Bungalow-style homes are extremely popular with buyers in Calgary. The common characteristics of bungalow architecture, including compact size, low-sloped roofs, large front porches, and expansive front windows, make them ideal in Calgary. The fact that they could be purchased as "kit" homes decades ago led to the proliferation of Calgary bungalows. Although modern-style architecture is more common in Calgary today, many first-time buyers are looking to put down roots in a bungalow. Keep reading to learn about some of the Calgary neighbourhoods with bungalow-style homes.
The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is situated in the north-central part of Calgary. The Trans-Canada Highway marks the community's southern boundary, providing for an easy commute to anywhere east or west in the city. Mount Pleasant real estate is primarily made up of townhomes, condos and bungalow-style family homes.
Confederation Park marks the northwest boundary of the neighbourhood. It is a 160-hectare green space with a small creek, a pond for viewing ducks and many outdoor activities. The neighbourhood itself has several public parks, including an off-leash dog park. The Mount Pleasant Community Sportsplex and public pool are centrally located. Most of the shopping and restaurants found in Mount Pleasant are in the south part of the neighbourhood, along 16 Ave NW.
Most bungalows in Mount Pleasant have floor plans with up to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet of living space. Prices most commonly range from $445,000 to $925,000.
Crescent Heights is a top Calgary neighbourhood. The Bow River marks the neighbourhood's southern boundary. Crescent Heights is on a ridge directly across the river from Chinatown and Downtown Calgary, and its elevation provides spectacular views of each. Condos, luxury homes, and detached bungalows make up most of the real estate in Crescent Heights.
Centre Street in Crescent Heights runs directly across the river into Downtown, and that street is where most of the shopping and restaurants in the neighbourhood are located. Pathways along the Bow River provide an excellent place for residents to go jogging or cycling. The spacious Rotary Park, located in the southern part of Crescent Heights, has tennis courts, an off-leash dog park, a spray park, and playgrounds. In the western part of the neighbourhood, the Crescent Heights Community Association is located in another garden that provides curling, ice skating, ball courts, and playgrounds for year-round activities.
The bungalow-style homes in Crescent Heights typically have between 870 and 1,100 square feet of living space and prices that most often range from $460,000 to $700,000.
Artesia at Heritage Pointe
Artesia at Heritage Pointe is one of the best master-planned communities in Calgary, right across the highway from the Heritage Pointe Golf Club. All the homes for sale in Heritage Pointe are new construction, two-story houses. Although none of the homes in the development are traditional one-story bungalows, most of the homes have features that would classify them as bungalows: low-sloped roofs, stone facades, distinctive front porches, and large front-facing windows. Every home in the community opens onto a green space, a water feature, or a ravine.
The point of Artesia at Heritage Pointe is that it is a place for homeowners to live and play outdoors. There are no retail shops in the neighbourhood. Residents live in the neighbourhood and go elsewhere for work and shopping. For shopping and other retail needs, residents head into nearby Seton, which is 10 minutes away. The homes in this neighbourhood also provide additional space for residents. Each lot is approximately 20 feet wider than in any of the other planned communities in Calgary.
Homes in Artesia at Heritage Pointe typically range in price from about $1.2 million to $1.6 million.
Legacy is another planned, mixed-use neighbourhood located in the far south of Calgary. Legacy real estate is a mixture of townhomes, condos, and luxury homes, and there are more than a few bungalow-style houses for sale there.
Scattered throughout the communities are several colour-coded family parks, where the playground equipment matches the park's name: Legacy Blue Playground, Legacy Red Playground, Legacy Green Playground, and so on. There are two small lakes in the center of this lovely community, with paths for walking or cycling that circle the waterways. The Legacy Clock Tower is a visible landmark located centrally in Legacy. The Legacy Community Garden is where locals can participate in communal vegetable growing.
Legacy is a mixture of residential and retail businesses, but most of the shopping and restaurants in the neighbourhood are located in the northwest corridor. The Township Shopping Mall is the primary shopping location in Legacy.
Common characteristics of bungalows in this neighbourhood include three-bedroom floor plans, spacious square footage, and price tags that typically range from $470,000 to $550,000.
Find Your Favourite Bungalow In Calgary
One of the most sought-after home styles in the second half of the 20th century was the bungalow, so it's no mystery that many of these homes remain on the market in Calgary today. As the city expands and homeowners implement new bungalow-style ideas, Calgary bungalows are taking on a new look for a new era. It doesn't look like this popular home style is going away anytime soon!