Moving to Calgary

Moving to Calgary, Alberta

Relocating to Calgary, AB

Calgary, Alberta is home to more than 1.3 million people. Calgary has been ranked as the Most Liveable City in North America and the 5th most liveable city in the world. Calgary has the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada and is the #1 most cost-competitive city for research and development operations. Calgary is among the top 10 global cities for family friendliness.

  1. Cost of Living in Calgary
  2. Calgary's Job Market
  3. Things to Do in Calgary
  4. Calgary's Climate
  5. Transportation in Calgary
    - Driving
    - Public Transit
  6. Schools in Calgary
    -
     K-12
    - Post Secondary
  7. Why You Should Move to Calgary


1. Cost of Living in Calgary

Calgary has a more affordable cost of living than other major Canadian cities such as Toronto or Vancouver. On average the median price for a home in Calgary ranges from about $420,000-470,000. However, if you are looking to live in a more expensive neighbourhood you'll be looking upwards of $1 million for a home.

Average utilities (electricity, gas, water) for 85m2 apartment will average out to around $200monthly. The price is usually varying with lower utility costs in Summer and higher costs during the colder months.

Internet and cellular services average around $79/monthly but can range from $50-220/month depending on service provider and add-ons.

Links:
https://www.remaxcentral.ab.ca/calgary-real-estate-statistics.html
https://moving2canada.com/cost-of-living-in-calgary/
https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Calgary


  

2. Calgary's Job Market

The energy sector dominates Calgary’s economy. Companies such as Suncor, BP Canada, and Canadian Natural Resources have their head offices located in the city. There is diverse range of career opportunities within the city including financial services, manufacturing, health and wellness, retail, and tourism related industries. The minimum wage in Calgary is $15/hour and unemployment rate is around 10.7%.

Links:
https://www.canadastop100.com/alberta/
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/jobs-in-calgary-ab/
https://regionaldashboard.alberta.ca/region/calgary/median-family-income/#/?from=2013&to=2017
https://www.calgary.ca/cfod/finance/corporate-economics/labour-market-review.html


 

3. Things to do in Calgary

Calgary, also known as "Cowtown", is well known for hosting the Calgary Stampede, “the greatest outdoor show on Earth"! Calgary is also home to Canada Olympic Park (COP) – host of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Now under the name Winsport, this facility still overs a wide range of winter sports including bobsledding, luge, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, downhill skiing, and snowboarding. Also home of the Calgary tower which first opened in 1968 and at the time was the tallest building in Canada outside of Toronto.

Calgary is just a short drive to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, home to many spectacular sights and hiking trails such as Johnsons Canyon and Grassi Lake. Or take a trip into the toursit town Banff for a day of shopping, dining or a relaxing trip to the hot springs.

Calgary offers over 20,000 acres of parkland through the city, including Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Hill, and Bowness Park. Calgary is home to many family friendly and educational attractions include the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum, and Calaway Park. For adults Calgary’s 17th Avenue strip, Calgary's Retail & Enterainment District is complete with many bars and entertainment venues. Theres a variety of entertainment for everyone!

Links:
https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-calgary/
https://www.visitcalgary.com/things-to-do/stories-from-calgary/100-things-to-do-in-and-around-calgary
https://roadtripalberta.com/things-to-do-in-calgary/


 

 4. Calgary's Climate

Calgary can face highs of 30 and lows of -20. Calgary experiences lots of snow and is generally a drier climate. The cold winter months and ample snow does make Calgary and surrounding areas a great home for ski-bums and anyone who enjoys winter sports.

Calgary has the privileges of Chinooks, which can raise the temperature in Calgary drastically over just the course of a few hours during the winter months.

Links:
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/alberta/calgary
https://www.weather-ca.com/en/canada/calgary-climate
https://en.climate-data.org/north-america/canada/alberta/calgary-390/


 

5. Transportation in Calgary

Driving:

Calgary was ranked the best place to be a driver among both Canada and the world. Calgary has several major roads throughout it, allowing for fast travel time by car. Canada’s Highway 1 (16th Avenue) runs across the city going West/East and intersects with Alberta’s Deerfoot Trail that leads North/South through the city. Calgary has recently opened Stoney Trail (Southwest Calgary Ring Road) making travelling by car faster than ever. Other major roads include memorial drive, blackfoot, glenmore trail, etc.

Links:
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-is-best-city-in-world-for-drivers-survey-says
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-best-driving-city-world-2019-1.5363833
https://data.calgary.ca/Transportation-Transit/Major-Road-Network/mybc-x96b


Public Transit:

Calgary public transit overs a great coverage of the city with the CTrain and bus routes that cover a great portion of the city.

