About Calgary South
South Calgary consists of an area formerly known as Southwest Calgary, including a number of sought-after mature neighbourhoods including Lake Bonavista, Shawnessy, and Midnapore. Most of South Calgary's charming neighborhoods were developed in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, so it's full of quiet, mature neighbourhoods with established resale properties. The growth that has taken place in the city over the last decade has led to new developments in condos, townhomes, and custom builds. You'll find it all in South Calgary real estate, whether you're looking for a one-of-a-kind luxury estate, to a turnkey income generating property, it's here.
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South Calgary real estate is unique in the sense that part of it contains over 30 beautiful communities, while further east, it has a cottage-country feel being close to the many lakeside communities like Lake Bonavista, Sundance Lake, and Chaparral Lake.
Since many of the neighbourhoods in South Calgary real estate are established, you'll find spacious mid-century modern homes that have undergone attractive, up-to-the-minute renovations to suit modern buyers and families. Homes that were built back in the 50s, 60s and 70s now compete with the various new developments that are taking place throughout South Calgary real estate. These beautifully updated homes come in a variety of either ranchers, bungalows, and spacious 2-level floor plans. Older homes in South Calgary real estate tend to have large-sized lots that are fenced in, with mature grounds.
Other single-family options in the median range are brand new dwellings boasting modern designs and styles. Home buyers can expect floorplans that range from 2,000 to 3,000 square feet, accommodating 2 to 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Here are some details to look forward to in amedian-pricedd South Calgary single-family home:
- Stainless steel appliances
- Recessed lighting
- Granite countertops
- Hardwood floors
- Large decks
- Large windows
- Two-car garages
- Bonus rooms
Townhomes and condos are typically priced below the median range which afford a comfortable and convenient lifestyle for those looking for a low-maintenance property. These types of homes are also perfect to add to your portfolio of properties and can be easily rented out, since South Calgary real estate has a steady renters market. You'll have your choice between old and very new buildings, and space doesn't have to be compromised! The average South Calgary townhouse is around 1,200 square feet, offering 2 to 3 bedroom and bathrooms. Even the older properties gain just as much attention as the new developments do, since most of them have been updated. If you're looking for a “fixer-upper”, keep in mind South Calgary has plenty of affordable single-family homes for the ambitious DIY type of buyer, or even a first-time homeowner.
South Calgary real estate is also home to many extraordinary estates. If luxury is on your real estate agenda, be sure to view Glenmore Reservoir, nearby Fish Creek home buyers will appreciate the vast views of the Rockies. Luxury in South Calgary real estate consists of many custom homes that have been thoughtfully planned out in some very stylish and comfortable ways. The older the property, the larger the lot! Home buyers can expect floor plans that reach up to 8,000 square feet, offering 4 to 8 bedrooms and bathrooms. Here are few fine details to look forward to in South Calgary luxury:
- Outdoor fireplaces
- Gourmet Kitchens
- Vaulted ceilings
- Dual staircases
- Marble accents and counterspaces
- Spa-like bathrooms
- Personal gym
Life in South Calgary
Many people are drawn to South Calgary real estate for the endless recreational opportunities that are available throughout the region. One of the largest parks in Canada is found in the South of Calgary at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Residents get to experience over 80 kilometers of paths that can be biked, hiked, or jogged, leading onto dense forested areas. The park is a great place to play outside on the fields, or gathering friends and family for a BBQ and fire.
If you're a golfer, you've come to right place with over 4 courses to choose from. The Canyon Meadows Golf Club is the original golf course in the region and was established in 1957. The newest course can be found at the Blue Devil Golf Club which claims to be one of the best and most challenging in Calgary.
If you're looking for a well-appointed sport facility, residents of South Calgary have access to The Cardel Rec South Complex which is linked to the Calgary Public library, a high school, and the YMCA, altogether. Indoor pools, wave pools, and a water slide can be found at Trico Centre. You'll also find a running track, an ice rink, and plenty of ice-related tournaments to partake or watch.
Schools nearby South Calgary
- Calgary Arts Academy
- Rundle Academy
- Saint Mary's Senior High School
- Calgary Christian Preschool
- Crescent Heights High School
- Windsor Park School
- Western Canada High School
For those in search of a home in one of Calgary's best mature neighborhoods, our expert team of South Calgary real estate experts are here to help. Schedule a home tour today, or contact us to learn more about the current state of the market in South Calgary.
Disclaimer: Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed by CREB®.
Listing information last updated on April 25th, 2019 at 11:15am PDT.