Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods 2014

Each year, we ask readers to tell us what characteristics and amenities make for the best community. We also asked respondents to rate their own neighbourhood on those factors and more. Then we factored in data on details such as the location of grocery and drug stores, restaurants, boutiques and schools; crime statistics from the Calgary Police Service; median tax-assessment values from the City for condos and single-family homes and walkability scores from Walkscore.com. Then we worked with our partners at Leger Marketing to crunch the numbers to create this year’s list of Calgary’s Best Neighbhourhoods. Here are the results for 2014.

 

3 Best Neighbourhoods in Calgary

1. Arbour Lake

For the second year in a row, this northwest community tops our list

2. Beltline

It's one of Calgary's biggest and fastest growing communities

3. Brentwood

The recreational opportunities in this northwest community pushed it into the top 3 overall for 2014

Best Inner-City Communities in Calgary

Hillhurst and Sunnyside

Overall Hillhurst ranked 4th and Sunnyside ranked 7th, but they are among the best of Calgary's inner-city communities

Rosedale

Rosedale ranked 8th overall and is one of the top 5 inner-city communities in Calgary

Britannia

Britannia is the 9th best community overall and one of the top 5 inner-city communities

Best Established Communities in Calgary

Southwood

Southwood ranked 5th overall and is the second best established community after Brentwood

Lake Bonavista

Lake Bonavista ranked 6th overall and is the second best established community after Brentwood

Lakeview

Lakeview is the 10th best neighbourhood overall and 4th best established community

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