Discovering Canmore's 24 Neighborhoods: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home | Canmore Neighborhoods
Nestled amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, Canmore is a captivating mountain town boasting 24 distinct neighborhoods. These neighborhoods each possess their own unique blend of amenities and character, making it vital to discover the ideal fit for your lifestyle. In our neighborhood guide, we will explore what each of these 24 communities has to offer, helping better inform you when purchasing your next home in Canmore.
Comprised mostly of larger Single-family homes and a few townhomes, Benchlands sits high up on the sunny side of the Bow Valley. With easy access to the TransCanada highway, traveling to nearby towns is easy and convenient. Within walking distance are amenities, including local restaurants and coffee shops such as The Iron Goat and Summit Cafe.
BOW VALLEY TRAIL
Canmore's Bow Valley Trail provides a perfect place for any investor looking to make a sound investment in Canmore! This neighborhood is typically zoned for visitor accommodation. Short-term rentals are great for generating revenue in this area. With its close proximity to downtown, it's a sought-after place to stay when tourists come to visit Canmore.
CAIRNS ON THE BOW
Cairns on the Bow, situated peacefully along the southern banks of the Bow River, is a tranquil enclave known for its exclusively custom-built luxury homes. Home to some of the larger estate-style residences, this community predominantly attracts weekend visitors and international seasonal residents, adding to its cosmopolitan allure. Finding a home available for sale in Cairns on the Bow is an extraordinary rarity.
This picturesque enclave features a mix of half-duplexes and single-family homes. The closer to the river the more luxurious in size and exclusivity the homes become. The Homestead / Carey neighborhood is very quiet and private. Combined with wide streets and plenty of natural landscaping making this community an idyllic place to call home.
Canmore's Cougar Creek neighborhood is highly sought after, and for good reason! Located close to Canmore schools, families find this an ideal location to raise their children. Not only are single-family homes available in the neighborhood, but you can also find duplexes, townhomes, and apartments for those who prefer living in a condominium style.
Canmore's Canyon Ridge neighborhood is an ideal place to live for those looking for some sunny serenity in The Bow Valley. With some single-family homes and half duplexes that allow zoning for legal suites, it offers flexible rental income. With amazing views of the Valley and close to hiking trails and bus routes, Canyon's Ridge offers something for everyone!
Eagle Terrace is the perfect choice for anyone looking to bask in the beauty of Canmore from up high. Townhomes and single-family homes are in abundance around the picturesque landscape. Homes ranging from as far back as 1995 to others built closer to 2010, Eagle Terrace is a family-friendly neighborhood. It has Eagle Terrace Park, which is great for families and dog walkers!
GROTTO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Grotto Mountain Village offers Canmore homeowners the best of both worlds. This Northside neighborhood features spacious townhouses to manufactured homes and cozy apartments. Those looking for comfort, space, and value have come to the right place! With its quick access to Canmore's downtown core, you can enjoy all the convenience the town has to offer.
Hospital Hill is the location of choice for many looking to be close to downtown Canmore while remaining a reasonable distance away. You can take advantage of Canmore's bus routes, a 10-minute stroll to Main Street, or explore nature at the nearby Bow River or Nordic Centre. With a range of homes and development lots, there is something available for all varieties of renovators and investors.
Canmore's Lions Park neighborhood is just a short drive away from the downtown core. This Canmore neighborhood boasts plenty of amenities such as shopping, trails, the Bow River, and restaurants. Housing in Lions Park ranges from single-family homes built in the early 1960s up to the present day and provides a variety of styles and sizes that fit most needs. Whether you’re raising young children or nearing retirement age, Canmore’s Lions Park is the perfect place to call home.
Just beyond Canmore's Lions Park, Larch is a fantastic family neighborhood. Families can find their perfect dwelling, as housing is available ranging from the late 70s builds to modern construction Enjoy the many local amenities: from excellent cul-de-sacs that connect to Canmore's trail system or the Canmore Golf & Curling Club, to breathtaking views of the Bow River.
