With Family Day around the bend and tomorrow marking the day of cupids, chocolates, and cards, it seems only fitting to spend the weekend thinking about your nearest and dearest. For some families, that means finding the ideal home, with enough space for everyone and in a prime location. So if you’re planning on scouring the market for the top neighbourhoods, here’s our guide to three areas in Calgary where families thrive.
Lakeview homes are the smart choice for a quiet community with plenty of outdoor recreation. The neighbourhood consistently ranks on Avenue Calgary’s best surveys, taking home accolades like #10 overall and #4 in the best established neighbourhood category. Residents will be quick to tell you all about the small town atmosphere fostered by the local association. They host events all year, including a Wine Appreciation Evening or Irish Pub Night for the adults and dances for the kids.
Here are a few listings that have 4+ bedrooms and baths and large living spaces:
- An entirely renovated, 4 bed, 4 bath home on a 52.ft lot
- A large home on an even larger lot
- A recently construction home with 5 bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen
Southwest Calgary’s Kelvin Grove is the epitome of curb appeal and bang for your buck. In fact that’s why it’s garnered a reputation among Calgarians, which translated into top spots in ratings for friendliest and best sense of community. Kevin Grove is located off 14th St SW, just south of Glenmore Trail and west of Elbow Drive. With this prime location, you and your family are close to top tier schools, shopping, and employment districts.
These homes have everything a family needs:
- A renovated estate home with impeccable interiors
- An upgraded bungalow on an oversized lot
- A traditional two story with a yard fit for playing
Bordering the southern edges of the Glenmore Reservoir, Oakridge homes are tucked away from the busy action of many Calgary neighbourhoods. That being said it’s just a short trek to the major arteries, so driving the kids to soccer or heading to work is a breeze. Cul-de-sacs are the site of pick-up games, while the many parks are the backdrop to family soccer matches and adventures on playgrounds. These green spaces landed Oakridge a top spot in the Avenue Calgary category for communities with best park access.
Each home in this neighbourhood sits on large lots, looks out over spacious lawns, and belongs to a strong community. Here are a few listings that may pique your interest:
- A funky twist on the neighbourhood style
- An Oakridge Estates residence, with a family-sized kitchen
- A brand new home to make your own
Still not certain where to start? Contact Krista & Michael Kehoe to find your family's new home.
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®