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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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  • 7415 36 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130545

    Main Photo: 7415 36 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130545
    $450,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4130545
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,345 sq. ft.
    Investor or first time home buyer alert! This cute home is situated on an over sized R-C2 lot on a quiet street. When you first enter the home you are greeted by warm laminate flooring, a large dining room with tasteful wallpaper that opens up to the good sized living room. The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, butcher block counter tops and gas stove. The main floor is complete with a bedroom, a sun room that is currently being used as an office and an attached one car garage. The upstairs has 2 more big bedrooms. The backyard is massive! It has room for RV parking and is well manicured. There is a fire pit with tons of sitting room for those chilly summer evenings! Don't miss this great opportunity! Call today for your private viewing. More details
    CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8615 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130442

    Main Photo: 8615 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130442
    $1,080,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4130442
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,666 sq. ft.
    Custom Built Estate Home on Vast Picturesque Lot - A rare Calgary opportunity, here’s a unique sophisticated home nestled in a private natural setting. The lot’s about 1/3 acre & backs onto treed environmental reserve. Carefully developed, the property blends urban savoir faire with natural splendor. Elegant décor & quality finish throughout. Open concept main is superb day-to-day to major entertaining. Fabulous chef’s kitchen opens to living & dining rms. Vaulted ceiling, celestial chandelier, rock fireplace. Banks of windows render natural light & scenic yard view. The sunny walk-out patio/terrace is something to behold. Sit back, relax…host big gatherings. Master bedrm on main with deluxe ensuite. Den, powder rm & laundry. Upper has inner balcony, 3 more bedrms, one with deck. Graceful 2nd bath, barn-door shower. 2 furnaces, 200 amp elec, sound-surround, over-size att garage, underground wiring. Meticulously planned & attention to detail inside/out. It’s all here! More details
    CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7719 36 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130336

    Main Photo: 7719 36 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130336
    $289,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4130336
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    692 sq. ft.
    Welcome Home! Excellent Half Duplex located in the highly desired NW community of Bowness. Situated on a Beautiful tree lined street only moments away from schools, shopping, transit and Bowness Park. This well maintained 3 bedroom home features a large open kitchen, spacious living room with cozy wood burning fireplace, 4 piece bath plus powder room. Living room features large patio doors opening up to a quaint balcony. Enjoy the private, sunny south backyard. Brand New (2016) rolled roof approx $9,000 value with 5 year warranty! Short commute to downtown, close to COP, 2 hospitals and easy access west to the mountains! No condo fees here!! Great for a first time home buyer! Call for your private viewing today! More details
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6431 32 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130162

    Main Photo: 6431 32 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130162
    $369,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4130162
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    735 sq. ft.
    VERY QUIET LOCATION FOR THIS BOWNESS BUNGALOW FAMILY HOME!!! CLOSE TO SO MANY AMMIENTIES AND CONVIENTLY LOCATED NEAR 16TH AVE NW. MODERN KITCHEN, NEW LARGE WINDOWS THROUGH OUT THIS HOUSE. INCREDIBLY LARGE 50X120 LOT WITH DECK, FULLY FENCED. MECHANICS DREAM DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE 22X24 WITH 220 WIRING.THIS HOME IS MOVE IN READY AND AN INCREDIBLY RARE FIND AT THIS PRICE. More details
    URBAN-REALTY.ca
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8102 47 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130006

    Main Photo: 8102 47 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS(r) # C4130006
    $309,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4130006
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,039 sq. ft.
    ATTENTION Investors! Incredible opportunity to own a 6 bedroom 2 bath home on a CORNER lot in desirable Bowness! This duplex bungalow has a large SOUTH-facing front deck. The open main floor has a GENEROUS great rm, good sized dining area, & kitchen w/ newer white appliances. THREE bedrooms on the main floor plus a full 4-pce bath w/ a NEWER soaker tub & toilet. Main floor laundry w/ NEWER front-load washer & dryer. A SEPARATE side entrance provides access to the THREE bed, 1 bath illegal BASEMENT SUITE w/ a full kitchen, living rm, & dining area! The kitchen has NEWER appliances plus the bathroom has a new toilet & sink. Separate laundry w/ NEWER washer & dryer. NEW ROOF in 2013 & new furnace in 2007. Double detached garage, insulated & HEATED. Low maintenance back yard. More details
    RHINOREALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
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Listing information last updated on July 27, 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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