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« on: November 24, 2011, 12:36:10 am »

Hi, I am a newbie at this, can someone please tell me where is the best place to live in Alberta, Calgary?
Me and my wife can live temporarily. I would appreciate if people can give some guidance and information about the area and rental properties I can search for. I'd like to start proposing the people who already knows Alberta to tell us what's a nice neighborhood to look for a place to live, whats usually the price range. And what areas would they advice us to stay away from too.
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 11:12:02 am »

Well though I m also very new to Calgary but as per my little knowledge SW and NW are considered as the best areas in calgary to live in all respects.

If you want to rent, you can find a good 2-3bedroom apartment/condo/townhouse for 900-1200$ ,depending upon the community and condition of the property.Try renfaster.ca for this purpose.

For buying the house atleast spend 6mnths to 1 year here ,roam around and then decide about the best place to buy your dreamhouse.

Hope it helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 11:07:53 pm »

check if you are qualified to buy  www.attainablehomescalgary.ca  this is a project of mayor nenshie...
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:31 pm »

check if you are qualified to buy  www.attainablehomescalgary.ca  this is a project of mayor nenshie...

NW and South r nice neighborhood...quiet expensiv too... if ull base cheaper price for renting,,that wud be d crowded NE..
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 01:43:03 am »

NW and South r nice neighborhood...quiet expensiv too... if ull base cheaper price for renting,,that wud be d crowded NE..
Hi, which area got Asian (indian and pak) population?
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 01:29:03 pm »

NE quadrant of city has mostly south asian community.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 06:35:25 pm »

NE quadrant of city has mostly south asian community.

What type population in NW and SW.   

How far they from NE .

Any Idea of rent for 4 bed house ?

Please also tell me about good school for 5 year old child , which area should we prefer for that .
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 07:57:13 pm »

This is what I found in google:

http://www.calgaryarea.com/mapfiles/northeastmap.htm

Distance from NW and SE etc., depends what communities in NE you talking about.  For me, I'm wondering if Marlborough is a good one because there is a T&T supermarket and lots of shopping malls nearby.

For good schools, you can always check fraser institute for school rankings.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2012, 06:19:39 pm »

This is what I found in google:

http://www.calgaryarea.com/mapfiles/northeastmap.htm

Distance from NW and SE etc., depends what communities in NE you talking about.  For me, I'm wondering if Marlborough is a good one because there is a T&T supermarket and lots of shopping malls nearby.

For good schools, you can always check fraser institute for school rankings.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012, 06:55:23 pm »

Thanks

On looking that map I too feel Marlborough may be best as its near to SE where majority of ind/Pak population live,
Can you please tell more about that area ?
Housing, schooling , ethnic origin of people living there and crime etc
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 12:15:40 am »

On looking that map I too feel Marlborough may be best as its near to SE where majority of ind/Pak population live,
Can you please tell more about that area ?
Housing, schooling , ethnic origin of people living there and crime etc

Hi,

North East is the quadrant where most of the desis live.Its a cheap location and home for almost all of lower income families ,unfortunately no good schools (it can be confirmed by Fraser institute ranking and doing some internet research) ,and crime rate is highest in Calgary(especially in some communities).Usually when you are roaming there ,it appears you are  in any town/city of south east Asia.

NE could be the first option for anyone who is looking for a affordable housing initially and JUST want to stay close to desi community (which are the only two advantages of living in NE) but if you want to give good quality of life and education to your kids better live in SW,NW or even SE.

Hope it helps!
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 11:19:55 am »

NE quadrant of city has mostly south asian community.

Hi Calgary1,

I have read other posts of yours as well. You have always been very helpful.

Me and my husband are landing in Calgary on August2, 2012 and we have PR visas. We haven't been able to figure out a place to stay initially. An accommodation for initial couple of months would be very helpful. Really hoping to hear from you on this major concern. Please guide us.

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