The life in the suburbs is not what it used to be. Historically, suburban communities were created to better the lifestyle of the middle class Caucasian family, segregating the minority population into low income communities. As property values increased, Caucasian families were able to sell their homes to buy bigger ones, attracting businesses and funding better schools.
Today, after decades of racism, suburban communities are finally welcoming and attracting all races and nationalities, which has increased exponentially over the past 10 years. You will see many restaurants of different ethnicities, there are specialty grocery stores, and many professionals are moving into the suburbs to provide a better education for their children.
With Calgary growing bigger every day, newer suburban communities are attracting families with nearby schools, groceries and shopping minutes away, playgrounds, walking/biking paths through green spaces and access to major roadways.
The suburbs offer various types of properties, including apartments, townhouses, single family homes, and retirement communities.
Community pride is evident within most suburban areas, with the majority of suburban homes being owner occupied. Lasting relationships are built through schools, churches and sport teams creating strong community spirit.