4 Reasons why living in mission, Calgary is great!
Originally the neighbourhood of Mission was a Francophone settlement and was one of the earliest non-Native settlements in the Calgary area. Fast forward a few years and now it’s a trendy, bustling suburb filled with cool cafes, bustling bars and special stores for all your shopping needs. There is so much to keep you busy and supporting local Albertan businesses when you live or invest in a NEST home. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about living in Mission, Calgary and the top reasons why!
1. The Entertainment District
Mission is only a 20-minute walk from the downtown core and less than 5-minutes to the popular and ever-busy 17th Avenue. The Stampede Grounds and the Saddledome are right around the corner, as well as the BMO Centre that is currently in the works for fabulous new renovations. The Bow River alongside Lindsay Park will provide the peace and quiet needed after a fun-filled weekend exploring all the hidden gems of 4th Street. You’re in the perfect location for the annual Calgary Stampede during July, and for all the home games of the Calgary Flames. All of the activities you could possibly want to do that come with city living are within your reach when you purchase a NEST home.
2. Convenient Transportation
Being located in the heart of Calgary, Mission is very convenient when it comes to transit. The train station is a mere 15 min walk away, as well as the numerous amounts of bus routes that travel through the area will take you to any part of the city you want. Dining, Shopping and entertainment options are all a walking distance away making owning a car optional!
3. The Food and Beverages
There are countless breweries located in the area, including Mill Street, Trolley 5, Great Western Brewing Company, and Last Best Brewing and Distilling. There are also over 30 restaurants, pubs and cafes all within easy walking distance, giving you tons of variety and diversity to choose from for your dining options! Here is a guide to get you started on your dining needs in Mission!
4. Fitness and Lifestyle
Built in the most active and exciting neighbourhood in Calgary, Mission has several fitness options for you. The Repsol Sport Centre is a 5 minute walk away and has everything from a weightlifting area to basketball and even an olympic swimming pool. If you prefer the outdoors there are numerous trails around the elbow river and bow river, as well as beautiful parks such as the Stanley park and River park. If skating is your forte, Olympic Park turns into an outdoor rink during the winter and it’s only a short 10-minute walk north.
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