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Old 03-23-2019, 08:36 AM   #1
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So, my son got a job in Calgary and is looking to move there

Its been many years since I lived in Calgary and I'm not sure which area he should live in.

His job is in Country Hills and his girlfriend is going to school downtown.

He's incredibly excited about the opportunity and he's particularly thrilled about moving to Calgary.

Price is going to be a determining factor as the position is entry level and income is limited.

A one bedroom apt would be preferred. However, he would willing to look at a bunch of options.

Calgarypuck has always been a great resource for us. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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Wow - working far away from downtown! What's his budget and whats he doing for work?

I'd suggest he look at sunnyside. Good ctrain links, close to downtown, walkable to food and drink, close to parks, lots of apartments to choose from. Will be going against traffic for work and won't have to cross the river.
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Wow - working far away from downtown! What's his budget and whats he doing for work?

I'd suggest he look at sunnyside. Good ctrain links, close to downtown, walkable to food and drink, close to parks, lots of apartments to choose from. Will be going against traffic for work and won't have to cross the river.
Thank you very much. Really appreciate it.

The budget is as lil as possible without getting sketchy.
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:44 PM   #4
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Sunnyside likely won't be the right option then. It is trendy, and you pay for it.

There are lots of apartments in the NW/North Central near the train line that would likely work well for getting downtown.
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In a trendy area - For a one bedroom (that comfortably accomdates one person) I'd say that minimum number is $1,000 +/- $50 depending on time of year. For a one bedroom that comfortably accommodates two people, the number is probably $1,200 +/- $75.

It's funny - people from Toronto and Vancouver are shocked at how reasonable it is. Everyone else has sticker shock the other way.
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Imo, theres a lot of new super nice new condos in sage hill/panorama that area that would be very close to his work and I imagine fairly cheap.

But I prioritize my daily commute over living in a trendy area.
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Sandstone, Panorama and Country Hills are decent areas. And easy bus access to downtown. In Sandstone there is an express to downtown (route 64), Panorama and Country Hills (300 or 301).

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So, my son got a job in Calgary and is looking to move there

Its been many years since I lived in Calgary and I'm not sure which area he should live in.

His job is in Country Hills and his girlfriend is going to school downtown.


He's incredibly excited about the opportunity and he's particularly thrilled about moving to Calgary.

Price is going to be a determining factor as the position is entry level and income is limited.

A one bedroom apt would be preferred. However, he would willing to look at a bunch of options.

Calgarypuck has always been a great resource for us. Any input would be appreciated.

Is the girlfriend is okay taking transit downtown?


Country Hills and Panorama have a few condo developments, close to Vivo (rec centre), movie theatre, etc. There is the 301 bus to downtown as well as express buses during AM/PM peak times. Son could walk/bike to work depending on how close you get.


2) If your son will be driving to work, I'd also consider something a little more closer to downtown. The apartments around Thorncliffe and Huntington Hills are older and higher on the "sketch" meter. South of McKnight is a mix of old and new, moreso as you move closer to downtown.


Search on rentfaster.ca -- you can search by map and narrow down the criteria/price range. Good luck!
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Imo, theres a lot of new super nice new condos in sage hill/panorama that area that would be very close to his work and I imagine fairly cheap.

But I prioritize my daily commute over living in a trendy area.
He's looking at a condo in Sage Hill right now. The price is more in line with what he can afford.

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Is the girlfriend is okay taking transit downtown?


Country Hills and Panorama have a few condo developments, close to Vivo (rec centre), movie theatre, etc. There is the 301 bus to downtown as well as express buses during AM/PM peak times. Son could walk/bike to work depending on how close you get.


2) If your son will be driving to work, I'd also consider something a little more closer to downtown. The apartments around Thorncliffe and Huntington Hills are older and higher on the "sketch" meter. South of McKnight is a mix of old and new, moreso as you move closer to downtown.


Search on rentfaster.ca -- you can search by map and narrow down the criteria/price range. Good luck!
Thanks for the rentfaster tip. We did the search and have found a couple of options for him

Much appreciated.
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I have this one currently available - just across Deerfoot from Inglewood, so close to downtown for her and the Deerfoot for his commute.

https://www.rentfaster.ca/ab/calgary...features-97373
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He's looking at a condo in Sage Hill right now. The price is more in line with what he can afford.

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If there is a choice, don't go for Sage Hill. It will add at least 15-20 min driving and 30+ on transit commuting to downtown compared to Panorama, Harvest Hills.

Given your son's and his girlfriend's situation, I will recommend staying close to Center St.
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I have this one currently available - just across Deerfoot from Inglewood, so close to downtown for her and the Deerfoot for his commute.



https://www.rentfaster.ca/ab/calgary...features-97373


Thank you very much.
I believe they are looking at a few but I’ll pass yours along.



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i have a 3 bedroom main floor available!
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First thing I would figure out is who wants to do the most commuting/who can drive and park/who needs to take transit.

Those will answer where they should be looking to rent.
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Sandstone, Panorama and Country Hills are decent areas. And easy bus access to downtown. In Sandstone there is an express to downtown (route 64), Panorama and Country Hills (300 or 301).
There are actually multiple express buses downtown from the Four Hills area (each neighborhood of Country, Coventry, Panorama and Harvest have their own express bus), along with the 301/300.
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There are actually multiple express buses downtown from the Four Hills area (each neighborhood of Country, Coventry, Panorama and Harvest have their own express bus), along with the 301/300.
Also, don't go north of Stoney Trail to communities like Evanston, Sage Hill, etc, that will add 15-20 min to the commute automatically...
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