Our History Runs Deep
The real estate in Bowness are known for their diversity and their beauty. Most notable are the riverfront properties set on large real estate lots and heritage homes that date back to the very start of the Bowness community. Infills have become increasingly popular among Bowness builders and residents because they allow owners the luxury of a modern home in an already established community. This eclectic property portfolio has become one of the hallmarks of Bowness.
When buying or selling, look no farther than Ken Richter, local resident and Calgary RE/MAX real estate agent for 30+ 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.
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Advantages of Buying or Selling with Ken Richter
Your #1 Selling Bowness Specialist
#1 Ken, resident & #1 Bowness Area Specialist REALTOR® for 25+ consecutive years
#2 Member of Bowness Community Assoc. & BCA Planning & Development Committee
#3 Passionate about Bowness’ history and Calgary’s inner city redevelopment
#4 Advertising Calgary & Bowness events via newsletters & social media
#5 Annual sponsor of Bowness Stampede Parade & Breakfast + past Parade Marshall
#6 Providing support to local schools, shops & businesses. "I Love Bowness!"
#7 Ongoing supporter of local community activities and sporting events
#8 RE/MAX and Calgary Real Estate Board charitable golf tournament participant
#9 Attending and networking at RE/MAX National and International conferences
#10 Proud advocate of Bowness, Bow Crescent, & Montgomery inner city communities
Ken's Top 10 Reasons To Live In Charming Bowness
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 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
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, you can continue to enjoy the park today during every season. Warm up by a fire after an evening of skating on the lagoon in the wintertime, or grab an ice cream after canoeing in the summertime. This family-friendly park has become a Calgary favorite and a proud community feature for Bowness.
9. Bowness Community Assoc.
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. Ken's Trusted Experience
When buying or selling, look no farther than Ken Richter, local Bowness resident and Calgary RE/MAX real estate agent for 35+ 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.
The History of Bowness
Bowness is nestled right into the heart of the Bow Valley, which was carved out of the land by the Bow Glacier. The Bowness area was originally inhabited by the pre-Clovis people, whose presence can be dated back 11,000 years... Read more about the History of Bowness.
Bowness may be part of the City of Calgary, but it has retained its small-town charm. Bowness is a safe, clean, welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. It strives to be a great place for families, maintaining parks, schools, recreation facilities, and shopping centers. Read more about Bowness Today.
Bowness is known and beloved for many reasons..However, one that has stood the test of time is Bowness Park.
Bowness Park has been serving Calgarians for over 100 years, ever since it was donated to the city by John Hextall in 1911... Read more about Bowness Park.
If you are interested in learning more about Bowness, we recommend the following resources:
- Our Blog: We regularly feature blog posts on the beautiful community of Bowness. You can find a wide range of topics from homes on the market to things to do in the community. Check it out!
- My Bowness: The Bowness Community Association runs a website called "My Bowness." Read more 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 Bowness. Learn about community bylaws, amenities, services and more. This website is the authority on all things Calgary; make sure to use it!
- Bowness Community Association: The Bowness Community Association was established in 1963 and is located at 7904 – 43 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB inside the Bowness Community Association and Arena. The Association is governed and operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, several resident committee volunteers, and last but not least, the Community Association staff.
We want to thank you and the team for all you did to facilitate the sale of our property. We know you did far more than an agent without your background knowledge of the Bowness area and the people who live there could ever have done. We truly appreciate all your efforts which produced such a good and timely result. - Mr & Mrs Mike K
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!
Ken Richter - Award Winning Service
#1 Selling Bowness & Montgomery Area Specialist for over 25 Consecutive Years*
TOP 6 Individual Agent** at RE/MAX Real Estate (Central), #1 Sales Volume RE/MAX Single Office Worldwide**
A TOP Individual Real Estate Agent in all of RE/MAX Western Canada
*based on number of closed transactions **based on sales volume
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