Shop the sale rack
Famous for its mall, the NE neighbourhood of Marlborough is the sales rack of neighbourhoods. That’s not to say it’s bad quality, just that you can find a good deal… but might not have as much in the way of choice, especially when it comes to size. The neighbourhood is warm and welcoming though, with a tight community that offsets the lower incomes in the area with lots of family-friendly cheap or free events. The only challenge is that, outside these events, there’s not a lot to do in Marlborough proper.
The market, at a glance
Avg. rent by housing type & size
Avg. rent compared to other Calgary neighbourhoods
Marlborough is 24% lower than Calgary average
Typical housing type:
Decently priced, detached homes.
Marlborough has a number of detached homes, many of which still date back to the 1960s and 70s. There are also a number of apartment buildings for rent. There’s close to an even split between homeowners and renters. Renters, if you’re not looking for a large place, you’re best to look elsewhere as there’s little to no turnover in studios and one bedrooms. However, you might find luck if you’re searching for a long term rental that has a large unit. Those who can manage to find an availability, though, can snag themselves a sweet deal. Check out our website to help you on your rental search in Marlborough! You can utilize our price, bedroom, bathroom, and map filters to easily find your next home!
Life & Style
Life in Marlborough is focused on community, culture, and family. Many residents, especially retired seniors, volunteer their time to the neighbourhood’s programming to little ones and community beautification projects. Culture is a big part of life too, with traditional foods and practices making up a vital part of residents’ lives. Most important, however, is family. Locals – especially parents with children still at home – make time for regular family meals and quality time. It’s a simple life, but warm and loving.
There are two main groups living in Marlborough. First, there’s the area’s older adult and senior population. This population includes a number of parents of the second group – adult children still living at home. A third group is starting to form, and that’s young families, especially single parents with young kids. All three groups include large Middle Eastern and South Asian immigrant populations and earn a lower-than-average income level for the city.
The highlight of Marlborough is its mall and the various big box stores around it. Slightly north and just outside the neighbourhood are a Canadian Tire and a T & T Supermarket. There are a number of little to mid-sized parks in the area. At Marlborough’s top end is the Trans-Canada Highway. Public transit includes the CTrain and a number of bus routes, most of which are clustered around the mall. Another feature in the neighbourhood is the local community association. Just outside the neighbourhood, to the east, is a plaza with a KFC, a Goodwill, a UPS store, a spa, a barber, a Dollarama, and an Esso, while Casino Calgary is off to the west.
Perfect for: Seniors and older adults with grown children looking for a good deal on housing.
Not-so-perfect for: Families with teens.