The deep south, full of parks and peace
Located in Calgary’s SE quadrant, Cranston is one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods for nature lovers and their little ones – as well as for Breaking Bad fans who love a good Bryan Cranston pun. There’s an exclusive feeling to the area, which even boasts a private recreation facility for its residents. Cranston’s biggest draw, however, is its proximity to Calgary’s natural wonder. The neighbourhood actually butts right up against one of the largest urban parks in North America. And, with the area’s low crime rates and family-friendly vibe, you’ll never have to worry about one of your neighbours starting a Breaking Bad-esque meth operation in Cranston.
The market, at a glance
Avg. rent by housing type & size
Avg. rent compared to other Calgary neighbourhoods
Cranston is 7% higher than Calgary average
Typical housing type:
Single family, detached houses ranging from modest starter homes to luxury mansions.
Cranston is all about the detached home. In fact, it’s basically impossible to find any other type of housing in the area. There’s an almost infinite supply of detached homes though, ranging from quaint starter places to high-end monster mansions. This variety creates a matching spread of housing prices in the area, making this an in demand neighbourhood that’s affordable for a huge number of would-be homeowners. Renters have it a bit harder as there are virtually no small units and prices are steady, sitting just above average for the city. However, if you’re searching for a house rental, Cranston might be the perfect neighbourhood for you! Check out Rental.ca for all available house listings in Cranston, Calgary!
Life & Style
The outdoors feature heavily in daily life here. During the week, parents are always ready to whisk their youngin’s out to frolic in one of the area’s many parks. But weekends are when the real adventures happen, as families head off on hiking, camping, or skiing trips, taking advantage of Cranston’s proximity to the Rockies. Hand in hand with residents’ love of the outdoors is their passion for health and fitness. Most locals engage in a variety of sports and fitness regimes – and encourage their children to do the same.
Small families – with one or, max, two kidlets – are the heart of Cranston. While young children are common, parents tend to be in their mid-30s to 40s. For the most part, these are the planners who got married, established themselves in their careers, and bought homes before popping out their babies. There are also solid communities of single and divorced parents though, for those whose lives are a little more freeform. No matter their family status though, Cranstonites share one thing – a love of the outdoors.
There are both private and public school options in Cranston. On top of that, there’s a private recreation facility with a hockey rink, basketball courts, and a gated park with a water play area. Public transit users have access to several bus routes, while drivers are close to Stoney Trail SE and the Deerfoot. Cranston Market boasts a variety of shops, including a Sobeys, a Subway, and a Good Earth Café. The market is also the go-to spot to find a dentist, optometrist, or vet. Just next to the neighbourhood is Fish Creek Provincial Park, which plays host to the Blue Devil Golf Club.
Perfect for: Families with young children, especially those who enjoy nature and outdoor sports.
Not-so-perfect for: Seniors and indoorsy folks.