Whether you are coming to Calgary because of work, because you want a change, or because you are retiring here, there are some things you need to know. While there’s quite a few things you will learn along the way, it pays to keep these three things in mind as you unpack and begin to settle into your new Calgary home.
The Mountains Will Become Your Best Friend
There’s nothing quite like the skyline of Calgary. It’s not just the beauty of what humans have built. It’s also about the mountains that are there in the background. If you have never witnessed Calgary at sunset, you are in for a real treat.
Since the mountains are only an hour away, you will find yourself going on excursions with the new friends you make after your move to Calgary. There’s quite a bit to keep you occupied. There are wilderness trails to explore. Hike as much as you like but be sure to observe the signs posted. They’ll help you get the lay of the land and know which routes will get you to some amazing sights.
Do you like camping? There are plenty of places in the mountains that give you plenty of privacy and still ensure you can get to civilization if the need arises. Find a spot near a lake and you will get to enjoy sunrises that take your breath away.
Lots of Affordable Housing
Compared to other areas of the country, the cost of purchasing a home in Calgary is more affordable than most people think. You already noticed that the prices for some of the residential properties you’ve considered are lower than you expected. That’s one of the reasons so many people choose to settle here.
You’ll also find plenty of neighborhoods with different styles. Do you like the idea of living somewhere that is always bustling and within walking distance of downtown? You can find something with ease. Perhaps you prefer the idea of being away from the hustle and bustle? The suburbs have a lot to offer. All it takes is the right real estate agent, some time to find the right place, and the perfect Calgary movers to deliver your furnishings.
So Much Sunshine
Did you know that Calgary has more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city? Even in the dead of winter you’ll have the chance to experience plenty of natural light. All that sunshine is one of the reasons that the citizens take advantage of being outside even in the dead of winter. When the temperature is hovering around the freezing level, don’t be surprised if you see people decked out in mittens, jackets, and scarves enough their favourite hot beverage on a patio.
These are only three of the facts you will quickly learn after your move to Calgary. Whether you are coming from another large city or hail from a rural area, the combination of weather, people, and natural beauty will provide a quality of life that you’ll soon treasure. Welcome to town, make yourself at home, and stay with us the rest of your life.