By the Numbers: New Communities in Calgary

The Planning, Development and Assessment branch of the City of Calgary is hard at work actively developing new communities to meet Calgary’s rapid growth. Calgary will grow by more than 118,500 people in the next five years, according to current growth patterns. About 94 per cent of the population will go out to the suburbs, which works out to about 111,500 more people living in the suburbs.

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Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods 2013

Our annual list of the city’s top communities

For the fourth year, Avenue has created our list of Best Neighbourhoods in Calgary. But, rather than have us tell you which neighbourhoods we like best, we turned to our readers. We asked you to complete a survey telling us what you think the most important attributes in a neighbourhood are. You told us that being close to parks and pathways, safety and friendly neighbours are what you most care about. We weighted those categories heaviest in our calculations. Conversely, what you care least about is whether the area is newly developed, has a uniform look or has large homes. Those factors were weighted lightest.

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