Set in a perfect inner-city location in northwest Calgary, University District is within walking distance of plenty, including the University of Calgary, CF Market Mall, Foothills Medical Centre and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. But its central location, and the quick drive to downtown or the mountains, isn’t all that makes University District so appealing — it’s what’s been popping up in the neighbourhood, too.
Named Calgary’s best-selling urban community, University District is the ideal place to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Here are five reasons why this growing area could be Calgary’s newest lifestyle hub:
Run a 10 Kilometre Loop Within the Community
University District boasts more than 10 kilometres of running paths around the entire community, not to mention there’s quick access to the Bow River pathway system allowing for easy connections to the city’s approximately 1,000 kilometres of established pathways.
Don’t forget to stop at the urban dog park — it provides a fun space for your pup to roam off-leash.
The Retail Hub is Impressive and Growing
University Avenue is quickly becoming a sought-after retail address, with many businesses already open including Save-On-Foods, Market Wines, Scotiabank, Barburrito, Pet Planet, Five Guys, Monogram Coffee, Sesame, Denim & Smith barbers, and more.
Equally impressive is the line-up of other businesses joining the community. YYC Cycle, Orangetheory Fitness, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Village Ice Cream, ALT Hotel, OEB Breakfast Co., and Shoppers Drug Mart are just a few of the businesses who will soon call University District home.
Buyers and Renters: There’s Something for Everyone
While University District attracts its share of academics, health-care professionals and students, it’s also home to empty nesters, first-time buyers, couples, seniors, independent professionals and families.
The neighbourhood teamed up with some of the city’s best builders: Brookfield Residential, Homes by Avi and Truman have all taken a mindful design approach. Plus, the U/D Discovery Centre houses all the builders in a friendly, one-stop-shop for an efficient buying and learning experience. Take possession immediately, or plan and customize your space.
For those looking to rent, Gracorp Properties’ Aria features upscale units and one of the most incredible secret courtyards in the city!
The unique amenities here are valued by residents. Think dog wash stations, communal carpentry and DIY stations, firepits, garden plots, sports fields, an accessible playground and even an Airstream which can be booked out for gatherings and events.
Homes are Built with Sustainability in Mind
The entire neighbourhood is LEED-ND Platinum certified — the first community in Alberta to receive the certification and the largest in Canadian history to date. This international certification recognizes the highest commitment to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
It’s Close to Everything
Between the shopping and green spaces, and the nearby features like the University of Calgary’s recreation opportunities, theatre and educational programs, it’s easy for residents to stay close to home. But when you do venture out, there’s convenient access to established bus routes, BRT stations and three LRT stations, not to mention the TransCanada Highway.
Stay tuned for details about University District’s Outdoor Summer Pop-Up Experiences. For more information, visit myuniversitydistrict.ca.
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