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 revitalized 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.

Duplex for Sale Calgary

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2727 & 2729 40 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,999,000 2727 & 2729 40 Street Sw, Calgary 10 Beds 6 Baths 2,185 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1185593

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE
308 Elveden Court Sw, Calgary
$1,879,500 308 Elveden Court Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,968 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1211884

REAL BROKER
628 & 630 52 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,399,900 ↓ $99,900 628 & 630 52 Avenue Sw, Calgary 6 Beds 2 Baths 2,586 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1183166

PULSE REAL ESTATE
1-544 20 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,399,900 ↓ $100,100 1-544 20 Avenue Sw, Calgary 2 Beds 3 Baths 1,801 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1174853

CIR REALTY
910 Drury Avenue Ne, Calgary
$1,350,000 910 Drury Avenue Ne, Calgary 5 Beds 3 Baths 2,178 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1204293

CIR REALTY
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44 Cranbrook Landing Se, Calgary
$1,279,900 44 Cranbrook Landing Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,602 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1222381

RE/MAX FIRST
2126 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,249,000 2126 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,346 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1199253

ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
1509/1511 18 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,225,000 1509/1511 18 Avenue Nw, Calgary 0 Beds 0 Baths 3,021 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # A1191344

CIR REALTY
2001 56 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,200,000 2001 56 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 3,123 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1203687

EXP REALTY
4106 & 4108 1a Street Sw, Calgary
$1,200,000 ↓ $95,000 4106 & 4108 1a Street Sw, Calgary 5 Beds 2 Baths 2,242 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1181352

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
3816 17 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,199,999 ↓ $50,001 3816 17 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 6 Baths 2,395 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1191116

THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
2520 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,199,900 2520 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary 3 Beds 5 Baths 2,552 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1217918

COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
Open House
8 St Monica Avenue Se, Calgary
$1,198,000 8 St Monica Avenue Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 2,103 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1220006

EXP REALTY
1206 26 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,198,000 ↓ $1,000 1206 26 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1194967

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
1603 / 1605 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,190,000 1603 / 1605 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary 1 Bed 1 Bath 1,795 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1215625

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
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2017 42 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,175,000 2017 42 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,858 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1222902

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
2221 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,149,900 2221 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,055 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1211183

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
2032 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,149,900 2032 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,955 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1202834

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,149,900 2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,310 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1188665

EXP REALTY
224 6a Street Ne, Calgary
$1,125,000 224 6a Street Ne, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 1,737 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1216730

CIR REALTY
721 15 Street Nw, Calgary
$1,125,000 721 15 Street Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,055 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1193117

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
2227 Broadview Road Nw, Calgary
$1,125,000 2227 Broadview Road Nw, Calgary 5 Beds 5 Baths 2,167 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1184832

THE AGENCY
2129 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,095,000 2129 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,831 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1205046

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
3822 17 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,050,000 ↓ $28,000 3822 17 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,880 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1194509

COLDWELL BANKER COMPLETE REAL ESTATE

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, revitalizing 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 revitalized. 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