Located in the natural grasslands of Alberta, Calgary is the top real estate market in Canada today. Any talk about it is bound to teem with superlatives. Check out below why Calgary tops numerous lists of Canada’s Best Cities to Live In.
Rich Job Market
People from all over Canada and the world are flocking to Calgary because of its jobs. This city has come a long way from being a mere Cowtown that specialized in large ranching operations (its biggest yearly event is still the Calgary Stampede), to becoming one of Canada’s wealthiest cities. The discovery of large oil reserves therein in 1947 and the ensuing industrial diversification to sustain growth have raised the average household income to $125,733 and lowered the unemployment rate to 4.2%, almost half the national average.
The influx of migrants due to the economic boom has made Calgary the most populous city in Alberta, with more than a million residents representing over 200 ethnic groups. It has thus become a cosmopolitan hub, with some of the best amenities a modern city could have, in varying degrees across its four quadrants. It is also the youngest city in Canada, with almost half the population aged between 20 and 44 and the average age 36. But the people are friendly and the civic spirit is strong, propelling Calgary to the ranks of the world’s cleanest and top eco-cities. The same spirit has quickly lifted Calgary from the damage wrought by its record flood in June this year.
What would you not give to live in a city that not only has plenty of jobs and a vibrant culture but also offers views that will take your breath away? Calgary is nestled between the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Prairies, making it home to many spectacular parks and winding rivers, hiking and skiing trails, and other recreation spots for the entire family. So after a hard day’s work, you can have a wonderful time high up in the hills or just walking your dog in the park. What a life!
If you want to be a part of this growing, booming community, check out my listings and let me help you get the best deal on Calgary real estate for you and your family.
Would you like a stress-free real estate experience? If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell in the next few months, call me today at 403-605-6440 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you and your needs first.
About Brad Willson
Brad Willson has been making home buying, selling and investing in the Calgary area smooth and stress-free for nearly a decade. He is an awardee in the Calgary Real Estate Board Million Dollar Club, a member of the RE/MAX 100% Club and a recipient of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, and is one of the few Certified Condominium Specialists in the Calgary area. Brad is as devoted to his clients as he is to his wife and two children who are now young adults.