In the coming years the lands around Canada Olympic Park (Paskapoo Slopes) and the Trans-Canada Corridor are going to change dramatically. 

 

First, transportation improvements are huge.

By the summary of 2017 the Bowfort Rd NW Interchange should be complete.

By 2020 or 2021 the final portion of the ring road connecting the west side of the city should also be at or near completion.

 

We are going to need the transportation improvements if all of the proposed developments go forward.


On the north side of the TransCanada proposals include the proposed community of Haskayne which runs north of the Bow River heading west from the old quarry. This section is in earlier stages than the rest. The next open house is March 3, 2015.

 

On the east side of the Ring Road (Stoney Trail) are two more proposed communities on the north side of the TransCanada called Parkside and GreenBriar.

 

On the south side of the TransCanada are several proposed sites. Running from west of COP is Trinity Hills which is proposing a hotel, residential townhouses and commercial office space. This development is facing some local opposition.The Trinity Hills proposal will go before the Calgary Planning Commission in May or June, with a public hearing at City Council expected sometime in July.

West of COP the proposed developments include Bow Valley Crossing, Shape and then Crestmost Phase 4 on the west side of Crestmont.

 

An overview of most of the proposals are included in the Calgary West Trans-Canada Corridor Study.

 

As all the projects are in the initial design phases it is hard to detail what will be built or when, but definitely an area to watch.

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More and more folks are looking to Calgary's west side when looking for a new home. Is it the new LRT, the easy access to all parts of the city, the amenities or the great home options?

You might be checking out the show homes further west, but don't forget to look in Signal Hill as there are some wonderful homes to consider that are at the heart of it all. 

 

View the Signal Hill Community Profile.

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Just south of the Calgary city core is an area with many names. At the centre is what many call Marda Loop, a vibrant and developing area of local amenities, eateries and shops on 33rd and 24th avenue SW on the east side of Crowchild. Marda Loop 100+ businesses. Many that live in the area attribute the popularity to the ability to walk to shops, great restaurants and coffee shops and the all around vibe of the area. A mix of old and new, of grid streets and older bungalows to the unique development of Garrison Woods and the development of new properties and infills. Brownstone townhomes, condos, older homes on large lots, infills, new development, renovated character. You'll find it here.  

 

More information on Marda Loop and Surrounding Communities. - Garrison Woods, Altadore, South Calgary, Richmond, Currie Barracks, Lincoln Park and Garrison Green.

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Situated just south of Stoney Trail within the ring road, lies the ever popular community of Arbour Lake.  The draw?  If you want to dip your toes into a lake this summer a few minutes from home while still residing in the NW and minutes from shopping, LRT access and many local amenities, then Arbour Lake is a community you should consider.  The lake even hosts an ice fishing derby in the winter along with ice skating so it is no wonder it was rated #2 - Calgary's Best Neighbourhood 2012 by Avenue Magazine.

 

Amenities include Crowfoot Crossing Shopping Centre, direct LRT access at the Crowfoot Station, Crowfoot YMCA, Crowfoot Library, local schools, parks and more.

 

Detailed community listing searches.

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In the NW corner of Calgary, the popular communities of Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak both attract many homeowners in our city. With a growing infrastructure including the proposed NW Recreation Centre as well as easy access to the city, amenities, transit (including the upcoming LRT expansion to Tuscany, Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak) and the mountains for a weekend getaway, the homes in this area are very popular. 

 

(There are also some awesome tobogganing runs and running trails, but I'll have to tell you about those in person.)

 

Rocky Ridge Community Profile

 

Royal Oak Community Profile

 

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Tucked away just south of the Bow River (and Tuscany) and north of the Trans Canada Highway, the community of Valley Ridge has developed over recent years. Close to the city and minutes from Canada Olympic Park, it is also at the gateway to the city and a quick drive to Canmore and Banff.

 

Home to the Valley Ridge Golf Club, many homes provide unique and beautiful backyard views.

 

Learn more about this popular Golf Community: Valley Ridge

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Interested in the popular community of Tuscany?

The Tuscany Community Profile is now posted with great local information, detailed property searches, school information and more.
 
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