For families that have recently relocated to Calgary or will be in the future, deciding on the area of Calgary to move your family to is so important.
Calgary was voted the 5th most liveable country in the world, and the city has many family-friendly areas. There are 5,600 parks, 1,100 playgrounds, and 157 off-leash dog parks. This city is ethnically diverse and the average commute time from the suburbs to town is 26 minutes.
Here is a breakdown of the family-friendly areas of Calgary:
The southwest area has many parks, bike paths, great shopping, and mountain views. It also has a tube park and ski lifts.
This quadrant of Calgary has the Bow River with lakeside communities, parkland, museums, and a large farmer’s market.
This is a great place to live if you have university-aged children. Two universities are in this area, the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. Northwest Calgary also has lots of green space with running and cycling paths, mountain views, and good shopping.
This area is the smallest quadrant in Calgary and is more rural. The northeast region has a zoo, lots of green space, parks, playgrounds, and good shopping.