North West Calgary
As is the case with all four of YYC’s quadrants, the northwest (NW) is made up of industrial and commercial hubs mixed in with vibrant residential areas. The economic engine is driven largely by the concentration of educational and medical campuses. It is home to University of Calgary, SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology), ACAD (Alberta College of Art and Design) and the Foothills Hospital (medical teaching facility), as well as The Alberta Children’s Hospital.
The NW is often the preferred area for those connected to the campuses – doctors, nurses, professors, students – and for those looking for easy access to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
When it comes to community and cultural offerings, the quadrant boasts its very own worldclass athletic space at Canada Olympic Park and the revered Shouldice Athletic Park. There are seven golf courses in the area, the Bow River Pathway, as well as Nosehill Park - the largest municipal natural environment park in North America - a haven for hikers, cyclists and dogwalkers alike.
You’ll also find there The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, a worldclass event space that plays host to some of the most exciting performances from Broadway Across Canada tours to opera and ballet, to concerts and conferences.
Needless to say, the city’s NW quadrant is highly sought after and is the perfect combination of accessibly and residential living. It is a great choice for families with young children and those with kids attending university or college. There are playgrounds around every corner, recreational areas in every neighbourhood and an active, healthy community ready for the next generation to live, work and play.
Some of our favourite neighbourhoods are:
• Scenic Acres
• Crescent Heights
• Arbour Lake
• Rocky Ridge
Honourable mention: Kensington Village, a mecca for the artsy type with theatres, cafes and nightlife in abundance. The northwest quadrant is undoubtedly a favourite of ours. And we can’t wait to show you around!
Below are the most recent real estate listings in Calgary NW by all of the Calgary real estate brokers that participate in the local MLS.