Calgary is a vibrant, world-class city. Ranked 49 by bestcities.org, we're close to the Rocky Mountains, nestled in the foothills, on the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. For being such a new city (130 years old), "Cowtown" has an advanced economy and is transitioning from being reliant on Oil & Gas (engineering & managment) to technology, healthcare & tourism.
With over 400,000 dwelling units, Calgarians can select from real estate choices that vary from extremely affordable to super-luxury. Our city is broken down into subregions called "quadrants" (for example, NW or northwest). The city centre is made up of high numbers of character homes, newer infills, and high-rise condominiums. There are over 200 communities (or subdivisions) that make up the city. Several are lake communities, and they range from brand new to mature.
Calgary is home to the Calgary Stampede, the greatest outdoor show on earth, as well as the Calgary Stampeders (CFL), the Flames (NHL) and the Roughnecks (LaCrosse). Quality schools, outdoor recreation and relatively affordable house (relative to other global cities on the best cities list) are driving migration to this incredible place.