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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62 Aspen Ridge Square Sw, Calgary
$1,950,000 62 Aspen Ridge Square Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,801 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2002598

ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
308 Elveden Court Sw, Calgary
$1,879,500 308 Elveden Court Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,968 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1211884

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3618 4 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,695,800 3618 4 Street Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 2,819 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2001883

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
2721 5 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,599,000 2721 5 Avenue Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,743 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1232767

THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
814a 2nd Avenue  Nw, Calgary
$1,400,000 ↓ $100,000 814a 2nd Avenue Nw, Calgary 5 Beds 5 Baths 2,405 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1253647

REAL BROKER
626 Royal Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,375,000 ↓ $74,000 626 Royal Avenue Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 2,163 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1251524

CENTURY 21 BAMBER REALTY LTD.
3609 & 3611 2 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,350,000 3609 & 3611 2 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,218 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # A1225793

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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
2114 29 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,298,000 2114 29 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,338 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1231106

CENTURY 21 BAMBER REALTY LTD.
2219 16a Street Sw, Calgary
$1,290,000 2219 16a Street Sw, Calgary 5 Beds 4 Baths 2,118 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1221601

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1759a 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,265,000 1759a 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,157 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1256076

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2335 3 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,250,000 2335 3 Avenue Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,475 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1254774

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4922 21 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,249,500 ↓ $29,500 4922 21 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,412 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1256606

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
5010 21 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,249,000 ↓ $49,900 5010 21 Street Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,166 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1234502

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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

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3799 19 Street Sw, Calgary
$1,199,000 3799 19 Street Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 2,330 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1243637

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111 15 Street Nw, Calgary
$1,199,000 111 15 Street Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,862 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1251560

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2034 31 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,198,000 ↓ $782,000 2034 31 Avenue Sw, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,758 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2002831

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
1744 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,170,000 1744 37 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,823 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2002354

COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
2126 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,169,900 2126 27 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 5 Baths 2,346 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1251198

ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
2221 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,149,900 2221 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,055 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1245875

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,149,900 2215 28 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,310 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1234653

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2049 46 Avenue Sw, Calgary
$1,139,000 ↓ $79,900 2049 46 Avenue Sw, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,868 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1239303

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2520 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary
$1,125,000 2520 2 Avenue Nw, Calgary 2 Beds 5 Baths 2,555 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1242643

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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