Chestermere Real Estate
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Chestermere, formerly known as Chestermere Lake, is a small community just outside of Calgary. With its close proximity to one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Chestermere provides the best of both worlds to its residents: easy access to the amenities of city life while still living a quaint, small-town lifestyle away from the general urban sprawl. The town boasts an active community calendar that includes both summer and winter festivals. This, coupled with the natural attraction of Chestermere Lake, means that residents can always keep busy with activities.
History of Chestermere
Chestermere Lake, a 750-acre lake fed by the Bow River, was built in the 1880s by the Canadian Pacific Railway and is surrounded on 3 sides by the town of Chestermere. Initially used for agriculture and irrigation, the lake is currently used for recreational purposes. In the summer, Chestermere Lake is popular for enthusiasts of water sports that include fishing, swimming, wakeboarding, and windsurfing while the lake is full of skaters in the winter. The recreational opportunities, along with the close proximity to Calgary, have led to significant community growth in recent years. Chestermere has grown by over 300% in the past 10 years, evolving from a lakeside summer village to a dynamic, recreational oasis for over 16,000 residents.
In Chestermere, you’ll discover several charming communities including Westcreek, Paradise Meadow, Westermere Estates, The Cove, and Rainbow Falls. The many communities offer a wide variety of homes and lots in all different shapes and sizes. Lots can range from sprawling acreages to small, low-maintenance lots. In general, however, the lot sizes in this town are much larger than what you could expect for the same money in Calgary.
Whether you are searching for a single-family Chestermere home, a townhouse, a loft, or a condo, you’ll find them all here with prices ranging from $200,000 to $1 million and more. The wide choice of available options attracts home buyers from all walks of life from singles to young families to empty nesters.
Chestermere offers homes in both mature, established communities as well as newly developed neighbourhoods and multi-family complexes. Homes here are well-built and visually pleasing. The highly coveted but often available lakefront homes are available for anyone that wants full-time access to the recreational activities offered by the lake.
Amenities in the Chestermere Area
Residents of Chestermere can enjoy small-town, cottage-like living all year round in this picturesque lake-front community. In addition to the lake, the town has an 18-hole golf course and is home to the Calgary Yacht Club. Bike enthusiasts love it here since the town is connected to the Calgary Bike System and boasts its own BMX park.
Despite recent growth, Chestermere has remained a tight-knit town with community activities, schools, shops, and other services located within the town. The increasing population has resulted in the addition of big box stores, indoor sports complexes, and several shopping plazas scattered throughout the town. The largest and most popular shopping venue is Chestermere Station on the west bank of the lake.
Chestermere is part of the Rocky View School Division and has 3 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. The town also provides for alternate education through the Rocky View Learning Connection.
With its close proximity to Calgary, its recreational and educational opportunities, and a seemingly endless supply of housing options, Chestermere is a delightful, small-town community with big-time amenities. Investing in a Chestermere home is a step in the right direction for anyone that wants to live life to the fullest in a nurturing environment of community spirit.
Chestermere Listings Summary
Chestermere - Town vs. Region Stats
Avg Price in Chestermere: $628,200 / Region Avg $626,300
Avg Sq. Ft. in Chestermere: 2,046 / Region Avg 2,043
Avg Price per/sqft in Chestermere:$307 / Region Avg $307
Avg Walkscore in Chestermere: 15 / Region Avg 15
Avg Year Built in Chestermere: 2008 / Region Avg 2008
Avg Days on Website in Chestermere: 41 / Region Avg 41