Airdrie is one of the fastest growing towns in Canada and is a great place to raise a family or retire. The town of Airdrie is focused on industrial and commercial expansion and development while keeping the community warm and welcoming. Approximately 34,000 people call Airdrie their home and it is located 6 short kilometers north of Calgary.
If you need to head into the downtown core for work, Airdrie is about 32 km away. If you're heading to the Calgary international Airport, the town is about 20 minutes away. There are many family-oriented communities within the town and a variety of residences that have been built specifically for seniors.
The spring rush has started in Calgary with housing prices rising and homes selling quickly once they are added to the listings. In some cases, multiple offers are coming in for Calgary homes and at times potential buyers are offering more than the asking price. This can get frustrating for some buyers that are trying to find the perfect home and then end up losing it to another buyer that has offered more. It's especially frustrating when you've put in an offer quickly only to find out that others are doing the same.
For anyone that is avoiding this real estate mad scramble that's occurring in the city, you may want to take a look at what Airdrie has to offer. Many people find that it is a faster commute to get to the town of Airdrie from their job in the city than it would be to commute to one of the suburbs in Calgary.
Airdrie lies in the Calgary to Edmonton corridor along Highway 2. There isn't a lot of traffic congestion along the route even during rush hour. The homes are generally much less costly in the town than they are in the city and right now there are many homes available on the listings. If you take a moment to browse through the real estate offers in Airdrie you'll be able to do your own price comparison and see for yourself just how much more affordable the housing is just outside of the city.