Thinking of moving to Airdrie from Ontario? Right now, we are seeing such an influx of buyers from other provinces and the reason seems to be affordability. Airdrie is a fantastic family-oriented city that thrives on its resident’s love for shopping locally. If you’re looking for a little more info on what Airdrie is like to live in, search no further!
We have great schools located in family-oriented subdivisions (Bayside, Canals, Woodside, Hillcrest, Coopers Crossing, Ravenswood, Kings Heights, Reunion, Sagewood, Thorburn, Meadowbrook, and so many others).
If you’ve dreamed of your children being able to walk to school, this is the place. With speed limits of 30 km/ hour on residential streets, children can safely walk to school, and worries over busy intersections are pretty rare. There are French-speaking schools here, public, Christian, and Catholic options as well as a private school.
Several prominent builders in the area are extremely reputable and build long-lasting quality homes. Of course, your local Airdrie agent can guide you in the right direction. Some of these include Genesis Builders Group, McKee Homes, Trico, Shane Homes, and NuVista. Often, they have tell-tale custom touches that a Realtor familiar with the area will recognize (like us).
Airdrie has experienced a ton of growth in the last ten years and most of the homes built here have gone up in the last twenty years. You are mostly dealing with newer homes and functional floor plans.
Accessible via Highway 2, Airdrie is a relatively painless commute to Downtown Calgary. Typically, during peak hours, you are only in bumper-to-bumper traffic for a few exits.
Shopping-wise, we have major name-brand stores like Wal-Mart, Superstore, Safeway, and Sobeys. There is also a Costco about ten minutes away (and it’s a pretty quiet one!). On a more local side, we have Homegrown Pantry, which showcases many local options for food, decor, and toiletries. We also have The Store Upstairs which has great women’s clothes and some great gift options. There are too many local shops to name, and they are all worth exploring.
Food-wise, we also have some great options.
Ferraro Truly Italian makes their noodles from scratch and their Foccacia and tomatoes are deadly good. Main Street BBQ offers some amazing smoked meat options, don’t even get me started on their pork belly! If you love a good burger, Abe’s Diner should not be missed. We also have some great sushi, Vietnamese, and Chinese food restaurants.
If you like beer, we have three breweries in town to quench your thirst. Fitzsimmons, 948, and Balzac Brewing keep us watered year-round. If you’re more of a wine -lover, Highlander Wine is the place to go. They have so many choices and the staff knows what they’re talking about.
Airdrie also has a minor league Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball Association. Youth sports are an integral part of our community and we have some pretty great teams!
A Farmer’s Market typically opens in April/May and brings so many locally produced goods.
Supremely located you are close to the Calgary Airport and the mountains are only a quick trek away!
If you have any questions about why Airdrie is a fantastic place to live, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are your local experts and are happy to guide out-of-province buyers so they are able to make the very best choice for their families!