Westgate Homes for Sale
Search all Westgate homes for sale below in West Calgary. Westgate is a community located in SW Calgary that's bounded by 17 Avenue S to the south, Bow Trail to the north, 45 Street W to the east, and Sarcee Trail to the west. Its history first began in 1956 when it was annexed to the city. Just a year after this development began, with a mix of single-family homes, condominiums, and apartments being built. Fast forward to today and this neighbourhood is still up and coming within the city.
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Westgate Real Estate Information
The majority of properties have been redesigned to reflect more modern appearances, but there are still many original post-war bungalows in the area. In addition to this, there have been new infill developments designed in order to accommodate high demand in this area.
Due to the fact that there are large single-family properties, low-rise condos, and a variety of other properties foWestgaten Westgate, it's ideal for buyers with all budgets.
The average price of single-family homes is around $689,000 with condos having an average price of around $263,000. Real estate in Westgate is available periodically throughout the year, although there tend to be only a few properties available for sale at once. This is why it’s important for buyers to act fast if they want to secure a home that they like.
As of 2014, the population in Westgate had grown to 3,219 residents, which was an over 2% increase from the previous year's population. As for the number of homes, in 2014 there were 1,292 dwellings making for a comfortable population density.
When it comes to a great location, amenities, and natural beauty, this neighbourhood has it all. Factoring in the short 7.6km distance to downtown only makes it more appealing to anyone who wants to live in close proximity to all that the core has to offer.
Westgate Amenities and Highlights
While being located close to the shops, restaurants, and entertainment available in downtown is a plus, Westgate itself has a lot to offer. It's only a couple minutes west of the Westbrook Mall, which features Walmart as well as many other retail shops and restaurants. This is also where the Jubilations Dinner Theatre is located for added entertainment.
Several different grocery stores are situated all around the neighbourhood as well, including specialty shops with ethnic foods.
This neighbourhood is served by Vincent Massey Junior High and Westgate Bilingual Elementary. There are also public and private schools located in the surrounding communities of Strathcona Park and Rosscarrock.
The University of Calgary is only 7.7 km away via Bow Trail SW. This is situated next to the Alberta's Children's Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre, although there are also healthcare facilities in the surrounding area.
Offering even more convenience is 17 Ave SW that borders the south end of the community. This is home to a large number of restaurants, car dealerships, retail stores, and so much more. This winds both east and west so it can easily be used to travel all around the city.
Although driving is the transportation mode of choice for most residents of Westgate, public transit is available through the C Train or buses.
Westgate Recreation & Things to Do
There are a number of recreational opportunities for residents of Westgate to enjoy. This includes the massive Edworthy Park to the north, which is bordered by the Bow River and the beautiful Bow River Pathway.
With all the outdoor space available in the neighbourhood, they're perfect for afternoons outside during the winter and summer.
Looking to the south is Optimist Athletic Park, which features a baseball diamond and many other sports fields. For even more outdoor fun, there's a large meadow area that's on the west side of the community on the opposite side of Sarcee Trail SW.
The local recreation centre is another great spot for residents of Westgate to visit. It has a meeting area along with an outdoor skating rink, soccer field, baseball diamond, and hockey rink.
Many community events are held here throughout the year, including programs for both adults and children. For anyone that enjoys playing a game of golf, they aren't far from the Shaganappi Golf Course. This is minutes to the east and situated adjacent to the Westbrook Mall.