Chaparral Homes for Sale
Search for all homes for sale in Chaparral below! The stunning neighbourhood of Chaparral offers some of the best lakefront properties throughout South Calgary. Homes in Chaparral have been built as early as 1994 encompassing a 32-acre lake with recreational access year round for local residents to enjoy.
Chaparral includes housing solutions to a wide variety of homebuyers, including starter homes, condominium and lake access properties.
Explore more about real estate in Chaparral below and call your real estate agent to view a listing!
Chaparral Real Estate Information
Located in the Southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta is the charming residential neighbourhood of Chaparral. Bordered by the beautiful Bow River to the east and convenient Macleod Trail to the west, it’s the perfect location for those who want to be near downtown while still living a suburban lifestyle.
The neighbourhood of Chaparral was established in 1995. The community was developed with attention to natural detail and elegance in mind. This is evident when driving through the streets that are adorned with upscale homes that have been tastefully designed with sophisticated features.
The most breathtaking part of Chaparral, which was named for the Mediterranean climate biome, is the artificial lake located in the centre of the neighbourhood. A majestic 32-acres, this man-made lake, has two sparkling waterfalls as well as a 21-acre lush park where residents can enjoy spending afternoons and evenings. All of these features combined have made this community into one that is highly sought after by home buyers and well-loved by residents.
The original part of Chaparral is wedged between Macleod Trail and Chaparral Boulevard, this is where Chaparral Lake is located and all of the residents in this boundary have access to the lake. Homeowners residing in this part of the community are obligated to contribute a community fee or otherwise known an HOA fee. The prices can vary depending on the style of homes, but for the most part, they are between $250 - $350 per year.
The middle section of Chaparral is known as Chaparral Ridge. This section of the community is established to the east of Chaparral Boulevard. The area includes several townhouses, apartment style condominiums and single-family dwellings. Some of the homes located here overlook the Bow River Valley with magnificent views towards the East. It’s important to highlight that residents living here do not have lake access and neither do they have to pay an HOA fee.
The newest part of Chaparral is called Chaparral Valley. As the name suggests, it is located in the river valley with easy access to Fish Creek Provincial Park and to the Bow River. Homes have been constructed here between 2008 and 2013.
Is Chaparral Valley in the flood zone? This is a common question that is asked all the time by homebuyers. The City of Calgary has declared some parts of the community as a flood fringe zone. But the good news is that none of the houses in Chaparral Valley were affected during the Great Flood of 2013. For a more detailed information whether you should be concerned about flooding in the area, it’s best to contact your real estate agent who specializes in selling homes in Chaparral.
Chaparral Property Insights
Although this is a fun community to live in, the homes in Chaparral have been intricately designed with a luxurious and elegant architecture. Stone elements, beautiful landscaping, and contrasting trims make each of these properties stand out along the carefully crafted streets.
The majority of the residences are single-family homes, although there are a few low-rise apartment buildings and townhouses sprinkled throughout the east side along the ridge. While all residents of Chaparral have access to the community lake, homeowners located east of Chaparral Boulevard are excluded from having lake use privileges.
The newest addition to this coveted community is the Chaparral Valley in 2009, which is located right next to a newly built golf course as well as the sprawling river. These share the same elegant architecture and are available in many sizes and layouts. Residents have customized homes there as well, making it easy to create a home that is just as beautiful inside as it is outside.
Highlights of Chaparral
Homes that surround the gorgeous Lake Chaparral are upscale and elegant, and the area has a fun-filled vibe. While remaining peaceful, residents enjoy spending time outside planning community events and enjoying all the activities that the lake has to offer.
In fact, recreational divers love Lake Chaparral in particular, as it has an underwater obstacle course with 72-inch diameter concrete pipes built right in. This makes for fun-filled afternoons with swimming, diving, and even fishing for the entire community.
To keep things fun and exciting for residents, Chaparral offers a variety of additional entertainment amenities beyond the lake. This includes a large community centre that regularly hosts events for those who live in the area. It even hosts educational activities for kids that families in the area love taking part in.
Chaparral is also unique in the fact that it has made neighbour relationships a priority. To help residents get to know one another, there are walking clubs, yoga classes, and sports games hosted every week and throughout the year.
Chaparral Amenities & Activities
Located just below the Marquis de Lorne Trail or recently renamed to Stoney Trail, Chaparral is situated close to shopping centres as well as malls. It’s also near grocery stores at the southwest corner of the community, offering added convenience for families who don’t want to spend a long time on the road.
Fine dining, as well as family-friendly restaurants, are also located close by in the Shawnessy Shopping Centre within a five-minute drive, making it easy to spend a night out without having to worry about cooking. Residents will find that Chaparral is conveniently located next to Macleod Trail and Shawnessy, both of which are nearby the Southcentre Mall and many retail shops, including big box stores that are under development.
Residents in Chaparral enjoy taking advantage of their proximity to schools as well as community amenities, such as pools, saunas, and parks. Chapala Park in particular, which is also home to St. Sebastian Christian School, has the largest playground within the community.
Many sporting events are hosted here throughout the year, including baseball games at the ball diamond. Other parks in the area have been designed with brand new playground equipment for kids of all ages to enjoy. For medical needs, the South Calgary Health Campus is located nearby for quick access.
For added convenience, this community is 5-10 minutes away from the south LRT station of Somerset-Bridlewood, which significantly cuts down commuting time for residents heading to Downtown Calgary. This makes it incredibly easy to travel to nearby communities as well as shopping centres without having to drive. However, for those who do wish to drive, they can enjoy using Macleod Trail and Stoney Trail to easily travel to where they need to go.
Please review the information at the websites listed below to confirm the most up to date information regarding the designated schools for Chaparral:
- Chaparral Separate Schools: Calgary Catholic School District
- Chaparral Public Schools & French Immersion: CBE (Calgary Board of Education)
- Chaparral School's Ranking: Fraser Institute
Chaparral Real Estate Agents & REALTORS®
Are you planning on buying or selling a home in Chaparral? By calling us - find out what Joe Samson & Associates can offer you as your local Chaparral REALTOR®. We have many years of experience working in the Chaparral real estate market. We will make sure to guide you in the right direction with your real estate plans.