Well-rounded, park-side community with an incredible location and tons of amenities
Established in the 1960s, the community of Brentwood has a longstanding reputation for being an excellent place to live in Calgary. With a fantastic location that is close to downtown, transit options, schools and athletic facilities, and popular park areas, this community has something for every age and lifestyle. Best of all, home prices are just a bit above average, making it a realistic option for many buyers.
Most homes in Brentwood are single-family style (77%), with a handful of low-rise apartment-style buildings and townhomes. The average price of detached homes was $564,943 during the first half of 2018, just above the citywide average. Condos prices were also just higher than the rest of the city, averaging $308,529.
With over 6,000 residents, all ages live in this large and varied community (although there are quite a few seniors over 75 due to an assisted living facility in the area). Brentwood has features that will appeal to buyers in all stages of life. For young families, the Nose Hill Library, a public swimming pool, and playgrounds offer kid-friendly activities. There are six schools located within the community, and lots of CBE and CCSD schooling options for parents to choose from.
For families with older children pursuing post-secondary education, Brentwood is conveniently located near the University of Calgary and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Adults of all ages can appreciate being a 10-minute drive from premier shopping and dining in Kensington Village, and a 15- to 20-minute drive or C-Train ride from downtown. Retirees have the opportunity to get involved with the Brentwood Community Association, which boasts a community garden, or take advantage of a nearby golf course (Silver Springs Golf & Country Club, Confederation Park Golf Course).
But perhaps the best feature of Brentwood is the fact that it borders the south end of Nose Hill Park, one of Calgary’s most impressive and significant natural areas. Covering 11 square kilometres of grassland, the park is home to ample wildlife and some significant archeological sites. Extensive hiking trails and large designated off-leash areas make it a popular spot for active Calgarians.
Topping off Brentwood’s list of great features is convenient access to shopping centres. Two grocery stores and a number of amenities can be found in the south of the community at Brentwood Village, while several major retailers are located in the north of the community at Northland Mall. Market Mall, one of Calgary’s best malls for clothing retailers, is just a short drive away.
With affordable home prices, tons of age-specific activities, and a short commute downtown, the established community of Brentwood is a great option for any buyer.
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LIVING IN BRENTWOOD
- Nearest C-Train Station: Brentwood Station (located in the south end of the community on Crowchild Trial NW; within a 20-minute walk from most areas)
- Easy access to Trans-Canada Highway/16 Avenue NW, Crowchild Trail, and Stoney Trail
Groceries & Shopping
- Safeway, Co-op, London Drugs, and several major retailers located in the south end of the community at Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
- Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and other retailers located in the north end of the community at Northland Village
- Ten-minute drive to clothing stores and more at Market Mall
Dining & Nightlife
- Local favourite restaurants and fast food options located within Brentwood (Wami Ootoya Japanese Fusion, Jameson’s Pub, and Cora)
- Pubs and fast food options along Trans-Canada Highway/16 Ave NW (The Cat ‘n Fiddle Pub, La Viena)
- Highly-rated cafes, restaurants, and bars a 15-minute drive away in Kensington Village (Higher Ground Cafe, Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey, Pulcinella, Wine Bar, Kensington Pub)
Health & Wellness
- GoodLife Fitness, nail salons, and a sports therapy clinic in Northland Village
- Anytime Fitness, Karma Salon, Fit Body Boot Camp, and medical professionals in Brentwood Village
- Foothills Aquatic Centre, Foothills Athletic Park and Volleydome within a ten-minute drive
- Alberta Children’s Hospital and Foothills Medical Centre within a ten-minute drive
- Grades K-6 (Regular): Captain John Palliser School
- Grades K-6 (Regular): Dr. E. W. Coffin School
- Grades 5-9 (Regular): Simon Fraser School
- Grades 10-12 (Regular): Sir Winston Churchill High School
- Grades K-6 (French Immersion Only): St. Luke School
- Grades K-9 (Regular): Mother Mary Greene School
- Grades 7-9 (French Immersion Only): Madeleine D’Houet School
- Grades 7-9 (Regular and Italian): St. Jean Brebeuf School
- Grades 10-12 (Regular and Extended French): St. Francis High School
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THINGS TO DO IN BRENTWOOD
- Nose Hill Park: The Nose Hill Natural Environment Park is a large natural area covering 11 square kilometres of grassland in north Calgary. The park is said to be an example of the high plains ecosystem that once covered the area. The park is home to ample wildlife, including deer, coyotes, porcupines, and hawks. It is also significant for its archeological sites, including indigenous stone circles. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails and designated off-leash areas.
- MacEwan Concert Hall: This popular music venue is host to a variety of contemporary music acts throughout the year, including some high-profile artists and bands.
- McMahon Stadium: Home of the Calgary Stampeders and University of Calgary Dinos, this football stadium has hosted a number of significant events over the years, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The stadium occasionally serves as an open-air venue for concerts and festivals.
- Silver Springs Golf & Country Club: This private golf course and country club occupies 300-acres of picturesque hills and valleys in northwest Calgary. The clubhouse offers a highly-rated restaurant with a sunny patio area.
- Confederation Park Golf Course: Situated in the west end of Confederation Park, this city-run, nine-hole golf course has medium-difficulty greens and a driving range.