Bel-Aire Calgary Real Estate and Homes for Sale

If you are looking for a wealthy, upscale neighbourhood in southwest Calgary, you’ve found it! Bel-Aire is one of southwest Calgary’s most affluent neighbourhoods, made up of sprawling houses amid green spaces and parks and spectacular views of the mountains.

Bel-Aire is a small, close-knit, neighbourhood with unique luxury homes on gorgeous tree-lined streets. It is one of Calgary’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, given its proximity to all the necessary amenities. It is also a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, with very little traffic passing through.

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Experience The Epitome Of Luxury Living In This Exceptional Bel-aire Estate, A True One-of-a-kind Gem Nestled In The Prestigious Executive Neighborhood. This Residence Is A Rare Find, Boasting A Prized 1/4-acre Lot With Breathtaking Views Of The Glenmore Reservoir & Dam, ... Read More »

59 Bel-aire Place Sw

Bel-Aire, Calgary, Alberta

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,420 Square FT

MLS® #A2079171

Bel-Aire Real Estate — a small, close-knit, neighbourhood with unique luxury homes on gorgeous tree-lined streets.

The community is located near the Elbow River, Glenmore Reservoir, and the Calgary Country Club, offering you spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, city views, and the sweeping valley. With just about 200 hundred houses in this small but welcoming neighbourhood, and only a few properties available at any given time, homes here are in high demand.

The Elbow River and Glenmore Reservoir are located west of Bel-Aire. Chinook Center and the community of Meadowlark Park lie to the neighbourhood’s east. The community of Mayfair lies to the community’s South.

The Mayfair Bel-Aire Community Association is in charge of the community and offers residents a wide range of programs and activities throughout the year.

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Bel-Aire REALTOR® Tour of the Neighbourhood

Take a tour of Bel-Aire 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.

Bel-Aire Real Estate Market

One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in south west Calgary, Bel-Aire is one of the most highly sought after residential communities among the affluent in the city. The community is located on the eastern edge of Glenmore Reservoir and to the west of the Meadowlark Park community.

Ever since its development in the early sixties, the community in Bel-Aire has been home to some of the most influential families in town, not to mention the breathtaking views of the surrounding Rockies and downtown that result in the properties in the area getting lifted off the market like hot cakes. Homes for sale in Bel-Aire majorly comprise of single-family detached homes that are regularly available at an average price of around $2,750,000. With the Calgary Country Club golf course located only a stone’s throw away, the Bel-Aire Real estate offers abundant opportunities for the residents to stay engaged in their leisure hours.

As of 2006, 100% of homes in Bel-Aire were single detached homes (one storey and multi-storey), with 5.4% being used for rental purposes

Bel-Aire Luxury Real Estate Listings

Calgary Real Estate Quadrant: SouthWest Calgary
Similar neighboring communities of Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Britannia and Elboya.
Community Established 1960

An exclusive community of luxury estates in Calgary, Bel-Aire is just east of the Glenmore Reservoir, in close proximity to the Glenmore Dam. Residents of the community of Bel-Aire access numerous recreational activities allowed by the closeness to Heritage Park, the Glenmore Reservoir, Calgary Golf and Country Club, and the Caglary bike pathway. This district of fine real estate boasts city views, overlooks the Glenmore Reservoir, the Elbow River Valley, and features amazing mountain views as well. The Rocky Mountains can also be enjoyed from the many open spaces in the area. The Calgary city center is located just north of Bel-Aire, via Elbow Drive.

Bel-Aire is a luxurious community with a broad selection of luxury homes, all of which are detached single-family homes, prices being between the low million dollar to the high $2 million range.

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Would you like to be a part of this prestigious and exclusive community? With very few homes on the market today, we can help you find your perfect home here. Give us a call today at (403) 255 9555.

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Amenities in Bel-Aire — Live, Work, & Play

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Lakes —

Elbow River is just west of the neighbourhood. As a resident of Bel-Aire, you will have direct access to the Elbow River’s pathway, where you can enjoy long walks and runs.

Golf —

Bel-Aire’s golf lovers have access to various golf courses, but some of the best golf courses are only a stone’s throw away from the neighbourhood.

Calgary Golf and Country Club is a private golf club located immediately north of Bel-Air. The club is Alberta’s oldest golf club and boasts lush greens, spectacular landscaping, and a fantastic golfing experience.

Earl Grey Golf Course is another of Calgary’s premier private golf clubs, providing its members with a world-class golf experience and social experience. Located close to the Glenmore Reservoir, Earl Grey Golf Course offers its members fantastic views and landscapes and a very inviting atmosphere.

Parks —

Bel-Aire’s younger children have access to modern playgrounds with the latest outdoor playground equipment. They also have access to neighbouring playgrounds like Medford Pl SW Playground. Meadowview Park has a playground for younger children and a ball diamond for older children and families.

Elbow River – Calgary’s second-largest river flows from the Rockies through the city and is a stone’s throw away from Bel-Aire. A 5.4-mile pathway along the river makes for a splendid walk. The River is a fantastic picnic spot and popular among hikers.

