David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
December 27, 2017
A look back: the most popular stories of 2017
As 2017 is drawing to a close, we can all look back and reflect on what made headlines over the past year. Based on my own online networks, these stories had the most traction this past year on social media:
December 10, 2017
7 Transportation Projects in SW Calgary that Finished in 2017
As we are in the middle of the last month of the year, it's a good time to reflect on all that our city has accomplished this year. The City of Calgary finished an amazing 21 transportation projects in 2017, 7 of which benefitted southwest Calgary communities....
November 30, 2017
Upcoming West Springs ASP Open Houses
Currently, the City of Calgary is working on amending the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP), due to a number of applications for the area of West Springs. Two applications in particular are asking for amendments to the ASP:
October 17, 2017
Calgary Election Results for Ward 6
Last night's City of Calgary election had the highest voter turnout in over 40 years! In fact, many polling stations ran out of ballots at various points and had to be couriered more.
According to the City of Calgary, 387,306 Calgarians went...
October 11, 2017
The Ward 6 Candidates in the Calgary Election
The civic election is taking place this coming Monday, October 16th in Calgary, and if you're still unsure of who is running, here's some information pertaining to the candidates in Ward 6.
For note, Ward 6 is comprised of the following southwest...
October 2, 2017
Luxury home sales are up in Calgary
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According to the latest luxury real estate report from RE/MAX Canada, sales of homes over $1-million are up in Calgary for the first seven months of 2017.
Relatively stable energy prices over the last few months helped provide a boost to Calgary...
August 22, 2017
Community Events Calendar: Marda Loop, West Springs and Discovery Ridge
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I am proud to work in the southwest Calgary communities of Marda Loop, West Springs and Discovery Ridge (and surrounding areas), due in part to the great community engagement in these neighbourhoods. With all three of these neighbourhoods boasting community...
August 8, 2017
Southwest Calgary Patio Guide
One of the best things about Calgary summer weather, is being able to enjoy a cold beverage or meal on a patio. While there are hundreds of great patios in our city, I've compiled a list of some of the best ones near Upper Westside, Westhills and the Marda...
August 1, 2017
Signal Hill is one of Calgary's best communities
Last week, Avenue Magazine released their 2017 Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods list, and Signal Hill was among the top ranked communities.
Sitting in the number five spot for all of Calgary, the southwest community of Signal Hill is situated...
July 26, 2017
Calgary's best neighbourhoods in the southwest 2017
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...
July 24, 2017
Historic Calgary Week is a celebration of our city's southwest
Historic Calgary Week runs July 28 until August 7, and is a celebration of all the places and people that are historically important for Calgary. In reading up on the event and celebration, the southwest quadrant of the city is the hub of most of...
July 4, 2017
Southwest Calgary Stampede Breakfasts
The Calgary Stampede officially begins this Friday, July 7th, and there's a lot of free breakfasts to enjoy every day during the 10-day festival.
A list of all the (mostly) free Stampede breakfasts this year can be found online here, but I've...
June 27, 2017
Southwest paving projects to watch for
This week, City of Calgary road crews will start paving roads around the city, focusing on replacing damaged asphalt and repairing roads that have been waiting for improvements.
“All of this work will help keep our transportation network...
June 6, 2017
Green composting carts roll out in southwest Calgary
Residents in southwest Calgary are getting new green bins this week (and over the next few months). The City of Calgary has officially rolled out their green composting carts, delivering 320,000 yesterday alone, with deliveries continuing in the southwest...
May 31, 2017
Southwest Calgary is full of great parks
There is over 8,000 hectares of parkland managed by the City of Calgary, and the southwest quadrant boasts some of the best parks this city has to offer. Here's a quick guide to southwest Calgary parks:
- Battalion Park: 3001 Signal Hill Dr....
May 24, 2017
The History of West Springs and Cougar Ridge
The communties of West Springs and Cougar Ridge are part of Ward 6 in Calgary's southwest, and the WSCR Community Association oversees the following communities: West Springs, Cougar Ridge, Springside, Wentworth and West Springs Ranch.
May 3, 2017
Upcoming Community Cleanups in SW Calgary
Weekend community cleanups have started around Calgary, an annual initiative between the City of Calgary and community associations. These community cleanups help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste, with a record one million...
April 25, 2017
National Volunteer Week: Opportunities in SW Calgary
It’s National Volunteer Week in Canada, and if you’re looking to start volunteering or pickup more volunteer hours, helping out in your community is a great place to start. Volunteering is a great way for you to help out in your community and...
April 8, 2017
Golf Communities in Southwest Calgary
Today is Golfers' Day, and in the spirit of today (and the Masters wrapping up), here's a look at the golf courses in southwest Calgary (or near to).
- Springbank Links Golf Club: located in the community of Springbank, this golf club offers an...
March 28, 2017
Get engaged with the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP)
Currently, the City of Calgary is working on amending the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP)
, due to a number of applications for the area of West Springs. Two applications in particular are asking for amendments to the ASP: