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Today, Avenue Magazine released the 2017 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods List, which ranks Calgary communities based on surveys to Calgarians.

 

To read the specifics on each of the ranked communities and why they were rated the way they were by Calgarians, check out the full story by Avenue Magazine in the link above. In the meantime, here's a look at the rankings of the southwest communities this year in the top 100, any surprises? 

 

  • Beltline, 2 (down from last year)
  • Signal Hill, 5 (up from last year)
  • Downtown Core, 9 (up from last year)
  • Canyon Meadows, 20
  • Altadore, 26
  • Eau Claire, 28
  • Haysboro, 29
  • Southwood, 38
  • Woodbine, 44
  • Glendale, 50
  • Meadowlark Park, 56
  • Somerset, 63
  • North Glenmore Park, 64
  • Strathcona Park, 68
  • Glamorgan, 69
  • Wildwood, 74
  • Braeside, 75
  • Elbow Park, 77
  • Lincoln Park, 78
  • Lakeview, 79
  • Upper Mount Royal, 80
  • Christie Park, 82
  • Glenbrook, 83
  • Shawnessy, 84
  • Bayview, 86
  • Springbank, 87
  • Aspen Woods, 90
  • Dowtown West, 92
  • Killarney, 93
  • Oakridge, 94
  • West Springs, 96
  • Evergreen, 100

Each year since 2010, Avenue has worked with Leger, a research and marketing company, to run a survey that gets to the heart of the question: What are Calgary’s best neighbourhoods to live in? Rather than simply voting for their favourite neighbourhood, survey respondents consider various characteristics and tell us which ones are most important when they think about a good neighbourhood. Are parks and pathways preferable to bars and boutiques, for example? Is it more important to have access to major roads than access to schools? Is proximity to a public library preferable to proximity to a movie theatre? Each year we tweak the survey for clarity and to respond to the previous year’s results, eliminating characteristics that were deemed unimportant to most and trying new questions. We also update the quantitative data that Leger uses to compare each neighbourhood once we know how important each characteristic is. [Avenue Magazine]

 

Anything that surprises you about this year's rankings? 

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