Live life on the Edge
Unlike many of Calgary’s wealthy communities, the affluent NW neighbourhood of Edgemont has a diverse population with over 40% of its residents identifying as immigrants. Edgemont is currently torn between its older residents, who are seeking peace and quiet, and its younger population, who want anything but. All the area’s locals share a love of the outdoors though, and with Nose Hill Park on the neighbourhood’s doorstep, there’s lots of that outdoors to go around. This isn’t the easiest area to find – or afford – a place in; but, if you can move here, do it.
The market, at a glance
Avg. rent by housing type & size
Avg. rent compared to other Calgary neighbourhoods
Rentals in Edgemont are 11% higher than the Calgary average.
Typical housing type:
Chic but charming detached homes.
Most of the homes in Edgemont are detached, but there are some semis and row houses, as well as a handful of low rise apartment buildings. The houses are more than comfortable, with a touch of luxury. They are on the higher end for home prices in the city, but there’s no shortage of homeowners in the area, so that doesn’t seem to be an issue. Renters, meanwhile, tend to stick to the area’s apartment buildings – if they can even find an available space in the neighbourhood, that is. Apartments for rent are popular renting options in Edgemont, Calgary, and quickly fill up.
Life & Style
The pace of life in Edgemont is slow but steady. Locals work hard at the office or school, but they are away that haste makes waste – as they say. During their downtime, older residents enjoy life’s simple pleasures, like good food, good views, and good company. The younger set, meanwhile, love to jet around the city – or outside it – to check out entertainment and outdoor sport hotspots. Edgemonters can all bond over the great dining, shopping, and cultural events, influenced by the area’s large Chinese immigrant population.
Edgemont has a blend of families and seniors. Older parents and seniors are the majority, pulling the average age up to a whopping 44. The second largest population in the area, though, is residents’ teenage and adult kids, many of whom are still living at home. Income and education levels are high. The area is best known for its large immigrant population, including its strong Chinese community.
Edgemont boasts a number of parks within its borders, as well as Nose Hill Park just outside it. Also in the area is the Edgemont Wetland. There are a limited number of bus routes, but drivers are surrounded by major streets, including Crowchild. There is a sprinkling of schools and churches in the neighbourhood. In the centre of the area is the Edgemont Community Association. At the intersection of Edenworld Drive NW and Edgemont Boulevard NW are a couple of dining options, a vet, a Tim Hortons, and a beauty salon. On the west side of the neighbourhood is a Real Canadian Superstore, as well as a plaza filled with gyms and physical therapy centres.
Perfect for: Wealthy immigrant families and seniors.
Not-so-perfect for: Low-income Calgarians and Trump supporters.