The city of Airdrie is situated approximately 32 kilometers to the north of the sprawling city of Calgary. Developed in 1889 originally as a railway village, Airdrie is now a large city in its own right although it has very close links with its neighbour; indeed, the boundary between the two cities is growing closer with every passing year. There are currently 38 communities in Airdrie spread out amongst four quadrants (much like Calgary itself) with a few of the newest neighbourhoods still under construction at present. There are also plans to add further communities, namely Bayview, Hillcrest, Windsong and Coopers Crossing to the city in 2011. Residents in Airdrie have the advantage of living a suburban lifestyle with all of the amenities they desire close at hand but still retain that small town, peaceful feel in the majority of the communities within its borders.
Airdrie has a lot to offer both the visitor and the resident with a lot of great, popular tourist attractions contained within the city limits. This includes the Bert Church Live Theater, the Nose Creek Valley Museum as well as the renowned annual Airdrie Pro-Rodeo event which has been running for over 40 years. There are plenty of parks, playgrounds and green open spaces allowing for great family living in the city. As well as this there are several recreational and fitness centers offering opportunities to indulge in the likes of hockey, soccer, ice skating, golf, ice hockey, badminton, bowling and swimming. The main thoroughfare linking Airdrie with Calgary is the Queen Elizabeth II Highway which allows visitors and residents to easily reach the city of Calgary as well as other hamlets and villages dotted around the city. This main link to Calgary lets travellers commute very easily to the larger Calgary International Airport, a simple journey which takes around 15 minutes from Airdrie itself (Airdrie does have its own small airport but there are not many scheduled flights).
One of the biggest advantages of living in Airdrie is the magnificent choice of shopping and retail options available for a small city. The CrossIron Mills Mall is the latest addition to the shopping experience having opened its doors in August 2009. The mall has over 200 retailers, many of which are well known brands who offer fantastic value for money. The design of the CrossIron Mills Mall is wonderfully unique with a lot of the influence in the architecture being taken from all of the best things about the province of Alberta. The interior of the mall has been separated into different areas such as the Sports, Ranch & Neighbourhood themes. As well as being a haven for shopping addicts, the mall has a variety of restaurants, cafes and even a large cinema complex.
Buying any of the Airdrie homes for sale will mean that you and your family will enjoy the feel of a small, vibrant town with the bonus of some larger city recreational facilities and shopping opportunities. There is a wide variety of property types available on the market including detached residential single family units, townhouses, condominiums and bungalows. Visit us at http://www.calgaryrealestate.pro/airdrie-real-estate.php to view all current MLS Listings.