5-reasons-to-live-near-the-university-district5 Reasons to Live Near the University District

Looking for an incredible place you can live in and love is key to finding that perfect move-up community.

Not many areas offer tranquility and energy, but you can find them around the University District. You need to consider this location if living around the hustle and bustle of the inner city while having mature trees and large lots are what you are looking for!

University District is Growing Rapidly

The University District is expanding like crazy. And it is not surprising because of the incredible amount of restaurants and local businesses here. Monogram Coffee, Village Ice Cream, Orange Theory, Spin YYC and COBS Bread are just some fantastic places you can find in the area.

A nine-block retail main street in the center of the community positions businesses to take advantage of the neighbourhood’s walkability. It was designed to thrive off of patrons that come to shop, eat, explore, and get social.

Another benefit of living near the University District is the interconnected neighbourhoods and parks within a 12-kilometer pathway system. This makes getting around the community super fun and easy!

In the winter, all these parks and open spaces are available for kids to enjoy. They are even opening ice rinks for winter activities and games.

River Pathways

There are a plethora of pathways from the University District right down the hill to Shagganapi and the bottom of the river. To be exact, there are about 15 kilometers of pathways from Edworthy Park all the way down to Princess Island Park. This makes biking and walking a breeze in this location.

The Douglas Fur Trail is only about 2.5 kilometers away. It goes along the side of the river. If you are looking for a short and kid-friendly hike, you should definitely see Douglass Fur Trail.

Proximity to the University of Calgary

One of the best reasons for living in the University District is its proximity to the University of Calgary. This university has about 33,000+ students comprising 26,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students using the facility for their learning.

Fret not if you are not attending U of C. There are many facilities and programs that you can still use in the university, like the Olympic oval, speed skating, racket center, aquatic center, climbing and bouldering walls, and so much more!

There are also kids’ camps throughout the summer, volleyball games and many different types of camps as well. Being close to this area has a lot of benefits. And here’s the best thing, you might not have to buy your child a condo when they decide to go to U of C because they could stay in your house. Well, maybe you could charge them rent too!

Proximity to the Children’s Hospital and Foothills Hospital

Living in this area is awesome because of its proximity to the Children's Hospital as well as the Foothills Hospital. These two hospitals are world-class facilities.

The Children's Hospital provides care for children under the age of 18, and it has a 24/7 emergency department. They have specialties like pediatrics, oncology, and general surgery. They even have child life therapy.

The Foothills Hospital is the largest hospital in the province of Alberta. It is one of 10 trauma centers in Alberta and the largest regional trauma center in Southern Alberta. Accreditation Canada also accredits Foothills Hospital for stroke rehabilitation.

Multiple Types of Homes are Available

You can choose from different types of properties when you live in or near the University District. All the surrounding areas have large lots and mature trees.

The different types of properties here are bungalows, two-storey houses, townhouses and some estate homes. If you are considering moving around this area, you can have plenty of options to choose from and many different price points, from $200,000 up to multimillion-dollar homes.

There are five condo developers in the University District, Homes by Avi, Rohit Communities, Truman Homes, Gracorp Properties and Brookfield Residential. Many of them have homes for rent and some for sale from the entry-level $200,000 to $400,000 condos.

These are just some of the many reasons why living in and around the University District is so substantial. If you have any questions about this beautiful community, you can book a call with us, and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Posted by Jared Chamberlain on
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