Bridlewood Demographics

Demographics

In the City of Calgary’s 2012 municipal census, Bridlewood had a population of 11,835 living in 4,200 dwellings, a 1.7% increase from its 2011 population of 11,641. With a land area of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,700/km2 (9,580/sq mi) in 2012.

Residents in this community had a median household income of $70,477 in 2000, and there were 6.2% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 15.9% of the residents were immigrants. All buildings were single-family detached homes, and 4.3% of the housing was used for renting.

Population

Total Population 2007 – 2011

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

% Change
2007-2011

BRIDLEWOOD

8,929

9,967

10,989

11,317

11,641

30.4%

CALGARY

1,019,942

1,042,892

1,065,455

1,071,515

1,090,936

7.0%

Source: City of Calgary, Civic Census 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011

Population Projections*, 2014-2076

2014

2024

2034

2076

BRIDLEWOOD

10,000

10,000

10,000

9,995

CALGARY

1,153,016

1,346,241

1,508,336

2,198,819

Source: City of Calgary, Geodemographics, 2009

Income & Employment

Median Household Income, 2000 and 2005

2000*

2005

% change

BRIDLEWOOD

$80,438

$72,170

-10.3%

CALGARY

$66,060

$67,238

1.8%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 & 2006 Census of Canada

Bridlewood District Boundary

 Bridlewood District Boundary Map

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Bridlewood is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta Canada. Bridlewood Homes are much sought-after because of the natural beauty of the surrounding natural areas. It is located at the south-western edge of the city, north of the Stoney Trail and south of the community of Evergreen. To the east it borders the Bridlewood Creek Wetland, a wetland created by the City of Calgary as a stormwater retention pond. The Spruce Meadows equestrian facility is located immediately south.

It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 13 councillor.

Established as recently as 1998, Bridlewood is a relatively new community.

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What Young Families Should Look For In A Home

Happy Family Day To Everyone!

Happy Family Day To Everyone!

It’s Family Day in many cities in Canada, including in Calgary where I live with my wife and daughter, so Happy Family Day to my family and the many others all over Calgary and elsewhere in Canada who are celebrating today! But it’s a regular work day for me, so I was thinking that to pay tribute to this day, I’ll talk about family in this post — particularly young families, of which we have many in Calgary! One question that these families, often first-time home buyers, ask is, “What should I look for in a home?”

Before you set your sights on that new home, there are a number of important factors that you should consider. These factors have to do with both the home itself and the area where the home is located. Only by doing so will you help make sure that you’re making a wise decision with both your money and the time and future commitment of your family members.

Is it safe?

Safety is a prime concern of all people, but it is much more important for vulnerable chlidren. Make sure the area you’re moving to has an active government that keeps a tight lid on crime and puts a premium on law and order. Check out public records, and go around the community and try talking to people to see if you’ll feel safe and welcome. As for the house itself, is it child-friendly? For example, does it have a steep staircase? Is the play yard fenced?

Is there a good school in the area?

Among the most important factors that a family with young children should consider when looking for a home are the kids’ schools. Are there good schools in the area? If you plan to live there for some years, check out not only the elementary school, for example, but also the middle school and high school. There are Canadian school ratings available online that make it easy for parents to know if their children could get the education all children deserve in the area they’re planning to move to.

Is the location good?

Another important factor to consider about any home is the location. When shopping around for either the home of your dreams or a starter home (whatever the situation may be), keep away from heavy traffic arteries and power lines. Consider also the area where you work and its proximity to the neighborhood you’re looking at. Can you easily and quickly get where you want to?

Is the house sellable?

Regarding the house itself, one of the most important factors to consider its sellability. Younger families are highly likely to move up in time. A house that might be perfect for young families with small children may not be suitable anymore when those kids get a little older or if that family grows. Take a look at the configuration of the house and all of its features and find out if you could sell it in the future if you needed to. You’ll also want to consider the condition of the home and how long that home has been looked-after.

Are your finances stable?

Finally, always consider your finances very carefully before making any type of decision with regard to the home you’re trying to purchase. Don’t over-buy and get yourself into trouble financially.  Always consider not just your current financial situation but also the one you expect to have in the future, as well. Don’t purchase beyond your means and you will likely do just fine.

Buying your first home is a truly exciting time, but nothing beats living in a home that you’ve chosen well based on these five tips above!

 

Calgary is a great place in which to settle down, raise a family, find work and live a healthy lifestyle. For your real estate needs in this booming city, call me at 1-403-259-4141 or toll-free at 1-877-259-4141, or connect with me through my website at http://www.calgaryrealestate-goodrealtor.com. I’ll put my nearly four decades of real estate experience combined with cutting-edge Internet marketing technologies to work for you!

About Glenn Good

 is a Realtor® and the owner of Glenn Good Realty Inc.  under RE/MAX Realty Professionals. He has nearly four decades of experience in selling homes, the last half in Calgary, where he grew his business staunchly from referrals. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, he moved to Calgary in 1995 after residing for 27 years in Edmonton. Glenn combines his “old-school” real estate expertise with the latest Internet marketing technologies to help his clients get the best results when buying or selling. He is a devoted husband and father, and is now helping his wife and daughter grow their virtual assistant business for real estate agents. He also loves walking around his neighborhood, exploring his country and the rest of the world, and capturing truth and beauty through photography.

