Best Calgary Neighbourhoods for Young Professionals

Young business woman sitting on stairs and using laptop outdoorsYoung professionals will find that Calgary has a great deal to offer them. With a wide range of neighborhoods scattered throughout the city, they have the pick of safe, stimulating places to live that allow them to enjoy culture, sports, the river and just being able to relax.


Hillhurst was founded in 1914 and owes its history and charm to that era. Lined by leafy trees for plenty of curb appeal, this neighbourhood offers easy access to buses, the river, a growing arts and culture scene and is only minutes from downtown and the shopping district at Kensington.


Bordered by the Elbow River, Elbow Park, Garrison Woods and Malta Loop, Altadore is perfect for those young professionals who enjoy staying active. You can hike, bike and more at one of the many parks and recreational facilities that dot this neighbourhood.

Mount Pleasant

If you are a young professional, you will find living in Mount Pleasant a pleasant experience. Its amenities include a swimming pool and sportsplex that enable you to stay active and fit. The North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre is nearby while the community hall and Confederation Park provide easy access to other types of recreational pursuits. In addition, this neighbourhood is located just minutes from downtown.

Downtown West

This downtown neighbourhood is the perfect choice when you want to keep your commute to a minimum. Boasting a great deal of energy and a robust real estate market, Downtown West allows you to work and play in the same area. You can enjoy all the cultural and culinary amenities that downtown has to offer without needlessly worrying about traffic or a long commute to and from work.