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Bowness Beautiful, Friendly & Unique

Mainstreet Bowness, photo by Amy Jo Espetveidt

The community of Bowness is one of Calgary's most unique inner city areas. Ideally situated, Bowness combines a small-town atmosphere with the convenience of being only 10 minutes west of Calgary's downtown core, and a short drive to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Bowness is nestled along the Bow River Valley. In the heart of the community lays 100-year-old Bowness Park, one of Calgary's premier urban parklands, providing awe-inspiring beauty and a tranquil retreat in the middle of the city.

The picturesque views of the Bow River, as it wanders through a natural, protected hollow, sets this community apart, and Bowness is one of Calgary most preferred communities to live in. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, indigenous wildlife inhabits the Bowmont Park natural reserve, where you can meander for several kilometers on the Bow River Pathways.

Bowness & Bow River from above, photo by Qyd

Eclectic in nature and rich in history, the community of Bowness offers a diverse real estate housing portfolio. Riverfront properties set on large estate lots are a distinguishable feature of this community. Here, some of Calgary's most sought-after properties sit among the natural parkland of the Bow River Valley. Since its 1911 inception, Bowness has been promoted as a suburb of beautiful homes.

Nowhere is the small-town charm of Bowness more evident than on Main Street Bowness, where locally owned businesses line the street, including boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants. Bowness also offers all the amenities of a big city, including schools and recreation facilities. Nearby you'll find Canada Olympic Park, the Shouldice Athletic Park and Aquatic Centre, major shopping centers, the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children's Hospital, and Foothills Medical Centre.

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Marketing Bowness & Bow Crescent for Over 29 Years: Call Ken at 403-630-6363

When buying or selling, look no farther than Ken Richter, local resident and Calgary RE/MAX real estate agent for over 29 years. Within his career, Ken has sold over 1,200 homes in Bowness and the neighboring community of Montgomery alone, making him the stand-out expert in the area.

Ken’s sales record and knowledge of the Bowness area, including Bow Crescent, is unsurpassed, and his team's dedication to friendly, professional service is a promise you can count on. Contact Ken Richter today for all your real estate needs!

  • 1.Great Inner City Location Bowness is one of Calgary's most unique inner-city areas that combines the ambience and charm of a small-town with the convenience of being only 10 minutes away from downtown. There is fast access to the Trans-Canada Highway, makes getting away to the Rocky Mountains fast and easy, and the Stoney Trail ring-road is nearby. Since 1911, Bowness has been one of Calgary's most beloved communities.
  • 2.One of the Best! The community of Bowness was ranked number one in Alberta in the Canadian Real Estate Wealth top 100 of 2013, and ranked high in Avenue Magazine's 2014 Top Ten lists, ranking 1st for park access, 3rd for friendliness, and 2nd for strength of community. Bowness residents often refer to themselves as "Bownesians" and spread this sentiment with a bumper sticker, "I Love Bowness!""
  • 3.Nestled Along the Bow River Valley Nestled along the Bow River Valley, Bowness has become a preferred community in Calgary in part because of its picturesque views of the Bow River. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the area and the immediate access to Calgary's Bow River pathways, off-leash dog park and the protected, natural parkland teaming with local plants and wildlife.
  • 4.Diverse Real Estate Portfolio The community of Bowness offers a diverse real estate housing portfolio from entry level condos to multi-million riverfront properties on large estate lots. A perfect move-up community that will take you through every phase of life, Bowness also has several commercial areas and investment properties to keep your eye on. This well-established community of over 10,000 residents continues to be on the rise!
  • 5.Small-Town Charm You'll fall in love with the small-town charm of Main Street Bowness and its locally owned boutiques, shops, cafes, and restaurants. Visit the Place Family Restaurant, Salt & Pepper Mexican Restaurant, Hexters Rock-n-Roll Blues Lounge, Bow Cycle, Cadence Diner, Angel's Drive-In, and Extreme Catering. Don't miss The Bowness Lion's Club Annual Stampede Parade and Breakfast serving pancakes and sausages to over 6,000 Calgarians.
  • 6.Rich in History Eclectic in nature and rich in history, the community of Bowness comes from humble beginnings, still evident in its tight-knit, small-town atmosphere. Begun in 1911 by entrepreneur John Hextall, Bowness first became a village in 1948. It was later annexed by the City of Calgary in 1964. Through initiatives by the Bowness Historical Society, Bowness culture and community history continue to thrive.
  • 7.Local Amenities Bowness offers all the amenities of a big city, including public, separate, and private schools, a public library, medical clinics, community centre facilities, and ice arena. The surrounding area has even more great services. Nearby you'll find Canada Olympic Park, the Shouldice Athletic Park and Aquatic Centre, Market Mall, shopping centers, the University of Calgary, the Alberta Children's Hospital, and Foothills Medical Centre.
  • 8.Beautiful Bowness Park The 100 year-old Bowness Park is one of Calgary's premier parks, located in the heart of the community. Originally a weekend retreat in the early 1900s, this park is popular among residents for activities including picnics, boating, skating, and winter marshmallow roasts.
  • 9.Bowness Community Association The dedicated volunteers of the Bowness Community Association and Planning and Development Committee are responsible for much of the community spirit that permeates the streets. They run many organized groups, clubs, special events, and local activities for all ages, as well as, provide the monthly "Bowestner" community newsletter.
  • 10.Team Ken Richter When buying or selling, look no farther than Ken Richter, local Bowness resident and Calgary RE/MAX real estate agent for over 29 years. Ken has sold over 1,200 homes in the Bowness and Montgomery communities alone, making him the stand-out expert in the area. Ken's sales record and knowledge of this unique community is unsurpassed, and his team is dedicated to friendly, courteous, and professional service.

Ken's Top 10 Reasons To Live In Beautiful Bowness

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Ready to buy a Bowness home in Calgary?  Considering selling your Bowness property?  Contact Team Ken Richter today for a complimentary consultation.

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