Somerset Real Estate: Demographic Profile

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If you are looking at purchasing a home, it is important for you to consider the demographic profile of the entire neighborhood. You may think you have found the perfect home; but if you later see something wrong with the community or later feel you do not fit in, you will not be happy with your move and will most likely decide to move again sooner than you had planned to. Here’s a quick introduction to the people in the Somerset neighborhood — see if they’re the right fit for you.

A Young and Growing Population

Somerset is a new and still-developing community that is now also one of the younger communities in Calgary. Children’s laughter certainly fill the air, and about seven out of 10 people are 44 years old or younger, with families making up 87% of the population. Young families are drawn to Somerset because it is in the southwest, and it is affordable and only a short trip to all the fun places in the city.

Stable Neighborhood

Though the geographic area of Somerset is relatively smaller than that of other neighborhoods in Calgary, the average home price is above $300,000, nine out of every 10 homes are owned, and most homes are relatively new — built in the 1990s and well-maintained. Seven out of every 10 homes are single-detached, two are apartments, and the rest are townhouses and low-rise condos.

Do you now feel you know the people of Somerset better and that you and your family will be happy purchasing Somerset real estate? I invite you to do better; come over and let me introduce them to you in person! There is nothing like looking people in the eye, talking to them, and sharing an activity or two with them to make you know for sure if, indeed, they are your kind.

Calgary is a great place in which to settle down, raise a family, find work and live a healthy lifestyle. For your real estate needs in this booming city, call me at 1-403-259-4141 or toll-free at 1-877-259-4141, or connect with me through my website at http://www.calgaryrealestate-goodrealtor.com. I’ll put my nearly four decades of real estate experience combined with cutting-edge Internet marketing technologies to work for you!

About Glenn Good

 is a Realtor® and the owner of Glenn Good Realty Inc.  under RE/MAX Realty Professionals. He has nearly four decades of experience in selling homes, the last half in Calgary, where he grew his business staunchly from referrals. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, he moved to Calgary in 1995 after residing for 27 years in Edmonton. Glenn combines his “old-school” real estate expertise with the latest Internet marketing technologies to help his clients get the best results when buying or selling. He is a devoted husband and father, and is now helping his wife and daughter grow their virtual assistant business for real estate agents. He also loves walking around his neighborhood, exploring his country and the rest of the world, and capturing truth and beauty through photography.

Is Somerset Real Estate Right For You?

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If you’re looking at purchasing Somerset real estate, you’d want to know something about the area, as your family will be spending the vast majority of its time there. it is important to pick a location that you will feel comfortable in. The right house in the wrong area can quickly turn a great situation into an undesirable one. Here are a few of the more important things you’d want to know about Somerset.


A New Neighborhood

 Somerset is one of the newer neighborhoods in the Calgary area and was first established in 1995. The architecture reflects that fact; the area is quite modern and beautiful. It is represented by the Ward 13 councilor Diane Colley Urquhart in the Calgary City Council. If transportation is a concern of yours, you’ll be pleased to know that the residents of the community are served by the C Trait LRT system at the Somerset Bridlewood station. More specifically, the 201 line allows residents to easily travel to the surrounding areas.

Fast Somerset Facts

Geographically speaking, Somerset is located in the southwest portion of Calgary, which is in Alberta. It is situated across the southern edge of the city, just north of the

. It is to the east of Bridlewood and is located just west of the Macleod Trail. One of the prominent attractions in the area is the Spruce Meadows equestrian facility, which is located just to the south west of Somerset. As far as the education in the area is concerned, the Somerset School is a public school that services kindergarten students through those in the fourth grade. For kids between grades five and nine, they attend the Samuel W. Shaw School. The Bishop O-Byrne High School is also in use by people who live in Somerset.

I invite you to keep visiting my blog for updates on developments with Somerset real estate. It’s a new neighborhood, so there’s bound to be a lot of action!

Calgary is a great place in which to settle down, raise a family, find work and live a healthy lifestyle. For your real estate needs in this booming city, call me at 1-403-259-4141 or toll-free at 1-877-259-4141, or connect with me through my website at http://www.calgaryrealestate-goodrealtor.com. I’ll put my nearly four decades of real estate experience combined with cutting-edge Internet marketing technologies to work for you!

About Glenn Good

 is a Realtor® and the owner of Glenn Good Realty Inc.  under RE/MAX Realty Professionals. He has nearly four decades of experience in selling homes, the last half in Calgary, where he grew his business staunchly from referrals. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, he moved to Calgary in 1995 after residing for 27 years in Edmonton. Glenn combines his “old-school” real estate expertise with the latest Internet marketing technologies to help his clients get the best results when buying or selling. He is a devoted husband and father, and is now helping his wife and daughter grow their virtual assistant business for real estate agents. He also loves walking around his neighborhood, exploring his country and the rest of the world, and capturing truth and beauty through photography.

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