Moving to a new place is very exciting. You and your family can start fresh, and build a bright future together. On the other hand, it can be intimidating to walk away from the place you’ve grown up in and tread on to unfamiliar grounds. Before anyone makes a big move, we all worry about missing our friends and family back home, or not being able to fit into a new local culture. But don’t worry. Here are some things you should know to help you make your move to Calgary much easier.
Here’s some basic facts on Calgary to familiarize yourself with the city. Calgary is essentially a prairie high above sea level with beautiful scenery. It’s one of Canada’s wealthiest cities with a population of 1.4 million. Rated as one of the world’s most livable places, Calgary has a sunny climate, clean air, low crime rate, high salaries, low taxes, and low unemployment rate. Many headquarters of oil companies are situated in Calgary due to its abundance of oil sands, which are estimated to be second only to Saudi Arabia. If you are interested in a career in construction, engineering, agriculture, high-tech or energy, then Calgary’s the right place for you. If you’re a business owner, the lower taxes in Calgary may also be very beneficial.
As with any Canadian city, you may have to spend some mornings scraping off ice from your car or shoveling snow on your front porch. But one of the special characteristics about Calgary is how winters are typically very sunny! In fact this year, the weather in Calgary was wondrously pleasant — with temperatures typically higher than Toronto. The abundance of snow in Calgary helps to create a paradise for winter sports, including skiing, snowboarding, snow skating, and tobogganing. Families can enjoy times together making snowmen on their front yard and drinking hot cocoa inside.
Aside from the wide variety of activities to keep people busy in winter months, Calgary is also very diverse in culture, with close to a quarter of its population being foreign born. Calgary is also proud to have the largest percentage of people who have post-secondary education in all of Canada.
Calgary has developed dramatically over the years, so housing prices have caught up to that of Toronto’s, but it’s still more affordable than Vancouver’s. The North West —Tuscany, Edgmont, Country Hills, Dalhousie, Rosedale— and the South West —West Hillhurst, Westgate, Springbank Hill— are popular residential areas in the suburbs as they have a great view of the Rocky Mountains. For those who enjoy more of a city vibe, downtown Calgary has a lot to offer, including the most popular Belt Line that offers the most entertainment. Downtown is within close proximity to Banff and Lake Louise, which means you can enjoy skiing, hiking, and wildlife in a matter of minutes.
If you’re considering relocating to Calgary, but don’t know much about the city, feel free to book an appointment today and we will help answer your questions. At Creative Rental Solutions, we specialize in helping you relocate to Calgary and finding you the perfect apartment in the best location, whether it’s for a short period or for a long time. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach as at 1-844-392-4713, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.