Located just 13km north of Calgary’s outskirts, Airdrie real estate is popular with many commuters who are attracted by Airdrie’s lower living costs and warm, small-town atmosphere. Airdrie began life as a railway town in the late 1800s, named after a town in Scotland.
Although it has the welcoming feel of a small town, Airdrie’s amenities rival any big city. There are shops, restaurants and bars aplenty to explore. Those with a hankering for culture will also enjoy spending time at the Nose Creek Valley Museum or the Bert Church Theatre.
Airdrie becomes especially popular around Christmastime, thanks to the annual Festival of Lights which takes place throughout December at Nose Creek Park. Bright, creative displays of Christmas and other scenes wow people from the Calgary area and beyond, all thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Other festivals taking place in Airdrie include the Airdrie Pro Rodeo and the Family Fall Fair.
Airdrie real estate is composed of a mixture of single-family homes and condos. Within those market segments, there is plenty of variety when it comes to size and price. This means there are options for everyone in this affordable city. Many Airdrie homes are also close to the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2), making it easy to access Calgary to the south and Edmonton to the north. The city is only a short drive from Calgary International Airport.
The city is popular with young families and it served by the Rocky View School Board. There are various schooling options open to local families, including private, public, elementary, secondary, French immersion and Christian schools.
For post-secondary education, there are various options in nearby Calgary, such as the University of Calgary, Athabasca University, Alberta College of Art and Design, and Bow Valley College — which also maintains a campus in Airdrie.
Airdrie is a vibrant and fast-growing community which is ready to welcome you and your family. Discover a wonderful home in Airdrie today.