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2018 Banff Trail Community Real Estate Market
There were 39 single family residential homes sold in Banff Trail in 2018 for an average price of $667,791 . Real Estate in Banff Trail is always in demand and the Average Days on Market (DOM) for homes in Banff Trail was a quick 36 days. There was only 1 condo sale in Banff Trail which sold for $148,000 and it took 93 days to sell.
Banff Trail is an inner city Calgary neighbourhood with a variety of housing including detached bungalows, townhomes and newer infill-style homes. Popular with the younger set, this mature neighbourhood is known for its proximity to McMahon Stadium, SAIT, the University of Calgary and the LRT. Real Estate in Banff Trail is experiencing a revitalization, with new construction bringing in new infills and condos. It's close location to the Trans Canada Highway offers residents easy access to the Rocky Mountains to the West. The Banff Trail station of the C-train LRT system serves the community, which contains a large motel village in the Southwest corner along Crowchild Trail.
Shopping Opportunities in Banff Trail
Banff Trail is conveniently situated within minutes to an extensive array of shopping opportunities. North Hill Centre (with anchor tenants Safeway, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Winners and Shoppers Dug Mart) is found just to the South of the community along the 16th Avenue corridor. The shopping centre offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and services. Market Mall (NW Calgary's largest shopping centre), Northland Mall, and the trendy Kensington District are all close by.
Kensington is a must for those who like to browse eclectic boutiques and enjoy independent coffee houses including the Roasterie, where one can see actual coffee beans being roasted and the Regal Cat Cafe, where spending time with feline friends is the order of the day. Some of Calgary's finest restaurants are also located here, including Cotto Italian Comfort Food, Modern Steak and Vero Bistro to name a few.
Banff Trail Recreation & Lifestyle
The neighbourhood of Banff Trail offers an active community association that is run out of the Banff Trail Community Hall. The Banff Trail Community offers a community garden, soccer program and a hockey and skating rink. The Community Hall features yoga programs, Karate and Crib games to keep residents of Banff Trail occupied. The state of the art Calgary Winter Club Recreation centre is also just a quick 10 minute drive away.
One of Calgary's premier fitness clubs, the Calgary Winter Club is also a short 10-minute drive to the North of Banff Trail. Here members have access to a myriad of fitness opportunities including tennis, squash, swimming, ice-skating and rock climbing to name a few. The club also features the fine dining restaurant, Elevation, as well as a pub and banquet facilities.
Banff Trail is home to over 4,200 residents, most of which have a higher degree of education. Like to know more about potential neighbours in Banff Trail? Click here for a breakdown of social statistics in Banff Trail, including such details as income, age, marital status and population diversity.
Banff Trail Community Crime Statistics
Banff Trail is a relatively safe community with the majority of crimes focusing on vandalism and vehicle-related thefts. Most of which can be limited by using an alarm system and ensuring vehicles and garages are locked.
Banff Trail Neighbourhood Information
The community of Banff Trail is so named because it sits on the Trans-Canada Highway, the major thoroughfare to quickly access Banff to the west. It is literally on the trail to Banff, but residents can access much more than that. The Banff Trail C-Train station gets residents to downtown in 15 minutes, and driving is just as easy along the Highway 1 or on Crowchild Trail. It’s also bordered by Canmore Park to the northeast of the neighbourhood, a large municipal park with an attached golf course.
The inhabitants of Banff Trail are relatively few; just 4000 people call this place home. Of the 1800 dwellings in the community, 990 are single-family homes, with a large proportion of converted structures like homes with a developed basement suite. This is a popular avenue for renting out a portion of the home to temporary university students. The community is young, with 31 being the median age, 5 years younger than the Calgary average. The median income is slightly lower than the Calgary standard, with many residents holding a high school diploma or a post-secondary degree.
The Banff Trail Community Association offers residents a chance to purchase memberships. The membership allows holders to rent the facilities at the community hall participate in sporting events, and be a part of the community garden, a free garden managed and cultivated by the neighbourhood.
Banff Trail Amenities
The Banff Trail C-Train is the local transit option preferred by many of the residents, many of which use it as their primary source of transportation. The C-Train helps service over 100 million riders every year along the 118 kms of track throughout the city. Besides that, Banff Trail also has a number of biking trails that extend to the Bow River, the downtown core, and beyond.
Banff Trail sits adjacent to the University of Calgary, the chosen tertiary school of 30,000 enrolled students every year. International students choose communities like Banff Trail for homes that are close by to the school’s campus, an area larger than the downtown of Calgary. The university has 11 major buildings that are used for classes and other separate events. MacEwan Hall is a popular music venue for touring artists. Olympic Oval helps train winter athletes with a full-sized speed skating oval, two hockey rinks and a 400m elevated indoor running track.
The city of Calgary has several public golf courses including Confederation Golf Course next to Banff Trail. This 9-hole golf course is open with a licensed snack bar, a clubhouse, and golf lessons. Canmore Park is another public space for residents to use, with a splash park, picnic tables, and playgrounds. Major hospitals like the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Foothills Medical Centre are close by with world-class medical facilities and dozens of clinics.