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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410 28 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$874,999 410 28 Avenue Nw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,960 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1158465

CHAMBERLAIN REAL ESTATE GROUP
431 Templeview Drive Ne, Calgary
$292,000 431 Templeview Drive Ne, Calgary 4 Beds 2 Baths 835 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1151093

CHAMBERLAIN REAL ESTATE GROUP
3421 85 Street Sw, Calgary
$6,900,000 ↓ $730,000 3421 85 Street Sw, Calgary 5 Beds 6 Baths 5,054 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # A1143262

ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
2221 32 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,250,000 ↓ $45,000 2221 32 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,441 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1152938

Century 21 PowerRealty.ca
1935 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,225,000 ↓ $25,000 1935 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 5 Baths 2,571 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1147471

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
1206 26 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,210,000 1206 26 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,549 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1163545

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
2020 25 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,198,880 2020 25 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,164 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1159010

EXP REALTY
2004 42 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,188,000 2004 42 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,288 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1160432

CIR REALTY
New
104 13 Street Ne, Calgary
$1,099,000 104 13 Street Ne, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,956 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1164393

COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,099,000 2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,310 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1160075

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
4904 21a Street Sw, Calgary
$1,099,000 ↓ $50,000 4904 21a Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,311 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1160900

REAL BROKER
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426 16a Street Nw, Calgary
$1,079,000 426 16a Street Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,153 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1162930

MAXWELL CAPITAL REALTY
4510 17 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,070,000 4510 17 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,924 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1161345

URBAN UPGRADE & NEWINFILLS
2710 Parkdale Boulevard Nw, Calgary
$1,070,000 2710 Parkdale Boulevard Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,055 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1152398

EXP REALTY
2236 1 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,069,500 ↓ $30,000 2236 1 Avenue Nw, Calgary 5 Beds 5 Baths 2,497 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1148972

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
4602 17 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,065,000 4602 17 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 1,851 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1137820

EXP REALTY
1706 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,050,000 1706 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,898 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1153204

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
2039 43 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,050,000 ↑ $51,100 2039 43 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,837 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1104794

EXP REALTY
2024 49 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,049,900 2024 49 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,810 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1153350

EXP REALTY
1916 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,049,900 1916 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,033 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1156465

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
2122 32 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,049,900 2122 32 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,233 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1148706

UNISON REALTY GROUP LTD.
409 15 Street Nw, Calgary
$1,049,000 409 15 Street Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,877 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1159473

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
3619 8 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,039,900 3619 8 Avenue Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,847 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1162566

CIR REALTY
2718 19 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,035,000 ↓ $64,900 2718 19 Street Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 5 Baths 2,778 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1132767

FAIRSQUARE GROUP 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