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Old 11-19-2015, 09:42 AM   #21
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Glamorgan

Pro:
- Glamorgan Bakery (mmmm cheese buns)

Con:
- Those sketchy college kids with their skinny jeans and big headphones.


But seriously, it's a pretty good neighbourhood. Close(ish) to DT, close to Westhills, easy to get out of town.
One downside I can see is the whole Glenmore/Sarcee/Hwy 8 area being a clusterfata once they start the ring road.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:53 AM   #22
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Harvest Hills

Pros:
- Prices range from 420k-800k going West to East (affordable-ish)
- It's the nicest of the 4 "hills" communities
- Close to a lot of amenities (including the good T&T) and delicious restaurants
- It's a pretty quick commute Southbound
- Easy access to Deerfoot, Country Hills Bv, Beddington Bv, Centre Street, Stoney, 14 Street and the airport
- Quiet
- All houses are <18 years old
- Not under a landing zone
- Handful of golf courses nearby
- Catholic K-9 within community
- Racially diverse (see: good food nearby)
- Cheapest liquor store in the North

Cons:
- Filled with NIMBY idiots
- No upscale restaurants or bars within a 10m drive
- Home valuation increase is less on a year-to-year than some other communities
- Every ####### here owns 4+ cars and parks them all in the street because their garage is full of crap
- You're technically in the NE so everyone thinks you're in a slum til they come visit
- Proximity to Coventry Hills and Panorama, which are getting a rep for grow-ops and drug crime
- No C-Train for at least 10 years (though the Centre Street express bus routes are pretty great)
- 96 Avenue is 60 KPH for some ungodly reason
Ugh, that is ridiculous, though I love 96th for getting out to Deerfoot quickly.

Agree with most here, I'll add that there's unfortunately no public school for the kids.
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:57 AM   #23
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Silverado (just moved here in March, from Bridlewood)

Pros:
-Good mix of MLS listings, $300,000 - $1,800,000.
-Shops at Silverado have a Sobey's and 30 other shops.
-Very quiet neighborhood.
-Quick access to MacLeod, Stoney and kinda Deerfoot.
-Lots of pathways.
-Smaller community, not a lot of traffic.
-Bridlewood station is 5 mins away.
-Shawnessy shopping area is 5 minutes away and has everything you need.
-Geared for families, even though I'm a bachelor now.
-Spruce Meadows is literally right beside you.

-Biggest Pro: I get to pronounce Silverado like Canyonero!


Cons:
-Being on the deep South West edge of the city, your commute is longer.
-The food at the pub by Sobey's sucks (Kildares Ale House).
-Currently only one "official" way in, off 22X.
-Other route is off MacLeod @ 210 Ave, which is a gravel road.
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Anywhere but the NE
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This is why you don't want to live in the NE.
Funny how people are so holier than thou in the Syrian/ISIS threads, but have no problem bashing the NE and it's people, a large portion of whom are immigrants or decedents of.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:04 AM   #25
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Sunnyside/Kensington? (just moved)

Pros:
- close to downtown, I walk to work
- lots of bars/restaurants

Cons:
- Hipsters
- Tons of traffic
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#### you and #### anyone else that has this attitude about the NE. The stereotypes about the NE are unfounded and exactly that...stereotypes. Take your piddly racist ass out of here.


I grew up in the NE (Temple) and don't live there now. Not because of the demographics but because it's a really boring area of town as far as things to do and see.

I have lived in Deer Run and Douglas Dale since (SE) and loved both area's. Deer Run for the access to fish creek and Douglas Dale for the amazing family raising experience - lots of parks and schools close by with similar access to fish creek.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:18 AM   #27
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Some real contenders for second place in here. First place is naturally Lake Bonavista. The below is compiled from a couple of my past posts on the neighbourhood:

I can't speak for all of Calgary's lakes, but LB is filled with city water, so the water is very fresh. The property in general is maintained to a much higher standard than a typical public beach. The sand is groomed regularly, there are a lot of flowers, trees, bushes, etc. There are also rules that help keep the facility nice and clean (e.g. no dogs allowed so you don't have to worry about stepping in mess, no glass bottles so there is never broken glass, etc.).

Also, the lake properties in lake communities in Calgary are private facilities. They are never full and people generally care more for the park as they basically own a piece of it and have a vested interest in keeping it nice.

Lake properties have green space as well as a lake. The below photos aren't even a thorough look at the lake. There are actually two beaches (I think I only have photos of one, there are six tennis courts, basketball courts, a toboggan hill, four or five different playgrounds, beach volleyball courts, free boat rentals (kayak, row boats, canoes, paddle boats and those stand-up boat things)), etc.