Glenmore Reservoir is another fantastic area with a 15.4 km walking trail that loop around it. The loop trail is a multi-use path that hikers, walkers, and bikers enjoy.

Glenmore Dam Off-Leash Dog Park is a fantastic area to allow your dogs some time off their leash.

Shopping —

Bel-Aire’s avid shoppers head toward CF Chinook Shopping Center (a four-minute drive) for a luxurious shopping experience. CF Chinook on Macleod Trail is a sophisticated shopping complex with over 250 high-end stores, entertainment, and restaurants.

Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre is also a four-minute drive north of Bel-Aire. BP is a quaint little collection of street-side shops with a small-town feel. The shops offer fashion items, gift items, books, home accessories, and grocery and food services. The plaza also has higher-end services like a 5-star chocolate store and a fresh food market called Sunterra.

Fitness —

For Pilates, the Calgary Pilates Center on Elbow Drive is a little over a kilometer from Bel-Aire. The Bel-Aire Mayfair Pathway Art Project and Gym is a full-fledged gym within the community.

Restaurants and bars —

While there are no restaurants and bars within the community, residents of Bel-Aire have a variety of restaurants to try in CF Chinook Shopping Center. Some of these are:

  • JOEY Chinook for international and regional dishes
  • Hula Chinook for fast food
  • Buffo Ristorante for Italian
  • Globefish for sushi

There are several pizzerias in the center for pizza lovers.

General feel and vibe — What's it like living in Bel-Aire?

Avenue Magazine Rankings

Bel-Aire ranks 181 on Avenue Calgary’s list of most desirable neighbourhoods. Here’s how the various characteristics and amenities in the community score:

  • Overall rank for Best Neighbourhoods 2020: 181
  • Restaurant access points: 11
  • Public recreation facility access points: 30
  • Parks and green space points: 4
  • Pathway points: 0
  • WalkScore: NA
  • TransitScore: 52

Interesting Facts about Bel-Aire

Schools In or Near Bel-Aire

Here is a list of assigned private, public, and catholic schools serving Bel-Aire’s students:

Public Schools

  • Elboya School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
  • William Reid School (kindergarten, elementary)
  • École de la Source (pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
  • Glamorgan School (kindergarten, elementary, middle)
  • Western Canada High School (high)
  • Willow Park School (elementary, middle, high)
  • Lagevin School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
  • Jack James High School (high)

Catholic Schools

  • St. Augustine School (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
  • École Ste-Marguerite-Bourgeoys (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high)
  • St. Gerard School (kindergarten, elementary)
  • St. Benedict School (kindergarten, elementary)
  • Bishop Grandin High School (high)

Private Schools

  • The Calgary Jewish Academy
  • Lycée Louis Pasteur


According to the 2016 Census of Calgary, Bel-Aire’s population was just under 400. The community consists of a small population of children (0 to 14 years). The majority of the population comprises 15 to 65-year-olds and 65 to 84-year-olds. While most of the population speaks only English, a large population speaks French and English. A few speak Cantonese, Spanish, and German as well. Most houses are occupied by their owners, while a small percent (7%) is rented out.


According to the 2016 Census of Calgary, Bel-Aire’s population was just under 400. The community consists of a small population of children (0 to 14 years). The majority of the population comprises 15 to 65-year-olds and 65 to 84-year-olds. While most of the population speaks only English, a large population speaks French and English. A few speak Cantonese, Spanish, and German as well. Most houses are occupied by their owners, while a small percent (7%) is rented out.

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FAQs about Bel-Aire Real Estate and Neighborhood

  1. How do I get around the neighbourhood?

    The best way to get around and complete your errands is by car. The neighbourhood also has a reliable public transport system. There are a few bus lines that pass through the community. The Chinook Station is Bel-Aire’s closes CTrain station.

  2. Which is the closest hospital?

    Rockyview General Hospital on the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir is only a five-minute drive from the center of the community. Rockyview hospital is a large, full-fledged 650-bed hospital that provides a range of acute and outpatient care to over 220,000 thousand patients every year.

  3. Are there any cultural amenities nearby?

    Heritage Park Historical Village is a 127-acre historical park and only a seven-minute drive from Bel-Aire. This is the country’s second-largest living history museum and one of Calgary’s most visited tourist destinations. The park boasts over 55,000 artifacts, over 180 exhibits, various shows, and a chance to learn about the history and cultural traditions of the land on which the park stands.

  4. Will I feel safe here? What’s the crime like?

    According to, Bel-Aire has an exceptionally high livability score of 93. Unlike most other places, the year-over-year crime rate has not increased in this area. The total crime here is 74% lower than in the rest of Alberta. There is only a 1 in 60 chance of being a victim of crime here, which is 60% lower than the Canadian average.

  5. How long will it take me to get to the airport?

    There are three routes to get to Calgary International Airport, also known as YYC, from Bel-Aire. All three ways will get you to the airport in less than 30 minutes. The first trail is via AB-2 N and is often the fastest route (depending on traffic conditions). The second route is via Blackfoot Trail SE N and AB-2. The third route, which is the shortest in terms of distance, is via Macleod Trail and AB-2 N.


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