Arbour Lake Real Estate
As the only neighbourhood in all of northwest Calgary with its own lake, the real estate in Arbour Lake is a hot commodity. It’s an instant community with world-class amenities and plenty of home options for families to choose from. Arbour Lake strives to offer its residents a unique experience among neighbourhoods in Calgary. With a private stocked lake and a ton of shopping and eating options, it’s a premier choice among northwest Calgary homeowners. Read more about Arbour Lake Real Estate
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Arbour Lake is the answer to the question of where to live in northwest Calgary. With easy access to both Stoney Trail and Crowchild Trail, it’s an extremely accessible location with prime access to downtown and major destinations within Calgary. It’s a premium destination for discerning residents with an eye for taste and style. Over 80% of the residents live in single-family homes, although there are townhomes and condominiums available as well. All residents of the Arbour Lake community are granted access to the trout-stocked private lake within the community’s boundaries. The Crowfoot Crossing shopping complex offers many options for restaurants, entertainment, and shopping.
Arbour Lake Amenities
The number one feature for Arbour Lake residents is the lake, which provides year-round entertainment for everyone. The lake has tennis courts, boating, and beachside playgrounds for the kids. During the summer, the lake is freshly stocked with Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Brown Trout, perfect for the angler in the family that enjoys a catch-and-release program. That fishing season extends into the winter season as ice fishermen drill holes in the ice to fish the lake in the frigid temperatures. The beachfront, the lake, and the park equipment is clean, well-maintained, and managed by the Arbour Lake Residents Association.
Besides the expansive lake area, there are several green spaces that dot the community, giving the Arbour Lake real estate a close-to-nature feel. These green spaces include walking trails and large open fields for families to enjoy, as well as large baseball grounds and soccer fields for organized sports.
The Crowfoot Crossing shopping complex contains all types of grocery shopping options like Safeway, and Co-op, including their gas bars. The Arbour Lake amenities include fine dining locations such as the Calgary North Schanks Sports Grill, The Keg, JOEY, and Chianti Café and Restaurant. There are also niche stores like Amaranth Whole Foods a local health food store, and Golden Leaf Hemp. Major brand names have taken advantage of the prime location that Arbour Lake offers, like Tim Hortons, Visions, Chapters, Sport Chek, and Speedy Glass.
The Crowfoot Complex also draws in residents all over the northwest with their one location for all major needs and services. There is an Alberta Motor Association, massage parlours, several bank locations, Mayfair Health and diagnostics centre, as well as ATCO Gas and a car dealership. The real draw is the Crowfoot Crossing Cineplex Odeon, a 12-screen theatre complex with the latest in entertainment. The Arbour Lake community knows that it doesn’t have to travel outside of the suburb to find the best amenities in the northwest.
Arbour Lake Schools
Kids living in Arbour Lake have several options for schools. Grades 5-9 can attend the Arbour Lake Middle School. High school-aged kids can attend the newly-opened Robert Thirsk High School. The Catholic St Ambrose School has students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Although there is no Calgary public school system elementary school, the neighbouring communities of Hawkwood, Royal Oak, and Scenic Acres all have fantastic options for elementary students to attend. Robert Thirsk High School is currently ranked 128th by the Fraser Institute. St Ambrose is currently ranked 341st with above average reporting from students compared to provincial standards.
Robert Thirsk High School opened in 2013, a much-needed high school option for Arbour Lake residents to choose. The school is still growing each year with almost 500 Grade 12 students registered for this school year. It has a focus on special needs students and those with ESL (English as a Second Language) requirements. The school was named for Robert Thirsk, an astronaut who worked for the Canadian Space Agency. Thirsk has strong roots in Calgary, attending schools and university here. He holds the Canadian record for time in space and currently serves as the Chancellor for the University of Calgary. Arbour Lake is proud to honour a hometown hero with a school that bears his name.