3 Reasons to Buy a Home in Calgary’s Westside

Why Should You Buy a Home in Calgary’s Westside?

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Have you heard about the communities of West Calgary, also known as the “Westside?” This area has emerged as one of the most sought after sectors to live in the city, and for good reason!

We can think of many, but for now we would love to share with you three main reasons why you should consider making one of the communities in West Calgary your next home.

Do you live in the Westside of Calgary? Leave us a comment below and let us know what your favourite thing is about living in the area and we will add it to our list!

#1 – Access to Rocky Mountainswestside luxury home exterior night time southwest calgary

Have you ever dreamed of living in a community where the foothills and mountains to the west of Calgary can be seen on the horizon, and getting there is as convenient as it gets?

For residents of the Westside, family weekend trips start out with leaving the house and packing up, then wasting precious “travel time” in rush hour traffic.

Residents of Calgary’s Westside don’t have this problem. If a weekend mountain trip is on the itinerary, leaving the city is as easy as hopping onto any one of the nearby routes, including:

  • Glenmore Trail SW / Township Road 241 / Highway 8
  • Old Banff Coach Road / Springbank Road
  • Lower Springbank Road / Township Road 243
  • 17th Avenue SW / Township Road 242

There’s typically little or no traffic stoppages on these roads, giving you smooth travelling to the foothills and beyond on weekdays.

#2 – Westside Recreation Centrewestside recreation centre swimming pool wave pool

Not all parts of Calgary are equipped with an all-inclusive recreational centre like Westside. This massive facility is home to:

  • Aquatic Park – wave pool, lap pool, tot pool, water-slide, lazy river, steam room and hot tub
  • Fitness Facility – more than 100 cardio and weight lifting machines and 432 metres of track, fitness studios for yoga, cycling and other activities
  • Gymnasiums – two full-sized gymnasiums for basketball and other sports, as well as one youth gymnasium
  • Youth Wellness Centre – Cardio, strength and other fitness equipment specifically for youth
  • Climbing Wall – 24 foot climbing wall with full-time instructors and all necessary safety equipment
  • Hockey Rink – NHL sized hockey rink for local teams to play competitively and for other public uses
  • Leisure Ice Arena – Ice skating from September to March, inline skating from May to August and an outdoor pond area with firepits
  • Outdoor Skatepark – Skate park with beginner to intermediate terrain open during spring and summer
  • Childcare Options – Full childcare centre with infant room, specialized play areas and fun activities

Westside Recreation Centre is a place where residents – old and young – partake in fitness activities, competitive sports and leisurely play and youth make lasting friendships while promoting healthy living.

In short, this public facility a staple of creating and nurturing a sense of community in Calgary’s highly desirable westside!

#3 – Convenient Access to AmenitiesMercato west westside calgary southwest italian restaurant

Whether it’s Strathcona Park, Aspen, Cougar Ridge or one of the other Westside communities, residents are guaranteed to have quick-and-easy access to a full spectrum of amenities within minutes from home.

Because all of these neighbourhoods are relatively close to one another, it doesn’t take long to drive to any one of these strip malls:

  • Aspen Landing
  • Signal Hill
  • Strathcona Square
  • Westhills Shopping Centre
  • West Springs Village

There’s also a handful of public and private schools in the west sector, including:

  • Aspen Woods Elementary (Aspen Woods)
  • Calgary French & International School (Cougar Ridge)
  • Calgary Waldorf Elementary (Cougar Ridge)
  • Olympic Heights Elementary (Strathcona Park)
  • Step by Step Montessori Preschool (Aspen Woods)
  • West Springs Elementary (West Springs)
  • Ernest Manning High School
  • Rundle College Jr. Sr. High School
  • St. Joan of Arc School (West Springs)
  • Webber Academy
  • Calgary Academy

There really is no shortage of educational options for students and parents alike when living in Calgary’s Westside.

Most communities are well-established and have their own elementary while junior and senior high schools are found just a short drive from any part of the west sector.

Questions about Westside Calgary Real Estate?

cody battershill jordan helwerda calgary westside real estate agentsAs West Calgary real estate specialists and experienced REALTORS®, we guarantee to provide only the best in service, advice and third-party representation while taking care of all your needs as a client!

Call anytime at 403-370-4180 or message us below for a quick, if not immediate response. We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your real estate goals!

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