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Calgary Neighbourhood Spotlight – Parkdale

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One of my favourite neighbourhoods in the Inner City section of Calgary is Parkdale. Located in the City’s northwest quadrant, Parkdale offers coveted proximity for biking to work plus all the amenities typically found in a downtown area. In addition to providing easy access to Downtown Calgary, shopping, restaurants and major roads, Parkdale is adjacent to the Bow River Pathway System and the Shaganappi and Crowchild Trails. As a bonus, Parkdale did not flood during the June, 2013 floods.

Even though it is an Inner City neighbourhood, Parkdale is primarily residential. Calgary’s 2012 Civic Census figures reflect a population in Parkdale of 2,296 people in 1,020 dwellings. Single family homes and condos here are in high demand and come with healthy price tags. I find these properties to be excellent investments that tend to hold their value even during downturns in the market.

Today, construction in the area is in high gear as Parkdale undergoes a renaissance. Many older single family homes are being renovated or torn down and replaced with newly-constructed attached homes. A Heritage Committee works to preserve older homes with historical significance.

For more than 60 years, the Parkdale Community Association has functioned as a community hub and sponsored social events, sports teams and services for the residents, including a very popular Wednesday afternoon farmers’ market and community gardening activities. The farmers’ market is a year-round enterprise and hosts vendors such as Brenda’s Meat Pies and the Apple Lady.

In 2013, based, in part, on input gathered at a number of public workshops, the City of Calgary approved the Parkdale Village Centre Area Redevelopment Plan. The Plan envisions an enhanced public gathering space with wider sidewalks, improved parking, rain gardens, trees and outdoor seating areas. These improvements are sure to further enhance property values in this popular neighbourhood.

Do you need to move to celebrate the changes that are happening in your life? Let me serve you in helping you make the move to the place or home that reflects where you are in life’s journey! I will listen to your needs and use my knowledge and expertise to make this a smooth transition to the right place for you to call home in Calgary. Contact me at 403-708-5873,, or and let’s get on with your journey!

About Allison James

has been a realtor® since 1999 with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in the changing Calgary real estate market. A Century 21 Centurion Award 2007 recipient and a member of CREA and AREA, she specializes in residential real estate and has her designations as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a Certified Condominium Specialist. These designations testify that she has the expertise and resources to help her clients make a smooth transition to the next step in their life journey. She enjoys helping her clients as they move through many of the same stages of life that she, too, has experienced. The fact that the majority of her business comes from past clients and/or referrals from satisfied clients speaks volumes about her dedication to the high quality of service that she offers her clients to meet their Calgary and surrounding area real estate needs. She is a mother of four who are all on their own now, and a grandmother of eight. Besides helping people buy or sell real estate, she loves spending time with her family, being active outdoors, traveling and meeting new people, photography, playing the drums, reading, scuba diving, listening to music, learning new things, and nurturing her spiritual growth.

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Allison James, Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
1612 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0E3
Tel: 403-245-0773 Toll Free: 403-708-5873 Cell: 403-708-5873 Fax: 403-592-9187
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