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

572 Properties Found. Page 1 of 48.
3 Ranchero Green NW
New Listing
3 Ranchero Green NW, Calgary
$359,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,002 Sf

A1132688

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
112 Walden Drive SE
New Listing
112 Walden Drive SE, Calgary
$374,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,225 Sf

A1131079

RE/MAX ROCKY VIEW REAL ESTATE
2718 19 Street SW
New Listing
2718 19 Street SW, Calgary
$1,187,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,778 Sf

A1132767

PURPLEBRICKS
137 Redstone Common NE
New Listing
137 Redstone Common NE, Calgary
$514,888 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,855 Sf

A1132067

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
3731 42 Street SW
New Listing
Open House
3731 42 Street SW, Calgary
$550,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,157 Sf

A1132600

WALLER REAL ESTATE GROUP
2429 32 Avenue SW
New Listing
Open House
2429 32 Avenue SW, Calgary
$819,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,861 Sf

A1132417

URBAN UPGRADE & NEWINFILLS
651 26 Avenue NW
New Listing
Open House
651 26 Avenue NW, Calgary
$874,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,879 Sf

A1132180

ROYAL LEPAGE SOLUTIONS
4512 20 Avenue NW
New Listing
4512 20 Avenue NW, Calgary
$629,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,708 Sf

A1132151

RHINOREALTY
1634 17 Avenue NW
New Listing
1634 17 Avenue NW, Calgary
$634,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,737 Sf

A1129416

RE/MAX IREALTY INNOVATIONS
2105, 53 Avenue Avenue SW
New Listing
2105, 53 Avenue Avenue SW, Calgary
$899,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,891 Sf

A1132570

EXP REALTY
4808 20 Street SW
New Listing
4808 20 Street SW, Calgary
$825,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,720 Sf

A1131985

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE
2704 19 Street SW
New Listing
2704 19 Street SW, Calgary
$749,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,950 Sf

A1132527

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

149 Properties Found. Page 1 of 50.
3 Ranchero Green NW
New Listing
3 Ranchero Green NW, Calgary
$359,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,002 Sf

A1132688

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
651 26 Avenue NW
New Listing
Open House
651 26 Avenue NW, Calgary
$874,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,879 Sf

A1132180

ROYAL LEPAGE SOLUTIONS
4512 20 Avenue NW
New Listing
4512 20 Avenue NW, Calgary
$629,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,708 Sf

A1132151

RHINOREALTY

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

201 Properties Found. Page 1 of 67.
2718 19 Street SW
New Listing
2718 19 Street SW, Calgary
$1,187,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,778 Sf

A1132767

PURPLEBRICKS
3731 42 Street SW
New Listing
Open House
3731 42 Street SW, Calgary
$550,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,157 Sf

A1132600

WALLER REAL ESTATE GROUP
2429 32 Avenue SW
New Listing
Open House
2429 32 Avenue SW, Calgary
$819,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,861 Sf

A1132417

URBAN UPGRADE & NEWINFILLS

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

98 Properties Found. Page 1 of 33.
112 Walden Drive SE
New Listing
112 Walden Drive SE, Calgary
$374,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,225 Sf

A1131079

RE/MAX ROCKY VIEW REAL ESTATE
17 Doverville Way SE
New Listing
17 Doverville Way SE, Calgary
$289,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 915 Sf

A1132278

CENTURY 21 BRAVO REALTY
5607 8 Avenue SE
New Listing
5607 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
$259,900 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 721 Sf

A1131668

RE/MAX IREALTY INNOVATIONS

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

142 Properties Found. Page 1 of 48.
137 Redstone Common NE
New Listing
137 Redstone Common NE, Calgary
$514,888 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,855 Sf

A1132067

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
17, 1220 Prominence Way SW
New Listing
17, 1220 Prominence Way SW, Calgary
$649,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,455 Sf

A1132677

CENTURY 21 BAMBER REALTY LTD.
8952 46 Street NE
New Listing
8952 46 Street NE, Calgary
$419,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,489 Sf

A1132673

ROYAL LEPAGE MISSION 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

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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2021 at 8:45pm CDT.