Whether you are looking for the friendliest neighborhood, or a place located near your favorite amenities, Calgary Alberta has many places of choice to pick from.

Checking Out Parts of Town

The North West part of Calgary is full of neighborhoods near good schools, beautiful scenery with nearby mountains, large homes and easy access to the downtown area and public transportation. Neighborhoods in NW Calgary include Arbour Lake, Hamptons, Rocky Ridge and Tuscany.

On the North East side of Calgary, a diverse residential community enjoys ethnic shopping and bilingual schools. With easy access to downtown Calgary, public transportation by the LRT and located near the airport, NE Calgary is ideal for business professionals and frequent travelers. Good neighborhoods in the NE area would include Panaroma Hills and Harvest Hills.

Areas in South East Calgary offer luxury housing and rural neighborhoods. Further from the downtown area, SE Calgary is the ideal location for those looking for large homes, without the need for a frequent commutes. Nice areas in this part of Calgary are neighborhoods like Chapparal, Parkland and New Brighton.

South West Calgary has good access to both the scenic Canadian Rockies and downtown Calgary. Prime access to shopping areas and local schools makes SW Calgary particularly attractive to homeowners. Luxury neighborhoods include Lincoln Park, Palliser and Pumphill. The more family-oriented and average-sized housing communities SW can be found in Cedarbae, Woodbine and Sundance.

Ranking the Friendly Neighbors

One of the most important factors to the average family is the friendliness of their neighbors. When Avenue magazine did a survey of their readers, they found the highest ranking Calgary neighborhoods for friendliness were:

  1. Kelvin Grove (SW)
  2. Rosedale (NW)
  3. Wildwood (NW)
  4. Roxboro (SW)
  5. Rideau Park (SW)