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Prince's Island Park is a tranquil oasis where many downtown dwellers come to get away from it all.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Growing together: Neighbouring Bowness and Montgomery harken back to Calgary's formative years

Perched along the shores of the Bow River in Calgary's northwest, the adjacent communities of Montgomery and Bowness share a powerful sense of history.

"Bowness is now 116 years old, with generations of families that still live and work here," said Jacqui Esler, executive director of the Mainstreet Bowness BIA and former main street business owner.

Courtesy Jeremy Klager

March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Community Profile: Bowness and Montgomery

There is something special about living close to the river – waking up in the morning to the sounds of water swishing along the banks and birds singing their morning symphony.

It's that sense of getting away from it all that is attracting people to the riverside communities of Bowness and Montgomery. Both communities boast a deep and storied history – originating as villages and then towns before being amalgamated into the city – which led to the development of a distinctive flavour and culture that is still visible today.

Courtesy of Prairie Sky Cohousing

Dec. 09, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Stronger together: the surging popularity of cohousing communities across Canada suggests isolation may define our current reality, but it won't define our future

As Calgarians continue to navigate the challenges of an intense economic downturn and a global pandemic – in addition to the standard curveballs life tends to throw one's way – many are re-evaluating their priorities in hopes of a brighter future.

As people tire of self-isolation and its negative health impacts, the idea of cohousing is becoming more attractive than ever. Imagine neighbourly, small-town friendliness meets convenient city living; the privacy and independence of single-family living, but with added space and social amenities available in the form of shared common areas; and a diverse mix of residents, from retirees to young families.

Nov. 09, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Historical Home Spotlight: Phillips Residence

Year of Construction: 1928

Address: 8539 48th Ave N.W.

Community: Bowness

Architectural Style: American Colonial Revival

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May 14, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Garage makeover: unique properties call for unique staging

When it comes to staging a home, the best advice is usually to make it look like you'd want to live there. But what do you do when you're staging a space that will be home to vehicles rather than people?

Courtesy Brookfield Residential

March 13, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

New Rockland Park community offers inside track to outdoor living

If you think year-round outdoor living is out of reach for Calgarians, you haven't paid a visit to the new community of Rockland Park.

As northwest Calgary's first master-planned community in more than 10 years, Rockland Park draws on open spaces, well-tended parks, and a network of trails and pathways to craft a four-season recreation hub.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Feb. 28, 2020 | Cody Stuart

My Neighbourhood: Bowness

Inhabited by First Nations people long before settlers had notions of calling the banks along the Bow River home, the Bowness/Montgomery area has a history that predates most communities in Calgary.

Bowness would later become one of the city's first satellite communities, complete with its own streetcar line, as part of a scheme by landowner John Hextall to develop an exclusive suburb "in a natural scenic setting of great beauty."

The historic Royal Canadian Legion branch 1 serves all of downtown Calgary.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Nov. 06, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Salute to service: Calgary legion branches are pillars of community

With nearly 270,000 members at 1,400 branches across the country, the Royal Canadian Legion includes everyone from serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP to regular civilians. What they share is a desire to support those who served Canada and a commitment to improving their communities.

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Sept. 11, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Calgary's riverfront homes represent a special type of luxury

Living by the water has always been equated with exclusivity.

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June 19, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Where to find your ideal Calgary condo for $250,000 or less

For anyone looking to buy an affordable condo in Calgary, now is the time, with a variety of both townhome- and apartment-style units available for $250,000 or less throughout much of the city.

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