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.
- Kensington Pub
- Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
- Mañana Imports
Located in Calgary's Kensington community, the SOLA condo community is a smart-technology luxury residential tower. Incorporating Alexa smart devices and other voice-enabled technology, the luxury homes, which cost from $360,000 to $460,000, offer the best in efficiency, convenience, flexibility, and security. Even better, SOLA is one of the more affordable neighbourhoods on this list.
The Kensington community in Calgary exudes a very hip and vibrant feel, mainly due to the many independent shops, eateries, and pubs that dot the neighbourhood. Residents can stop off at Red's Diner for a wide selection of breakfast items, as well as burgers, sandwiches, and more.
The area is also filled with a variety of shopping options, including clothing stores Splash of Fashion for women and Sole to Soul Fashion Mix for both men and women. While Splash of Fashion has always been a clothing store, Sole to Soul started as a shoe store, though it now offers fashionable clothing.
Churchill Estates Amenities
- Son of the Pharaoh
- Tibetan Trom
- Good Earth Coffeehouse
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market
With units ranging in size from 1,000 to over 3,000 square feet, Churchill Estates condos have many features that are the definition of luxury living, including scenic views of the nearby Bow River, top-of-the-line security, and high ceilings.
Prices for condos at Churchill Estates range from $590K to $2.6 million. Found in Calgary's Eau Claire neighbourhood, Churchill Estates is within walking distance of many area locations, as well as Prince's Island Park, found on the Bow River. Also nearby is the Eau Claire market district, which offers food, shopping, and leisure activities.
Area restaurants include 1886 Buffalo Café, which is a family-run, home-style breakfast café, and JOEY, an upscale restaurant that caters to casual diners looking for a unique dining experience. Known as the festival district of Calgary, the Eau Claire neighbourhood plays host to a variety of events throughout the year.
For residents looking to spend a night out on the town, the Eau Claire market district offers various locations, including Bruch Brewery and Bar, which offers guests a selection of drinks and bar snacks; and Betty Lou's Library, an underground speakeasy offering burlesque shows and jazz.
Le Germain Residences
Le Germain Residences Amenities
- Stephen Avenue Walk
- Glenbow Museum
- CORE Shopping Centre
Built around 2010, Le Germain Residences condos sit within the shadow of Calgary Tower. Found within Calgary's downtown core, Le Germain Residences is located next to the Le Germain Hotel. Prices for condos within the building vary from $630,000 and $1.65 million.
Le Germain Residences offers residents easy access to downtown restaurants, bars, and other hotspots. Some of the more well-known establishments include the Le Germain Hotel's Char Cut Roast House, which serves a selection of locally sourced, farm-fresh menu items.
For residents looking for a healthy option, Ten Foot Henry has a fresh vegetable-heavy menu mixed with a family-style dining experience. With spectacular views of the Calgary Tower from its outdoor patio, One18 Empire offers a selection of tasty menu items and a full whiskey bar for patrons to enjoy.
When it comes to nightlife, residents at Le Germain Residences can experience a night of dancing at local hotspot Dickens, which brings guests a wide variety of music to enjoy with relatively low cover charges. Bar Anna Belle has a variety of wines, whiskey, and food for patrons to imbibe while listening to vintage records for an intimate vibe.
The River Condos
The River Condos Amenities
- Vin Room Mission
- Marlow Floralworks
- Purr Petite
The epitome of high-end luxury neighbourhoods, The River Condos in Calgary, has set a new standard for price, with condominium prices at The River Condos ranging from $1.3 million to $9 million. With construction finished in 2015, The River Condos offer residents luxury living overlooking the Elbow River.
Located in the inner-city Mission District, The River Condos has full-time security, along with restricted-elevator access for residents. In addition, the building has a private fitness center and a massage room to help residents unwind after a long day.
One of the most high-profile events held in the district is Calgary's annual Lilac Festival in June. The festival caters to people who have come to the area to appreciate the area's blooming lilacs. Furthermore, the one-day celebration features a parade, music, and over 500 vendors.
Popular local hotspots include Yann Haute Patisserie, a local bakery that sells Macarons, croissants, and other baked goods; and Carino, a fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisine, and considered a hidden gem of Calgary's Mission District.
The Concord Condos
The Concord Condos Amenities
- Good Earth Coffeehouse
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market
- Bruch Brewery and Bar
- 1886 Buffalo Café
Located in the Eau Claire neighbourhood, The Concord Condos are ultra-luxury condominiums in a two-tower configuration. Sitting beside Calgary's Bow River, The Concord Condos are two majestic 14-story high-rises filled with various luxury amenities, including excellent views of the downtown area, a sprawling outdoor sundeck, and lavish interiors.
