Lake Communities in Calgary

lake_communities_calgaryWhat is it like to live in a lake community in Calgary? Have you ever thought of moving to a lake community here in Calgary?

We recently shot a video, which you can watch here, on the Pros and Cons of living in lake communities in Calgary which includes a free downloadable guide to living in a lake community in Calgary.

Houses for Sale in Lake Communities in Calgary

Click the links below to sort results by price range.
All Listings $100,000 - $200,000 $200,000 - $300,000
$300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
$600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000 $800,000 - $900,000
$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
Sort by:
71 Mahogany Island Se, Calgary
$3,350,000 71 Mahogany Island Se, Calgary 5 Beds 4 Baths 3,744 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1259203

RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
107 Mahogany Landing Se, Calgary
$2,300,000 ↓ $190,000 107 Mahogany Landing Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 3,230 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2000763

GRAND REALTY
New
36 Chaparral Cove Se, Calgary
$1,999,222 36 Chaparral Cove Se, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,813 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2013884

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
80 Marquis View Se, Calgary
$1,896,000 ↑ $5,400 80 Marquis View Se, Calgary 6 Beds 4 Baths 3,098 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2003739

RE/MAX IREALTY INNOVATIONS
20 Arbour Lake Drive Nw, Calgary
$1,799,900 20 Arbour Lake Drive Nw, Calgary 7 Beds 6 Baths 3,571 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2005805

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (MOUNTAIN VIEW)
102-29 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary
$1,732,600 102-29 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,257 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2011510

JAYMAN REALTY INC.
265 Coral Shores Cape Ne, Calgary
$1,699,900 265 Coral Shores Cape Ne, Calgary 6 Beds 6 Baths 4,255 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1257571

RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
101-17 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary
$1,650,000 101-17 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,263 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2006953

RE/MAX FIRST
98 Chapala Crescent Se, Calgary
$1,650,000 98 Chapala Crescent Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,591 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1254444

ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
101-35 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary
$1,632,800 101-35 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,255 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2011512

JAYMAN REALTY INC.
278 Mahogany Place Se, Calgary
$1,499,000 278 Mahogany Place Se, Calgary 5 Beds 5 Baths 2,989 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1255186

GREATER CALGARY REAL ESTATE
22 Mahogany Cove Se, Calgary
$1,481,670 22 Mahogany Cove Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,968 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2006244

CIR REALTY
145 Mt Douglas Circle Se, Calgary
$1,289,000 ↓ $51,000 145 Mt Douglas Circle Se, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,887 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007356

RE/MAX FIRST
102 Auburn Sound Place Se, Calgary
$1,249,000 ↓ $50,888 102 Auburn Sound Place Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,755 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010962

SELLER DIRECT REAL ESTATE
18 Mahogany Cove Se, Calgary
$1,243,998 18 Mahogany Cove Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,958 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2006231

CIR REALTY
151 Coral Shores Landing Ne, Calgary
$1,199,999 ↓ $20,001 151 Coral Shores Landing Ne, Calgary 6 Beds 5 Baths 2,750 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1216146

BODE
106 Lake Placid Close Se, Calgary
$1,199,900 106 Lake Placid Close Se, Calgary 5 Beds 3 Baths 2,133 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007087

RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
46 Mt Kidd Gardens Se, Calgary
$1,199,000 ↓ $50,000 46 Mt Kidd Gardens Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 1,802 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2006055

CIR REALTY
290 Mahogany Place Se, Calgary
$1,150,000 290 Mahogany Place Se, Calgary 6 Beds 4 Baths 2,879 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010850

REAL BROKER
147 Coral Shores Landing Ne, Calgary
$1,098,000 ↓ $100,000 147 Coral Shores Landing Ne, Calgary 7 Beds 4 Baths 2,767 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2001736

CIR REALTY
35 Lake Geneva Place Se, Calgary
$1,080,000 35 Lake Geneva Place Se, Calgary 5 Beds 3 Baths 1,457 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2006273

RE/MAX FIRST
229 Coral Shores Cape Ne, Calgary
$1,070,000 229 Coral Shores Cape Ne, Calgary 6 Beds 4 Baths 2,622 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2011205

CENTURY 21 BRAVO REALTY
47 Mahogany Manor Se, Calgary
$1,070,000 47 Mahogany Manor Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,816 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2005937

