NW Calgary Communities and Information

Calgary's Northwest quadrant of the city has been divided into two unique Calgary MLS housing zones.

  • The North Calgary housing Zone which includes the communities of Nolan Hill, Sherwood, Hidden Valley and all communities north and east of these to Deerfoot Trail.   
    Homes for sale in North Calgary.
  • The Northwest Calgary housing Zone which includes all the communities west of Nolan Hill, Sherwood, Hidden Valley and Nose Hill Park, North of 16th Avenue and East of the #1 Highway.   
    Homes for sale in Northwest Calgary
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Arbour Lake is NW Calgary's only lake community. It's located on the slopes of the foothills and offers many of it's residents ...

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Brentwood is another one of NW Calgary's convenient and popular communities to live in. Most homes here were built in the 60's ...

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Dalhousie is a popular NW Calgary family community with access to a wide variety of schools, parks and amenities. With homes mo...

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Hawkwood is another popular NW Calgary community that is built on the slopes of the foothills. With an amazing number of mounta...

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Ranchlands is a popular community for many families looking to make their first home purchase in NW Calgary. Homes for sale in ...

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Established in the late 1990s, Rocky Ridge is one of the quickest growing suburban communities in NW Calgary. Bounded by the Co...

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An incredibly popular Northwest Calgary community, Royal Oak provides families with a wide selection of homes. Ranging from con...

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Scenic Acres is a very popular NW Calgary community due to it's smaller size and very convenient location at the corner of Ston...

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Situated on the northern most bluff that overlooks the majestic Bow River, the 3,500 homes that make up the community of Silver...

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Established in the mid-1990s, Tuscany is one of NW Calgary's most populous NW communities. Named in honour of the famous region...

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Varsity Acres is a well established and a very convent NW Calgary community to live in. With several major amenities within or ...

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Watermark is NW Calgary's newest community offering it's buyers a unique selection of on of a kind custom homes from bungalows ...

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About NW Calgary and the Surrounding Communities

North Calgary Communities, Amenities and Transportation

The North Calgary Housing Zone is conveniently located closer to the Calgary International Airport, Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail making quick access to area amenities. A couple of popular new communities in this zone are Sage Hill and Nolan Hill. Both have a wide variety of homes to choose from to suit most budgets and tastes.

Established communities like Macewan Glen back onto Calgary's massive Nose Hill Park, while others like Thornecliffe and Huntinghills were built in the 60's and 70's and are closer in and enjoy easy access to Downtown. This is a popular area for those who work at the airport or are frequent fliers. Being located conveniently to major Calgary roads is a huge plus for those living in this zone. There are many shopping and entertainment options in this zone, as well as several of businesses located near by, reducing drive times to work. 

The North Calgary Housing Zone is a mix of established communities and new developing ones. The North Calgary zone is a rapidly expanding zone with a mixed demographic and property types to suit first time buyers, move up buyers and even empty nesters. This zone has the majority of new home construction in the NW quadrant of the city.

NW Calgary Communities, Amenities and Transportation

The Northwest Calgary Housing Zone is a mix of established communities with a limited selection of new construction homes. This area is built over-looking the highly desirable Bow River valley and many of the homes in this zone enjoy river and Rocky Mountain views. Homes for sale in NW Calgary range from starter properties to beautiful estate homes with spectacular mountain views.

There are a multitude of reasons to love the Northwest Calgary Housing Zone. Areas such as Tuscany and Scenic Acres are popular choices for families because of their thriving community spirit, top-rated schools and swathes of community parkland for fun family outings. On top of this, all communities located in the of Northwest zone provide quick easy access to everyday essentials such as grocery stores, shopping malls and LRT stations.

Silver Springs community, is one of several highly desired communities in this zone. It is situated high above the Bow River with incredible walking and biking trails. Bowmont Natural Area is 165-hectare park just below the community and is truly one of a kind, giving the area a rural retreat feel while still being only 20 minutes driving distance away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Calgary. Other communities such as Royal Oak and Rocky Ridge are incredibly popular for families and are located within minutes of Calgary's massive new recreation facility. The University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital, LRT transit and the Children's Hospital are all located in this zone. The Northwest Calgary Housing Zone is well known as Calgary's gateway to the Rocky Mountains because of the shorter drive times to Banff, Canmore and the Kananaskis recreation areas. 


To discover more about the fantastic family-oriented neighbourhoods throughout NW Calgary, contact the Steele Group. As lifelong residents of the area, and award-winning real estate specialists, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find your dream home in NW Calgary.

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