Montgomery Real Estate Market
Montgomery real estate statistics as of February 20, 2018 - The number of active homes for sale in Montgomery is 19 listings out of which 0 units are condominiums and 13 units are townhouses/attached homes. The average asking price of homes in Montgomery is $660,421 or $422 per square foot based on an average size home with 1,621 square feet of living space (measured above grade). Active listings in Montgomery have been on the market for an average of 56 days while the average number of days that homes have been listed on the MLS® in all of Calgary is 60 days.
Montgomery Real Estate & Homes for Sale
Originally known by the name Shouldice Terrace, Montgomery had its name changed after WWII. Around this time there were only 600 homes situated in the community, but most were not equipped with modern conveniences such as sewer or water. However, as the community continued to grow and the voice of the people came alive, the City of Calgary finally listened and annexed the community in 1963. By then there were over 5,000 residents who lived in Montgomery, making this an easy decision for the city due to the fact there was finally a tax base that would support municipal and educational services.
Today, some of these homes that are for sale in Montgomery still date back to the pre-war era while others are newer or have been refurbished to look more modern. While the majority of properties are single-family homes, there are also condominiums, townhouses, and apartments in the mix as well.
What’s even better for buyers here is the fact that most of the land lies on the southern slope of the Bow River Valley. In turn, this has created diverse topography with stunning views of the river and surrounding mountains. And because homes are moderately priced, there are opportunities to get into this community for as low as $300,000. However, for those who have larger budgets, there are many luxury homes that are sure to please the discerning home buyer.
Montgomery Amenities and Highlights
The major arterial routes that surround the community, such as 32 Ave, provide easy access to the rest of the city. With these even downtown is a quick drive away, being only 9.2km to the east. However, for those who want amenities at their doorstep, Montgomery has quite a bit to offer. Specifically, the west side of the community that borders Shouldice Park has a number of businesses, including a thrift store, restaurants, car rental office, grocery store, ice cream shop, fast food, and more. With transportation running all around this area and the community, residents don't always have to drive. In fact, the transportation here runs all throughout the city, making it easy to get around just about anywhere.
Another excellent resource in close proximity is the shopping centre situated to the north of 32 Ave NW. Otherwise known as the Market Mall, this is a shopper's paradise. It features home stores, coffee shops, banks, clothing stores, and many more retail opportunities. When it comes to education, this neighbourhood is served by Montgomery Junior High and Terrace Road Elementary. The University of Calgary is also immediately to the east, making it easy for higher education students to get to class. With the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre right next door, this area offers everything residents need.
The west side of Montgomery consists of the stunning Shouldice Park, which borders the Bow River. This features pathways, picnicking areas, the Hellard Field, an athletic park, the Shouldice Arena, and the Shouldice Aquatic Centre. With so much to do here, it's easy to see why it's one of the most popular spots for residents to hang out at all year long. They can swim, skate, play basketball, play tennis, or do a number of other sports at their leisure because recreation here is so abundant.
Another popular recreation spot is Montgomery Park, which is situated towards the east side of the community. This features mature trees and lots of space for any type of sport or recreation activity. For even more outdoor recreation opportunities, residents will find Edworthy Park to the immediate south. This also borders the Bow River and has playgrounds, picnicking areas, trails for hiking, and other activity areas.
Golf enthusiasts who live in Montgomery need not look far, as the Calgary Golf Academy is situated to the southeast and the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club is situated minutes to the north. For those looking for something a little different, the Winsport arena is minutes to the west and features camps during the summer, public concerts, trails, and sporting events all throughout the year.
If you have any questions about homes in Montgomery or would like to view a listed property, please don't hesitate to call us, Joe Samson & Associates at CIR REALTY, 403-681-9651, we'll be glad to help.