Bayview Calgary Real Estate
Bayview has some of the most stunning high-end and luxury homes in Calgary’s real estate market. The houses range from approximately $1 million to $3 million. Most Bayview homes are luxury single-family dwellings located on estate lots, offering spacious elegance. You can also find stunning houses with pristine views of the Glenmore Reservoir. Most of the original Bayview houses are built in the American Colonial style. But you will also find renovated and newly constructed homes that sport Tudor, Spanish, and Modern styles. The wealthy homes amalgamate modern design and classic charm, with high ceilings and spacious rooms. You can find older homes that maintain their old elegance on the exterior but are refurbished with the most modern fittings within.
Bayview Real Estate, Calgary
Bayview is one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods in Calgary’s south zone. It’s the perfect community for those looking for a peaceful luxury home in the City of Calgary.
While the Glenmore Reservoir forms the community’s north border, 90 Avenue forms its south border between 24th Street SW and 14th Street. The community is located just 20 minutes away from Downtown Calgary.
Sparsely populated and minutes away from the Elbow River, this small, luxurious neighbourhood is ideal for those looking for privacy and elegant living spaces surrounded by splendid views.
The neighbourhood is populated with single-family homes built in the American Colonial style. Also, there are houses with Spanish, Tudor, and Modern styles. A blend of modern design that mixes modern luxury with classic charm.
Also, residents can participate in recreational activities along the boat docks because of its proximity to the Glenmore Reservoir. They can also visit Glenmore Park and Weaselhead Flats. Moreover, they can engage in hiking trails.
Bayview Real Estate History and Overview
Located in Calgary's south zone, The Bayview community took on rapid development in 1967. The breathtaking Glenmore Reservoir marks the northern border of the community. On the south, the 90th Avenue SW lines the boundary. For its one-of-a-kind development, Alcan Design Homes, an Alcan subsidiary, oversaw the development and management of Bayview Homes. The neighbourhood’s development was rapid, with the first homes completed and ready for occupancy by January 1968.
Housing high-income earners in Calgary, Bayview Homes are classy and unique. As of 2000, its residents had a high median household income in the city at $184,383. In 2012, it had a population of 682 occupying 249 buildings. Thus, Bayview affords the right amount of density that keeps your space exclusive.
Bayview became a part of the City of Calgary in the 1950s. However, it wasn’t until the late 1960s when it was developed into a residential neighbourhood. Alcan Design Homes was in charge of its development and management. The community developed quickly, with the first set of homes ready for occupancy by early 1968.
Today, Ward 11 Alderman Brian Pincott represents the neighbourhood in the Calgary City Council.
Luxury Tour of Bayview Guided by Agent
Take a tour of Bayview with this video walkthrough of the neighbourhood. Learn about the community before you start looking at homes and make notes of what's important to you.
Bayview is a small luxury community located on the Glenmore Reservoir edge in southwest Calgary. If you’re looking to buy a peaceful luxury home in Calgary, then Bayview is the perfect choice for you. It was founded in 1967 and is known for its waterfront recreational spots!
Calgary Real Estate Quadrant: SouthWest Calgary
Similar neighboring communities of Oakridge Estates, Eagle Ridge and Lakeview Village
Community Established 1967
Nestled along the southeast edge of the Glenmore Reservoir, homes in this area of Calgary enjoy gorgeous lake views of the reservoir. There are many outdoor recreation opportunities within the vicinity of Bayview including boat docks, the Calgary bike pathway, Weaselhead Flats hiking trails and Glenmore Park. Heritage Park Historical Village is also a popular venue for Calgarians and tourists. Luxury lakefront homes for sale in Bayview are primarily single family residential bungalows.
The community of Bayview is among the richest communities in Calgary with a population of only 682 people (2012 consensus) living in 249 homes. Bayview real estate comprises primarily of single-family luxury dwellings. Most of these homes feature huge plot sizes and just minutes away from the Elbow River which has a park-pathway network. Some of the houses are even located on the beautiful Glenmore Reservoir.
