Looking for an escape? Want to get away from city life without actually being secluded from the city? Walden is the place for you! Walden is a growing community in South East Calgary, with town homes or single family homes you will surely find the right fit. What are the pros and cons, you might be wondering? Let’s take a look.
Let’s start with cons:
Walden is directly south of Chaparral on MacLeod Trail, which means it is a pretty far commute from downtown. Furthermore, it is right off of MacLeod Trail, which is under road construction currently that seems to be moving slowly. Shawnessy is the nearest shopping plaza that has everything you could really need, however, because of the road construction on MacLeod, it can be a bit frustrating to traverse through. Though, once all of the construction clears up most of the cons for the Walden community will disappear!
Now for the pros:
Despite Walden sitting on the ever-busy MacLeod Trail, it is easy to get to Deerfoot Trail, Stoney Trail, and Highway 2 as alternative options to get into the city. If you’re not big on driving, there are options for public transportation as well.
As a new development, Walden’s homes feature more modern looking architecture and designs, with clean lines and a simple look. The builders in Walden, such as Cardel Homes and Homes by Avi, are creating a modern twist for this new community. Houses in Walden are modern looking colourful, rather than just neutral and “cookie cutter”. The variation in home sizes in Walden make it a great place to downsize or to grow a family in a safe, suburban community.
The amenities in Walden are plentiful and include a new Save on Foods, a number of different banks, fast food places, a gas station and more. If you happen to travel outside of Walden, to Shawnessy, the shopping and entertainment opportunities seem endless.
Bordering on the opposite side of Walden is the Bow River Valley. There are plenty of reasons to get outside here; on walking paths or bike paths in the valley, or you can run and play in the soccer or baseball fields. There is no short for outdoor activities in Walden — just you hop on to Highway 2, and off you are driving straight to the mountains.
Walden is a perfect up-and-coming community for anyone looking to live in quiet suburbia that isn’t too far outside of the bumping city.
Kayleigh Demosky is a finance major at the University of Calgary. Demosky is also a co-founder for the Calgary-based start-up company, The DigiHand.