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

480 Properties Found. Page 1 of 40.
10 Falwood Crescent NE
New Listing
10 Falwood Crescent NE, Calgary
$229,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 831 Sf

MLS® # A1105426

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW
New Listing
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW, Calgary
$774,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,231 Sf

MLS® # A1105039

RE/MAX FIRST
4527 26 Avenue SE
New Listing
4527 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
$309,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 890 Sf

MLS® # A1105139

CIR REALTY
164 Evanglen Close NW
New Listing
164 Evanglen Close NW, Calgary
$549,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,804 Sf

MLS® # A1105200

FIVE STAR REALTY
184 Falton Way
New Listing
184 Falton Way, Calgary
$279,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 880 Sf

MLS® # A1105164

FIVE STAR REALTY
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE
New Listing
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE, Calgary
$389,999 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,286 Sf

MLS® # A1105210

My Move Realty
628 24 Avenue NW
New Listing
628 24 Avenue NW, Calgary
$528,888 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,365 Sf

MLS® # A1099883

SELLER DIRECT REAL ESTATE
148 Evanglen Close NW
New Listing
148 Evanglen Close NW, Calgary
$539,999 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,932 Sf

MLS® # A1105240

FIVE STAR REALTY
4203 16 Street SW
New Listing
4203 16 Street SW, Calgary
$575,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,066 Sf

MLS® # A1104466

CIR REALTY
3732 44 Avenue NE
New Listing
3732 44 Avenue NE, Calgary
$339,000 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 948 Sf

MLS® # A1103233

THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
528 Whiteland Drive NE
New Listing
528 Whiteland Drive NE, Calgary
$294,900 - 5 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,124 Sf

MLS® # A1102708

GREATER PROPERTY GROUP
950 Livingston Way NE
New Listing
950 Livingston Way NE, Calgary
$434,900 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,464 Sf

MLS® # A1104546

URBAN-REALTY.ca

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

Duplex for Sale Calgary NW

146 Properties Found. Page 1 of 49.
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW
New Listing
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW, Calgary
$774,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,231 Sf

MLS® # A1105039

RE/MAX FIRST
164 Evanglen Close NW
New Listing
164 Evanglen Close NW, Calgary
$549,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,804 Sf

MLS® # A1105200

FIVE STAR REALTY
628 24 Avenue NW
New Listing
628 24 Avenue NW, Calgary
$528,888 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,365 Sf

MLS® # A1099883

SELLER DIRECT REAL ESTATE

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

Duplex for Sale Calgary SW

172 Properties Found. Page 1 of 58.
4203 16 Street SW
New Listing
4203 16 Street SW, Calgary
$575,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,066 Sf

MLS® # A1104466

CIR REALTY
2030 46 Avenue SW
New Listing
2030 46 Avenue SW, Calgary
$1,125,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,478 Sf

MLS® # A1102715

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
1411 43 Street SW
New Listing
1411 43 Street SW, Calgary
$649,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,739 Sf

MLS® # A1104453

PURPOSE REALTY

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

Duplex for Sale Calgary SE

76 Properties Found. Page 1 of 26.
4527 26 Avenue SE
New Listing
4527 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
$309,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 890 Sf

MLS® # A1105139

CIR REALTY
164 Evanglen Close NW
New Listing
164 Evanglen Close NW, Calgary
$549,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,804 Sf

MLS® # A1105200

FIVE STAR REALTY
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE
New Listing
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE, Calgary
$389,999 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,286 Sf

MLS® # A1105210

My Move Realty

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

Duplex for Sale Calgary NE

102 Properties Found. Page 1 of 34.
10 Falwood Crescent NE
New Listing
10 Falwood Crescent NE, Calgary
$229,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 831 Sf

MLS® # A1105426

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW
New Listing
171 Tuscany Ravine Heights NW, Calgary
$774,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,231 Sf

MLS® # A1105039

RE/MAX FIRST
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE
New Listing
110 Auburn Crest Lane SE, Calgary
$389,999 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,286 Sf

MLS® # A1105210

My Move 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 May 9th, 2021 at 4:30pm CDT.