Bel Aire Community Information
With a population of less than 500 at a median household income of $138,000 – one of Calgary’s highest – the neighborhood of Bel-Aire has grown from its original incarnation in the early 1960s to becoming an area well-known for its rustic charm, bodies of water, plentiful outdoor activities and unique amenities. Bel-Aire is nestled in between Elbow River and the Glenmore Reservoir to its east, Meadowland Park and Chinook to its west, and north of Mayfair. The neighborhood contains some of the most sought-after properties in all of Calgary with a collection of upscale estates populated amongst the throws of nature and an exquisite riverfront. The region is peppered with recreational opportunities that make it a popular destination for not only tourists but also for many of Calgary’s families who wish to make a venture out into the outdoor playground.
Bel-Aire’s public school students attend Chinook Park Elementary, Elboya Junior High, and Henry Wise Wood Senior High School. Catholic school students are equipped to attend St. Augustine Elementary and Junior High, St. Matthew Junior High, and Bishop Grandin Senior High School. The neighborhood also plays host to the Christopher Robin private school, attended by not only some of Bel-Aire’s finest but with attendees from surrounding communities as well.
Real estate in Bel-Aire ranges from upscale $1 million dollar properties to those that list for up to $12 million. The sophisticated community design accommodates views of the Rocky Mountains, the Elbow River, and the City of Calgary, making it a luxurious area to call home. The Chinook Centre – Calgary’s largest enclosed shopping centre – is located within five minutes of Bel-Aire and contains a vast array of businesses, over 250 stores, and a major theatre complex. There’s never a shortage of activity in Bel-Aire and its surrounding area. For those who need to commute to the downtown core, it’s only six kilometres away and is easily accessible through some of Calgary’s finest routeways.
Calgary Transit offers high quality transportation with several stops spread out on Elbow Drive with drivers ready and willing to take a resident to anywhere they wish to travel to in the city.
With numerous open spaces, bike paths, and with accessibility to local shops and nearby grocers, the neighborhood is excellent for families or professionals who wish to invest in a high-scale property. Bel-Aire has indefinite opportunities to explore in nearly every direction with dozens of groomed green spaces, a vast landscape, and a sense of luxury that laces every aspect of the community.