An incredibly popular Northwest Calgary community, Royal Oak provides families with a wide selection of homes. Ranging from condos to single-family detached homes in a wide range of prices. Homes for sale in Royal Oak are a great choice for families, first-time home buyers and empty-nesters. Residents enjoy quick access to the LRT transit and a variety of shopping choices within minutes. There is easy access to Stoney Trail and Crowchild Trail to provide residents with quick access to all NW amenities.
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Royal Oak Homes For Sale
No matter what stage of life you are at, you and your family are bound to make friends among Royal Oak's 11,650 residents who live in one of the 4,000 homes that can be found throughout the area. Although the majority of Royal Oak real estate consists of single family residences, a healthy mix of both townhomes and condos can also be found throughout the community. Royal Oak real estate market has something for everyone, from large custom estate homes to smaller starter homes, with a majority of them built between 1995 and 2015.
Condos for sale in Royal Oak
Royal Oak's condos are a great choice for singletons but also offer enough space for a small family. Often with just shy of 1000 square feet, the condos often have tall 9-foot ceilings, large floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the living room in light and an open concept kitchen area. The typical standard features that can be found in many of the Royal Oak condos include:
Dining areas that comfortably sit 5 or more people
Safe underground parking
Granite countertops and stainless steel kitchen appliances
Royal Oak townhomes for sale
Typically built in the early 2000s, townhomes for sale in Royal oak are great for growing families of two or more children. These spacious properties often have multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, open-concept floorplans and finished basements. If that isn't enough space inside for your family, many of the townhomes include a small garden and multiple walkways throughout the community's tree-lined streets.
Life and Amenities in Royal Oak
Located in the Northwest Calgary's hills, Royal Oak is perched high above the Crowchild corridor. Life couldn't get easier than it is here, with the Calgary International Airport just 15 minutes away and one of the world's best place grounds—The Rocky Mountains—being a short 40 minute journey from your front door. Likely due to that accessibility, the area attracts residents that have done well for themselves and the area has a median household income of $100,273.
The area boasts a plethora of amenities for both life's luxuries and essentials. Some of the most popular amenities include the shopping plaza—Royal Oak Centre—which has a number of large national brands, Mitra Natural Ravine Park and the Birch Natural Lake.
Further afield, communities such as Rocky Ridge and Arbour Lake host several major shopping areas including the Crowfoot shopping area, which has numerous stores, restaurants and theatres for all your entertainment essentials. Within close proximity to the community is an extensive river pathway system in Bowness Park, several great golf courses, The University of Calgary and of course, the site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, Canada Olympic Park.
Whether you work in downtown Calgary and are looking for one of the easiest commutes, need quick easy access to the Calgary International airport or some of the shortest travel times to Banff & the Rocky Mountains, you'll find all of that & more in NW Calgary.
NW Calgarian's love the easy access to the outdoor activities:
•Walking, biking or off leash areas are either in the community or within 10 minutes
•Canada Olympic park with tons of summer & winter activities 10 minutes away
•Bowness park with lagoons, picnic areas & river pathways 10 minutes away
•Several golf courses within 5-15 minutes
•Bragg Creek 30 minutes away
•Banff National park for king & hiking is an hour away
Shopping in NW Calgary has several excellent choices depending on what you’re looking for.
There are a couple of major regional indoor shopping malls. The Market Mall is the largest anchored by the Bay & Sport Chek with all your favourite shops you find in most other major Canadian shopping centres with a few local retailers sprinklered in. Northland Mall is anchored by Walmart & Best Buy and offers shoppers a diverse group of mostly local retailers and services for variety. As well there are several larger and smaller strip malls and big box centres throughout the NW to choose from. A couple of the larger ones are: The Crowfoot Towne Centre which has a huge variety of shopping from major grocery stores to local restaurants, movie theatres, sport and medical facilities as well as wide variety of other shops and services. Beacon Hill is another which focuses more on the big box shops like Costco, Home Depot, Canada Tire and again a wide variety of other big box stores as well as several smaller shops & services are available.
Schools in NW Calgary are in abundance with many of the communities having their own elementary schools. Junior high and High schools are either located in the community for older areas or within 10 minutes if you’re driving for newer ones. Also located in the NW are The University of Calgary, Sait technical school and the Foothills Medical Centre offering top rated facilities for students wanting to further their educations.
Sports and recreation in the NW is anchored with The Calgary Stampeder's football stadium, Canada Olympic Park (skiing, luge and bobsled tracks, mountain biking and a high level training facility) and the new NW recreation centre, but that’s just the beginning. There’s an indoor soccer dome, tons of outdoor soccer fields, several local fastball and baseball diamonds, a variety of 9 and 18 hole public & private golf courses, all kinds of tennis and basket ball courts, water sports on the Bow River and all kinds of other parks and pathways for walkers & riders to enjoy.
One of NW Calgary's most popular family areas is the Bowness Park and Baker Park combination. Located across the Bow river from each other (connected by two bridges) they offer families areas to enjoy: paddle boating, picnics, wedding, disc golf, biking, walking, fishing, people watching or natural spaces to relax in.
The Calgary International airport is a 15-25 minute drive away and Calgary's Light rail transit system runs to all quadrants of the city from the NW Crowchild corridor including Downtown Calgary. There are train stations conveniently located at Brentwood/Varsity Acres, Dalhousie, Scenic Acres/Arbour Lake and Tuscany/Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak. Stoney Trail is the major ring road around Calgary and will soon make all quadrants of the city easily available to NW residents.
NW Calgary offers a little slower pace of life than most other quadrants of the city and residents seem to think that’s just fine.
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