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Amenities in Bayview — Live, Work, & Play
Bayview is a waterfront community and sits on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir – one of the most beautiful areas of Calgary.
The residents of Bayview have access to several public golf courses around the community. Maple Ridge Golf Course is about 8 km from the neighbourhood or a 10-minute drive.
Lakeview golf course is a 9-hole course along the Glenmore Reservoir and is fantastic for families and beginners.
GolfAround offers golf lessons for women and has a ladies’ golf league and is just a six-minute drive if you take 90 Avenue SW.
Earl Grey Golf Club on 20 Street SW is a private golf course, with a well-groomed and magnificent course, and is an excellent place to test your golfing skills. The course is a ten-minute drive away.
Next door to the Bayview community, Glenmore Park is a vast open space featuring tennis courts, a playground, and the Glenmore Sailing Club.
The Glenmore Reservoir is one of the biggest attractions. There is a lot of activity here like fishing, rowing, sailing, and canoeing from the beginning of May to the end of October. Cycling, running, and walking trails are open all year round.
Weaselhead Flats hiking trail forms a natural delta of 600 acres of spruce forest teeming with wildlife and offering fantastic hiking trails.
F45 Training Pump hill on 90 Ave SW offers functional training, circuit training, HIIT-style workouts, and more for those making their way toward a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Anytime Fitness offers fitness, nutrition, and recovery plans to help you on your wellness journey. The fitness center is located on Elbow Drive SW, just a few kilometers from Bayview.
Chinook Centre Mall is a sophisticated shopping mall with brands and high-end department stores, health and beauty stores, footwear, fast food, pharmacies, a cinema, and more.
Southcentre Mall – one of the largest shopping malls in Calgary and contains over 190 stores and services across two floors.
General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Bayview?
Bayview is one of Calgary’s smallest and wealthiest communities set in a pristine location with towering trees, clean and tidy sidewalks, and generally maintained in immaculate condition. It’s the only Calgary neighbourhood to boast of having a marina.
Avenue Magazine Rankings
Calgary’s Avenue Magazine ranked Bayview as the 136th overall best neighbourhood to live in, in 2020. Here’s what makes this neighbourhood desirable:
- Overall rank for best neighbourhoods 2020: 136
- Restaurant access points: 12
- Public recreation facility access points: 54
- Parks and green space points: 21
- Pathway points: 15
- WalkScore: N/A
- TransitScore: 36
Some of the facilities available in cases of emergency include:
- Rockyview General Hospital - cares for about 220,000 patients every year, including acute and outpatients
- Fire Station 24 - this is located at 2607 106 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, only about 1.93KM away.
- District 6 Office (Fairview) - A police facility located at 8325 Bonaventure Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2R7, Canada, is about 3.19KM away.
You can expect the best attention from these facilities. Their response rate is quick, and they handle emergencies with the best possible service.
With its easily accessible, cost-effective, and efficient transport system, Bayview keeps delivering on the premise of your comfort. The neighbourhood has a street-level transit stop which residents can use to move to and from other parts of Calgary. The nearest transit stop within the community is located at WB 90 Av SW at Bayview Dr. This transit stop is only 0.24KM away, about a 3-minute walk.
Have you lived in one of those communities where the transport system is poorly planned, and each time you have to go out, you find every reason to stay back? We hate to break it to you, but the only place you shouldn't move freely is in prison. With its easily accessible, cost-effective, and efficient transport system, Bayview keeps delivering on the premise of your comfort. The neighbourhood has a street-level transit stop which residents can use to move to and from other parts of Calgary. The nearest transit stop within the community is located at WB 90 Av SW at Bayview Dr. This transit stop is only 0.24KM away, about a 3-minute walk.
