Downtown Commercial Core

Welcome to the heartbeat of Calgary, where the urban spirit meets the vibrant pulse of commerce - Downtown Commercial Core. Nestled in the heart of Calgary, this dynamic district beckons with a blend of modern sophistication and historical charm. Let's delve into the essence of this bustling locale, exploring its real estate allure, the myriad activities that grace its streets, and essential area insights that make it a gem in Alberta's landscape.


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Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $618K
Lowest Price $12
Highest Price $3.9M
Total Listings 50
Avg. Days On Market 106
Avg. Price/SQFT $576

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Calgary City Centre neighbourhoods

  • Downtown (bordered by 14 Street SW on the west, the Bow River on the north, the Elbow River on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south). Contains the second largest concentration of head offices in Canada. The region is divided into several neighbourhoods.
  • Downtown Commercial Core. Calgary's dense business area comprises the bulk of the downtown area. The commercial core is also divided into a number of districts including the Entertainment District (includes Stephen Avenue), Cultural District (includes Olympic Plaza), and the Government District.
  • Chinatown (bordered by 2 St SW on the west, the Bow River on the north, Macleod Trail on the east and 4 Ave S on the south). Canada's third largest Chinatown. It is the heart of Calgary's Asian diaspora, although much of northeast Calgary has a Pacific Rim influence. The area of about a half-dozen blocks is along Centre Street S, from 4 Ave S (on the south) to the Bow River (on the north). Calgary's Chinatown packs in a dense network of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and other Asian restaurants, shops, housing and cultural facilities.
  • Downtown East Village (East Village) (bordered by 3 St SE on the west, the Bow River on the north, the Elbow River on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south). The East Village has seen a great amount of redevelopment since the late 2000s, including several restaurants in the historic Simmons Mattress Factory building, and several new condo towers, with several more under construction. The neighbourhood is host to the National Music Centre of Canada and New Central Library.
  • Downtown West End (West End) (bordered by 14 St SW on the west, the Bow River on the north, the 9 St SW on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south). The West End is a high-rise, high-density residential neighbourhood to the west of the Downtown Commercial Core.
  • Eau Claire (bordered by 9 St SW on the west, the Bow River on the north, 2 St SW on the east and 3 Ave SW on the south). A mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a large public plaza and urban parkland make Eau Claire one of Calgary's most popular areas. Contained within Eau Claire is the city's Festival District.
  • The Beltline and 17th Avenue. 17th Avenue SW is Calgary's première place to see and be seen. It boasts a large and eclectic variety of restaurants, unique shops, boutiques, and bars. This street is where Calgary parties, most notably becoming the "Red Mile" during the 2004 Stanley Cup ice hockey playoffs, where up to 100,000 cheering fans gathered to celebrate victories by the hometown NHL Calgary Flames. While the Beltline spans from the Stampede Grounds and Victoria Park on the east to Mount Royal on the west, the dense nightlife on 17th Avenue starts at about 2nd Street SW and goes to 15th Street SW.
  • Mission and 4th Street (Rouleauville). The Mission district was established as a French and Catholic settlement (later called Rouleauville) at the same time that Calgary was founded. Historic displays at Rouleauville Square and the Elbow River Promenade tell the story of the area. In many ways, Mission acts as an extension of 17th Avenue. Like the Beltline, it is packed full of interesting restaurants and shops. It does not share 17th Avenue's late night reputation, however, and it generally lacks the bars and nightclubs. Mission extends from 4th Street SW to 1st Street SE and from 17th Avenue SW in the north to 26th Avenue and the Elbow River in the south.
  • Mount Royal. Mount Royal is a neighbourhood south of the downtown with charming old homes on winding streets. The area houses some of Calgary's elite. It is a nice area to do a quiet stroll through, admiring old residences. Driving around the community can be challenging due to the preponderance of traffic calming measures and street closures to prevent cut-through traffic. 

Real Estate Marvels

If you're dreaming of calling Downtown Commercial Core home, you're in for a treat. The real estate market here is a tapestry of possibilities, offering a spectrum of homes for sale that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. From sleek condominiums boasting panoramic skyline views to historic townhouses exuding timeless elegance, the choices are as varied as the community itself.

Wander through the streets, and you'll discover an architectural symphony that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Quaint tree-lined avenues host homes adorned with charming porches, while sleek high-rises punctuate the skyline, standing as testaments to modern luxury. Notable neighborhoods like East Village and Victoria Park each have their own unique charm, contributing to the neighborhood's eclectic character.

The Downtown Commercial Core isn't just a place to live; it's a canvas where homes mirror the diversity and dynamism of the community. Uncover the perfect property to complement your lifestyle amidst this urban playground.

Urban Adventures Await

Embark on a journey of discovery as you explore the myriad things to do in Downtown Commercial Core. Whether you're a culture connoisseur, an outdoor enthusiast, or a foodie on the prowl, this area caters to all. Dive into the local arts scene with galleries like The New Gallery showcasing cutting-edge exhibitions.

  • Indulge in culinary delights at renowned eateries like Alloy.
  • Revel in the community spirit at the annual Sun and Salsa Festival.
  • Unwind in nature at Prince's Island Park, an oasis in the heart of the city.
  • Discover history at the Glenbow Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife along Stephen Avenue.

From cultural festivals to culinary adventures, Downtown Commercial Core ensures that every day holds the promise of a new experience.

Location & Area Insights

Strategically positioned at the confluence of urban convenience and natural beauty, Downtown Commercial Core offers more than just a place to call home. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Calgary Tower that punctuate the skyline, providing a visual testament to the area's significance in the cityscape.

Enjoy a climate that strikes a perfect balance, with invigorating winters and sun-soaked summers. The robust economy fuels a thriving community, with seamless transport connections making neighboring cities and destinations easily accessible.

  • Experience the pulse of commerce at the bustling Core Shopping Centre.
  • Effortlessly navigate the city with well-connected public transport.
  • Explore nearby cities like Edmonton and the majestic Banff National Park.

Discover the beating heart of Calgary in Downtown Commercial Core, where location meets lifestyle in perfect harmony.

Calgary skyline

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