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

4559 Properties
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$798,000
Neighbourhood: Silver Springs
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,520
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A1234709
MLS®
Presenting this modern stylish, FULLY RENOVATED, bi-level located in the most desirable street in Silver Springs, a couple minutes walk to and from the Silver Springs outdoor pool, ice rink,...
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,014
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
A1235708
MLS®
Bridgeland/Riverside is a hip neighborhood in YYC that draws people from all walks of life. Amenity rich from unique stores to trendy restaurants, popular coffee shops and locally made ice cream...
$726,990
Neighbourhood: Carrington
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,879
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1233193
MLS®
The Fairview offers 1879 sq. ft in the Carrington community in Calgary, priced at $726,990. This 2 Car Garage Detached Home features Design Studio finishes like granite countertops and hardwood...
1
Beds
1
Baths
710
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1234759
MLS®
The best location in Rockyledge! Private END UNIT with MOUNTAIN VIEWS and 2 PATIOS. This 700SF, 1 bedroom 'bungalow style" townhouse has loads of natural light, a modern open layout and the...
$259,900
Neighbourhood: Varsity
1
Beds
1
Baths
607
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1235519
MLS®
Absolutely must see one bedroom 600SF apartment right across the street from U of C. Location would be everything here if it wasn't for the incredible unit itself. Like new inside it has been...
$219,900
Neighbourhood: Legacy
2
Beds
2
Baths
637
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1235028
MLS®
Perfectly situated condo with two bedrooms and two bathroom and two parking stalls. This condo has an efficient use of space and a well designed floor plan. Modern touches including the white quartz...
$539,900
Neighbourhood: Chaparral
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,433
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1232974
MLS®
This beautiful home is located in the Lake Chaparral community.
A family-oriented community that offers a variety of activities for residents to enjoy.


Year-round access to...
$205,000
Condo: Brookside Village
2
Beds
1
Baths
812
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1233823
MLS®
Cute two-bedroom townhome in popular Greenview. Close to schools, shopping, restaurants, public transit, major roadways, and all other amenities. Open concept main floor features kitchen with...
Open 7/3
2844 Dovely Park SE Calgary, AB T2A 5G3
$175,000
Condo: White Cliff Estates
2
Beds
1
Baths
633
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1235119
MLS®
Cute and cozy unit in well sought after White Cliffe Estates. Unit has good sized master bedroom, and a smaller bedroom which you might rather use as a den. Open concept, south facing. Fresh...
$675,000
Neighbourhood: Kincora
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,138
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1234419
MLS®
Your wait is over!! Here's an incredible opportunity for a large, clean and beautiful home in the well sought out community of Kincora. Located on a quiet street, this home offers 3107 sq ft of...
$389,900
Condo: Copperfield Chalet
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,569
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1234750
MLS®
END UNIT FORMER SHOW HOME with finished partial basement W/O! This 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom plan offers the upgrades & style you have come to expect including quartz kitchen & bathroom countertop,...
$525,000
Neighbourhood: Acadia
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,066
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
2
Days on Site
A1235241
MLS®
WOW! Welcome to the sought-after community of Acadia! This is a METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED DETACHED HOME on a 50 FT WIDE X 100 FT DEEP LOT with a WEST-FACING BACKYARD! This immaculate home boasts 4...

 


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#115 8820 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2J 3J1

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