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5 Calgary Communities Close to the Action

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Earl Raatz

5 Calgary Communities Close to the Action Evanston Featured ImageHave you wanted to take advantage of a new home but also want access to the conveniences of Calgary living? 

If so, you'll find the communities NuVista builds in offer that convenience and much more. When you learn more about these great communities, you'll want to start planning for your new home right away.

Evanston

One of the first things that come to mind when people think of Evanston is a neighbourly feeling. There are enough wide open spaces that provide a sense of country living, with a choice of townhomes, laned homes, and homes with front garages to suit every need. Yet, the community offers easy access to downtown Calgary by way of Stoney Trail NW, with the drive taking a little over 20 minutes.

Because of the manageable proximity to the downtown area, you'll find it easy to get to employers, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. A few of the nice perks you'll find with this community include:

  • Trails and pathways throughout for easier connections
  • A total of 14 green spaces in the neighbourhood
  • Community-based commercial centre
  • Two schools within an easy walking distance

Calgary Communities Close to the Action Trail ImageSilverado

Silverado is a community that offers a wonderful Old West flavour while offering the convenience of quick access to downtown Calgary and its nearby neighbourhoods. Would-be residents interested in living an equestrian lifestyle will enjoy the proximity to Spruce Meadows, which offers some of the best facilities for horse lovers in the area. The open spaces in the community will encourage you to get out and enjoy nature at every opportunity, no matter what the time of year.

Shawnessy Shopping Plaza is within just a few minutes' drive from the community. Other nearby amenities include schools representing all grade levels, recreational facilities, and medical facilities that include urgent care. Downtown Calgary is just over 20km away and easily accessible by way of Macleod Trail. 

Harmony

Harmony stands out as being one of the top Calgary communities to offer custom villas at one of the most favoured addresses around Calgary. One of the biggest highlights of this community is a lake, offering canoeing and fishing opportunities. The neighbourhood is set over 1750 acres, offering plenty of opportunities from golf to cultural pursuits that will be in a planned village centre.

Downtown is only about a 20-minute drive from this exciting community, so you never have to miss anything important. Good schools are as close as less than ten minutes away, and the neighbourhood's master plan includes additional future school facilities to better serve everyone. The city limits are within 10 minutes of the community, making it ideal for commuters looking for a shorter drive either way.

Calgary Communities Close to the Action Shopping ImageRedstone

Redstone stands out among Calgary communities because of its many features that encourage an active lifestyle for healthier families. There's a 3.5 km regional pathway system that urges walking and biking for a cleaner environment. Playground and fitness equipment along the pathways also make healthy living easier without having to venture outside the community. 

Townhomes, duplexes, and laned homes are among the popular options for housing. This community will also include an LRT station with commercial space and two schools, increasing the number of shopping options nearby. The downtown area of Calgary is around 25km away, offering a convenient 20-minute drive to many of the city's top employers; always a plus! 

Crestmont

If you choose to live in Crestmont, you'll be able to take full advantage of a community with easy access to both your workplace and beautiful outdoor areas. Downtown is about 15 minutes away, allowing you to enjoy a simple commute with more time to spend enjoying your new home. The stunning Canadian Rockies are less than an hour away when you want to enjoy the outdoors.

The Westhills and Crowfoot town centres, as well as Aspen Landing, are both nearby. If keeping in shape is a priority, you'll enjoy access to the Crowfoot YMCA and Westside Recreation Centre for great opportunities. If you like the idea of a nice balance between work and play options, this neighbourhood is one to consider.

When you choose the right neighbourhood that suits yours and your family's needs, you'll get that much more out of your new home. All of the above neighbourhoods provide unique amenities you'll enjoy checking out. You get to be close enough to city amenities that commutes aren't a burden, but just far enough away to retreat to the peace and tranquillity of a home surrounded by greenery. 

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