Best Neighborhoods To Rent In Calgary - 2019

January 18, 2019 Sam

Looking for apartment to rent in Calgary but not sure which neighbourhood to live in? Don’t worry here is your guide to the top neighbourhoods you can look for your next apartment to rent!

1.    Varsity
Calgary’s Avenue Magazine recently completed compilation of Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods with the northwest community of Varsity taking the number one spot. The participants in the survey liked the fact that area has many playgrounds and recreation facilities as well as larger yards and lower density. They also love the fact that despite being close to downtown and easy access to mountains the community still offers great value for buyers. 

2.    Arbour Lake
This northwest community is well situated for getting around the city and getting out to the mountains. But it’s what’s inside this neighbourhood that really counts, particularly the residents’ association members-only beach around the community’s eponymous lake. Not surprisingly, Arbour Lake also benefits from a high community-engagement score

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3.    Beltline
The south of the downtown core known as the Beltline is chock full of great restaurants, cool cocktail bars, packed pubs, bumpin’ nightclubs, boutiques and bookstores, coffeehouses, yoga studios, boxing studios and anything else a connected Calgarian would be tuned into. Tucked into the mix are charming urban parks and green spaces to chill out in, heritage monuments like the Memorial Park Library and Lougheed House to explore and admire, a handful of hip hotels and a variety of options for residents to do their grocery shopping and run drugstore errands.

4.    Edgemont
Nose Hill Park, the expansive prairie-grassland preserve in the city’s northwest, is a huge asset (literally) to the neighbourhoods nestled around its borders. Edgemont has more going for it than just its proximity to this favoured destination of cyclists, runners and owners of energetic dogs. Healthy community involvement could be due to the fact that the neighbourhood is comprised primarily of single-family homes, with most dwellings (86 per cent) occupied by the homeowners. That pride of ownership, in both home and community, is likely one of the reasons Edgemont can also claim a reassuringly low crime rate, well below any of its fellow top-five.

5.    Crescent Heights
Just north of the Bow River, Crescent Heights benefits from being close to downtown, with the walkability and transit access that affords. A variety of amenities and good community engagement also helped this ’hood rise in the rankings. It’s also home to McHugh Bluff Park, which offers one of the most picturesque views of the city’s skyline.

If you are in for renting your next apartment or house in Calgary, you definitely have great options just to suite your specific needs. Additionally the rents in Calgary are very reasonable and have not moved much over the last several years while the rents in bigger Canadian cities such as Vancouver and Toronto area have been on the upward march. 

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Sam is passionate about real estate and frequently writes in online industry magazines columns. The views expressed are her own.