Bowness Homes for Sale
Search all Bowness homes for sale in Northwest Calgary. Bowness is a village-like community that's perfectly situated in the northwest quadrant of Calgary. It's bordered on the north by the Bow River, 16 Ave to the south, the Bow River to the east, and Stoney Trail to the west. With such an excellent location, beautiful surroundings are easy to find and never limited.
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Bowness Real Estate Information
Taking a look at its history, the area first got its start when the land was owned by an Englishman named James Hextall. While living in a ranch house he planned to turn the area into an exclusive bedroom community.
After donating a portion of the land to the city (including Bowness Park) in 1911, he received in return extended streetcar access to the area. After this, the population slowly but steadily grew.
Eventually, in 1964 the city annexed Bowness and began putting changes in place. Years later this led to a full area redevelopment plan, which has given a much-needed facelift to this community.
New flags took the place of those that were torn, cobblestone walks replaced broken streets, and landscaping was designed to spruce up the homes and businesses in the area. As a result, this community became more gentrified, and the population grew to over 11,611 people in 2014. These residents lived in over 5,089 homes, which consisted of single-family properties, condominiums, and apartments.
The real estate in Bowness is diverse with a range of different styles and prices, and that has allowed buyers with all budgets to find properties that appeal to them. From affordable starter homes to custom Craftsman homes can be seen for sale in Bowness, and there are many other beautiful options to choose from.
What's even better is the fact that the positive changes within the community have helped to strengthen property values while encouraging new residents to move to the area.
Bowness Amenities and Highlights
One of the best parts about Bowness is the fact that it's an incredibly involved community. There are numerous activities and events held on a regular basis, all of which allow residents to get to know each other and enjoy all that the community has to offer.
There are also a variety of businesses situated throughout Bowness, including fast food restaurants, sit-down dining, bicycle shops, grocery stores, coffee shops, and gyms.
The Bowness Library is easy to reach on the east side of the neighbourhood and is an excellent resource for residents of all ages.
There are a number of schools within the community, including Bowness High, Thomas B Riley Junior High, Belvedere Parkway Elementary, River Valley School, Our Lady of Assumption Catholic, and Bowcroft Elementary.
The University of Calgary is close by for higher education students, being just 11 minutes to the southeast. Religious facilities are also steps away from homes, including the RockePointe Church on Bowridge Dr. NW.
Residents here also have the convenience of public transit stops all throughout it, making it easy to leave the car at home.
Larger shopping centres are also in close proximity to Bowness, including the always popular Market Mall. It's a very short 6-minute drive to the east via Bowness Rd NW and features over 200 retail stores, restaurants, and local businesses for shoppers to choose from.
For those who want to embrace the action and shopping of downtown, it's roughly 20 minutes away via Bow Trail SW and Sarcee Trail SW. In addition to all of this, the incredible shopping at Crowfoot Crossing is a short 12-minute drive to the north of the community.
There's no shortage of recreation options for those who live in Bowness. This includes the many parks that are located on the northern border of the community right next to the sparkling Bow River. These include Bowness Park, Baker Park, and Bowmont Park.
All of these parks have unique features to offer, such as athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball diamonds, basketball courts, and more. Bowness Park is one of the most popular spots of all, as it has slides, swings, and a lagoon that turns into the city's largest skating rink in the winter, taking a break from the canoeing it sees during the summer.
Also situated to the north is the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club, which features a large clubhouse, 300 acres of hills, and elevation changes that provide a player with more of a challenge. Another recreational treasure is WinSport, which is located immediately south of the community.
This is one spot that people come from all over the city to visit, as it's home to zip-lining, mini golfing, summer bobsleigh, hockey, skiing, snowboarding, cross country, and luging in the winter. This even hosts major events throughout the year, including Olympic