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Top 5 Reasons To Move To Airdrie, Alberta

I'm going to go over some of the reasons my wife and I decided to move our family to Airdrie, AB and why you should too! Initially there was only 1 reason why we settled on Airdrie, but the other 4 are what have kept us here.


1. family friendly

Something that really stood out to us was how family oriented the community is. Between the parks, playgrounds, amenities, and younger population, all these things work together to create the amazing family friendly city that is Airdrie.

There is over 1,500 acres of park land, consisting of over 100km of walking paths, multiple canals, and huge open areas for families to enjoy. One of the bigger parks is Nose Creek Park, which is situated in the middle of Airdrie and consists of over 20 acres of walking path, creek, pond, a stage, playgrounds, and a concession.

An even bigger park is Chinook Winds Park, which is 55 acres on the southwest side of the city. It includes a splash park, skate park, multi use court, multiple playgrounds, beach volleyball, 8 baseball diamonds, 2 concessions, and plenty of space to fly a kite or run around in. Chinook Winds Park is great for sledding during the winter and having a picnic in the spring/summer months.

Airdrie also has 18 schools for our population of about 75,000. If you compare this to Calgary with 245 schools and break it down, each school serves about 5,300 people in Calgary vs. 4,100 people in Airdrie. Each school serves a smaller population here in Airdrie, which means less demand on the school, smaller class sizes, and a better experience overall. Not to mention that wherever you are, you'll most likely only a few blocks away from a school.

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2. quick access to calgary

This reason is pretty self explanatory, but a good selling factor if you commute and work in the city or just want to be close to the hustle and bustle but live in a quieter place. The time it takes to drive will depend on where you are located, but it is one of the closest for sure.

Being close to Calgary means you have access to things like the airport, bigger box stores, and shopping malls.

3. amenities

Airdrie really contains everything you're going to need on a daily basis, you're not going to need to drive into Calgary unless you want to. We have retail, grocery, entertainment, professional business, as well as Cross Iron Mills Mall and Costco just over 10 minutes south.

This is one of my favourite things about Airdrie, is that it's a fairly small city, but it's quick to get anywhere you need to be.


Whatever style of home you are looking for in whatever kind of neighbourhood, you can likely find it here! Whether you want to be in a newer neighbourhood or a more established one with bigger lots and more character homes, Airdrie offers the best of both worlds.

The price of a detached home ranges in different neighbourhoods. You'll see $1m homes, as well as detached homes going for under $200,000.

There are a ton of townhomes with or without condo boards and low rise apartment buildings. So, taking all that into account, you can be certain you'll be able to find something that suits your needs.

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5. Cheaper Housing

You've made it to the main reason my wife and I decided to move here! Our family moved from Okotoks about 7 years ago, when there was a low supply of homes in our budget for our first home. When we looked in Airdrie, we had a ton more options.

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- Brad Walker


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