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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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  • 8336 BOWNESS Road NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210838

    Main Photo: 8336 BOWNESS Road NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210838
    • Side Entrance to the House with RV Parking Space and Lawn cared with underground Sprinkle System
    • Large Oak Kitchen with Ceramic tile flooring
    • imagine yourself dining or Reading book in this gorgeous Deck
    • Open Concept Kitchen with large Dinning Area
    • Large Window - tones of light to living room
    $455,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4210838
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,087 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the lovingly preserved over 1087 sqft character Raised bungalow experiencing numerous updates throughout the years! Excellent family home, Located in Heart of Bowness, Manicured Massive Backyard Home waiting for you to enjoy the vegetable Gardening area of 8'x16'. You can't believe this, Only within 5 min Walking Distance to School, Church, Amenities, Resturants, and Parks. Lots of recent upgrades, New roof for house & Garage, Landscaping with underground Sprinkle system, Freshly Painted, Fenced Lot, Alarm system, Furnace in Garage (Studio),Renovated Full Bathrooms, Main floor includes large Open Oak kitchen with dining area, open to gorgeous & spacious covered Deck, living room with new Hardwood flooring and 3 beds & 4 piece bath. Lower level has a Separate Entrance includes a wet bar (220 amp outlet available to add a stove to the suite), 2 additional Bedrooms, 4 piece bath and plenty of storage. Not in Flooding Zone at all. This is a must see home, call us to book your private showing! More details
    Listed by CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 4707 70 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210761

    Main Photo: 4707 70 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210761
    $339,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4210761
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,041 sq. ft.
    Bungalow in a really quiet part of Bowness, R-C2 Treed lot. It is Rental ready if you are not ready to build. Two Bedroom , Basement is a dry concrete dug-out for Furnace & Water tank. Build your dream home or split the lot with permission and build possible stacked townhomes. New builds on both sides. Corner Treed and fenced Lot. There is a back lane and property could be accessed from lane. Single attached garage, updated electric panel, Roof 2009, hot water tank 2005/6. Wood burning brick fireplace. This is a really nice part of Bowness with a fair amount of new development coming in. 15 minutes to Downtown, Close enough to Bowness Park, Schools, COP, Bowriver Pathway, Highway 1 to the mountains. More details
    Listed by REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8646 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210704

    Main Photo: 8646 48 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4210704
    $1,250,000
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4210704
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,322 sq. ft.
    This 2100 sq. ft. bungalow with loft offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Its established landscaping and wide, welcoming front entry warmly greets visitors. Once inside, this home boasts amazing lofted ceilings, allowing for tonnes of light to flow into and through its spaces. It features a curved staircase, hot tub, and a single car garage with a large parking pad. A walk-up basement allows easy access to the outdoors. With plenty of room to add your custom touches, this house offers a bold invitation to make it into the home of your family’s dreams. Located in the thriving NW community of Bowness, you’ll have year-round access to well-maintained trails, public skating, and the beautiful Bow River. This property backs onto the Bowness lagoon so an active lifestyle is, literally, just outside your door. Its proximity to the downtown core is only paralleled by its proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Call today and make an appointment to see this great property! LIVE simply. LIVE Bowness. More details
    Listed by SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CANADA
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6427 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4209174

    Main Photo: 6427 33 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4209174
    $299,900
    Detached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4209174
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    797 sq. ft.
    Renovate and hold or build your dream home! Great potential on this 50x120 R-C1 lot located in the wonderful community of Bowness. This home has a massive south facing back yard located on a quiet street with quick access to hospitals, COP, Bowness Park, Shouldice Park and an easy commute to downtown or to the mountains. With all of the newly installed bike lanes, trendy restaurants and upgraded walk scores, Bowness is quickly becoming one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city. Call today to arrange your private viewing! More details
    Listed by RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 7507 37 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4209982

    Main Photo: 7507 37 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4209982
    $443,900
    Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4209982
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    906 sq. ft.
    You will not be disappointed by this renovated home, a beautiful front and back yard full of perennials with almost 1800 sq ft of living space including the lower level. There are a total of 4 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a covered deck, a heated garage and a small tree house. Some of the features include: new windows and doors for the entire house, an energy efficient heating system with a new hot water tank, an additional sink in the utility room, new laminate flooring throughout the entire house, modern paint, kitchens on both levels, professionally landscaped maintenance free walkways on the side and back of the house. This home shows very well and is located on a quiet street with easy access to major routes including downtown, and has many private and public schools located within waking distance. (15 minutes by public transit to downtown, 2 minutes drive to access 16 Ave., 4 minutes drive to Stoney trail and COP). Seller is open to consider including some furniture. More details
    Listed by GRAND REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
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Listing information last updated on October 16, 2018 at 12:13 AM (UTC)

 

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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