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Bowness, Calgary

City area: NW

Bowness is a community district in west Calgary. It was an autonomous town until 1963, when it was amalgamated by Calgary.

 

The neighbourhood is bordered by the Bow River on the north and east, 16th Avenue on the south, and Stoney Trail on the west. Immediately over the river to the east lies the community of Montgomery, itself an autonomous town until Calgary amalgamated it in 1963.

 

On the northwest end of the community is one of Calgary's most popular parks, Bowness Park. The park sits between the Bow River and a lagoon, and is popular for picnics, summer sports, ice skating in the winter, and boating. It is also part of the city's large pedestrian pathway network. To the south-east, it is bordered by Edworthy Park.

 

Bowness is represented in the Calgary City Council by Ward 1

The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[3]



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  • 8352 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138845

    Main Photo: 8352 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138845
    $569,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4138845
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,635 sq. ft.
    Great opportunity to live on one of the best streets in Bowness on 100ft by 120ft corner lot with mature trees RV parking, single detached garage, extra parking is also available on the front driveway New roof, siding, and windows. A large deck surrounding the majority of the property. The sunny main floor features new flooring, fresh paint, updated kitchen, gas range, fireplace, master bedroom and office space. Partially finished lower level features two bedrooms and four piece bathroom. Only minutes to Calgary’s Iconic Bowness Park, COP, schools, shopping, restaurants, public transportation, dog parks and river paths. The renovations in progress will not be completed before possession plans available More details
    PROPERTY SOLUTIONS REAL ESTATE GROUP INC.
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 4644 83 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138908

    Main Photo: 4644 83 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138908
    $429,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4138908
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    724 sq. ft.
    Super location in rejuvenating Bowness! This comfortable 2 bedroom bungalow sits on a 50' R-C2 lot. Located two blocks from Angel's Drive In, and a 15 minute walk to Bowness Park and the Bow River! New professional office sprouting up along 85th st, allow for even more amenities to serve you. Close the Bownesian grocery store, schools, Girl Guide and Scouts hall. This neighbourhood is finally coming into it's own, with development and improvements almost everywhere you look. You can buy and enjoy this comfortable home for years, then either develop or sell later when values increase. Security system package available. TELUS Fibre Drop ready. Seller does not warrant garage nor outbuildings. More details
    CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 5 4636 73 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138900

    Main Photo: 5 4636 73 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138900
    $219,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4138900
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    622 sq. ft.
    Very affordable three bedroom townhouse highlited by only $150/month condo fees. Control your own utilities by your own self contained individual furnace and hot water tank. Gleaming hardwood flooring in the living room, patio doors to good sized balcony, large country kitchen and dining area, main floor laundry, and 1 1/2 baths. Possession can be 15 days. Close to shopping,transportation, a short walk to the river and Bowmont park, and close to schools. Good value and priced to sell! More details
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7825A 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138760

    Main Photo: 7825A 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138760
    $299,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4138760
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    867 sq. ft.
    This 1/2 duplex has great potential. Excellent floor plan with L-shaped living / dining room with cozy wood burning fireplace, country style kitchen, two spacious bedrooms and one 4-piece bath. Living room has a balcony to enjoy the outdoors and newer laminate flooring throughout on main. Basement has two bedrooms developed, and a roughed in bathroom ready to complete. The balance of downstairs has been framed, and there is extra insulation in basement walls. Hot water tank approx. 2 years old. South back yard is fenced and there is room for two vehicles. Nice location! More details
    RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 203 BOW Grove NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138685

    Main Photo: 203 BOW Grove NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4138685
    $414,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4138685
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,519 sq. ft.
    ARRIVE at Bowness to a BRAND NEW HOME that offers everything you're looking for. Certified BUILTGREEN, The SAGE Interior model is a Fully Finished 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths, DOUBLE ATTACHED HEATED GARAGE! The Spacious Main Floor layout will accommodate Large Family gatherings PERFECT for Entertaining! Quartz countertops with undermount sinks in the Kitchen and Baths, High-End Stainless Steel appliance package, Washer and Dryer, splatter coated ceilings, 2" Faux Wood Blinds, beautiful wide plank laminate flooring and Contemporary finishings throughout. Enjoy your large balcony with gas-line for BBQ extending your living space with VIEWS of the COP.Close to parks, walkways, transit, shops, school, and the Bow River make this Townhome the Perfect place to call Home! QUICK POSSESSION INCENTIVE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!! Call Today for Your Private Viewing! **PHOTOS are of SHOWHOME, colours and specifications may vary** ONLY 2 LEFT AT THIS PRICE!! More details
    RE/MAX COMPLETE REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
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Listing information last updated on September 21, 2017

