhood

If you want all the opportunities, safety, scenery, and fun of Calgary, but you want to be right at the very heart of the city’s youthful pulse, then consider a move to the hip, urban neighbourhood of Beltline! With fast development, dense residential units, soaring high rises, and ever-expanding construction, finding an apartment shouldn’t pose much of a difficulty — especially when rely on our expert advice!

Comprising the smaller districts of East Victoria, Victoria Centre, West Connaught, and Connaught Centre is Beltline — a neighbourhood that is often confused with downtown to its immediate north. Formerly the two separate districts of Victoria Park and Connaught, Beltline (named for its famed streetcar from way back) is the second most populated region of Calgary and the most quickly growing urban area. If you want urban sophistication, young and mobile neighbours, and a diverse and exciting community, then Beltline should be where you start your search for a new home.

With almost 40 bars and pubs, almost 30 cafes, and nearly 200 restaurants for all cultural tastes and backgrounds, Beltline offers incredible variety for culinary and nightlife destinations. Over 100 stores, outlets, and boutiques make for ideal shopping and window gazing in the city, whether you’re there for a new dress, a good book, a cool record, or a bottle of wine. Living on or near 17th Avenue means fantastic access to entertainment and retail location. Beautiful parks overflow with friendly joggers, bikers, dog walkers, and those out for a casual stroll. The many galleries—including some famous examples of outdoor public art—infuse some artistic vitality into the streets. And with the Lilac Festival, the hundred-plus heritage buildings, Bluesfest, Pride Festival, Stampede events, the ever-essential Scotiabank Saddledome, and so much more, it’s hard to imagine a better, more vibrant, and more exciting place to lay your head in all of Alberta.

If you’re looking for the urban experience in Cowtown, then look no further than our comprehensive directory. We’re the best resource at your disposal to find the Beltline rental unit of your dreams. Using our free interface, you can narrow your search by furnished rentals, low- or high-rise, house, townhouse, or penthouse; choose a number of bedrooms from bachelor all the way up to 4+, and enter minimum and maximum rent boundaries. You can choose an intersection or rental company, and then get into the refined details of each search by filtering apartments with air conditioning, dishwashers, fitness centres, parking, balconies, washers and dryers, pet-friendly premises, and lots more.

Once you find a property that meets your criteria, you can review a few key details, inspect photographs and a full write up from the landlord, check out a floor plan, and peruse the walkscore of the building, which shows you how close it might be to parks, bars, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and boutiques. Then you can contact the property manager or landlord directly, via email or telephone number. It’s that simple, that convenient, and totally free!

Start your search for Calgary rental apartments with our plugged-in database, and you might soon find yourself part of “Red Line” of Flames fans flowing down 17th Avenue during playoff season (and not have far to travel to get to bed, afterward).