Glenbrook Homes for Sale
Search all Glenbrook homes for sale in West Calgary. Situated roughly 8km southwest of downtown Calgary lies the beautiful community of Glenbrook. The history of this area is quite unique, as it was annexed in two parts. The first annexation occurred in 1954 while the second occurred in 1956. The establishment was official only a short time later in 1958, which is when development began. Soon there was a versatile mix of properties situated throughout the neighbourhood including single-family homes, low-rise condos, and apartments.
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Glenbrook Real Estate Information
Overall Glenbrook has been well-planned out with mature trees, wide streets, and large lots for maximum privacy. Single-family homes still make up the majority of the dwellings but condominiums and apartments nearly make up the same percentage of housing in the area.
While there was 3,247 dwellings total as of 2012, real estate here does tend to go fast because it's such a desirable place to live. This is why it’s important for investors to act fast if they find a property they like.
Making this community even better is the fact that it has beautiful views of Strathcona Heights, the Rockies, and the rest of the city from most points around it. In addition to this, it has an excellent transportation system that eliminates the need for residents to drive everywhere they go.
Glenbrook Amenities and Highlights
Situated throughout Glenbrook are a number of different businesses, such as a fitness centre, tire shop, and car dealership in the southwest corner of the neighbourhood. Sprinkled throughout the area are also fast food restaurants, local food establishments, and other retail stores that are steps away from residents homes.
For shopping outside of the community, Westhills Shopping Centre is only 2.6 km to the southwest. This features over 50 stores, restaurants, and a cinema to catch a film. As for grocery shopping, Safeway on 37 St SW is only a few minutes away.
Also situated just off of 37 St SW are a bowling centre and several restaurants that can be reached in less than 5 minutes from Glenbrook. As for education, this community is proudly served by excellent schools, including Glenbrook Elementary, A.E. Cross Junior High, St. Gregory Elementary-Junior High, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary, and Calgary Christian. Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre is one of the closest spots for health care being only 4.1km to the northeast.
Things to Do in Glenbrook & Recreation
Several beautiful and spacious parks are situated throughout Glenbrook, many offering playgrounds, soccer fields, and ball courts. There are also a number of walkways throughout the community that makes it easy to visit these different parks as well as other areas of the neighbourhood.
While these are quite spacious themselves, Optimist Athletic Park to the north is one of the most popular places for large outdoor and indoor recreation spaces. This is why it's a popular place for organized sports such as soccer and football games for nearby schools.
Golf enthusiasts will find a couple of great courses in close proximity: the Shaganappi Golf Course and the Richmond Green Golf Course. When it comes to space for hiking or mountain biking, North Glenmore Park and the Weaselhead Natural Area are minutes to the south and incredibly spacious.