Duplex For Sale Calgary’s Newest Addition to Older Neighbourhoods

duplex-for-sale-calgarySome of the communities in Calgary have been around nearly as long as the city itself. Places like Ramsey, Sunalta, or Bridgeland have existed for decades with homes established here for over half a century. But in recent years, we’ve seen these older communities revitalised and renewed. A duplex for sale is Calgary’s answer to how to transition these communities from relics in the past to stunning modern neighbourhoods.  

Construction and demolition is now a normal occurrence in many of these communities, and the work is extending further and further outward from the centre of the city. Older bungalow-style homes are removed and new duplexes have replaced them as Calgary’s housing option. Here’s an interesting look (at least from this real estate agent’s perspective) of what this means for the city’s future.

New Duplex for Sale Calgary

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22 Berkley Close NW
New Listing

22 Berkley Close NW, Calgary

$339,990 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 943 Sf

MLS® # C4299202

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
219 Whispering Woods Terrace
New Listing

219 Whispering Woods Terrace, Rural Rockyview County

$899,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,684 Sf

MLS® # C4297765

SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA
6 Willow Mews
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6 Willow Mews, Cochrane

$322,500 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,158 Sf

MLS® # C4299123

MAXWELL CAPITAL REALTY
47 Cortina Villa(s) SW
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47 Cortina Villa(s) SW, Calgary

$649,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,219 Sf

MLS® # C4299243

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
68 Sundown View
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68 Sundown View, Cochrane

$359,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,671 Sf

MLS® # C4299251

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (MOUNTAIN VIEW)
653 Redstone Drive NE
New Listing

653 Redstone Drive NE, Calgary

$419,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,433 Sf

MLS® # C4299258

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE
#20a 333 Braxton Place SW
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#20a 333 Braxton Place SW, Calgary

$174,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 471 Sf

MLS® # C4299277

PURPLEBRICKS
1838 18 Avenue NW
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1838 18 Avenue NW, Calgary

$739,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,827 Sf

MLS® # C4298003

GRASSROOTS REALTY GROUP
213 Glenpatrick Drive
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213 Glenpatrick Drive, Cochrane

$279,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 837 Sf

MLS® # C4296933

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
6845 Rundlehorn Drive NE
New Listing

6845 Rundlehorn Drive NE, Calgary

$229,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,100 Sf

MLS® # C4299065

URBAN-REALTY.ca
3011 34 Street SW
New Listing

3011 34 Street SW, Calgary

$769,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,785 Sf

MLS® # C4297949

RE/MAX IREALTY INNOVATIONS
#32 11407 Braniff Road SW
New Listing

#32 11407 Braniff Road SW, Calgary

$214,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,089 Sf

MLS® # C4299092

ROYAL LEPAGE SOLUTIONS

 

The Rise of the Duplex in Calgary

These houses are hugely popular designs. New communities often have several streets lined with duplexes as an alternative to the single-family home. The new duplex for sale in Calgary is a way for developers to create much-needed accommodation to meet the needs of newcomers to the city. Each year, we see around 12,000 new people migrate here. That’s a lot of new housing needed every year. To keep up with that growing number, developers are now rethinking how those old, large lots of land can be put to better use to house these thousands of new Calgarians.

Why Build a Duplex?

As we drive around town, we see these new construction sites happening all over the city, many of which are located in older neighbourhoods, places like Garrison Woods, Hillhurst, Rosscarrock, or Killarney. These aren’t just renovations to old homes. These are often complex tear-downs of the 50-year-old houses that once stood here, making way for brand new duplexes in their place.

It makes sense that this is new housing option. Duplexes are best suited to accommodate more people on the land available. It isn’t like they’re making any more of it, so developers have to get creative about how to use the large plots of land. The duplex allows one building to be constructed, divided into two separate allotments, housing two families where once one house would stand. Even though the land is divided between two houses, new duplexes rarely compromise on space, often having two or three-storeyed houses where a single-level house once stood.

Who Lives in a Duplex?

As you might see, the appeal is pretty broad. Many families would prefer to live in the neighbourhood of their choice, choosing to live closer to downtown, enjoying good public transportation, living closer to schools of choice. The duplex allows a family to pay a reasonable price to live in these very popular neighbourhoods.

Also, we see a number of less-desirable communities undergoing gentrification, rapidly transitioning to become hip, popular locations to live. A duplex for sale in Calgary’s older neighbourhoods infers that the community is family-friendly and ready to move in. Look at how the public perception has changed about communities like East Village, Mission, or Inglewood. Maybe 20-30 years ago, these neighbourhoods were considered a rougher part of town. But that’s no longer the case as you find modern townhouses and duplexes lining the streets, making way for families and young couples to buy into these newer communities.

Where Are The Duplexes For Sale?

By now, we’ve seen quite a few new builds popping up in older neighbourhoods, revitalising and renewing these communities. But the duplex is a popular choice in new neighbourhoods as well. As we visit new communities like Walden, Legacy, or Mahogany, we find streets lined with duplexes, entire roads dedicated to the semi-detached housing option. These are great ways to have first time home buyers introduced into the community without costing a lot of money. Also, as we mentioned earlier, it’s a space saving device that allows many hundreds of homeowners to live in one community.

Calgary is often shifting and changing. Old becomes new. Tired becomes revitalised. One home becomes two. If you’re interested in finding a duplex of your own, give us a call. The Chamberlain Group is determined to find your dream duplex in the community of your choice. Call us today on 587-316-5400 or drop us an email, inf@chamberlaingroup.ca

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Listing information last updated on May 29th, 2020 at 3:00pm CDT.