David Pellettier Real Estate Blog
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:
February 14, 2017
Give your input on the Southwest BRT
Starting February 22, an online tool will be available for Calgarians to provide input to the City of Calgary in regards to the last phase of design for the Southwest BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Project.
In addition to the online tool, the City...
January 9, 2017
8 SW Communities that Deserve to "Calgary's Best"
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The annual 'Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods' survey is out by Avenue Magazine, and Calgarians are asked to vote for their communities. I have been priveleged to work in some great SW communities, and here's a list of some communities I think should...
January 3, 2017
Easy Ways to Up Curb Appeal in the Winter
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If you're looking to sell your home this winter, there are still a few tricks you can use to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, and allow it to stand out against other homes in your neighbourhood as well.
For those sellers...
November 28, 2016
Springbank Hill Park Open House: December 1
This Thursday, December 1st, attend a free open house on the Springbank Hill natural park enhancement. First, here's a bit of background on this:
On 26 Avenue SW between 77 and 69 Street, there is a six-acre parcel of community land with a...
November 7, 2016
Remembrance Day Celebrations in SW Calgary
This Friday marks an important holiday, Remembrance Day. While you are away from the office, ensure you find time to honour veterans and those who have passed standing up for our country.
Here's a list of places in southwest Calgary hosting...
October 31, 2016
Flanders Interchange is Now Open
The Flanders Interchange in southwest Calgary, opened for morning traffic today. This major infrastructure provides an enhanced network for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike, offering ease for southwest Calgary residents and commuters. ...
October 3, 2016
Where to take your autumn leaves in SW Calgary
Thanksgiving is this weekend, which means fall landscaping is already well underway. So, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do with all those leaves (and leftover pumpkins soon too).
The City of Calgary runs an annual leaf...