Bankview Homes for Sale
View all Bankview condos for sale in City Centre Calgary. Bankview is located south of 17th Avenue which is Calgary’s preferred destination for many locals to relax at a coffee shop, enjoy a delicious meal at some of Calgary’s best restaurants or go window shopping at the nearby street-front stores. Most condos in Bankview are apartment style buildings with many being rented by investors to tenants, only a few single-family properties exist in this area.
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Bankview Real Estate Information
Bankview is a quiet community located in Southwest Calgary. The roots go all the way back to 1883 when the land was used mainly for farming and ranching. As Calgary began to expand, one of the owners of the land named William Nimmons decided to sell. Upon doing so in 1905, the expansion of the community soon followed.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Bankview was annexed by the City of Calgary. Development slowly continued until the 1950s when Calgary's economy began to boom.
Unfortunately as the construction of homes, apartments, and condos went up, it was apparent the land was not nearly large enough to accommodate all residents. This triggered the creation of the Bankview Area Redevelopment Plan in 2002, which addressed land, open spaces, transportation, social needs, and infrastructure for the next decade. The city worked together with local residents to address each of these areas and in turn, Bankview became the beautiful community it is now.
Bankview Real Estate Market
Due to redevelopment, the majority of homes for sale in Bankview look new and have an appealing architecture for buyers today. However, there are still a few properties around the neighbourhood that maintain the charm from the 50s and a handful of single-family homes still remain which were built circa 1912.
To make this community even better, there’s something available for every price range, as there are single-family homes, estate-style homes, condos and townhouses all intermingled together and offering many options for buyers considering owning real estate in Bankview. There are even plots of land for individuals who want to build their dream home from scratch.
Bankview Highlights and Amenities
Bordered by 26th Avenue to the south, 17th Avenue to the north, 19th Street to the south, and 14th Street to the east, Bankview offers convenience to home buyers. Downtown Calgary is just a few minutes away and can be reached via car or public transportation.
Additional shopping and entertainment can be found in nearby communities such as South Calgary and Scarboro. For medical needs, Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre is right next door and Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre is a short drive away.
Bankview is proud to have the Alexander Calhoun Library on 14th St SW for visitors and residents. There are many schools in nearby communities that serve Bankview, making it easy to find public or private education for children of all ages.
There's also an active community association that regularly hosts events and activities to help neighbours throughout the area get to know each other better.
Residents will find seven community parks in Bankview and four community playgrounds with equipment for children. There are also sporting arenas nestled within the neighbourhood, including those that offer basketball courts, soccer pitches, and tennis courts.
Although there isn't a pool within Bankview itself, options for swimming in nearby communities include South Calgary Outdoor Pool, Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre, and the Glenmore Aquatic & Recreation Centre.
Outdoor skating rinks are also in close proximity to the Marda Loop Community Association and Richmond/Knob Hill Community Association. For indoor skating fun, residents can visit the Stu Peppard Arena on 19th St SW and Flames Community Arenas on 47 Ave SW.
Those who love golf have a couple of options nearby, including the Shaganappi Golf Course and the Richmond Green Golf Course. With so many options for outdoor recreation, Bankview has endless options for outdoor fun.