 

The Bow Valley, where Bowness is situated, has been occupied by native peoples since the end of the last ice age, around 10.500 years ago. Archeological evidence shows that the Nitsitapii (Blackfoot) have been in the area for over a thousand years, with StoneyCree and Tsuu T'ina peoples arriving from the sixteenth century onwards. Non-natives reached the region in the late 1700s, after which native populations began to decline rapidly, due to epidemics and the decimation of the bison herds on which they depended. In 1877, the Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Tsuu T'ina and Stoney First Nations signed Treaty 7, accepting to live on reserves that covered some of their traditional hunting grounds.[4]

At about the same time Treaty 7 was signed, the Dominion Land Survey was done, making it easier to lease or sell land in the west of Canada. The area which is now Bowness was leased for a while by the Cochrane Ranche Company, from 1883. It was then bought and sold several times over the next few decades. Two of these sales were important for the subsequent history of Bowness. In 1890–91 Thomas Stone and Jasper M. Richardson purchased the land. They started the Bowness Ranche and built a ranch house whose stables and barns were on an island in the river which is now Bowness Park. The name Bowness was apparently chosen by Stone, who had enjoyed visiting Bowness-on-Windermere in the English Lake District before coming to Canada.[5]

The second sale of note was in 1908, to John Hextall, an English solicitor. Calgary, just six miles to the east, was booming at the time and Hextall envisioned turning Bowness into an exclusive residential suburb “in a natural scenic setting of great beauty”.[6] In 1911, he subdivided part of the ranch, built a bridge, and got the City of Calgary to run its streetcar line across the bridge into his development, which he called Bowness Estates. In return, he donated two islands on the Bow to the City, for use as a park, now known as Bowness Park. (This arrangement is strikingly similar to one made in 1909 to develop the Glenora suburb of Edmonton.)

Despite an aggressive advertising campaign, and improvements such as the building of a golf course and club house, only a handful of lots were sold. There was a downturn in the economy and then World War I broke out in 1914, and Hextall himself died the same year. After the war, Bowness languished, although Bowness Park was extremely popular with Calgarians, who came in the thousands on the street-car. Some small farms were established and enough lots sold to justify building a school in 1932, some stores, and in 1934 a post office. Marty Wood, the famous rodeo cowboy, arrived with his family in 1940 or 1941, and attended Bowness School. His parents opened riding stables on Chinook (now 34th.) Avenue. Of note also was the use of a large field near the park, the Bowness Flying Field, as Calgary's first commercial airport. It was managed by Fred McCall, a Canadian wartime flying ace, who flew mostly sightseeing flights to Banff and around the area throughout the twenties.

Bowness began to take off again after World War II, when the government provided 48 one acre plots to returning veterans, in an area known as the Soldiers' Settlement. Schools and churches were built and in 1947 two theatres were opened to serve the growing population. In 1948, Bowness became a village. A volunteer fire brigade was formed, a fire hall built, and other public services provided. The status of town was achieved in 1952, with John Mackintosh being elected as the first mayor of the Town of Bowness.

Finally, the town of Bowness was amalgamated into the City of Calgary in 1963.[7][8]

Since Bowness was amalgamated, it has had to cope with a number of social issues. In part due to its origins as an autonomous community, Bowness is home to both wealthy and disadvantaged residents and is more socioeconomically diverse[2] than many of Calgary's newest suburban neighborhoods. This diversity has contributed to some socioeconomic problems in the community (including crime[9]). An example of this socioeconomic diversity can be seen in the difference in housing stock between the high-priced homes and properties along the Bow River, and the less expensive, former military housing just a few blocks away.

 

Like many older Calgary neighbourhoods, Bowness is experiencing gentrification with the renovation and reconstruction of some of the housing and commercial properties. For example, between 2006 and 2010 the commercial properties along "Main Street" Bowness have undergone renovation and revitalization including the Former Bowness Hotel Site (now called Hextall Place)[10] and the Bow Cycle Building.

 

Bowness is home to a number of unique annual events including the Lions Club Stampede Parade and Breakfast[11] held the first weekend of Stampede; the Tour de Bowness[12] held at the end of July; and the Harvest Fair[13] held the second weekend in September.

 

Content derived from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowness,_Calgary

 

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