Lake Bonavista Community
The communities of Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonaventure were developed in the late 1970s during the last "boom" and are the real estate jewels in Calgary. In a city where open water is rate, developers built these two artificial lakes, built recreational facilities into them and around them, and opened these facilities up for the area's residents. The proven success of these communities in both the initial and the resale markets paved the way for other such developments, further south in Sundance and in the northwest in Arbour Lake. Access to the Deerfoot Trail from the community makes downtown and the city's airport quickly accessible.
Lake Bonavista Real Estate
Lake Bonavista is a very affordable community in Calgary's consistently appreciating housing market. Homes in Lake Bonavista are generally in the mid-price range even though many were built recently. Be sure to check out Lake Bonavista's selection of excellent homes before values in this neighborhood catch up with the rest of the city.
If you're interested in buying or selling a home in Lake Bonavista and would like an update on the most recent activity, contact us via this website or call 877-232-1032.
The area is mature and has elementary and junior high schools for both school boards. High school students, though have a short commute to the nearest schools. There is a public library (shaped like a pyramid) to the east of Southcentre Mall. The LRT makes the University of Calgary, SAIT and ACAD very accessible.
The small Lake Bonavista shopping Centre provides most shopping amenities, and Macleod Trail provides a number of "category killer" big box stores to meet almost every need. The upscale Avenida Mall is on Macleod Trail, the more budget-minded Deer Valley Mall is on Bow Bottom Trail, and Southcentre, the largest mall in the area is just north of Anderson Rd.
The area's recreation is very much focused on the two lakes (and homeowners pay recreation fees to the community association based on their proximity to the lakes). Just north of Anderson Road is the Family Leisure Centre, a fully-equipped recreational facility which also includes a wave pool. North of Anderson are two golf clubs, Willow Park and Maple Ridge. There are several cinemas along MacLeod Trail including Canyon Meadows, Southland (note: Southcentre's cinema recently closed) and the new Famous Players Coliseum just south of Fish Creek.
Golfing Close By:
- Willow Park Golf & Country Club- Private
- Maple Ridge Golf Club - Public
Lake Bonavista Real Estate Statistics*
|Previous Week||Previous Month||Year To Date|
|Avg List Price
|Avg List Price
|Current Listings in the Calgary community of Lake Bonavista :||31|
|Current Listings in Calgary :||4,838|
|Current Listings in Calgary and Surrounding Area:||9,431|
|Recent Calgary and Surrounding Area MLS® Stats|
|New Listings in Past 14 Days:||1,868|
|Price Reductions in Past 14 Days:||2,605|
Last Updated: May 21, 2013, 2:00 am
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