10 Reasons We Love YYC

In honour of Valentine’s day tomorrow, we thought we would share our top ten reasons why we love YYC! Calgary is such a fantastic city, and we are so proud to call it home. Here are a few of the wonderful things that everyone loves about this amazing city:

1). Calgary is incredibly close to mountains! Great towns like Canmore and Banff, nestled quaintly in the mountains, are only a mere hours drive out of the city! This makes Calgary the ideal place for people who love to hike, travel, and explore.

2). Downtown life in Calgary is thriving! The city has done a fantastic job of making downtown a safe and fun place to be! With beautiful art instalments, old buildings to marvel at, and easy transit access, downtown Calgary is a fantastic place to have fun.

3). Calgary has such a strong local entrepreneurship spirit. Small shops and business are able to thrive in this fantastic community that values innovative creators. Check out your local small businesses and remember to #shopsmall! 

4). After the 2013 flood, Calgarians banded together to help one another recover. In fact, the City had to turn down volunteers because there were so many people who wanted to help. Calgarians care for each other and are all willing to pitch in to help their neighbors. 

5). Canada may be cold, but in Calgary we get chinooks and sunshine! They are such a lovely respite from the long winters, and they help melt the snow and ice quickly so that when spring arrives, we get to dive right in! We may have experienced a wicked artic freeze in January, but a week later we were back to bearable conditions. Talk about bouncing back! 

6). Stampede. Need we say more? It’s been a tradition for over a hundred years now, and it gets better every summer! Whether you go for the midway snacks, the buckin' broncs, or the music, Stampede makes everyone feel like a little kid on Christmas morning.

7). Calgary has been expanding so much recently, and because of this new communities are always springing up! City planners have really focused on making sure that those communities are accessible, family-friendly, filled with amenities, and safe. Calgary has also done a fantastic job of maintaining and cleaning up existing communities!

8). This city is a mosaic of cultures. Everyone is respected and valued, and their cultures are celebrated as important pieces in making the overall culture of Calgary one that is admired by all. Through the summer there are tons of cultural events and festivals for you to learn more about those around you.

9). Calgary loves its parks. Greenspaces are a protected and respected commodity here. In fact, Calgary is consistently voted as having the most greenspaces per acre of developed land for a city in all of Canada. Parks are always a short walk away from any home. 

10). Calgary has YOU! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve Calgarians for 30+ years as they buy, sell, and invest in the local real estate market. This is a city that we love (has it been too obvious?), and getting to help others make it home-sweet-home is an immense privilege. We love you, YYC!

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