Links:
https://www.calgarytransit.com/


 
"SAIT Heritage Hall" by Imre Z. Balint (edited) licensed under CC BY 2.0

6. Calgary Schools

K-12

Calgary has a total of 365 public schools with over 125,300 students enrolled from kindergarten through to grade 12. Calgary’s public schools are run though the Calgary Board of Education (CBE). Calgary also has a variety of Catholic schools through the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD), as well as a selection of private schools.

Links:
https://www.cbe.ab.ca/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.cssd.ab.ca/
https://www.ourkids.net/calgary-private-schools.php


Post-Secondary

Calgary offers a wide range of post-secondary schools, including the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, and more. Calgary is also home to several specialized post-secondary schools such as the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and Alberta University of the Arts (AUARTS)

Links:
https://www.lifeincalgary.ca/schools/post-secondary
http://www.ucalgary.ca/
http://www.mtroyal.ca/
http://www.sait.ca/
https://www.auarts.ca/




7. Why You Should Move to Calgary

Calgary is home to a diverse range of culture, jobs, and entertainment. Calgary is one of the cleanest cities in the world and is a welcoming home for families and individuals alike. There is something for everyone.

Other Links:
https://www.calgary.ca/home.html
https://calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/research-and-reports/calgary-rankings/lifestyle-calgary-rankings/
https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/17-greenest-cities-canada/


Homes for Sale in Calgary, Alberta

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$379,786
Neighbourhood: Erin Woods
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,211
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2012968
MLS®
Spacious and Sunny, this house is perfect for a family looking for lots of living space. Over 1200+ sq. ft. on Main and upper floor. Large Living Room with corner Gas Fire Place and light from two...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,151
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2009290
MLS®
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME located in the popular community of Panorama Hills. This FRESHLY painted , SUPER CLEAN and BRIGHT home has a well thought out floor plan with incredible features :...
$364,900
Neighbourhood: Cougar Ridge
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,273
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2010300
MLS®
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE IN THE BEST COMMUNITY IN THE WEST! This highly affordable townhouse condo brings all the most desirable things together that any homeowner is looking for! LOW CONDO FEES!...
$449,900
Condo: Oakville Park Villas
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,219
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013270
MLS®
Great location for this one owner home, first time on the market. This home has been maintained very well! Superb floor plan with vaulted ceiling, west facing deck, that has a gas outlet. Possession...
$649,900
Neighbourhood: Coventry Hills
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,950
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013641
MLS®
This Immaculate home is in the highly sought-after community of Coventry Hills. Walk into the large main foyer with rich Brazilian hardwood floors and a view of the main floor and upper stairway....
$539,900
Neighbourhood: Temple
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,187
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013749
MLS®
Welcome to this fully renovated top to bottom, yet another designer bungalow this time in desired community of Temple, Live up and rent down or rent both for income property. Comes with 5 bedrooms...
$600,000
Neighbourhood: Evanston
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,788
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013719
MLS®
Welcome to the beautiful community of Evanston. This beautifully designed, well maintained 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths home features 9ft ceiling, hardwood floors, including bathrooms. As you enter you...
$587,500
Neighbourhood: Ambleton
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,786
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013755
MLS®
For additional information, please click on Brochure button below. A brand new four Bedroom house on a sunshine lot where you can avail all of the warranties provided by Alberta New Home Warranty and...
$799,000
Neighbourhood: Brentwood
5
Beds
3
Baths
1,290
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013756
MLS®
Look no further....this large, newly renovated 5 bedroom bungalow can be yours! Situated on a huge corner lot on a quiet, tree lined crescent in the heart of Brentwood close to shopping, schools,...
$737,500
Neighbourhood: Tuxedo Park
4
Beds
2
Baths
985
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013353
MLS®
This well-maintained raised bungalow home has a ton of upgrades, 2 double detached garages that include a workshop, storage and an unbeatable location within this fantastic inner-city location. Great...
$399,000
Neighbourhood: Abbeydale
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,001
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013702
MLS®
Move in ready!! Welcome to a newly renovated home in Abbeydale. Nice appeal with a large kitchen & adjoining deck that can be used all year around. A great layout with a large living space, nice...
Open 12/3
5501 & 5503 8 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2A0B2
$647,000
Neighbourhood: Penbrooke Meadows
8
Beds
4
Baths
1,723
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A2013609
MLS®
Do you have a long-term view of investing in home ownership? If so, then have a look at 5501 & 5503 8 Avenue SE. This home is on a corner lot (70ft x 110ft) and is a side-by-side Duplex with TWO...

 


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