Spoiler!


Beyond the lake, there are restaurants, grocery stores, South Centre Mall, an LRT station, multiple schools, Fish Creek Park, skating rinks, etc. all within the community or attached to its outer border.

Houses range from probably about $425ish for a fixer-upper to the multi millions.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:31 AM   #28
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As for my current neighbourhood of Sunnyside:

Pros:

-Close proximity to downtown
-Great sense of community, you know your neighbours
-Kensington entertainment/shopping district
-Proximity to Eau Claire/Chinatown areas
-Sunnyside LRT station right in the community
-Prince's Island Park
-Riley Park
-Bow river pathway system at your doorstep pretty much
-Great mix of renters, owners, singles, couples, families, seniors
-Great mix of housing (single family, townhouse, small apartment, new mid-rise buildings)
-At least 3 or 4 of us CP'ers live there

Cons:

-Generally more expensive (but there are some deals out there)
-Property taxes are high
-If you are looking for larger homes there are fewer to choose from
-Hipsters (although some may put this in the "pro" column)
-Sometimes it floods

Overall my wife and I are incredibly happy to be here, and have no plans to ever leave the community if we can work it that way.
Agree with the list,

I rent down here and it's a fantastic area, I never felt unsafe in the area at night. If you don't feel like walking home you can take a number of buses that will get you down to the safeway.

Its a perfect area for a nice sunday stroll.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:50 AM   #30
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Grew up and now live in Oakridge/Cedarbrae.

Pros:
* Kids walk to school K-9.
* Excellent parks and pathways.
* Close proximity to Glenmore Reservoir.
* Leisure centre and skating rinks.
* Mature trees
* Large and private yards.
* Houses in a wide range of sizes and budgets.
* Easier commute than far burbs.
* Close to Southland and Heritage LRT stations.

Cons:
* Not exactly humming with nightlife and restaurants (though Macleod Trail is nearby)
* Older houses that often haven't seen any upgrades since the 80s.
* Not walkable for most amenities.
* Worse commute than beltline and near south.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:57 AM   #31
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I'm renovating a place in Haysboro. It's a pretty good community.

Pros:
-near C-train
-pretty easy access downtown
-good amenities nearby
-established community but lots of upgrades are happening everywhere
-close to Chinook and South Centre if you like that stuff
-big trees

Cons:
-I find Macleod to be pretty ugly, although it has lots of amenities
-the parks in Haysboro aren't that great imo, but it's very close to other, better things (i.e. Weaselhead, fish creek)
-seems to be frequent water main work in the area. Hasn't really affected me, but seems to be often.
-most houses would need a bunch of work probably (lots of stuff is still original from 1950-60s). I keep finding surprises in this house but it's been solvable problems so far.
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I'm pretty sure polak lives in the best neighborhood. It has a bank, Tim Horton's and a Nandos. Eat your heart out everyone else.
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Rocky Ridge

Pros:
- Excellent family community with a good mix of old and young.
- Newest C-train station on the line for easy access downtown.
- Quick access to Crowchild Trail for North/South and Stoney for East/West
- Very decent amount of shopping in the ever growing Royal Oak shopping area. Alternative options, with pretty much everything you could need, very close by in Crowfoot and/or Beacon Hill.
- Close to Cochrane/Canmore if you wanna escape the city even more.
- Wicked paved trail system throughout the community, that lots or people make use of.
- Community Association that is very active and involved.
- Decent mountain views.
- Great private park (The Ranch) which is wicked for kids: Playgrounds, basketball/tennis courts, wading pool, pond with canoes and paddle boats that doubles as an ice rink in the winter.
- The Sobeys Liqour store just doubled it's size, and it's selection is phenomenal now.
- New YCMA rec centre is set to open in 2017, and is going to be a great addition to the area.
- Lots of wetlands and wildlife nearby.

Cons:
- Next door to a dump, remand center, psych ward, and juvie jail. Can't smell anything, people never like that those are so close.
- The aforementioned, newly opened Ctrain station seems to be a possible link to recent raise in car break ins and thefts. Or that could be just from the people who are released form the jail after serving weekends. Tough to say.
- Brooklyn Pizza is over-hyped, and there aren't many "great" restaurant options, but many average ones.
- Being the highest elevation in Calgary, it gets pretty windy here.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:30 AM   #34
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Canyon Meadows

Pros:
- Safe/quite
- Great access to Fish Creek Park and Kananaskis (via 22x west).
- Ctrain station

Cons:
- It's pretty boring
- Not a ton of unique restaurants/bars in the area.
- The commute, I grow to hate it a little more each week.

