This area high above the valley floor on the North side of the Valley is home to large single family homes and townhomes built from the 1990's to present day, many with sweeping southern mountain views. The area is comprised of two main roads that lead in and out surrounded by natural reserve space with mountain bike and walking trails all nearby. Its close proximity to the amenities of neighbouring Cougar Creek and Eagle Terrace make it desirable to full-time residents and holiday homeowners as well
The Bow Valley Trail area spans from the Eastern to Western edges of Town and is home to most of Canmore’s Visitor Accommodation properties. Many of these Visitor Accommodation complexes offer on-site amenities such as heated pools, hot tubs, fitness rooms, restaurants, etc., in addition to access to Downtown being within an easy walk. Some complexes in this area are designed specifically for full-time living and may offer an opportunity for those looking for an entry-level property who may work in Town and appreciate the location close to amenities and transit.
Canyon Ridge is located on the North Eastern boundary of Cougar Creek and is comprised of large single family homes and duplexes, many of which are zoned to have a legal suite. Many of the homes here border the creek itself or back onto the hillside below Grotto Mountain offering immediate access to the biking and hiking trails just outside the door. Many local residents call this small neighbourhood home and enjoy the ample sunlight from across the Valley and being close to the amenities of Cougar Creek and Elk Run Boulevard.
With mostly single family homes, a close proximity to Elizabeth Rummel School and an abundance of biking and hiking trails out the back door, Cougar Creek is appealing to families with young children and many local full-time residents. Properties here include single family homes, some apartment-style condos and townhouses that were built between the early 80’s and 2000. As Cougar Creek sits on the North side of the Valley homes here enjoy longer hours of sunlight and fantastic views of the iconic Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak.
The Grotto Mountain Village and Glacier Drive area of Town is home to a large townhouse condominium complex as well as a number of manufactured homes offering great value on a price per sqft basis. Many of these homes offer 2000 sqft of living space with ample bedrooms and yard space making them very appealing to families and an opportunity for those looking to get into the Canmore real estate market. With no shortage of sunlight and iconic mountain views this area also gives close access to playing fields, parks, daycare and local businesses while being just a short drive to the town centre.
As one of Canmore’s most sought after neighbourhoods, the Homesteads offer the best of being both in walking distance to Town Centre and close to Quarry Lake and the Nordic Centre, two of Canmore’s favourite spots. The neighbourhood features wide streets, private lots and plenty of natural landscaping with large single family homes, duplexes and townhomes throughout the area. With views of Ha Ling Peak overhead, the Three Sisters to the South and the Bow River below this area will appeal to many buyers looking for peaceful full-time, part-time or retirement living in a natural setting.
A great area for first time home buyers this area is home to a relatively new apartment-style condominium complex that offers mortgage and downpayment assistance. The complex is positioned to enjoy mountain views in all direction with an abundance of sunlight, quick access to the highway and to the amenities of Town. Inside the complex there is a fitness centre, function rooms for owners to use, underground parking and outside, a playground and access to the trail system around town.
Built for first time home buyers back in the late 1990’s, this is another great family neighbourhood consisting of some townhomes and more densely populated single family homes on smaller lots. The zoning here allows many of the homes to have a legal suite offering revenue generating opportunities for long-term tenants. There are lots of children in this area as families seem to love the proximity to Quarry Lake, the Canmore Beach, the off-leash dog park and its trail system.
Main Street of Canmore is 8th Street and borders South Canmore to the North, with the Bow River to the West, Spring Creek to the East and Milennium Park to the South. This neighbourhood is ideally located close to the downtown core of Canmore, its many shops, restaurants, yoga studios, coffee shops, art galleries, hiking and biking trails. Nearby are Centennial Park and Riverside Park as well as Lawrence Grassi Middle school, The Roundhouse Preschool and Canmore’s newest recreational facility Elevation Place. Properties in this neighbourhood range from town homes and duplexes to small Miner’s homes and newer, state of the art luxurious single family homes. Land in this neighbourhood includes R1 (single family lots), R2 (duplex lots) and R4 (fourplex lots).
Situated between Policeman’s Creek and Spring Creek, this Frank Kernick development is a fully planned community consisting of apartment style condos and larger town homes offering high quality building construction, close proximity to downtown and designed to take advantage of wonderful mountain views on both sides of the valley. With different zonings from Residential to Tourist the units in Spring Creek will appeal to all types of buyers.
Located between the Bow Valley Trail and Highway 1 this small neighbourhood offers a mix of properties ranging from older single family homes, to duplexes (R2) and some redevelopment opportunities with lots zoned for R4. This area of town is close to the Canmore Hospital, the many shops and restaurants on the Bow Valley Trail, grocery stores, Elevation Place and the new Shops of Canmore. For those with an eye for doing some work or building this are represents great opportunity.
If being close to the action of Main Street is of interest than the area of Town Centre and Railway Avenue is where you want to be. With the shortest walking distance to the hub of Town, this area is made up of primarily apartment style condos many of which are built above ground level retail shops and have underground parking with dedicated stalls for your convenience. Some single family homes also line Railway Avenue in close proximity to the High School and grocery stores. Popular with full time residents and weekenders this area offers mountain views in all directions and is great place to live if being able to walk everywhere is a priority.
By far the largest area of town stretching from the exclusive gated community of Cairns Landing along the Parkway to the Eastern border of the Stewart Creek Golf Course, this area boasts apartment style condos, town homes and single family homes. Most zoning is residential with some areas allowing for single family homes to have a legal suite. Travel in the area is made easy with the Town Trail nearby giving access to the Catholic and Francophone Schools, as well as the Frisbee Disc Golf Course and the shops and Café at Dyrgas Gate. With enough land to develop for several years to come this area is expected to see the most growth and development in Canmore.