Montgomery Real Estate Calgary: Montgomery Homes for Sale
Whether you are looking to buy an existing home, a new home, or a lot to build your dream home on, Team Ken Richter can help!
As a RE/MAX agent, Ken is second to none. He has sold over 1,200 homes in Montgomery and the neighboring community of Bowness alone, making him the stand-out expert in the area. With many community connections and 30+ years of helping people buy and sell in Montgomery, Ken’s experience in Montgomery is your advantage!
Here are the Top 10 Advantages of working with Ken Richter to buy or sell your Montgomery home:
- Ken Richter is a true Calgarian, born and raised in Montgomery and a past community resident.
- #1 Selling Montgomery REALTOR® for 25+ years, keenly engaging in Montgomery’s future design plans
- Passionate about Montgomery’s community history and Calgary’s inner-city re-development
- Actively working with numerous inner-city builders eagerly investing and building in Montgomery
- Advertising Calgary and Montgomery community events through newsletters & social media
- Providing on-going support to local schools, shops and businesses
- On-going supporter of local community activities and sporting events
- RE/MAX and Calgary Real Estate Board charitable golf tournament participant
- Attending and networking at RE/MAX National and International conferences
- Proud advocate of Montgomery, Bowness and Bow Crescent inner-city communities
Since its inception in 1910, the community of Montgomery has been an eclectic mix of old and new, elite and inclusive. It is a community with a proud history in the midst of an active revitalization and redevelopment phase. The Montgomery real estate market offers a broad mix of affordable homes, riverfront properties, new infill projects, condo and townhome developments, offering great lifestyle and investment opportunities.
Still not sold? Here are Ken's Top 10 Reasons To Live In Vibrant Montgomery.
- 1.Unique Inner City Location The steeply rising slopes, amazing views and access to the Bow River enhance Montgomery's unique inner-city location. Located minutes from Calgary's downtown and the University of Calgary, Montgomery has a wealth of local amenities as well as providing fast and easy access to the best stores, services and facilities found in inner-city Calgary, while continuing to maintain its independent character and original small-town charm.
- 2.One of the Best! The community of Montgomery has been ranked highly in Avenue Magazine's 2014 top ten lists. It was listed #1 Best Investment Potential for its strong re-sale value, and local favourite "NOtaBLE The Restaurant" was ranked one of Calgary's best Restaurants, placing in the top five for Best Chef and Best Brunch.
- 3.Vibrant Redeveloping Community Montgomery is in the midst of an active revitalization and redevelopment phase, bursting with many unique infill projects, including popular condo and townhome developments. This clean and green redeveloping inner-city community is more than just a community of convenience: its vibrant urban-village atmosphere is loved by residents.
- 4.Bow River Valley Montgomery is an attractive residential community, providing homeowners panoramic views of the Bow River Valley and the majestic douglas fir tree forest on the other side of the Bow. The hilltop benches in Montalban and Home Road park are favorite spots for vistas of the valley, the Bow River and beyond. Montgomery also sits at the entrance to Bowmont Natural Environment Park and is part of the Bow River Pathway System, making it an ideal neighbourhood for any outdoor enthusiast!
- 5.Shouldice Park: Then and Now In 1906, farmer James Shouldice purchased the land that would become Montgomery, and in 1910 donated 100 acres along the Bow River to Calgary for public park space, which became Shouldice Park. The community grew and came to be known as Shouldice Terrace, and in 1943 the name was changed to "Montgomery" after Bernard Law Montgomery, a celebrated Great Britian military leader. The area was annexed by Calgary in 1963, and now Shouldice Park is a major athletic and family park surrounding the Shouldice Aquatic Centre and Arena.
- 6.Bowmont Park Known by locals as "The Cliffs", Bowmont Natural Environment Park is one of the largest parks in Calgary. The park lies along the northern bank of the Bow River and overlooks the communities of Bowness and Montgomery. The park contains a steep cliff face, spring-fed waterfalls, a mature ravine forest, and natural native grasslands. Experience nature in the city at Bowmont Park!
- 7.Diverse Local Amenities Montgomery is the western gateway to Calgary as you drive in on the Trans Canada Highway, and has many great local amenities. Montgomery offers a public school, Fonudations for the Future Charter Academy, senior's lodging, recreation facilities, groceries, a motel village, main street boutiques, and three distinct commercial areas. Montgomery has all the ingredients of a preferred location to live.
- 8.Montgomery BRZ Since its 2011 inception, the Montgomery Business Revitalization Zone, governed by local volunteer business owners, has come together to build strong relationships and partnerships. The BRZ's work includes improving the commercial district, installing new street signs and banners, designing the new "Montgomery Town Square" as an inviting public space, and promoting "Shop Local, Shop Montgomery!"
- 9.Active Community Association In 2014 the Montgomery Community Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary and serves as a hub for many programs and events, including Noktoberfest, a community garden, a self-guided hitorical walking-tour, neighbourhood clean-ups, and the popular "Humpty's Awards", which are presented annually to community residents who demonstrate above and beyond citizenship.
- 10.Team Ken Richter When buying or selling Calgary real estate in the Montgomery area, look no further than to Ken Richter, top selling Calgary REALTOR® for 30+ years. As a RE/MAX agent, Ken has sold over 1,200 homes in Montgomery and the neighbouring community of Bowness alone, making him the stand-out expert in the area. Ken's sales record and knowledge of this re-developing inner-city community is unsurpassed, and his team's dedication to friendly, professional service is a promise you can count on. Contact Ken Richter today!