Palliser is ideally located near Benchlands, giving residents easy access to great amenities. Here you will find anything from comfortable condo-style homes to convenient apartment living. What's more, the golf community of Silvertip is only a stone's throw away allowing those who enjoy a round of golf to do just that in no time at all.
PEAKS OF GRASSI
Surrounded by single family homes and townhomes, Canmore's Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood offers first-time homebuyers the perfect Canmore experience. With stunning views of Ha Ling Peak, locals and visitors alike can appreciate the scenic beauty of Canmore's north side. Nearby Quarry Lake offers plenty of activities to do all year round - making, Peaks of Grassi an ideal area to live for families.
Prospect is the beautiful area located on the West side of Canmore, past the Bow River. It's one of Canmore's premier neighborhoods for those seeking luxurious estate homes, townhomes and duplex. The neighbourhood is surrounded by incredible mountain views. There are many wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy in Prospect, including a walk along the majestic Bow River which leads into Canmore's town centre. Visitors here can explore Canmore Nordic Centre ski trails, Quarry Lake and Canmore's renowned off leash dog park.
Canmore's Quarry Pines neighbourhood is a great place to call home for anyone wanting to take advantage of the quieter side of town. The large half duplexes are situated on the West side of Peaks of Grassi, providing breathtaking views of the majestic north side of the Canmore valley. Quarry Pines offers close access to Quarry Lake and various paths within the Highline Trail system.
RAILWAY / TOWN CENTRE
Canmore town centre is the perfect destination for anyone looking to be in the heart of downtown. It is comprised of apartment-style condos and offers underground parking - enabling visitors to park their cars on a Friday night, wander around, discover all sorts of amenities ranging from fine dining to shopping and recreational facilities. As the beating heart of Canmore Town centre, this area is a great choice for those who value being able to walk everywhere.
Canmore's Riverstone neighbourhood is a great option for first-time home buyers looking for financial freedom. With its many single-family homes featuring basement suites below, it's easy to make an investment that pays off in rental income. Riverstone is convenient for more active families too, situated so close to parks, elementary and pre-schools.
Canmore's Rundleview neighborhood is located to the west of Quarry Pines and near Canmore Nordic Centre. This sub-division has a mix of town homes and single family homes dating from 1982 to 1998. Surrounded by mature green space, the appeal of Rundleview lies in its ability to bridge modern amenities with mountain living.
The Silvertip neighbourhood is home to some of the most exclusive estate homes in Canmore. Located only minutes away from downtown, these homes are surrounded by the world-class Silvertip golf course. Silvertip boasts some of the best mountain views in Canmore. So if you're looking for the perfect Canmore home, this neighborhood should be your first stop
Canmore's South Canmore neighborhood is in the perfect location for those who want to be within walking distance of downtown. With its mix of properties such as townhomes and recently built single-family homes, South Canmore caters to most budgets. The land provides choices from single-family lots to duplexes and fourplexes in the R2 and R4 zoning categories.
Canmore's Spring Creek is a new and upcoming community, offering an array of apartment-style condos and townhomes. Developed by Frank Kernick, Spring Creek been designed with short-term and long-term rentals in mind - making it an ideal residence for part-time owners. As time goes on, a complete community will be built up around the apartments and their spectacular views of Policeman’s Creek and Spring Creek.
Canmore's TeePee Town neighbourhood has long been a draw for investors. With its mix of established homes and duplexes. Multi-unit zoning in Canmore's Teepee Town is a particularly attractive feature for anyone looking to invest in real estate, making it easy to rent out individual units. Its proximity to Canmore's downtown area and the Trans Canada highway makes it an ideal choice for both buyers looking for the perfect home, as well as those interested in investing in Canmore's booming real estate market
Three Sisters is an expanding neighborhood. From apartment-style properties and townhomes to single-family homes, this area is packed with potential where it will develop over the next 10 to 15 years. The charming neighborhood also has plenty of amenities, from the Stewart Creek Golf Course, Catholic School and Francophone School to all the Canmore attractions, making it a lively and inviting community.
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