Located in the Southwestern quadrant of Calgary is where you can find the beautiful and friendly community of Altadore. Altadore was first established back in 1945 and continued its development as of this day. This community is known to be one of “Calgary’s Best Neighborhoods” ranking in the top 6 in Avenue Magazine. This is one of the reasons that the Altadore community is one of the most sought-after communities in Calgary. Another reason for its fame is that Altadore also houses three of the best parks in Calgary. Altadore is home to an estimated 10,000 residents which makes this community one of the densely populated ones. In the past year (2019), Altadore sold 124 single residential homes and 42 condos with an average price of $948,025 for single residential homes and $448,575 for condos. Many of the older properties were renovated and were given a luxurious and modern twist to its design.
There are many types of homes for sale in Altadore that you can choose from such as single family homes, bungalows, condos, and apartments. Altadore is also surrounded by popular communities in the Southwestern quadrant of Calgary such as Garrison Woods, South Calgary, Marda Loop, and River Park. Altadore will become one of the most accessible communities in Calgary with the help of the extension of Highway 8. This extension will be very beneficial for residents to reach nearby communities, recreational facilities, shopping centers and other amenities. Altadore has Marda Loop as their shopping center and provides different types of services such as salons, yoga and gym studios, banks, dental clinics, and medical clinics. A very popular celebration that is held annually at the month of August is the Marda Gras. Marda Gras is a New Orleans-themed festival that is celebrated by Calgarians. There are also parks in Altadore such as Elbow River, Sandy Beach Park, and Elbow River that can be used as picnic sites and as exercising sites for activities such as hiking, jogging, and cycling.
Auburn Bay is an active cottage-country inspired community in the Southeastern quadrant of Calgary is a 900-acre master-planned community. In the Calgary Herald Reader’s Choice awards Auburn Bay earned the “Best New Community”. Auburn Bay has many parks and walking trails for the residents to enjoy activities such as hiking, jogging, cycling, and having picnics. In 2019, a total of 209 single family homes for sale in Auburn Bay and 59 townhomes and condos were sold with an average price of $510,517 for the single family homes and $269,044 for townhomes and condos. The highest sale that year was sold for $1,585,000 and the property was a two-storey walk-out on the lake.
Shopping around Auburn Bay is easy since it is located near the Marquis of Lorne Trail and Deerfoot trail. There are several shopping centers that the residents can enjoy such as Shawnessy Towne Center, High Street in McKenzie Towne, and South Trail Crossing. One of the popular locations in Auburn Bay is the Auburn Lake which is a 43-acre freshwater lake located in the heart of this wonderful community. A 7,000 sqft lodge equipped with multi-function rooms, meeting rooms, and skating facilities known as the Auburn House is one of the popular locations in Auburn Bay. The community is still undergoing developments and soon the residents can utilize and enjoy the additional facilities that were built such as playgrounds, tennis courts, and private beach.
Located in the southeastern portion of Calgary is the community of Lake Bonavista has many single family homes with a price range ranging from $500,000 to $3 million. The northern side of Lake Bonavista is bordered by Anderson Road, to its easter side is the Bonavista Downs, and the western side the Macleod Trail. The development of this community began in 1967.
In the past year (2019), there were a total of 124 single family homes for sale in Lake Bonavista and 38 condos that were sold with an average price of $682,880 for the single family homes while the average price for condos were $283,013. Lake Bonaventure and Lake Bonavista are both man-made lakes and appeal to many home buyers. Through the Deerfoot Trail, you can access the Southland shopping center. They also have a recreation center with a gym, fitness studio, soccer, basketball, canoeing, hockey, and two skating rinks. The skating rinks are utilized by the participants of the Canskate program.