Where the only thing being harvested is money
The NE neighbourhood of Harvest Hills is one of Calgary’s wealthiest communities. Built in the 1990s, the area is still new, meaning the houses have a modern look and feel. With all the money floating around, locals tend to kit out their digs with the latest trends and tech gadgets. Cash may be flowing freely in Harvest Hills, but it’s not residents’ focus. Instead, they are invested in using their money to make moments with their families. It’s that focus on the important things in life that make the Harvest Hills community truly special.
The market, at a glance
Avg. rent by housing type & size
Avg. rent compared to other Calgary neighbourhoods
Harvest Hills is 2% higher than Calgary average
Typical housing type:
Detached homes tricked out with the latest amenities.
Detached houses abound in Harvest Hills, but there are also a smattering of duplexes, row houses, and apartments for rent. The homes are largely new, having been built in the 1990s or later. They also reflect the affluent nature of the community. Rentals are rare, and are generally relegated to the neighbourhood’s few apartment buildings. Looking for a house rental in Harvest Hills? You might be lucky to find a home with utilities included, and extra upgrades, as the houses here are pretty fancy and mostly newly renovated! Check out Rentals.ca to easily sift through the gorgeous rentals in this neighbourhood.
Life & Style
Harvest Hills is a picture-perfect ‘50s-esque community. Local teens and young adults throw themselves into school and their extra-circulars. During the week, parents are equally focused on their work. Evenings and weekends are reserved for family and downtime. Locals often take in a round of golf at one of the area’s many courses on Saturday, before heading to church on Sunday morning. Sunday evenings are generally reserved for a family meal. Basically, this is like living in Leave It to Beaver – but with more money.
Harvest Hills is all about families. Parents tend to be in their 40s or 50s and have teen or adult children. Single parents – and singles in general, actually – are pretty uncommon.
Green and natural spaces abound in this neighbourhood, which centres on Harvest Hills Park that boasts its own lake. Close to the lake is a liquor store. Major streets have bus routes, while drivers have close-by access to the Deerfoot and Stoney Trail NW. The southwest corner of the neighbourhood features a retirement home, a 7-Eleven, and a maternity clinic. Just across the street – and outside the area – is a plaza with several dining options, a bank, a car wash, and a T & T Supermarket. To the west is Country Hills Park, which has its own baseball field. Nearby are a Starbucks and a McDonald’s. Just north of Harvest Hills is a large plaza with a Landmark Cinemas and several big box stores.
Perfect for: Wealthy families with teens.
Not-so-perfect for: Seniors and low-income Calgarians