Average Home Price: $752,585
Established in 1959, Charleswood is a peaceful neighbourhood in the northwest with around 1,500 homes, many on large lots typical of the “middle ring” developments (mid-century-built neighbourhoods between the inner city and the far suburbs). With Nose Hill Park to the north and Confederation Park to the southeast, Charleswood residents live in close proximity to two of the city’s premier park spaces, with easy access to the unique amenities Confederation Park offers, including golf in the summer, track-set Nordic ski trails in the winter and the annual Lions Festival of Lights over the holiday season. The Charleswood community is also active in the protection of Nose Hill as a natural municipal park.
Unique Feature: Charleswood, Collingwood and Brentwood make up the Triwood Community Association. The first community association in the city to build its own arena, it was also instrumental in introducing the sport of ringette to Calgary.
What the judges said: “With inner-city communities seeing intense infill development, Charleswood still has many 1960s bungalows.” -Lindsay Skabar
[Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Charleswood, Collingwood and Triwood make up the Triwood Community Association. It is actually Charleswood, Collingwood and Brentwood. The story has been updated.]