Buying a condo costs anywhere from $849,000 to $8.6 million. In addition, the square footage of the residences ranges from a compact 1,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet in the more spacious condos, including the towers' penthouse units.
When it comes to things to do near The Concord Condos, residents have a wide variety of locations to choose from. One of these locations is Son of the Pharaoh, a home décor and jewelry store that focuses on items with an Egyptian flair. Tibetan Trom offers a variety of books on and clothing inspired by Buddhist culture, as well as a variety of incense and other meditation items.
Residents can also plan a trip to the Avenida Art Gallery, which offers patrons a wide selection of frames and artwork to go in them. In addition, the store also has a variety of memorabilia available for sports fans.
Princeton Grand Condos
Princeton Grand Condos Amenities
- Prince's Island Park
- Eau Claire market district
- Brazilian Folk Festival
- Avenida Art Gallery
Also found in Calgary's prominent Eau Claire neighbourhood, the Princeton Grand condos offer a selection of luxury condos for city residents. Mere steps away from the many walking paths beside the Bow River, the Princeton Grand Condos only have two residences per floor, giving plenty of space for residents.
This open floor design is most evident in the spacious living quarters of the condos, which range from 1,900 square feet to over 2,900 square feet. As for cost, condos within the Princeton Grand vary from $1.2 million and $3.2 million.
The condos are within a short walk of the city center and the Eau Claire Market District. One popular location in the Eau Claire Market District includes Good Earth Coffeehouse, which got its start in Calgary in 1991, serving fresh food and coffee.
Another is the nearby Cineplex Odeon, a local cinema where residents can catch the latest films and various special events. Area residents can also take a short trip to Olympic Plaza, originally built for the 1988 Winter Olympic medal ceremony. The Plaza contains walking paths, fountains, and sculptures.
- SalvEdge Boutique
- Kent of Inglewood
- Cowboys Nightclub
ArriVa, located in Victoria Park in the city's Beltline neighbourhood, is home to a wide selection of luxury condos. As residents arrive at ArriVa, they are greeted by the location's grand lobby with a 26-foot high ceiling and elegant lighting. Residents' homes are protected by 24-hour security, and those living in the building can enjoy the location's Park in the Sky.
Prices for condos at ArriVa range from $330,000 to $875,000, and square footage ranges from as little as 760 square feet to as much as 1,960 square feet. Some of the larger units actually have direct access to the elevator, making coming and going from the building easy.
ArriVa lies close to the Stampede Park, a large open-air area that hosts concerts and other events, as well as the annual Calgary Stampede, a 10-day event that celebrates the area's Western culture. The Victoria Park neighbourhood where ArriVa is located is an urban center in Calgary that offers restaurants, shopping, and more.
Some of the more prominent locations within Victoria Park include Cardinale, an Italian restaurant that offers fresh pasta and hand-crafted cocktails; Koi, a live music restaurant that serves Japanese fare; and Model Milk, which serves a variety of locally sourced meals and alcoholic beverages.
- Yann Haute Patisserie
- Elbow River Casino
- Rouleauville Square
Regarded as one of the most prestigious luxury condominium buildings in Calgary, Grandview condos feature spacious units with high ceilings, large private balconies, and gorgeous glass sunrooms in the location's two penthouse suites. The Grandview is located within Calgary's historic Mission District.
Price ranges at the Grandview range from $325,000 and $995,000, with condo sizes between 1,200 and 1,600 square feet. Floor-to-ceiling windows are found throughout, with some giving spectacular views of the city and the nearby Elbow River.
Trendy restaurants in the area include Fleur de Sel, a tiny French Bistro serving French and other cuisines as well as wine, and Wurst, serving German fare and other food items, wine, and live music on the weekends.
The Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Hall is also found within the neighbourhood and offers jazz nights during the summer months and other events throughout the year.
Live Your Best Life in Calgary's Condo Neighbourhoods
The Calgary area has quite a lot to offer residents, including first-class food, exciting nightlife, and other fun things to do. Considered one of Canada's cleanest and most livable cities, Calgary offers its residents world-class views and a relatively low provisional tax rate.
As far as living space is concerned, Calgary condos allow the best in luxury living with many highly sought-after amenities. In addition, Calgary's many different neighbourhoods, 180 of them in total, give the city a vibrant atmosphere while at the same time each having a unique feel. Looking for a different experience while still having the same attention to amenities? Try taking a look at Calgary's master-planned communities.
If you're interested in Calgary real estate, contact Justin Havre & Associates of RE/MAX First with Calgary Homes at (403) 217-0003 to get in touch with a local real estate agent who can help you find your Calgary dream home today.