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Trendy

Trendy Neighbourhoods

Mission borders the Elbow River and boasts an eclectic mix of local restaurants, coffee shops, boutique shops, parks and pathways. With a small town vibe, right in the heart of the city, Mission is one of the most sought after communities to live in. You can walk or bike around this pedestrian-friendly community to one of many yoga, spin or pilates studios, later indulge in some of Calgary’s trendiest restaurants and nightlife.

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Best Communities

Calgary's Best Communities

Avenue magazine's annual Best Neighbourhood list identifies neighbourhoods that best deliver on the qualities identified as the most important by Calgarians. After compiling responses on everything from walkability and friendliness to commute times and parks, Avenue works with Leger Marketing to compare survey results to quantitative data from the City of Calgary, the Calgary Police Service and Walkscore.com.

View the results for 2020

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Lake Community

Lake Community

Auburn Bay in the southeast is a quaint community built around a 17.5-hectare (43-acre) freshwater lake perfect for the family that loves to spend its spare time outside. Residents can scuba dive, row, canoe, pedal-boat, kayak or fish on the lake. On shore, there are beaches, tennis courts, picnic shelters, pathways and a spray park. It’s all anchored by Auburn House, a 16,000-square-foot residents’ association centre.

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Downtown

Downtown

Calgary already has one of the best pathway systems in North America, but walkability is more than just pretty paths. It’s about mixed use — being able to walk to school, work, shopping, restaurants and parks on real sidewalks.

You’ll find you can work, play and shop all within walking distance in the centrally-located downtown area:

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Community Associations

Community Associations

Calgary is home to over 150 community associations. These associations provide recreational, social and educational opportunities to their members. They also advocate for residents on issues related to building, development and community life in their particular area of the city.

Calgary’s community association volunteer network is more than 20,000 strong — the largest pool of volunteers in the city.

Your Community

The Calgary Region is home to approximately 1.4 million people in over 30 diverse urban and rural communities. Home to over 240 different ethnic origins, Calgary is the 3rd most diverse major city in Canada. Over 120 languages spoken here and over a third of our residents are of visible minorities.

No matter where you decide to plant your roots, you can feel at home in Calgary.

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The Calgary Region

Surrounding Calgary

Interested in life outside the big city? Many people who work in Calgary live in surrounding municipalities such as:

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