Jan. 14, 2013 | CREBNow
Bowness Named Top Community in CalgaryIn a report of Canada's top 100 neighbourhoods by RE/MAX, the Calgary community of Bowness took the number one spot for Alberta.
The community was cited for its mix of multi-family and singlefamily homes costing an average of $449,260. With a population of just over 100,000 people and a vacancy rate of 1.9 per cent Bowness includes elementary and secondary schools as well as shopping amenities and Bowness Park. The 100-year-old park, known for both its summer and winter activities, is in the midst of redevelopment, which will include a new central pedestrian area, riverbank restoration, a new wading pool, a new parking lot and a new park entrance bridge with a completion date of 2015. The community itself was a town until 1963 when it was amalgamated by Calgary.
"It's one of Calgary's oldest parks, it's 100-years-old now, certainly it's been one of Calgary's most heavily used parks for a long time and we're in the process right now of trying to ... redevelop the park and sort of deal with some of the sort of aging infrastructure we have right now," said Doug Marter, manager, Planning & Development Service, Parks.
Other neighbourhoods in the City on the reports watch list were Martindale with a population of over 12,000, Tuscany with a population of over 17,000 and Rocky Ridge with a population of almost 7,000.
Bowness Park Redevelopment Project