Why You’ll Love Living in Altadore – Voted One of Calgary’s Best Neighborhoods
People love living in Altadore and I’m here to tell you why.
Author: Bryon Howard
As a top producing Realtor and Altadore resident, I know you’ll love living in Altadore, and why it was named one of the best neighborhoods in Calgary for both for young professionals and families alike. If you’re planning a move to Calgary’s Inner City, Altadore is located in the city’s south-west quadrant between Crowchild and 14thStreet, which includes Sandy Beach and River Park.
While the majority of the Altadore homes reflect the 1950s styles, since it was in this decade the community came about, Altadore was named one of the Calgary’s best neighborhoods in 2010 for its proximity to River Park – one of Calgary’s best parks on the Elbow River and Marda Loop. Speaking of Marda Loop, it’s one of the main reasons why you’ll love living in Altadore. Marda Loop is known to be the largest and busiest outdoor shopping area in Calgary. It’s even known to have a rich cultural scene. Marda Loop has more than 125 independently-owned stores, which includes everything from markets, grocery stores, ice cream parlors, pubs and clothing boutiques.
In addition to shops, Altadore has a vibrant party and cultural scene, with events such as the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival and Marda Gras, a summer-themed street affair that attracts more than 35,000 Calgarians every August.
Altadore is also close to a massive expanse of greenery and they are: Sandy Beach, River Park and the Glenmore Athletic Park. These three parks provide not only a serene environment; they also offer one of the largest off-leash dog parks in the inner city. Not only that, but during the summer it offers the best spot to raft down the Elbow River.
Aside from leisure spots, Altadore homes are close to a wide range of schools from both the public and private sectors. Notable public schools are: Mount Royal Junior High, Bishop Carrol, and the designated public senior high school Central Memorial High School. For private schools, Masters Academy Private School serves Altadore and Garrison Woods. In addition, Glenmore Christian Academy and other private schools in the South West are close by. Many kids also attend Elboya and Western Canadian High for the French Immersion and IB programs. Of course other numerous elementary and high schools are within convenient distances and some are even minutes away from Mount Royal College.
This is also one of the main reasons why in the last ten years, many high-end, luxury semi-detached homes are being built in the area. Infill buildings and the community changing from 1950s bungalows to modern two homes being put in one lot are also viable properties, too. These kinds of lifestyle and homes are preferred both by trendy, young professionals and families alike.
Living in Altadore sounds fun, right? Why not take a look for yourself on why it was voted one of Calgary’s best neighborhoods. From families who want a comfortable, but close to amenities lifestyle, to the young professional who wants an active social life, Altadore has it all.
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