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History of Montgomery
In 1906 James Shouldice purchased a 480 acre ranch just west of Calgary in the area that is now the community of Montgomery. Shouldice was a wealthy businessman from Ontario who wanted to try his hand at ranching in Alberta. The fertile open fields of the Calgary area were the perfect place for his dreams to come true. The Shouldice family built a twenty-five room mansion on the top of the hill, overlooking what would become their legacy.
Shouldice was a true pioneer. Not only was he was one of the first Albertans to breed Hereford Cattle, but he is the reason the community of Montgomery came into existence. He and his family were the first settlers of present day Montgomery. Their ranch initiated an economic draw to the area. In 1910 they donated 100 acres of land along the Bow River to the City of Calgary, designating it as park space. This brought Calgarians in droves, much like what happened when John Hextall established Bowness Park. The area became known as Shouldice Terrace, named after its founder.
The Montgomery Community Association writes, “For many years this community existed as Shouldice Terrace. In 1943, some problems developed with the post office over the name… After a request for a name chance, the Shouldice family chose Montgomery, named after Bernard Law Montgomery of Alamein, a celebrated military leader from Great Britain who played an important role in WW1 and WW2” (A Hunt for History: Montgomery Memories).
Montgomery developed into its own little town, complete with stores, services and homes. People were drawn to its small town charm and gorgeous mountain views. By the 1960’s the town had grown as much as it could and had little infrastructure to support its 5,000 residents. In the end, Montgomery officially became part of Calgary on August 15th, 1963.
Not all Montgomery residents were happy to join Calgary. The Montgomery Community Association humorously notes, “According to the Albertan newspaper, a mock funeral [for an independent Montgomery] took place at the Town Hall lawn, and a councilor suggested the building could be re-used as a drinking establishment. The flagpole featured a pair of rubber firefighter’s trousers flying high… Local police cars with lights and sirens blaring sped down the highway until pulled over by the RCMP for speeding!”
This small town pride still exists today, marking Montgomery as a distinctly community-focused neighborhood that takes pride in its rich history and seeks to preserve it for generations to come.
For more information on the history of the area of Montgomery & Bowness prior to Shouldice and Hextall, please see our Bowness Community Page. Learn all about how this gorgeous land was formed, the indigenous groups that cared for it and the birth of the City of Calgary.
Montgomery is the gatekeeper of the City of Calgary. When you enter Calgary from the west on the Trans Canada Highway, Montgomery is one of the first communities you drive through. It is from Montgomery that the downtown core comes into view, glistening with potential and the spirit of the Wild West.
Montgomery has earned quite a reputation within Calgary for being an exclusive, inclusive community. What we mean is: the area is highly sought after and stands apart as one of Calgary’s top neighborhoods, but the people who live in Montgomery are welcoming and very focused on fostering a positive environment. Once you’re in, you’ll never want to leave. Not only will you gain a new home-sweet-home, but a community-sweet-community.
Montgomery is part of the Calgary’s Business Revitalization Zone. Businesses are encouraged to work together to create a stronger brand for the community, and with support from Calgarians, to thrive. Here are some local Montgomery businesses to make note of:
- Dairy Queen: Though this is a chain fast food joint, the Montgomery Dairy Queen has become somewhat of a landmark since its grand opening in 1971. It is frequented by out-of-town visitors passing through and a very loyal local customer base who fondly recall years of stopping by on a Saturday morning for an ice cream cone.
- Notables: Established in 2010 this Montgomery restaurant has not only made waves in this community, but city and nationwide. Notables is recognized for its beautiful fine-dining environment and incredible food. They partner with local farmers and producers to bring Montgomery authentic, home-grown food.
- Allan’s Flowers: If you are looking for gorgeous custom flower arrangements and gift services, you needn’t leave Montgomery. Allan’s Flowers has been serving Calgarians since 1942, bringing fresh blooms and lush décor to homes. Stop by for the products, stay for the friendly staff.
- Timbertown: Did you know Montgomery has its very own lumberyard? Timbertown has established itself as the best place in the area to serve your lumber needs. With high-quality materials and knowledgeable staff, it is no wonder why Timbertown has been a thriving part of Montgomery since 1981.
The Full Monty writes that Montgomery “now enjoys more than one hundred diverse shops, restaurants, businesses and health and wellness destinations. A strategic location choice for any up and coming business to ‘open up shop,’ Montgomery’s commercial district will continue to evolve… as [Calgary] grows.”
Shop Local, Shop Montgomery!
Montgomery has an incredible array of recreational facilities for residents to enjoy; some of the best in the City of Calgary, in fact. Shouldice park, named after the community’s founder, has soccer, baseball and football fields. There are batting cages and tennis courts, an indoor pool, and picnic sites along the Bow River.
Next to Shouldice Park is Edworthy Park, which includes hiking, biking and walking trails, play structures, a riverfront, off leash dog park and (most importantly) ice cream shop! The steeply rising slopes, amazing views, and access to the Bow River enhance Montgomery's unique location. Edworthy Park is extensive and perfect for any outdoor enthusiast!
Did you know Ken Richter was born and raised in Montgomery?
If you are looking for more information on the community of Montgomery, we recommend the following resources:
- Our Blog : We regularly feature blog posts on the gorgeous community of Montgomery. You can find a wide range of topics from homes on the market to things to do in the community. Check it out!
- MCA People: The Montgomery Community Association’s website has more information about the history of this community, current events happening around the area, volunteer opportunities, ways you can get connected to the neighborhood and more.
- City of Calgary : The City of Calgary's website is full of informative resources on all of Calgary, including Montgomery. Learn about community bylaws, amenities, services and more. This website is the authority on all things Calgary; make sure to use it!
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