Lakeview Homes for Sale
Search all Lakeview homes for sale in West Calgary. Tucked in the southwest quadrant of Calgary is the beautiful community of Lakeview. Its history first began in 1956 when the area was annexed by the city. However, development didn't begin until 1962, which is when residents moved here in pursuit of the unforgettable views of the lake and Elbow River Valley. This is also when the community was given its name, which is clearly a tribute to the views of the Glenmore Reservoir.
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Lakeview Real Estate Information
During the development stage, the majority of dwellings here were built by Engineered Homes LTD of Calgary. These were mostly single-family homes, although in time there were executive properties and condos built throughout the area as well. By the year 2014, the population of Lakeview was 5,476 of 2,287 dwellings total, with prices ranging depending on the property specifically.
The most expensive real estate in the area is the high-end homes or those that have been recently renovated. However, for the most luxurious homes in the area, buyers should look to the area of Lakeview Village. This development features larger and expensive homes that make up the southern border of the community.
For those who are looking for homes in the area that are more affordable, some older properties can still be found. However, these may require renovations in order to reflect more modern and updated appearances.
With so many different types of homes to choose from within a beautifully designed neighbourhood, it’s easy to see why Lakeview is a popular place to live. It’s sure to remain this way well into the future as it continues to thrive and grow.
Lakeview is located next to many excellent shopping centres. This includes Chinook Centre, which is 5.7 km to the east and home to stores like Nordstrom, Old Navy, and a theatre. Located 6.4 km to the west is another retail paradise by the name of Westhills Shopping Centre. This features a theatre, coffee shop, electronics store, home store, and many restaurants.
For those looking to grab a bite to eat closer to home, Lakeview has small cafes, a pub, and delicious local bakeries. This community is also immediately south of the Leacock Concert Hall, Bella Concert Hall, and several additional places to eat.
When it comes to education, there are several schools in this neighbourhood. This includes the Connect Charter School, Bishop Pinkham Junior High, Jennie Elliot Elementary, and Calgary Girls' School (which used to be Lakeview School). Residents seeking higher education will find Mt. Royal University immediately to the north and Ambrose University to the northwest in the community of Springbank Hill.
For those looking for religious facilities, there are several options in this neighbourhood. This includes St. Laurence Anglican, Lakeview United Church, and Rainbow Christian Church.
There are many dental and healthcare offices sprinkled throughout the area, with Rockyview General Hospital being only 3.3 km to the east.
To make the neighbourhood even more exciting, Lakeview has an incredibly involved community association. It regularly hosts events such as bake sales, craft nights, and pub crawls for residents to get involved with. In fact, all throughout the year, there are events that residents of all ages can take advantage of.
And for those looking for something a little different to do, the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is just 2.9 km away from the community.
While Lakeview is mostly made up of residents who drive, public transportation is another convenient option. City buses and the LRT travel from here to communities all around the city, including the downtown area (which is 10.1 km to the north).
Lakeview Recreation Options
Recreation in Lakeview is unbeatable, especially with the Glenmore Reservoir north shore just minutes away. This features open meadows that overlook the water, which is where many residents take out small canoes, kayaks, and sailboats when the weather is nice.
There are also spots for picnicking, biking, running, and hiking that wind all throughout the park area. The Calgary Canoe Club is located here, which is just across the water from Heritage Park and the Heritage Park Historical Village.
West of the park area residents will find the Weaselhead Natural Area that's tucked right next to the winding Elbow River. This features some of the best hiking in Calgary as well as endless pathways for biking. Golf enthusiasts who live in Lakeview will also enjoy being close to some of the most beautiful courses in the area. This includes Earl Grey Golf Club, Lakeview Golf Course, and the Calgary Golf & Country Club, all of which are located minutes to the east of Lakeview.
Last but not least, this community has several small parks situated all throughout it, which are often locations for sports games for schools in the area. There's also a community centre that features a skating rink and activity facilities for residents.