When it comes to finding a new place to live, nothing puts the spotlight on a city like a Calgary, Canada's most popular city. Boasting an average population of 594,000 residents, the Canadian city is a hub for business opportunities and attractions for residents and visitors alike.
We took a closer look at what life is like in the City of Lakes to provide some insights into why you might want to live, work, or visit there.
Attracting Top Talent
When it comes to quality of life, it's not just about living in a pretty city. Having talented people living in your city can help to improve it. One of the main attractions in Calgary is the Canadian Rockies, offering a change of pace from the bustle of the city. Not only do they offer some of the world's finest skiing and snowboarding, but the area also hosts the annual Calgary Stampede, a rodeo-like event that features chuck-wagon racing and bareback riding competitions.
In keeping with its location at the base of the Canadian Rockies, the city is a hub for business opportunities in the field of real estate, with listings for residential, commercial, and investment properties available worldwide. The sheer volume of available properties, coupled with the relatively high quality of life, makes it an attractive place for business opportunities.
The High Quality Of Life
A 2012 study from Real Estate in Canada – 2030 assessed the quality of life in Canadian cities. With a ranking of 79/100, Calgary was found to have the second-highest quality of life in the country. The city's impressive high quality of life is reflected in its excellent scores for all the major indexes used in the study, including health care, safety, education, and infrastructure. The scores were calculated based on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the worst possible score and 100 being the best possible score.
An International Airport
We already covered how convenient the location of Calgary International Airport is for those flying in from around the world. In addition to being extremely convenient, the airport offers direct access to the downtown core, making it easy for you to reach all the attractions the city has to offer. The airport also provides a link to the rest of Canada, as well as the United States via the city's monorail system. In 2012, the airport handled over 24 million passengers, making it one of the world's busiest airports.
Overall, it's fair to say that Calgary offers a high quality of life that provides opportunities for career progression and affords its residents with a luxurious lifestyle.
The above is a small fraction of the 3 reasons we chose why you might want to move to, or invest in, a property in Calgary. The primary question is: what will make your life better? We hope this article will help you answer that question and convince you to make Calgary your new home.