Eau Claire Real Estate Market
Eau Claire real estate statistics as of February 19, 2018 - The number of active homes for sale in Eau Claire is 41 listings out of which 38 units are condominiums and 3 units are townhouses/attached homes. The average asking price of homes in Eau Claire is $788,707 or $497 per square foot based on an average size home with 1,556 square feet of living space (measured above grade). Active listings in Eau Claire have been on the market for an average of 80 days while the average number of days that homes have been listed on the MLS® in all of Calgary is 59 days.
Eau Claire in City Centre Calgary
Eau Claire, Calgary has a location that's hard to beat. It's immediately north of Downtown Calgary with 3 Ave SW to the south, the Bow River to the west/north, and 2 St SW to the east. This area was first used as industrial land due to its close proximity to the Bow River and fallen timber that was naturally found in that environment. In fact, it was actually named after the Eau Claire Lumber Company that was once one of the major businesses in the area. However, once Downtown Calgary began expanding and changing, Eau Claire eventually adapted.
Condos in Eau Claire
Today this community is home to mostly mid-rise condos and townhouses where residents can enjoy being in close proximity to all that this area has to offer. The real estate in Eau Claire is largely luxury, with most homes featuring views of downtown or the beautiful Bow River. Many of these feature modern architecture and amenities that any buyer could want today. This combined with the fact that it's located on the largest network of pedestrian pathways and trails in the city make it all that much more appealing to real estate buyers today.
Eau Claire has been influenced by the character and appeal of Downtown Calgary but is still unique in its own right. Residents here can enjoy the peace and quiet of the river or the hustle and bustle of city life whenever they would like. With most properties listed at high-end price points depending on exact location and amenities, many condos in Eau Claire makes for an ideal place to live for buyers with generous budgets.
Eau Claire Highlights and Amenities
With 3rd Avenue directly to the south, Eau Claire is a hub for entertainment, shopping, and dining. Eau Claire Plaza is one spot, in particular, that's one that's popular with visitors and residents alike. With recent modernization developments, it has a market, mall, hotels, restaurants, and many local businesses to take advantage of. What's truly unique about most of these shops is the fact that they can't be found anywhere else, making the appeal of this community apparent to people who live both near and far. This will continue to grow well into the future to adapt to the needs of the surrounding community.
Prince Island Park, which borders Eau Claire to the north, is another wonderful spot for entertainment throughout the year. Being the largest urban park on an island in the Bow River, it's spacious enough to handle events such as the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, and Carifest. Public transit can also take residents to nearby communities and downtown Calgary for shopping, work, and more entertainment.
When it comes to schools, there are several educational facilities in the surrounding communities that serve children of Eau Claire. This includes Sacred Heart for elementary school children, William Reid for bilingual programs, Mount Royal for junior high school students, and Western Canada for high school students. There are many health care offices within close proximity to the community, including Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Sante Medical, and Mount Royal Medicentre.
Eau Claire Recreation
Eau Claire Park is a wonderful spot to spend an afternoon, featuring ample outdoor space and views of the Bow River. However, West Eau Claire Park is currently under redevelopment to further enhance the space for visitors. Once finished, this will feature river lookouts, a sculpture garden, river decks, a promenade, a lagoon boardwalk, a community garden, and much more. Right next door to this park is the ever popular Prince Island Park. While popular for festivals, it's also a great spot for picnicking, trails, and other outdoor activities. Next to this is the smaller Sien Lok Park, which features sculptures that reflect the heritage of Chinese Canadians.
If you'd like to speak to an agent regarding real estate options in Eau Claire, please don't hesitate to contact us, Joe Samson & Associates at CIR REALTY, 403-681-9651.