RE/MAX FIRST
176 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary
$1,068,900 176 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary 3 Beds 4 Baths 2,531 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2011434

JAYMAN REALTY INC.
12015 Lake Erie Way Se, Calgary
$999,900 ↓ $50,000 12015 Lake Erie Way Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 1,910 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2005596

RE/MAX FIRST
12344 Lake Moraine Rise Se, Calgary
$975,000 12344 Lake Moraine Rise Se, Calgary 5 Beds 3 Baths 2,354 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2005779

RE/MAX FIRST
111 Marquis Cove Se, Calgary
$969,000 111 Marquis Cove Se, Calgary 5 Beds 4 Baths 2,639 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1243334

CIR REALTY
18 Chapala Close Se, Calgary
$950,000 ↓ $10,000 18 Chapala Close Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,954 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2002270

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
102-38 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary
$949,800 ↓ $49,100 102-38 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary 2 Beds 2 Baths 1,439 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2003591

EXP REALTY
242 Marina Cove Se, Calgary
$947,900 242 Marina Cove Se, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,285 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007719

JAYMAN REALTY INC.
184 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary
$939,900 184 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary 6 Beds 4 Baths 2,391 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1245514

REAL BROKER
100 Lake Crimson Close Se, Calgary
$938,000 ↓ $11,000 100 Lake Crimson Close Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 1,212 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010381

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
1003 Lake Bonavista Drive Se, Calgary
$924,000 ↓ $10,000 1003 Lake Bonavista Drive Se, Calgary 5 Beds 3 Baths 1,372 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2003691

RE/MAX LANDAN REAL ESTATE
New
260 Mahogany Bay Se, Calgary
$900,000 260 Mahogany Bay Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,370 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2013905

GREATER PROPERTY GROUP
45 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary
$899,900 ↓ $30,000 45 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,733 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010719

CIR REALTY
23 Mt Alberta Green Se, Calgary
$899,900 23 Mt Alberta Green Se, Calgary 6 Beds 4 Baths 2,875 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2005370

EXP REALTY
240 Coral Shores Bay Ne, Calgary
$875,000 ↓ $23,000 240 Coral Shores Bay Ne, Calgary 5 Beds 4 Baths 2,862 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1255470

THE AGENCY
136 Arbour Lake Hill Nw, Calgary
$854,900 136 Arbour Lake Hill Nw, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,309 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010398

BODE
133 Arbour Lake Hill Nw, Calgary
$825,900 133 Arbour Lake Hill Nw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 2,082 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010338

BODE
8 Auburn Springs Cove Se, Calgary
$825,000 ↓ $43,000 8 Auburn Springs Cove Se, Calgary 4 Beds 4 Baths 2,458 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2002176

URBAN-REALTY.ca
101-11 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary
$824,900 101-11 Mahogany Circle Se, Calgary 2 Beds 2 Baths 925 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007958

JAYMAN REALTY INC.
112 Lake Lucerne Crescent Se, Calgary
$819,000 ↓ $10,900 112 Lake Lucerne Crescent Se, Calgary 6 Beds 3 Baths 1,222 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007793

EXP REALTY
41 Auburn Sound Close Se, Calgary
$815,000 ↓ $5,000 41 Auburn Sound Close Se, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 2,523 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2007573

CENTURY 21 BRAVO REALTY
53 Mckenzie Place Se, Calgary
$810,000 ↓ $14,900 53 Mckenzie Place Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,257 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2004320

FAIRSQUARE GROUP REALTY
53 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary
$799,900 53 Magnolia Terrace Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,314 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010093

CIR REALTY
26 Magnolia Manor Se, Calgary
$779,900 26 Magnolia Manor Se, Calgary 4 Beds 3 Baths 2,293 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010058

CIR REALTY
80 Arbour Lake Heights Nw, Calgary
$778,988 80 Arbour Lake Heights Nw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,922 SqFt Residential MLS® # A1232577

BODE
238 Arbour Lake View Nw, Calgary
$762,900 238 Arbour Lake View Nw, Calgary 3 Beds 3 Baths 1,954 SqFt Residential MLS® # A2010344

BODE

 

Pros and Cons of Living in a Lake Community in Calgary

Do you dream of living in a lake community in Calgary?