Truth be told I'm eyeing a move in the next 2 years to get back to the Glamorgan/Killarney/Bankview area of the city.
To add to this, easy access to the Number 3 bus route is also a big plus.

On the downside, the NIMBY group around here is a little ridiculous. I'm sure they're even opposed to this new roundabout proposed by Calgary Transit.

Since I work in the South, the commute is a plus, not a negative. We're North of the bottleneck on Macleod before Canyon Meadows Drive, therefore I save tons of time on my daily commute.
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A lot of what Bigtime said about Sunnyside applies to West Hillhurst:

Pros:

Walking distance to Kensington, Lions Park LRT and North Hill Mall, library
Close to West Hillhurst Arena and Community Assoc, outdoor pool, and QE School
Farmers Market every Wednesday
Less flood risk than Sunnyside and Hillhurst
If Calgary Next goes ahead, will be walking distance to new arena and entertainment district - could have positive effect on property values
Close to river pathways
Plenty of free street parking (no permits required)
Mail service to the door, garbage and recycling picked up in alley on Wednesday mornings
Close to the university and hospitals
So many cultural/recreational activities going on every day
Easy access to Crowchild and 16th Ave
Boot camp/yoga girls

Cons:
Can be noisy at night (sirens) but not as noisy as around 10th street
Break-ins and car thefts
Seems to be a drop off area for drug transactions
There needs to be a pub on 19th St - The Barn is a good addition though in the arena
Close to an off-leash area - dogs will be crapping and peeing on your lawn all the time
Homeless people going through your garbage at all hours
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my new house is still currently under construction and it is on 22x just off of hiway 8 - you may have driven by it.

pros - great neighborhood, don't have to deal with neighbor's dog barking, close to bragg creek and easy access to banff

cons - none, unless you do not own a helicopter/teleporter
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I'm renovating a place in Haysboro. It's a pretty good community.

Cons:
-I find Macleod to be pretty ugly, although it has lots of amenities
-the parks in Haysboro aren't that great imo, but it's very close to other, better things (i.e. Weaselhead, fish creek)
-seems to be frequent water main work in the area. Hasn't really affected me, but seems to be often.
-most houses would need a bunch of work probably (lots of stuff is still original from 1950-60s). I keep finding surprises in this house but it's been solvable problems so far.
Our last place was in Haysboro, and the waterworks are definitely a big issue. They dug up the pipes in our alley three times in five years. Apparently it has something to do with the water table. We took a big hit when we sold because of seepage in the foundation.
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#### you and #### anyone else that has this attitude about the NE. The stereotypes about the NE are unfounded and exactly that...stereotypes. Take your piddly racist ass out of here.

Lmao, I didn't mention anything about race? But thanks for the assumption, most if not all the major crime I see on the news is happening in the NE region of the city.
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Some real contenders for second place in here. First place is naturally Lake Bonavista. The below is compiled from a couple of my past posts on the neighbourhood:

I can't speak for all of Calgary's lakes, but LB is filled with city water, so the water is very fresh. The property in general is maintained to a much higher standard than a typical public beach. The sand is groomed regularly, there are a lot of flowers, trees, bushes, etc. There are also rules that help keep the facility nice and clean (e.g. no dogs allowed so you don't have to worry about stepping in mess, no glass bottles so there is never broken glass, etc.).

Also, the lake properties in lake communities in Calgary are private facilities. They are never full and people generally care more for the park as they basically own a piece of it and have a vested interest in keeping it nice.

Lake properties have green space as well as a lake. The below photos aren't even a thorough look at the lake. There are actually two beaches (I think I only have photos of one, there are six tennis courts, basketball courts, a toboggan hill, four or five different playgrounds, beach volleyball courts, free boat rentals (kayak, row boats, canoes, paddle boats and those stand-up boat things)), etc.

Spoiler!


Beyond the lake, there are restaurants, grocery stores, South Centre Mall, an LRT station, multiple schools, Fish Creek Park, skating rinks, etc. all within the community or attached to its outer border.

Houses range from probably about $425ish for a fixer-upper to the multi millions.
There is nothing natural about a man made lake.
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There is nothing natural about a man made lake.
Yeah, they're better. Keep the riff-raff out with a barbed wire fence and post guards at both entrances. Plus, no dogs.

Natural stuff sucks, anyway. I hate nature. A mountain is boring until you throw a chairlift on it. Land sucks until it's bulldozed and roads are made. Just existing would suck without houses and all the other man-made comforts.
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