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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]



Bowness

Bowness Real Estate

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  • A 7006 Bowness Road NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4162706

    Main Photo: A 7006 Bowness Road NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4162706
    $299,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4162706
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    63 m2
    Newer renovated duplex - A great opportunity for a first time buyer or investors. Go upstairs in this bi-level to a very spacious living room area with corner wood burning fireplace. Living room opens to a south facing balcony through sliding patio. Newer laminate flooring throughout both main (except kitchen bathrooms which are lino) and lower levels. Formal dining room with entrance to a large country style kitchen. Kitchen features tons of cabinets and ample counter space. Window above the sink is a plus for additional lighting. There is plenty of room in the kitchen to add an island. Main level presents a half bath. Lower level features a huge master bedroom with plenty of closet space. Two more spacious bedrooms down all of which have large windows for lots of natural light. 4pc bath down all redone with ceramic tile around soaker tub that has a shower. This home is close to schools, dining and shopping (Safeway and Rona nearby). All exterior siding, fascia, eaves trough and downspouts including roof was done new recently for $30,000 on both sides of duplex. This is a must to see . Lots of value here for the price. 2 parking spaces in the back. More details
    DIAMOND REALTY & ASSOCIATES LTD.
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8535 47 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4161958

    Main Photo: 8535 47 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4161958
    • Lovely summer view! Landscaped and move-in ready
    • Welcome to brand new, modern & classy!
    • Open main floor, with lovely built in cabinetry throughout
    • 3 way fireplace offers cozy ambience to all areas of main floor
    • Brand new appliances
    • Modern & functional kitchen
    • Master with a fireplace, built in desk & cabinets
    • Spa-like ensuites in both bedrooms upstairs! Infloor heating!
    • Upper floor laundry, complete with window, sink & cupboards
    • Wet bar on lower level
    • Lower level bathroom is roughed in for a steam shower, has infloor heating
    $635,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4161958
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    162 m2
    Classy & sophisticated, this brand new 3 bedroom, custom built, fully finished home is ready for you to move in (with AB New Home Warranty)! Inviting open concept main floor features a stunning built in entertainment unit in living room, a 3-sided fireplace, beautiful engineered hardwood flooring & a kitchen with all of the upgrades & brand new appliances. Upstairs you will find 2 huge bedrooms, both with their own luxurious spa-like ensuite, including glass shower & heated tile flooring. The master features a built in wall unit & a cozy fireplace! The laundry room is also on this level. The lower level features a living room, wet bar, 3rd bedroom & another amazing bathroom (R/I for steam). Access to the back yard, and to the double detached garage, is through a mudroom with lovely cabinetry. With 9 foot ceilings on all levels, granite counters throughout & many custom upgrades, this home offers true luxury living. Located steps away from walking paths, dog parks, Bow River & Bowness Park- Welcome Home! More details
    CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7136 34 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4161875

    Main Photo: 7136 34 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4161875
    $524,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4161875
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    111 m2
    Huge 75x122 R-C2 lot with a lot of possibilities. Total of four bedrooms fully developed 1200sqft bungalow in need of a little TLC. Huge double detached plus lots of additional parking. Unobstructed views of C.O.P. and the hill side escarpment. Across from a Catholic school (Grade 1-9) and a short walk to two other schools. Easy access west to the mountains and only a short commute to downtown. Call today to be apart of the new building and rejuvenating area of Bowness! More details
    RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 4637 83 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4107965

    Main Photo: 4637 83 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS® # C4107965
    $595,000
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4107965
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    185 m2
    Welcome to West Bowness, Calgary! Uptown Trendy, Small Town Feel. Upcoming Neighbourhood, minutes from Downtown. Close to the River, Parks & Pathways, Stoney Trail, Canada Olympic Park and quick access to the West. MorCor Homes is now selling their 16th and 17th new builds in the Bowness Area. Fully Landscaped! This single family home is complete with upgraded medal clad vinyl windows, engineered hardwood flooring throughout main floor, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances. Custom cabinets with 9 ft island area with waterfall ends, 9 ft ceilings on all three levels, built in shelving, cabinets and barn doors, L.E.D. pot lights throughout, double detached 20x20 detached garage with 10ft ceiling. Retreat to the large master bedroom area complete with stand alone soaker tub and massive walk in closet area with custom shelving and drawers. Large patio area and private backyard, the list goes on and on. Call listing agent today to book your own private viewing. This home is priced to SELL! More details
    REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6119 32 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Land for sale : MLS® # C4161663

    Main Photo: 6119 32 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness Land for sale : MLS® # C4161663
    $575,500
    Land
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4161663
    YOU CAN BUILD UP TO 31 STACKED TOWNHOUSES ON THESE 3 LOTS (6119 32 Ave, 6120 and 6128 Bowoood Dr) - HUGE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. WILL PROVIDE PRELIMINARY PLANS. Fantastic Opportunity! M-C1 lot in Bowness. The buildings have been demo'd. Save on demo. You can build up to 10 units on this lot. Must be purchased with 6120 and 6128 Bowwood Dr NW for a total of 31 possible units pm 23,000+ sf. Best part of Bowness. Great location for a condo or townhouse project, or a combination of the two. Very close to Foothills Hospital, Market Mall, upscale Montgomery. Very accessible by highways and public transit, yet very scenic and close to parks, walks, bike ride paths. Price incl. GST which you'll be able to recoup via rebates. Was not affected by the flood of 2013. More details
    COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN CENTRAL
    PATRICK HOSPES
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Listing information last updated on January 22, 2018

 

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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