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Best Suburbs Near Calgary, AB

Calgary is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. It has a healthy economy, tons of amenities, and is near some of Canada's most exciting outdoor activities. For many, moving to Calgary seems like an excellent choice. There are so many great Calgary suburbs to choose from, and each one offers something unique. How do people choose the right one? Many factors determine where buyers live: town/city size, proximity to work, and nearby amenities. Yet, there's one critical yet often overlooked factor that buyers should consider: property taxes. Where in Calgary do homeowners pay the lowest taxes? Keep reading to learn more about the Calgary areas with the lowest property taxes.

How Property Taxes Are Calculated in Alberta

When it comes to

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Calgary Condo Communities

Located just 50 miles east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is located in the Canadian province of Alberta. With over 1 million people, Calgary is one of the most populated cities within Canada and has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in North America.

In addition, Calgary is made up of a variety of places to call home, including highly walkable neighbourhoods, gated communities, and many popular subdivisions. However, any Canadian homebuyers looking to live a condo lifestyle should start by reading on to discover Calgary's best condo communities.

SOLA

SOLA Amenities

  • Kensington Pub
  • Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
  • Mañana Imports
  • Purr

Located in Calgary's Kensington community, the SOLA

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Landscaping for Maximum Curb AppealIf you are planning to put your North Calgary home on the market soon, chances are good that you are already immersed in a flurry of painting, de-cluttering, and deep cleaning tasks to make sure that prospective buyers will find it both attractive and welcoming.

While doing this type of interior preparation is a very important part of getting buyers to want to purchase the home, sellers must also realize the importance of making sure that their home appeals to buyers when viewed from the curb, as well.

After all, getting prospective buyers to look inside the home begins by making sure they find the outside attractive enough to want to see the inside.

Start at the Curb

Today's families live busy lives, making it easy to overlook landscaping

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Schools and School Districts in Calgary

Calgary has grown in popularity over the years, and that growth is not expected to slow down any time soon. After consistently winning the title of being one of the best cities to live in throughout Canada, North America, and the world, it's no wonder the population is growing. As the population grows, those considering moving to Calgary will inevitably be curious about the schools that serve the community. From Calgary condos to luxury homes, the local real estate is located near excellent public schools, charter schools, private schools, and universities. Read on to learn all about the schools and school districts in Calgary, Alberta.

Public School Districts Serving Calgary

Public Schools in CalgaryThe Calgary Board of Education makes up the largest school district in

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Public Transportation in Calgary

Residents of Calgary live in a bustling city with plenty of year-round entertainment. From Calgary's best shopping destinations and boutiques to dining, concerts, outdoor sports, and indoor activities during the winter, those who move to Calgary can find something to do throughout the year. While residents can certainly drive from destination to destination, the city offers numerous public transportation options that eliminate the stress of driving and finding parking at each venue.

Calgary Transit Buses

Calgary Transit is the largest public transportation option in Calgary. The company began in 1909 with streetcars. At the time, only 25.7 kilometres of track were constructed because the city only needed to serve a community of 30,000 residents.

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Calgary, AB Lodging Guide

A thriving urban community with many fun things to do for all ages, Calgary is the perfect place for a vacation or staycation. Those who visit here often look for rental condos or prefer the amenities of fine hotels and resorts or quaint bed and breakfasts. Some of the properties are so spectacular and relaxing that even locals book services and stay in them. Consider these top hotels, resorts, and inns for your next stay in Calgary.

Top Resorts in Calgary

Getaways are all about fun and enjoyment, so hitting up a thrilling casino or posh spa-centred resort might be a nice choice. Consider these top Calgary resorts during your next travels to the area.

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Amenities

  • Indoor pool /
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Kitchen Fire in Canadian HomeIn Canada, house fires are pretty common. There are around 24,000 house fires each year that result in 377 deaths and 3,048 injuries annually. Most of the culprits for these house fires can be narrowed down to cooking equipment, flammable liquids, and cigarettes. Fires are also most likely to happen in the kitchen, bedrooms, and living rooms.

Unfortunately, accidents happen, and no one can predict when a fire is about to happen. Although it’s near impossible to prevent a fire from completely happening, there are a lot of things homeowners can do to diminish the chances of fires from ultimately damaging their homes or vacation rental properties.  

Fire damage is a real problem and can cause fatal results. If a fire were to occur in closed spaces

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Calgary Gated Communities

Calgary is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River east of the front ranges of the Rockies. Its metro area has about 1.6 million people, and the city anchors the south end of the Calgary-Edmonton corridor. Settlers came to the area in the late 1880s, and the Oil and Gas Age in the city began in 1914. Calgary began a growth boom in the 1970s and 1980s that extended until 2009.

The city and its environs include various neighbourhoods. For residents who want privacy and security, the city and its suburbs include several gated communities, ranging from urban condominiums to rural communities with many home styles. Home prices vary from less than $200,000 to more than $3 million. Outdoor recreation and green spaces are prominent

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Calgary Fun Facts

Cowtown. Stampede City. C-Town. Heart of the New West. Whatever you know it as, Calgary is a world-class city nestled into the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. Calgary's year-round outdoor recreation promotes an active lifestyle. The city's vibrant nightlife, ranching and oil drilling history, and rich arts scene are just the beginning of everything there is to find here. If you'd like to learn more about this city's many fascinating and complex aspects, here are some fun and little-known facts about Calgary.

The Calgary Stampede Is the World's Largest Rodeo

Billing itself as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the Calgary Stampede sets the bar very, very high. The claim is not unfounded, though—the festival was established in 1912 and runs for a

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Calgary Vacation and Staycation Guide

Calgary is a rising city, and it's not afraid to show it. It's received numerous accolades for being one of the best cities to live in throughout Canada, the North American continent, and globally. Calgary's ever-growing downtown, bustling nightlife, food scene, and ability to enjoy the mountains have caused a steady increase in Calgary's economy, population, and tourism. Many new homes have been built in Calgary to accommodate the 1.6 million residents and counting.

Furthermore, over 7.7 million annual visitors make their way to Calgary throughout the year to visit Calgary's most popular attractions, amenities, and activities. With such a large population and strong tourism numbers, it may be helpful for visitors to have a guide to vacationing in

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