In this week’s article, the spotlight is on the Valley Ridge neighborhood in NW Calgary, a high-end neighbourhood that boasts just as much green space as it does developed land.
Valley Ridge Landscape
Valley Ridge was founded on an area formerly known as the Happy Valley Camp. The former campgrounds can account for the great natural landscape that Valley Ridge homeowners enjoy. According to the Valley Ridge Community Association, up to 50% of the community is covered by green space that includes hiking trails, bike paths, and a plethora of wildlife.
In addition, this neighbourhood is built at the crossroads between the bustling city centre and the calm Canadian Rockies mountain range. With cool views of these two drastically different landscapes and reasonable access to both, Valley Ridge effectively gives community members the best of both worlds.
Valley Ridge Homes
The prices of homes in Valley Ridge range from moderately priced to high end. Most of the single-family homes sit on moderately sized lots. That said, the prices of Valley Ridge homes for sale are generally north of a million dollars. Ultimately, it all depends on the level of luxury and what you’re looking for and what you aim to get out of your new home.
In terms of multi-family homes, the Bow River Terrace gives Calgarians an opportunity to become a part of this community without the same financial obligation that accompanies the purchase of a single-family home.
Valley Ridge Amenities
Many residents enjoy the handily named Valley Ridge Golf Course that has also been embedded in the community. It also doubles as an event space for those organizing gatherings and features a very classy restaurant and lounge that is bound to impress your clients.
Insider Tip: the restaurant is open to all, regardless of club membership!
The Valley Ridge Community
The Valley Ridge Community Association operates a full-size skating rink during the wintertime and a skateboard park in the summer. They also host a number of house league sports teams that give the kids of the community the ability to take part in some physical activities and build friendships that will last a lifetime with the other youngsters in the neighbourhood.
If you want to get to know this neighbourhood better, I recommend taking a drive through the serene suburban streets and marvel at the luxury properties yourself. And of course, if you’d like a guided tour, I’m your man!