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Community Spotlight: Evanston Phase 22

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Earl Raatz

Community Spotlight: Evanston Phase 22 Sign imageJust minutes from Calgary's city centre, Evanston is the perfect blend of small-town life with easy access to the big city. Evanston is a true community with back lanes, a neighbourhood gazebo, and wide verandas. After a tremendous initial success, phase 22 of this remarkable community is now open to the public.

Fewer Fences

The community of Evanston believes that fewer fences make good neighbours. That's why yard fences are not to be higher than 1.8 meters (6 feet) in municipal bylaws. Evanston is a community of neighbours and families, and small town values work better when there are fewer fences.

Back Lanes and Verandas

Residents of Evanston enjoy all the benefits of small town life. Neighbourhood homes with verandas and back lanes mean more opportunities for real community life. The town gazebo and multiple playgrounds are also great places for neighbours to gather. Calgary may be one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, but Evanston has maintained its prairie values and old-fashioned concepts of what it means to be a neighbourhood.

Just Minutes From Downtown Calgary

In addition to the array of amenities Evanston has to offer, this community is also conveniently located in northwest Calgary. Evanston is one of the most beautiful communities of the greater municipal area - while still being just a short drive from the airport - located in the scenic Symons Valley area with easy access to the universities, shopping, sports, and entertainment venues in Calgary's city centre. 

Community Spotlight: Evanston Phase 22 Teens imageSchools

The Evanston community has just opened two new schools, giving residents even more options when it comes to educating their children. The new schools, one Catholic and one CBE, are located right in the heart of Evanston. You'll have a full range of public, private, and faith-based schooling options with both English and French-language instruction for all age groups (Kindergarten through High School) in or near Evanston.


No need to go all the way into Calgary when you want to enjoy quality shopping. The Creekside Shopping Centre, a Sobeys, and a Wal-Mart Suprecentre are just minutes away. Whether you need affordable glasses, or want to find the latest fashions, shopping is always pleasant when you live in Evanston.

Health Care

One of the great benefits of living in Evanston is that you're always close to some of the finest health care facilities in Canada. The Canada Diagnostic Centre in Symons Valley treats over 340,000 patients a year using state of the art equipment and a team of over 400 medical professionals.

Whether it's children's and general hospitals, medical clinics, psychological services, or long-term care for elderly relatives, Evanston residents are never far from top-quality health care.

Community Spotlight: Evanston Phase 22 Soccer imageParks and Recreation

Evanston was designed as a community that encourages spending time in the great outdoors. Whether it's stunning lakeside trails, wide open spaces, or fabulous parks, there's always a good reason to head outside when you live in Evanston. Popular nearby parks include Citadel Park, Crowfoot Park, Sandstone Park, John Laurie Park, and the enormous Nose Hill Park, home to 11 square kilometres of flowering plants, trees, birds, and animals.

Just a few minutes from Evanston is the renowned Symons Valley Ranch Farmers Market. Selling fresh produce, homemade bread, and a wide variety of ready-to-go market meals, the farmers market is a great place to shop, meet friends, and support local farmers and artisans.


Being so close to downtown Calgary, Evanston residents have great access to all the big sports teams, including the Flames, Stampeders, Hitmen, Roughnecks, and Mustangs as well as all the excitement of the University of Calgary Dinos games. Closer to home, Evanston residents are just minutes from several indoor and outdoor skating rinks, the Murray Copot Arena, and a wide variety of sports leagues for both youth and adults.

Homes in Evanston

The Evanston community is going strong, and the new phase 22 of development is now open. With several different home styles to choose from, each with their own Alberta new home warranty, you'll feel like a welcome part of the community when you live in Evanston. Choose between different styles and features to find the perfect home.

Establishing your family in this prairie-values community just a short drive from downtown Calgary is a great way to enjoy all the benefits of small town life with the nearby conveniences of the big city. With the airport, University of Calgary, and over a dozen malls within a short driving distance, Evanston remains a quiet and peaceful oasis where neighbours look out for one another and children grow up safe and strong.

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