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.

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Duplex for Sale Calgary

502 Properties Found. Page 1 of 42.
3020 Dover Crescent SE
New Listing
3020 Dover Crescent SE, Calgary
$288,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,000 Sf

A1147762

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
1731 24 Avenue NW
New Listing
1731 24 Avenue NW, Calgary
$771,053 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,080 Sf

A1146610

COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
1814 Westmount Boulevard NW
New Listing
1814 Westmount Boulevard NW, Calgary
$1,050,000 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,704 Sf

A1146295

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
708 53 Avenue SW
New Listing
708 53 Avenue SW, Calgary
$384,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 886 Sf

A1147276

RE/MAX FIRST
1935 28 Avenue SW
New Listing
1935 28 Avenue SW, Calgary
$1,250,000 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,571 Sf

A1147471

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
36 Redstone Avenue NE
New Listing
36 Redstone Avenue NE, Calgary
$379,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,264 Sf

A1147558

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
4611 Valiant Drive NW
New Listing
4611 Valiant Drive NW, Calgary
$429,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 900 Sf

A1147241

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE
3 Douglas Woods Park SE
New Listing
3 Douglas Woods Park SE, Calgary
$424,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,153 Sf

A1147146

URBAN-REALTY.ca
624 13 Avenue NE
New Listing
624 13 Avenue NE, Calgary
$649,999 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,759 Sf

A1146853

EXP REALTY
2821 25a Street SW
New Listing
2821 25a Street SW, Calgary
$869,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,908 Sf

A1146224

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
2607 Canmore Road NW
New Listing
2607 Canmore Road NW, Calgary
$560,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 918 Sf

A1146010

RE/MAX FIRST
2633 34 Street SW
New Listing
2633 34 Street SW, Calgary
$899,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,801 Sf

A1146981

CIR REALTY

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

134 Properties Found. Page 1 of 45.
1731 24 Avenue NW
New Listing
1731 24 Avenue NW, Calgary
$771,053 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,080 Sf

A1146610

COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
1814 Westmount Boulevard NW
New Listing
1814 Westmount Boulevard NW, Calgary
$1,050,000 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,704 Sf

A1146295

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
4611 Valiant Drive NW
New Listing
4611 Valiant Drive NW, Calgary
$429,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 900 Sf

A1147241

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

181 Properties Found. Page 1 of 61.
708 53 Avenue SW
New Listing
708 53 Avenue SW, Calgary
$384,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 886 Sf

A1147276

RE/MAX FIRST
1935 28 Avenue SW
New Listing
1935 28 Avenue SW, Calgary
$1,250,000 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 2,571 Sf

A1147471

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
2821 25a Street SW
New Listing
2821 25a Street SW, Calgary
$869,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,908 Sf

A1146224

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

91 Properties Found. Page 1 of 31.
3020 Dover Crescent SE
New Listing
3020 Dover Crescent SE, Calgary
$288,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,000 Sf

A1147762

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
3 Douglas Woods Park SE
New Listing
3 Douglas Woods Park SE, Calgary
$424,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,153 Sf

A1147146

URBAN-REALTY.ca
946 Mahogany Boulevard SE
New Listing
946 Mahogany Boulevard SE, Calgary
$409,900 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,090 Sf

A1146730

RE/MAX FIRST

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

133 Properties Found. Page 1 of 45.
36 Redstone Avenue NE
New Listing
36 Redstone Avenue NE, Calgary
$379,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,264 Sf

A1147558

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
624 13 Avenue NE
New Listing
624 13 Avenue NE, Calgary
$649,999 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,759 Sf

A1146853

EXP REALTY
147 Creekstone Way SW
New Listing
147 Creekstone Way SW, Calgary
$449,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,521 Sf

A1146546

EXP REALTY

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

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Listing information last updated on September 17th, 2021 at 7:30am CDT.