A low-cost haven for renters
The small SE neighbourhood of Erin Woods is best recognized for its unpretentious attitude. Residents here work hard for what they have and know how to appreciate it. They also appreciate time away from work, which they spend with their loved ones, enjoying some down home fun. Flat out, this isn’t a highbrow neighbourhood. But if you prefer a good burger to table service or a fun action flick to a foreign film, Erin Woods could be just the place for you. So grab your Timmies and your Snuggie and get your butt into the Woods.
The market, at a glance
Avg. rent by housing type & size
Avg. rent compared to other Calgary neighbourhoods
Erin Woods is on par with the Calgary average
Typical housing type:
Comfortable detached homes from the early 1980s.
Erin Woods is the ideal spot for renters and first-time homeowners looking for an affordable spot to call “home”. Detached houses in the area generally date back to the 1980s. Those seeking more modern options may want to check out the neighbourhood’s townhouses. None of the houses in the area are especially fancy, but it is possible to find a good deal here – and it’s an ideal spot to launch yourself onto the property ladder. Renters will also find a glut of options, especially in the area’s apartment buildings for rent. You can find 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments with pet friendly units in plenty as well! While rents average out to be on par with the rest of the city, there are some cheaper options for those who need them. Searching for rentals in Erin Woods? Check out Rentals.ca for updated property listings daily!
Life & Style
Life in Erin Woods is all about family and down home, old-fashioned fun. Champagne and caviar be damned; hand over the burgers and Bud Light. During the week, residents are largely consumed by work and family time. On the weekends though, get ready to kick back at a BBQ, grab a beer with friends, and chow down with the family at a local diner. That is, unless there’s a game on, then expect residents to hang out at home, cheering on the Flames or the Stampeders.
The Woods is all about families, especially those with school-aged children. Meanwhile, education rates are low amongst adults, with most just having a high-school diploma. Locals may be more casual than sophisticated, but the area is both progressive and diverse, with strong Vietnamese and First Nations communities.
Erin Woods’ northern tip is made up of undeveloped land, but just below it are a skating rink and a large wholesaling facility. The southern part of the neighbourhood offers better scenery, with a number of parks. In the centre of the neighbourhood is the Erin Woods Community Hall, as well as a pet wellness clinic. Just southwest of the area are an auto parts facility and Martin Motor Sports Calgary. To the south is a mixed commercial and industrial area with a La-Z-Boy, a Metal Supermarkets Calgary, and several wholesale companies. Also in the neighbourhood are some churches and a 7-Eleven.
Perfect for: Blue-collar families with stable incomes.
Not-so-perfect for: Hipsters or artists… And definitely not hipster artists.