Cougar Ridge Homes for Sale
Search all Cougar Ridge homes for sale in West Calgary. Located in the SW quadrant of Calgary near the western edge of the city lies the relatively new community of Cougar Ridge. It was first annexed in 1995 before it was officially established as a neighbourhood a few years later in 2001. Fast forward to 2014 and the population of this community had grown to 6,702 residents with 2,086 homes in the area.
Cougar Ridge Real Estate Information
While most buyers are attracted to this area because of the beautiful surroundings, the location is another advantage. 60 St W borders Cougar Ridge to the east, Canada Olympic Park to the north, Old Banff Coach Road to the south, and 101 St W to the west.
Upon entering this community it's easy to see the homes here have a lot to offer investors. There are many different home styles to choose from, including Craftsman, Colonial, Tudor, Victorian, and Georgian. Most of these were only recently built in the 2000's, meaning the overall look of them is clean and updated.
Making these properties even better is the fact that most have large lot sizes that accommodate spacious lawns and backyards. Most also have beautiful views of the city and mountains due to the hillside location of the community as a whole.
Adding to the charm of Cougar Ridge is the area of Paskapoo Slopes. In 1997 an archaeological inventory and assessment were done here due to the history of the land itself. A few years later in 2000, another archaeological study was performed along the community, helping to identify layers of artifacts and significant sites. This only adds to the uniqueness of the neighbourhood as a whole, especially for anyone who wants to live in an area that had a long history before it ever began.
Amenities and Highlights of Cougar Ridge
Brand new schools in Cougar Ridge are a major draw for many homeowners. Both Calgary Waldorf School and the Calgary French and International School offer classes for students of all ages
. The Calgary French and International School, in particular, is a $12 million campus that features a spacious gymnasium. Although this is used by students, it is also available for residents to use throughout the year. In the future, there may be additional schools built in the area to accommodate the growing number of students residing here.
Shopping is never far for residents of this community, with Strathcona Square Shopping Centre to the southeast and the Market Mall to the northeast. The Market Mall is adjacent to the University of Calgary, Alberta's Children's Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, and McMahon Stadium.
In the community itself, there are many more businesses right outside of resident's doors. This includes gas stations such as Esso and Petro-Canada, a tattoo shop, a Bier Haus, and a gym.
Something unique to this neighbourhood as well as the Calgary European Film Festival. As of 2016 it has been running for 5 years and takes place at the Globe Cinema.
For individuals who enjoy European Cinema, this is a great spot to visit. Beyond these local amenities, residents can take advantage of all that neighbouring communities offer by using nearby access roads such as Sarcee Trail SW. There's also public transit in close proximity to individuals who choose not to drive.
Cougar Ridge Recreation
Recreational opportunities are all around Cougar Ridge, making it an ideal place for homeowners who love nature to live. Throughout the neighbourhood, there are many parks and green spaces that beautifully accommodate outdoor activities and sports.
There's also an expansive pathway system tucked right behind the homes here, which connects to a 45-acre park and wetlands area. Even more unique is the fact that the backyard of Cougar Ridge is Canada Olympic Park. This operates year round, from baseball in the summer to skiing in the winter. COP also features professionally maintained trails for the many mountain bikers who live nearby.
For those looking for even more options when it comes to parks, as Bowmont, Shouldice, and Patterson Parks are all nearby. There are also several places to golf nearby, including the All Shots Golf Driving Range on 101 St SW, the Valley Ridge Golf Club to the northwest, and the Pinebrook Golf and Country Club to the south.
Anyone who wants to take on the Rockies can get there via the Trans-Canada Highway, which is seconds away from residents in this community.
Beyond the pathway system, hiking through the Paskapoo Slopes, and visiting the beautiful parks in the area, residents of Cougar Ridge will find a very active community association.
In addition to hosting fund-raising events, it also hosts activities for children as well as adults all throughout the year. This helps keep members of the community well connected and having fun outdoors all year long.