North West Calgary Real Estate

Northwest, North West or even just NW Calgary; however you say or write it, it’s a pretty amazing place. Northwest Calgary boasts picturesque mountain vistas, the serene Bow River, and the majestic expanse of Nose Hill Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the entire nation. This region encompasses the western side of the city, lying north of the Bow River and west of Centre Street, providing homeowners with some of the most breathtaking downtown views in Calgary.


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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $855K
Lowest Price $8
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 1,042
Avg. Days On Market 49
Avg. Price/SQFT $514

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Real estate in the NW Calgary area features a blend of older and contemporary homes, many offering splendid mountain panoramas. The housing options in NW Calgary range from well-established neighborhoods to modern infill constructions and newly developed subdivisions. This area is also home to notable landmarks such as McMahon Stadium and significant institutions including SAIT, U of C, Foothills Hospital, and the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Why Love North West Calgary

Northwest Calgary is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering convenient access to the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the serene Bow River with its scenic pathways, and the globally acclaimed Canada Olympic Park (COP). Sports aficionados will also appreciate the presence of the University of Calgary (hosting the Olympic Oval), McMahon Stadium (home to the Calgary Stampeders), and Burns Stadium (residence of the Calgary Vipers) within this vibrant quadrant. NW Calgary provides both residents and visitors with a range of exceptional public and upscale private golf courses. Additionally, the area boasts a selection of outdoor hockey rinks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and several open-air swimming pools, ensuring an active and engaging lifestyle.

Best Things to Do in North West Calgary

Northwest Calgary is a shopping haven, offering an array of expansive outdoor strip malls and three substantial indoor shopping centers. Among them is the revitalized Market Mall , boasting an impressive selection of over 200 new fashion and lifestyle brand stores, restaurants, and a newly introduced play area for children.

Further north, the Beacon Hill area provides residents with easy access to major retail chains like Costco, Home Depot, and Canadian Tire. Meanwhile, closer to the scenic Bow River, you'll discover the stylish Kensington shopping district, home to more than 250 distinctive shops, services, and restaurants, all conveniently within walking distance of each other.

WinSport & Canada Olympic Park rose to international prominence during the 1988 Winter Olympics and has since become a beloved symbol for both visitors and locals. This attraction offers a plethora of activities for families, both in the summer and winter seasons, promising adventurous experiences for friends, regardless of the time of year.

North West Calgary Park Located in the North West is Western Canada's most extensive amusement park, Calaway Park, one of Calgary's most thrilling attractions! Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Western Canada's largest outdoor family-friendly amusement park, boasting over 32 exhilarating rides, delectable treats, engaging games, and hours of entertainment suitable for all age groups. The park also offers a fully operational campground, making it an ideal summer escape for families and friends. Rally your entire crew and embark on a day filled with fun-filled activities at Calaway Park!

The splendid parks and serene natural green spaces in Northwest Calgary provide breathtaking city and mountain vistas. They are intricately linked by an extensive network of multi-use pathways accessible to all, perfect for leisurely walks, dog enthusiasts, joggers, in-line skaters, or cyclists.

Here's a selection of some of the parks and green spaces nestled in Northwest Calgary:

  • Nose Hill Park
  • Bowness Park
  • Baker Park
  • Confederation Park
  • North Capitol Hill Park
  • Bowmont Park
  • Dale Hodges Park
  • McHugh Bluff
  • Riley Park
  • Shouldice Park

Explore these natural gems to experience the beauty of Northwest Calgary and its stunning surroundings.

City & Mountain View Golf Courses Local golf enthusiasts in the Northwest are well aware of the region's stunning golf courses, both within the city and its surroundings. This area serves as a unique destination for golf aficionados, offering many courses with unmatched mountain and city vistas, pristine fairways, and meticulously maintained bent grass greens. As a result, the Northwest has earned a reputation as the home of world-class yet approachable mountain golf. Most of these courses are open to the public at very affordable rates, welcoming individuals of all ages and skill levels to enjoy the experience.

Here's a selection of golf courses located in the Northwest quadrant of the city:

  • Valley Ridge Golf Course
  • Confederation Park Golf Course
  • Country Hills Golf Club
  • Lynx Ridge Golf Club
  • Silver Springs Golf & Country Club
  • Springbank Links Golf Course
  • Mickelson National Golf Club
  • Bearspaw Golf Club

Explore these courses to indulge in a round of golf while relishing the splendid views and exceptional golfing experiences the Northwest has to offer.

North West Calgary Schools

The Calgary Board of Education oversees all of the schools in the North West Calgary area. Area I encompasses 28 communities, situated in both the northwest and southwest regions of the city. The description of Area I is outlined as follows:

  • North: Extending to 144 Avenue NW.
  • East: Bordered by Shaganappi Trail, John Laurie Boulevard, Charleswood Drive, and Crowchild Trail.
  • South: Stretches from the Bow River to 16th Avenue (Trans-Canada Highway), encompassing the community boundary of Crestmont.
  • West: Extending to the city limits and covering the community boundaries of Crestmont, Valley Ridge, Tuscany, and more.

For details regarding designated schools by community, please refer to the provided resource.


Communities Served Under Area 1 in Calgary include:

Arbour Lake | Partial Bowness | Brentwood | Partial Charleswood | Citadel | Crestmont | Dalhousie | Edgemont | Greenwood-Greenbriar | Hamptons | Hawkwood | Montgomery | Nolan Hill | Parkdale | Point Mckay | Ranchlands | Rocky Ridge | Royal Oak | Scenic Acres | Sherwood | Silver Springs | St. Andrews Heights | Tuscany | University Heights | University Of Calgary | Valley Ridge | Varsity | Partial West Hillhurst

North West Calgary Homes for Sale

The North West Calgary real estate market boasts a diverse array of high-end communities offering a fine selection of new homes. Additionally, you have the option to narrow down your search to exclusively explore condos and townhomes available in Calgary North West.

This quadrant of Calgary's real estate landscape spans a large and varied geographical area. Here, you'll find a wide spectrum of options, from urban neighborhoods characterized by elegant heritage homes lining tree-shaded streets to trendy riverside condominiums, all within walking distance of the bustling downtown core.

The housing market in this region is equally diverse, with North West Calgary properties ranging from modest starter homes to lavish million-dollar estates. You'll also encounter excellent condominium options that provide convenient proximity to the downtown area. As you venture further north or west, you'll discover abundant land opportunities, including acreage properties and single-family homes set on spacious lots, offering ample room for future growth.

For those embarking on their homeownership journey in North West Calgary, Evanston stands out as an excellent choice, offering an array of attractive starter homes. Citadel, on the other hand, features a blend of spacious single-family residences, golf-course properties, and stylish condos, catering to a broad spectrum of buyers. If lakeside living is your preference, explore the unique opportunities presented by Arbour Lake, a welcoming community with picturesque lakeside properties.

For luxury home seekers, North West Calgary offers a selection of prestigious communities, including Hanson Ranch, Panorama Hills, Kincora, Valley Ridge, and Tuscany. These master-planned developments stand among Calgary's finest, and they come complete with central amenities such as the Tuscany Club, a private family-oriented recreation center nestled at the heart of the Tuscany community.

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