Our team member Paul Moyer lives in the beautiful lake community of Auburn Bay. Paul joined Jared Chamberlain to talk about the top 3 pros and cons that you should consider to help you decide if living in a lake community is a good fit for you.

We have also curated a guide to living in a lake community in Calgary where you can find all the lake communities in the city and find current homes for sale in each area. You can download this guide for free, read it and let us know how we can help you move to your dream lake community.

Top 3 Cons in Living in a Lake Community

Before you get a little too excited to move to your dream home by the lake, here are some thoughts that you should consider:

1. A Lot of People Coming In

Once you have that lake pass, be prepared to answer several calls from people wanting to come over to your house and spend some time at the lake. Living by the lake means hosting all the gatherings and barbecues for your friends and family.

If you want to live in a lake community but you are an introvert, and you dread having people over all of the time, you must think about this thoroughly.

2. Higher Fees Yearly

Living in a lake community is wonderful, but it obviously comes with a price tag. Maintaining a great community and its facilities requires a lot of funds; that’s why the Home Owners Association annual fees are expensive in lake communities.

You will find that HOA fees in the city differ greatly depending on where you live and which part of the community you live in. For example, in Auburn Bay, there are three different levels of HOA fees.

The payment levels are based on your distance to the lake and the style of your home. If your house is closer to the lake, your dues will be a lot higher. There is also a middle-level HOA fee in Auburn Bay, where you can access the community pathway that leads to a semi-private dock.

3. Not Everyone Makes the Transition

Many people want to live by or close to a lake, but not everyone makes the transition. The most significant factor might be because most lake communities are in the Southeast part of the city. Only the community of Lake Bonavista has reasonable proximity to the inner-city, and it’s not even that close!

Proximity to the inner-city could be a real concern for those who spend most of their time working or doing business downtown. Commuting from the Southeast to the inner-city takes a significant amount of time.

Because most lake communities are tucked down in the Southeast, they are not easily accessible for those without vehicles. But one thing noteworthy about these communities is that they are slowly building their own amenities to ease the need to go downtown.

With places like Seton and Mahogany, you won’t feel the need to drive all the way downtown anymore. They have created an inner-city feel within the community with local coffee shops, a jazz club and more. A wide range of amenities, which used to be only available downtown, are now becoming more widely available in the suburbs and on the outskirts.

Finding the Right Balance

As we come into the fall season and the pandemic is still here, there have been some changes with how people work. In some cases, professionals work three days in the office and two days remotely. Moving to a lake community could be a good balance because you are not driving as much, and being a bit further from the core could be okay.

Top 3 Cons in Living in a Lake Community

Now, let’s talk about the good things about living in a lake community in Calgary.

1. Friendly People Living in the Community

Residents in lake communities are close-knit because they are generally friendly people. Almost everybody knows everyone in the neighbourhood. It’s very common for people to talk to anyone in passing or sitting beside them on the beach.

Also, people here are like-minded, most of them have the same values in life and same interests. That’s the reason they live in the lake community, it's not just the water!

2. There are Many Families Living

A big pro to living in a lake community is being surrounded by a lot of families. There are many families doing homeschool here too. Going to the lake and hanging out has been a part of the homeschooling days for most kids here, especially during shoulder months.

When you walk through the neighbourhood, you can easily see that almost every house has a family in some aspect. There are grown-up adults living with their parents, multi-generational living and new families with young kids.

3. Access to Water

The last pro in living in a lake community is obviously the access to water because you don't get it everywhere. Whether it's wet or frozen, access to water is the best thing you could have in the lake communities.

Walking to the lake and enjoying water activities with your friends and family is great. During the summer months, kids can easily play and swim, and during the winter season, people can do skating as a form of exercise. Living near the lake is truly remarkable all year round!

Every lake community features different amenities too. For example, in Midnapore, Sundance and Lake Bonavista, you can go tobogganing, skiing, and many other winter sports.

If you have any questions about lake communities in Calgary, reach out to us, and we’d love to help you. Send your email to info@chamberlaingroup.ca call 5873165400.

Living in Lake Communities in Calgary Download

Lake_Communities_in_CalgaryWe curated a custom guide that outlines all the features and benefits of the 9 Lake Communities in Calgary. Choosing which lake community to buy in can be hard as they all have different styles, ages and types of homes in them. Download the free guide here and let us know how we can help you!