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Conveniently situated less than 15 km north of Calgary, Airdrie is a rapidly growing city that boasts some of the most modern and affordable homes for sale in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor.

Alberta’s best-kept secret is a secret no more. A sparsely populated, seldom-traversed city of just 20,000 people in the year 2001, Airdrie saw its population mushroom to nearly 50,000 by 2014. Evidently word got out that low crime rates, a perfect location on Calgary’s doorstep, well-respected schools, and low taxes all combine to make this once-overlooked community a pretty darn perfect place to call home after all.

With the massive influx of new residents, an abundance of new real estate has sprouted up, and Airdrie now includes several high-quality master-planned communities filled with sleek, ultramodern homes for sale. If you’re in the market for a spacious, recently constructed home surrounded by parks, ponds, and trails, you’re in luck. Other types of homes for sale in Airdrie include quaint, historic ranches, budget-minded townhomes and terraces, spacious villas, and new-age cookie cutters. Whether your idea of a dream home is a manor house or a McMansion, a cozy bungalow or a sprawling split-level, you’ll find options galore in the Airdrie MLS listings.

Hardly a mere bedroom community without an economic pulse, Airdrie has experienced not just residential growth in recent years but a boom in business activity as well. The manufacturing, transportation, logistics, environmental studies, and technical services industries play prevalent roles in the local economy, while numerous business parks have popped up in Airdrie as well in the post-Y2K years. Considering the business tax in Airdrie is a whopping 0 dollars and 0 cents, it’s easy to see why.

Heading into Calgary? Save your vehicle for daytrips to the Canadian Rockies and hop aboard the recently launched InterCity Express instead. If you need a local lift, meanwhile, the Airdrie Transit buses are at your disposal. The city also operates a Dial-A-Bus service that will pick you up, at the bus stop of your choosing, outside of regular ICE hours.

Airdrie is home to a variety of unique neighborhoods, each with its own special brand of charm. For those in search of a starter home, townhouse, or condo in Airdrie, check out neighbourhoods like Luxstone, Jenson, or Windsong.

Family-friendly neighbourhoods nestled among parks, trials, and ball fields, meanwhile, include Canals, Prairie Springs, Williamstown, and Reunion.

Airdrie Meadows is situated a stone’s throw from the downtown core and features a variety of affordable single-family detached homes, townhouses, and condominium complexes. If you’re on the hunt for a quality home that won’t break your bankroll – you have to keep some greenbacks in reserve for Flames season tickets, you know – the Meadows is the way to go. Other areas that feature some of the most attractive yet affordable homes for sale in Airdrie include Silvercreek, Stonegate, and Willowbrook.

Will only the best of the best suffice for you and yours? If so, look no further than the upscale Waterstone community on the edge of Nose Creek Park. Other areas that many consider the crème de la crème of Airdrie neighbourhoods include Cooper’s Crossing, Bayside (featuring a 5-acre neighbourhood lake) and Fairways, a golf course community that includes a combination of small-scale, mid-sized, and gargantuan homes built around 2005. Thorburn, meanwhile, is an affluent lake community dotted with large estates situated around walking paths, trails, and picnic areas.

Do you prefer a home chock-full of yesteryear’s charm? The Old Town area, situated between Jensen and the Meadows, consists largely of well-maintained homes from the early 1900s and others built in the 1960s.

Residents throughout the Calgary region know Airdrie as the sight of the legendary Festival of Lights each holiday season. But Airdrie has much more to offer than lit-up Christmas sculptures and animated reindeer displays. In addition to numerous parks, trails, sports fields, and campgrounds, the city is site of the eclectic Bert Church Live Theatre, which hosts thespians and musical acts from all over the globe. Nose Creek Valley Museum, meanwhile, which showcases exhibits and artifacts of the town’s original settlers, is a must-see whether you’re a history buff or a casual observer.

Of course, living in Airdrie essentially means you live in Calgary. Hop in your car or aboard the ICE bus and within half an hour you can be strolling the streets of downtown Calgary and venue-hopping among a multitude of museums, galleries, theatres, public squares, music venues, and other cultural attractions. Residents of Airdrie tend to identify strongly with Calgary’s professional sporting franchises as well – the city is Flames Country without a doubt – and many Airdrie residents make frequent trips into C-Town to watch the puck drop and the elbows fly.

In addition to the Festival of Lights display, the city presents numerous annual festivals and celebrations that draw crowds from all over the region. The Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival in June is a golden opportunity to sample libations ranging from porters to pinots, while the Family Fall Fair promises to entertain young and old alike. And how do you feel about watching a raging bull trying desperately to buck a cowboy off his back and into oblivion? If you enjoy it, you’re in luck, as Airdrie hosts an annual pro rodeo that draws crowds of 10,000-plus. The 5-day event also features live music, junior rodeo events, and activities for kids.