Moving to a new city is a stressful event, but it can also be very rewarding. If you choose the right neighbourhood for your family, you get involved sooner rather than later and you embrace your new city, you can eliminate some of the moving stress. It starts with the neighbourhood you choose and here are a few of the best choices for families in Calgary.
If you have younger children, Parkland is the best choice. This neighbourhood has the highest population of children under 14 years of age in the city. The Community Association here is very active and many programs are provided for children, including Sparks & Brownies, Cubs & Beavers, soccer, hockey, karate and many other choices. Along with the emphasis on children, the homes here are affordable and come with large yards.
The Calgary Tuscany real estate development provides over a dozen great private and public schooling options for your children. With some of the best choices in the city and many within walking distances of the homes, this is a great place for education. Top rated Catholic Schools and highly rated public schools provide plenty of options, along with many continuing education choices just a short drive away.
A community with only a little over a decade under its' belt, but one of the best in the city for families, Discovery Ridge provides a save place for young families to live. It's known for natural playgrounds, acres of parks and many young families throughout the area.
Brentwood is a great neighbourhood in Calgary that is perfect for families that love to spend time outdoors. With so many outdoor trails to take a hike, ride a bike, or just go for a walk, the recreational opportunities in Brentwood are endless. For those that like to spend more time inside, there is a local skating rink in Brentwood as well as the Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre. There are programs for people of all ages offered at the recreation centre, and the community of Brentwood offers residents a close-knit feel. When you want to know your neighbors and want to feel part of a community, Brentwood is an excellent place to move your family.
A community that understands what the word "community" means, Arbour Lake is a highly desirable place for families. Parks, recreation facilities, friendly neighbours and great schools define the area, along with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Located only 20 minutes from downtown, commuters can settle here without issue.