Manchester Real Estate Listings and Information
Alyth/Bonnybrook/Manchester is predominantly industrial, with an emerging residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary. Manchester lies east of Macleod Trail, south of 34 Avenue with Cemetery Hill to the north. This vibrant, inner city community has become very attractive to new residents, largely because of its close proximity to downtown and major transportation routes.
Alyth/Bonnybrook/Manchester is home to only about 550 residents, the majority of whom reside in Manchester. More than half of the housing in Manchester is condominiums and apartments, and most are rental properties. Single family homes are currently in the minority but with an average selling price of well over $500,000. With its increasing popularity, however, a redevelopment plan is in place for this dynamic community, which will see the addition of more condominium projects, parks, green spaces, pedestrian areas and other amenities.
There are many other reasons for the growth in popularity of Manchester than just its great location. There are numerous recreational opportunities as well with the extensive Bow River pathway system nearby and the Windsor Park Community Association which has a community centre that offers a variety of year round sports and other programs. Other amenities include tennis and basketball courts and a skating rink. The community association also hosts a number of fun annual events such as their Family Day Carnival and a summer barbeque.
Almost next door is the Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames. This 17,000 seat venue also hosts concerts, and many sports and other events year round. And the world famous annual Calgary Exhibition and Stampede held annually each July is but a stone’s throw away from Manchester!
While Manchester itself does not currently have any schools within the community, there are many options for families with school-age children. Designated elementary schools include Elboya (Fr.), William Reid (Fr.), St. Augustine (Fr.) and St. Gerard. Junior High schools are Elboya (Fr.), St. Augustine, and Ecole St. Matthew (Fr.). Henry Wisewood, Western Canada (Fr.) and Bishop Grandin are designated senior high schools for Manchester.
For those wanting a small, inner-city community with charm, and lots of amenities without all the hassles of suburban living, then Manchester is a great choice with a great future!
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