The battle for The Best South Calgary Communities To Live In has long been disputed. So many factors go into this and it is different for each person and what is important to them. However there are a few communities that always rank among the top year after year.
Bonivista is a very sought after community. It was the first lake community in all of Calgary to be built and with that you get access to a private beach, proximity to Fish Creek Park, many older homes, however the majority of them now are being renovated so it is likely to find newer interiors with mature landscaping. There is also a prestige element when you say you live in Bonivista. With the average home selling for $750,000 and up, it is considered a higher end neighborhood in the SE of Calgary.
Deer Run & Deer Ridge are also great south east communities of Calgary. They too have incredible proximity to Fish Creek Park and some of the homes in this community even back right onto the park. This means you can walk right out your back gate and be in the midst of a Provincial Park. Deer Run may not have it’s own private lake, but right in the middle of Fish Creek is Sikomee Lake. This is a great man-made lake located in Fish Creek Park with sandy beaches, swimming, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, a concession, and just steps away from Deer Run. There is also the Fish Creek skills park for those avid mountain bikers in your family. With all that it is a great family friendly neighborhood perfect for the outdoorsy family or those looking for a quiet central location.
One other great South East Calgary neighborhood is Parkland. Set upon a hill overlooking Fish Creek Park. Below sits the Ranche Restaurant, and Annie’s Ice Cream. Both are historic locations in Calgary’s city history. It is the smallest of the three communities listed above but with that also comes a smaller nit group of neighbors. It also is close to all the amenities that surround Parkland which make it ideal for someone looking for a centrally located area.
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