Calgary’s Secret To Success: Youth And Diversity

Calgary youth

Image courtesy of Anuraj Singh

Last year, Moneysense named Calgary Canada’s Best Large City, citing high incomes and abundant jobs, fueled mainly by growth in the oil sector. But if you ask me, the secret to Calgary’s continued phenomenal growth and rise to the top is its people. Calgarians are among the subjects I am proudest to talk about when I sell Calgary real estate, and here’s why.

The Power of Diversity

Calgary is famous for its annual Calgary Stampede, but throughout the year, this vibrant city hosts dozens of festivals and showcases the art and culture of its many minorities. With Calgary’s visible minorities comprising over 28 percent of its total population, the city is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada, next only to Toronto and Vancouver. This explains the city’s unique vibe and youthful exuberance, celebrated almost the whole year round through its festivals and art events. These include the International Festival of Animated Objects in winter, the Calgary International Children’s Festival and the Punjabi Spring Harvest Festival in spring, and the Fiestaval Latino, Turkish Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival in summer.

Youthful Exuberance

The population of Calgary is the youngest among Canada’s major metropolitan areas. Statistics Canada’s Annual Demographics Estimates pegged Calgary’s median age at 36 years, younger than Edmonton (36.1), Toronto (38.2), Ottawa (38.9), Montreal (39.4), and Vancouver (39.5). There’s a lot of youthfulness in this city, and that is seen in the active, sporty lifestyles of the people who live here. Calgary’s residents have their fill of hiking, boating, kayaking, kiteboarding, fishing, biking and… zorbing!

If you’re looking to make your home in a place where diverse cultural origins come together into a potent, youthful mix of energy and creativity, check out Calgary real estate and you just may find here what you’re looking for!

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 and I’ll put you and your needs first.

About 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.


About bradwillson

For nearly a decade, Brad has been a hardworking Calgary real estate agent with RE/MAX and specializes in residential real estate and working with investors. He prides himself on making transactions smooth for both buyers and sellers and continually expands his knowledge of the industry. Brad is one of the few Certified Condominium Specialists in the Calgary area. Brad’s level of professionalism has also brought him recognition as an awardee in the Calgary Real Estate Board Million Dollar Club and as a member of the Re/Max 100% Club. Brad originally hails from Penticton, British Columbia and moved to Calgary with his wife Bette and their two children in 2002. Prior to his becoming a realtor, he was the General Manager for a printing company that employed nearly 200 people. When Brad isn’t busy selling Calgary real estate, he is usually making plans for his annual vacation trek to Central America.
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