With all kinds of convenience stores dotting the landscape within quick driving distance, you can quickly appreciate that Bayview is one neighbourhood that did not neglect your comfort. Some of these facilities are listed below:
- Safeway Pharmacy
- F45 Training Pumphill - a fitness center
- Certigard (Petro-Canada) - a petrol station
- Lavanderia Raffinata Fine Dry Cleaning
- Palliser Bayview Pumphill Community Association: This is a perfect venue for clubs, meetings, events, and classes. It is also an ideal location to participate in physical activities. It has multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, boardroom, sports fields, playground, and rink.
- Bay Ridge Dr. SW Playground: great place to take your kids and mingle with other families.
Interesting Facts about Bayview
Schools In or Near Bayview
Here is a list of assigned schools for the residents of Bayview.
- Nellie McClung School (Kindergarten and Elementary)
- Louis Riel School (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High)
- Ecole de la Source (Kindergarten, Middle, High, Prekindergarten)
- Fairview School (Elementary, Middle, High)
- John Ware School (Middle, High)
- Henry Wise Wood High School (High)
- Robert Warren School (Middle, High)
- Willow Park School (Elementary, Middle, High)
- St. Benedict School
- St. Gerard School
- St. Cyril School
- Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix (Kindergarten, Elementary, Prekindergarten)
- Bishop Grandin high School
- Akiva Academy
- The Calgary Jewish Academy
According to the 2016 Census of Canada, just over 700 people are residing in Bayview. There are about 250 private households, with the average size of each home being 3. Most of the families are couple families, and there is a small percentage of lone-parent families. Over 85% of the population knows English. About 14% of the population consists of immigrants.
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FAQs about Bayview Real Estate and Neighborhood
Is there crime in Bayview?
Bayview is a relatively safe neighbourhood. Most of the crimes that occur here revolve around physical and social disorders. There are some rare instances of vehicle-related thefts and thefts of vehicles.
District 6 Office (Fairview) is the nearest police facility. It is located on Bonaventure Drive SE and is approximately three kilometers away.
The nearest fire station is Fire Station 24, less than two kilometers away, on 106 Avenue SW.
How close is the Rockyview Hospital to Bayview?
Rockyview General Hospital is approximately 2.3 kilometers away or a seven-minute drive, and the nearest general hospital. Rockyview Hospital is a large hospital on the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir. It is particularly noted for its urology department and is a leader in urological care. RGH also boasts a 24-hour emergency department, day surgery units, mental health and psychiatric services, an intensive care unit, and senior health and ambulatory care. The facility also contains 19 clinics.
Where’s the nearest rec center in Bayview?
Bayview has the advantage of being situated in a stunningly beautiful locality. So, you can either sit back and enjoy your neighbourhood’s serenity, or you can head to one of the several recreational centers in and around the community.
Bayview forms a part of the Palliser Bayview Pump Hill Community Association. The association offers a wide variety of recreational activities and sponsors countless community events throughout the year.
South Glenmore Park is another recreational facility with trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a water park.
To spend some quality time with your children, you can head to Bay Ridge Dr. SW Playground.
Can I walk or bike in Bayview?
Bayview has excellent bike lanes. Some errands can be accomplished on foot. There are some excellent public transport options around Bayview, and with street-level transit stop, residents can move around the city quickly. The nearest transit stop within Bayview is just a three-minute walk away and is located on 90 Avenue SW.
Southland CTrain Station and Heritage CTrain Station are less than 2 kilometers away. Anderson CTrain Station, Chinook CTrain Station, and Canyon Meadows CTrain Station are two to three kilometers from Bayview.
Are there any cultural amenities nearby?
Canada’s second-largest living history museum - The Heritage Park Historical Village – is about 2.5 kilometers away from Bayview, located on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir. The museum offers 127 acres of various attractions, including working antiques and seasonal recreations by actors, rides, shops, exhibits, restaurants, and daily adventures.
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Listing information last updated on December 10th, 2023 at 12:15am MST.