When it comes Canada's baby boomer generation, many will be retiring and downsizing in the next few years. In fact, the statistics show that nearly 1,000 Canadians a day will retire over the coming 18 years. Retirement for baby boomers brings about the looming question of where to live for the next phase of their lives. The kids have left the nest, and most retirees will want to downsize their living space.
Downsizing definitely has its advantages. Here are a few good things about the "less is more" lifestyle:
- A smaller home means a smaller or no mortgage
- Downsizing usually means no yardwork or snow shovelling, and more time for fun
- Lifestyle Upgrade: Live close to the amenities that bring you enjoyment
Great Calgary Condos for an Awesome Lifestyle
So if you're thinking about selling the 3,000 sq. ft. home in the suburbs and searching out a nice condo or townhome, here are a few in the SE that are perfect for an active retirees in Calgary:
Located in McKenzie Towne, The Aviemore is a 50+ lifestyle condo building that's close to public transit, restaurants, shopping and is located in a stylish community that's just off Deerfoot Trail. It's also within walking distance to Inverness Pond.
SoBow in Inglewood
You'll find one of Calgary's newest condo developments on the waterfront adjacent to Pearce Estate Park in Inglewood. SoBow is close to green spaces, bike trails, the Saddledome, golf courses, and is in an area that is the most walkable in Calgary, while being close to bus stops and the LRT.
Eau Claire Estates
Eau Claire Estates downtown is a development with 10 high and low rise buildings situated around an immaculately landscaped central courtyard. These condos feature no more than two homes on any one floor, a swimming pool as well as a BBQ and fitness area. Plus it's conveniently located just outside the core, close to Prince's Island Park, and all the shopping and restaurants downtown Calgary has to offer.
Arriva Luxury Condos
Centrally located in the warehouse district in Victoria Park, Arriva boasts impressive city and mountain views. The units boast floor-to-ceiling windows, caesarstone quartz countertops, tilted parking stalls and a location that's within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. You can also walk to Calgary Flames games.
Pineview in Midnapore
Another new condominium building in Calgary, Pineview features just 21 units. It's located very close to transit and LRT, while being reasonably priced. Residents of Pineview enjoy year-round lake access, while being close great shopping and restaurants on Macleod Trail.
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