Life In Calgary

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 04 December 2018 12:08

Living In Calgary Canada

Calgary is Alberta, Canada's most populous city with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants. It is one of Canada's wealthiest, yet most livable cities. This prairie city has a dry, sunny, cold, and windy climate. Calgary is three hours away from Canada's southern border, and a one hour drive from the Rocky Mountains.

The city has a low crime rate compared to other major cities in Canada. Real estate in Calgary's communities continue to grow every year, in the winter, the town becomes a home base for many winter sports enthusiasts. Stop by the Canada Olympic Park to watch athletes train, or even try out some of the facilities for yourself.  

Where to Live in Calgary

  Suburban development has boomed in Calgary making it an ideal place to buy a home. Compared to Vancouver and Toronto, Calgary's real estate prices are very affordable. The average pricing of a single-family home is $500,000 and $250,000 for a condominium or townhome. The prime real estate location lies in the South West and North West suburbs. These areas are the closest to the Rockies and provide stunning views of the mountains.

Technology and data aimed at improving the tenant experience are attracting more tenants into Calgary's downtown making it an excellent time for owner's who want to sell a home. The goal is to make tenants' lives easier by implementing smart elevators, HVAC systems that turn off and on, faster internet, and lighting controls.  

Downtown Calgary

  Downtown Calgary is home to retail, hotel, office, entertainment, restaurant, cultural and government buildings. The Heritage Park is reminiscent of the former Wild West. Kids will enjoy the Calgary Zoo, and you can cheer on your favorite sports team at the Saddledome. Kensington Village is a popular 'Urban Village' that's a short walk across the Bow River. Here you can grab a craft beer, find an independent bookstore, or shop at a trendy boutique.

Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey restaurant specializes in whiskey-based cocktails and barbecued brisket and pulled pork. If you're visiting the Calgary area, there are several 4-star hotels to choose from including the Le Germain Hotel Calgary, The Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, and the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel.  

Environment And Transportation

  In 2007, Calgary was rated the cleanest city by Forbes Magazine. According to the Economist, it is ranked the world's fifth most livable city. The ranking takes into account 30 factors under five categories: health care, infrastructure, stability, culture and environment, and education. Calgary was also rated eco-friendly in regards to water drinkability and availability, waste removal services, sewage systems, and low air pollution.

The C Train is a light railway that runs from the suburbs to downtown Calgary. It's incredibly reliable and powered by electricity generated by wind farms. You can travel for free on the C Train within downtown. Park and ride car areas provide free plug-in block heaters to preheat your car engine during the cold winter months. City officials estimate that over 45% of downtown employees use the C Train on a regular basis.

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Dean Cacioppo

Dean Cacioppo Credentials

Dean has worked as a real estate agent, real estate instructor and has years of experience working on the technology side for major Real Estate Brokers, Agents and MLS’s.  Dean has sat on the Board of Directors for multiple MLS’s including being elected to President.  Years of serving on a number of MLS Committees for multiple boards, served on the Strategic Planning Committee for Louisiana REALTORS and participated in many task forces and committees for the benefit of all Real Estate Agents in Louisiana.

Work in Real Estate Technology

Dean has provided live training on technology, direct IT and Technological Support to thousands of Real Estate Agents for over 16 years.  With years of being the go-to guy on technology strategy, training and support for Brokers and MLS’s across the country, you can now have direct access to Dean for your personal technology needs. 

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