Should you Retire in Calgary?

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Should you Retire in Calgary?

Where the foothills of the mighty Rockies meet the rolling plains of Alberta, you’ll find Calgary – an ever-growing metropolis boasting a population of well over a million people. The firs Canadian city to ever hold the Winter Olympics, Calgary has an outstanding reputation for its sunshine, world famous Stampedes, and impressive rate of economic growth.

Calgary Senior Housing benefits tremendously from the incredible infrastructure which calls this city home. A major business hub serving the nation, Calgary is second only to Toronto when it comes to hosting regional and international corporate headquarters. Seniors enjoy easy access to the amenities which have accompanied this influx of prosperity – including Calgary’s world-class skyway network, which allows residents to access the services and businesses of downtown Calgary without ever needing to set foot outside. It’s an enormous help during the colder seasons, especially if extreme weather is something you’d just as well avoid.

Home to four major hospitals, Calgary has ample medical resources to provide top-notch acute and paediatric care to local residents – including the Foothills Medical Centre, the largest facility of its kind in the province. Additional resources such as the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute are also accessible to those with specialized conditions.

Frequently ranked as one of the best places to live on the continent, Calgary also enjoys a top-tier reputation for being one of the safest cities in the world. A wonderful environment for retirement, Calgary offers a diverse array of recreational and cultural opportunities – including dining and shopping in the exciting Forest Lawn district, musicals at the South Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and a myriad of local performances from the city’s amazing variety of marching bands.

If you’re looking for a great destination for your next day excursion or weekend getaway, Calgary can offer you several enticing options:

 

Banff

An easy drive from nearby Calgary, Banff has been offering visitors its spectacular vistas and unsurpassed natural beauty since 1885. Visitors to this splendid region will be treated to a cacophony of mountainside resorts and tourist attractions. Located near the junction where the Bow and Spray Rivers meet, Banff is your gateway to hot springs, mountain paths, and lush forest valleys. You can ski a few runs at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, or plan some good old fashioned relaxation at one of Banff’s five-star hotels.

 

Canmore

About 80 kilometers west of Calgary, you’ll find an enchanting municipality called Canmore. This scenic town of twelve-and-a-half thousand has been known to host more than a few Hollywood film crews. You’ve probably seen Canmore a few times in recent movies – including Legends of the Fall, Snow Dogs, and Mystery, Alaska. Actors aren’t the only famous people to have fallen in love with this place. Music legends such as Arlo Guthrie and Ry Cooder have been spotted visiting this quaint community, to enjoy the festivities at Canmore’s outstanding annual Folk Music festival.  

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Written by Josh Byer
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