Silver Springs Homes for Sale
Search all Silver Springs homes for sale below in Northwest Calgary. Developed in 1972 before being established in 1980, Silver Springs is a northwest Calgary community that exerts both charm and beauty. Bounded by the Bow River to the south, Nose Hill Drive to the west, Crowchild Trail to the north, and Sarcee Trail to the east, the location provides stunning views of the mountains as well as the Canada Olympic Park.
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Silver Springs Real Estate Information
The community of Silver Springs has continued to grow steadily, reaching a population of nearly 8,900 by the year 2014 with 3,470 dwellings in the area of which 1wasere tenant occupied.
When it comes to styles of real estate in Silver Springs, there are a wide variety of choices. Most are single-family properties that vary in the time they were built, with some being established in the early 1970s and others being established in the 80s.
Many homeowners have renovated these to achieve a more updated appearance, which has contributed to a nice mix of old and new styles throughout the neighbourhood. For those looking for more affordable options, there’s a small number of condos and apartments in Silver Springs as well.
With clean streets, neat yards, and upscale finishes on most properties, this community continues to draw in buyers every year. The average price of homes is $507,000 with the lowest home price being $275,00 and the highest being nearly 1 million. And while there may have been over 3,500 homes here as of 2012, the number of properties for sale is normally limited. This means buyers should act fast if they find a home in this area that they like.
Silver Springs Amenities and Highlights
There are two commercial shopping centres that serve Silver Springs, including the Crowfoot Crossing Shopping Complex. This has a cinema, retail stores, boutiques, small businesses, banks, and more. Within the community are many additional conveniences, such as the café, Value Village, gym, and pub located on Silver Springs Blvd NW and Silver Springs Gate NW.
The west side of the neighbourhood has a few businesses as well, including a pizza shop and Shoppers Drug Mart. For added convenience for those who live here, there's, even more, to do in the nearby shopping areas of Northland Mall, Dalhousie Station, and the Market Mall.
When it comes to education, Silver Springs has a variety of options. This includes Silver Springs Elementary, W.O. Mitchell Elementary, and St. Sylvester Elementary.
The University of Calgary is also just 9.0 km to the northeast via Crowchild Trail NW. As for religious facilities, the community is home to several excellent churches, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, St. Peter's Roman Catholic, and Hillside Community Church.
Although most of the residents here do choose to drive, public transit is incredibly convenient as well. Silver Springs, in particular, has bus stops all over the community, especially along Silver Springs Rd NW. However, for those who do drive, Nose Hill Dr. NW and Crowchild Trail can take them all over the rest of the city with ease.
Silver Springs Recreation
There is plenty of recreation for residents of Silver Springs to enjoy, beginning with The Ravine. Another name for the Bowmont Natural Area, this creates the southern border of the community. This is where most residents spend their evenings, weekends, and days when the weather is nice.
There are walkways, picnic areas, biking trails, and open meadows for all types of sports. The Bow River also runs through the south side of The Ravine, offering a nice water feature that's surrounded by the Bow River Pathway.
Another treasure of the community is the sprawling Silver Springs Golf & Country Club, which is immediately east of the neighbourhood and part of a much larger park area. Other parks in the community include Sarcee Park, Bowmont Park, and Silvercreek Park. Each of these has unique characteristics, including a ball field, basketball court, tennis courts, and playgrounds.
There's also a community skating rink in the centre of the neighbourhood where residents can skate all year round.
Last but not least, Nose Hill Park is another nearby gem that residents can arrive to in roughly 15 minutes or less. It's home to unique wildlife, hiking paths, bike paths, picnic areas, and open spaces for outdoor sports.
The Winter Club is also located here and is a large facility with a gym, bowling alley, climbing wall, badminton court, swimming pool, skating rink, and much more. This is a popular facility for recreation in the winter when there's not much to do outdoors.