Moving to Calgary... need advice please


hoperon
#1
I am a 4th generation anglo living in Montreal. We are packing up our 2 toddlers and heading West, finally. Can anyone advise me on a nice community to look at in Calgary, and what areas to stay away from? I would prefer a new suberb, with community elementary schools.
Also, can anyone reccommend a real estate agent?
Thx.
 
karrie
#2
Our most prolific Calgarian poster doesn't seem to be around today, but, I'm sure he'll see this soon and be willing to give you some advice.
 
gerryh
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by hoperonView Post

I am a 4th generation anglo living in Montreal. We are packing up our 2 toddlers and heading West, finally. Can anyone advise me on a nice community to look at in Calgary, and what areas to stay away from? I would prefer a new suberb, with community elementary schools.
Also, can anyone reccommend a real estate agent?
Thx.


Welcome to the forum hoperon. I would recomend any of the comunities in the Southeast or Southwest. Avoid the Northeast. If you are looking at only the newer comunities then I won't bother telling you which of the older ones to avoid....lol.

I do have a Real Estate agent to recomend to you and will send it to you in a private message.
 
gerryh
#4
ok...can't send ya a private, so I will just post it here.

Moderator's Edit: Personal Information removed.

I sent hoperon a PM with the exact information you posted, Gerry. I just didn't want to leave the information out there for everyone to see(potential spammers, for example).
Last edited by shadowshiv; Dec 15th, 2009 at 02:44 PM..
 
jjaycee98
#5
love the Northwest! Varsity area is awesome.
 
taxslave
#6
It won't be any warmer in Calgary that where you are now.
 
shadowshiv
#7
*bump*
 
luhjgh
#8
try getting a house in the neighborhood called Ranchlands I live there, its a nice place...
 
wulfie68
#9
I lived in the Mckenzie Lake area for almost 10 years in the deep SE. It was nice, fairly self contained but yet still had good transit and road connections to the other parts of the city (OK that last is pretty much true no matter where you are in Calgary: the street layout is nice albeit confusing to newcomers). My sister and her family lived in Sundance for about 5 years and it too was nice. The thing you'll (generally) find is that things get rapidly more expensive as you get closer to downtown. I bought my house through an agent at Royal Lepage Foothills and sold through a girl who worked for Prudential Preferred (a recommendation from my sister who is also a realtor): both were great. If you want the specific agents' names, PM me.
 
luhjgh
#10
Calgary is a GOOD place...
 

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