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Calgary Alberta Real Estate is still one of the best places to invest in Canada. Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains there are many advantages to living in this great city. No longer just another oil town of the west, Calgary has thrived to be “The Heart of The New West”. Many large businesses and retailers like Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire are using Calgary as their distribution center for western Canada. Calgary is the headquarters of every major energy company taking advantage of western Canada’s huge oil, natural gas, and coal supplies. It is said that Alberta has the world’s largest reserve of safe oil in a stable democratic state.
Quick August 2010 Calgary AB Market Statistics:
August 2010 saw 364 condominium units in Calgary sell at a median sale price of $260,000. Condo units in the month of august were taking an average of 53 days to sell in Calgary. Calgary’s lowest price condo sold for $84,000 while the highest priced Calgary condo sold for $1,350,000.
Calgary also has surrounding towns like Langdon and Chestermere. Chestermere is located only from downtown Calgary with its 750 acre recreation lake. Work in Calgary but want to live on a resort? Check out the Bay club condominiums on Chestermere Lake.
If you’re a sports fan Calgary is the place for you. Check of the NHL action with the Calgary Flames thriving for another chance at Lord Stanley’s cup at the Pengrowth Sadledome. If you would like a more affordable hockey experience there is always the very powerful Calgary Hitman, with ticket prices that bring a family outing into the budget. The Calgary Roughnecks brings lacrosse to Calgary a fast paced; high intensity sport that only gets more exciting with time. Despite the glamour and marketing of NFL football, the CFL still offers a bigger game and the Calgary Stampeders give a great show all summer. Baseball was brought back to town by the Calgary Vipers; peanuts and crackers jacks are available at every game. If you are a rugby fan, keep a look out for the huge tournaments coming through the Calgary Rugby Union (CRU) like the Churchill Cup.
If you enjoy live entertainment Calgary has quite a few of opportunities for enjoying live music or theatre. The Epcor center in downtown Calgary is a great place to catch all sorts of entertainment. In the Epcor center there is the Jack Singer concert hall that features all sorts of musical events. In the Max Bell Theatre you can enjoy the great plays Theatre Calgary puts on every season. If you are looking for something a little more off beat, check out the qwirky plays put on by One Yellow Rabbit in the Big Secret Theatre or the Motel Theatre. Other great theatres include Pumphouse Theatre, Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Studio, Theatre Junction at the Grand and many more. Calgary is full of theatre groups and talented people to join them. Explore your musical side by supporting the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, or Calgary opera. Also check out the Alberta Ballet and if you enjoy that, there are always interpretive dance shows to be seen at the Grand.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests about either the Calgary AB Real Estate Market or condominium purchase, sale, or livingi in Calgary. Rayna McKay is a Certified Condominium Specialist with the Calgary Real Estate Board. Rayna McKay has enjoyed the benefits of living in Calgary and area and hopes to get the chance to help you find your place in Calgary or surrounding area so you can start enjoying life in this great city right away.
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