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Set just to the Southeast of Calgary’s downtown area, the community of Bankview is a tree-lined community with plenty to offer. The neighbourhood sits between 17th Ave and 26th Ave SW and 14th St and 19th St SW. It has wider streets and larger buildings than compared to homes closer to the downtown core. The neighbourhood is much less dense than other downtown communities as well like Beltline or Downtown West End.
The population in Bankview is multicultural, a vibrant and eclectic mixture of people from many different countries. A good majority of the community chooses to walk, bike, or take public transit rather than use a car for transportation. One-quarter of the residents here are immigrants; first-generation Canadians. This builds its strength on inclusion and diversity, two key components for this neighbourhood. The median income is fairly low, compared with Calgary’s average, with 25% of the community holding a high school diploma. 15% of the dwellings in Bankview are single-family homes, with 70% of the people living in low-rise apartment buildings. Many homes also feature a converted basement or garage suite for separate living arrangements.
The Bankview Community Association is a volunteer organisation that looks after its members with community-wide events. They organize Good Neighbour Awards to foster a positive atmosphere, host Stampede breakfasts to capture the Calgary spirit, and showcase public art to encourage community growth.
Because of its proximity to downtown Calgary, there isn’t much that residents can’t do. The bike trails along the Bow River are a popular pastime for many Bankview inhabitants. They can use these trails to pass by the city on well-maintained paths, perfect for walking, biking or running. Several open fields offer residents a place to play sports and have picnics in the summer. Other recreational facilities are available to the residents such as tennis courts and playgrounds.
The community sits alongside the famous 17h Ave, a mixture of ethnic restaurants, specialty shops, local businesses, and many unique stores. This shopping district is vibrant and full of culture, adding to the atmosphere of the neighbourhood. The central shopping district of Calgary, the Core Shopping Centre, is a few blocks away. It offers some of the best brands and most comprehensive shopping experiences in all of Calgary.
Not far down the road is Stampede Park, an iconic Calgary destination and home to the Calgary Stampede. Each year, the Stampede sees over 1 million visitors come to the downtown area, bringing a welcome injection of culture and money to the Bankview economy. The park is also home to the Calgary Flames in the Saddledome.
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Bankview is a densely populated community with over 5,400 residents in a relatively small footprint. Would you like to know more about potential neighbours in Bankview? Click here for a breakdown of social statistics for this vibrant & popular community, including such details as income, age, marital status and population diversity.
Bankview is a relatively safe community with the majority of crimes focusing on vandalism and vehicle-related thefts, but given its proximity to the Downtown core, more serious crimes sometimes occur. Residents can minimize their exposure to crime events by installing security systems and ensuring vehicles and garages are locked.
Single family homes in Bankview are in relatively short supply, as such there were only 22 single family homes sold in Bankview in 2018 for an average price of $779,984. Average Days on Market (DOM) for homes in Bankview was 54 days. There were 46 condo sales in Bankview for an average price of $291,182 and they took an average of 65 days to sell.
Bankview is a renters paradise located on the outskirts of the Downtown core, in the area commonly known as the Beltline. It is in a prime location, just minutes to shopping & the City Centre. This great proximity to amenities makes this vibrant community highly attractive to anyone working in the Downtown office towers. The majority of homes for sale in Bankview are low-rise condos, with a limited number of luxury attached and detached infills as well as townhomes. Because of it's hillside location, many homes and condos in Bankview have spectacular City views. For those that love old world charm, there are also an assortment of heritage homes throughout the community that have been substantially refurbished.
City parks and playgrounds are dotted throughout the beautifully treed neighbourhood. Affordability and easy access to schools make Bankview a great choice for young couples just starting out in life. The Bankview Community Association is a popular spot for local sports groups, families and offers a wide variety of recreational events including craft markets, play-in-the-park days and an assortment of business work shops. Bankview Community Gardens at Buckmaster Park offer those with a green thumb the opportunity to get their hands dirty!
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Listing information last updated on August 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm CDT.