If you're looking for the best neighbourhood in Calgary based on votes by residents in the city, you’ll want to take a look at Arbour Lake and everything it has to offer. This area was chosen as the best neighbourhood by Avenue magazine for 2013. Centered around a gorgeous manmade lake, it's the perfect place for families that want to live in a family-oriented neighbourhood by the water.
This community was first founded back in 1992 and since then it has become a well-established neighbourhood. It's situated in the northwest quadrant of Calgary and is close to the Crowfoot Centre that offers a wide selection of shopping experiences. Any recreational opportunities, services or amenities that you'd need are close by.
Living in a lake community while still being able to enjoy the urban lifestyle is a dream come true for many. There are a lot of family-oriented activities that take place around the lake during all seasons of the year. For many, this is the only place that they would ever consider calling home.
The lake itself offers ice skating in the winter and barbecues, fishing, boating and swimming in the summer. Water samples are taken weekly from the lake to make sure that the water is kept clean. It's the only lake community to be found in the northwest part of the city and it only takes about 20 minutes to reach the downtown core of Calgary when traffic is light.
This is a young community according to the census that was taken by the Alberta government in 2011. At that time, 32.8% of the residents were less than 24 years of age, 43.1% were between the ages of 24 - 54 with 24.2% over the age of 54.
If you're looking for the ultimate living experience, you may just find what you need and want the most in the Arbour Lake community. This neighbourhood has a wonderful back to nature feel to it while providing easy access to all the amenities that you need the most.