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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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  • 4613 81 Street NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4238014

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    $679,900
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    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4238014
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    8
    Floor Area:
    1,751 sq. ft.
    One of a kind Infill with superb upgrades that can't be compared to anything else on the market. 10 foot ceilings throughout the house, oversized windows, open rise stairs, 6mm glass railing, quartz countertops with waterfall feature are just some of the details that you need to see. Custom, high end kitchen was designed and built with those who love to cook in mind and stainless steal appliances complete this space perfectly.One of a kind built-ins in the living room and main floor den will impress all your friends and will help you stay organized. Top floor has 3 great size bedrooms, laundry room and 2 bathrooms that are beautifully designed and finished with attention to detail.Fully finished basement is a perfect space for entertaining with high ceilings, big windows and built in bar that complements the rest of the house. Bedroom and a bathroom on the bottom level will be a space your guests will not want to leave.Updates include:exposed concrete patio,3 zone heating, 6feet fence, steel-coated gates Craftsmanship and finishes need to be seen to be appreciated, so don't wast any time and come and see this perfectly located home. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX FIRST
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 2 6144 BOWNESS Road NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4239288

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    $214,900
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    MLS® Num:
    C4239288
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    860 sq. ft.
    A Little gem in the heart of Bowness! This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath townhouse is FULLY FINISHED on 3 levels and has so much charm and VERY LOW CONDO FEES! From the moment you enter you notice the open living room, dark laminate flooring, big bright windows and staircase. Your eat in espresso kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances and bright windows. Upstairs you will find two big bedrooms and a shared gorgeous 4 piece renovated bathroom with upgraded title, vanity, and glass doors to your shower/bath combo. Downstairs is completely developed with upgraded tile, rec room, 3 piece bath and laundry room with storage space. Your front yard area is completely fenced and with an assigned parking stall at the back of the building. Located close to all amenities, public transportation and walking distance to many beautiful walking paths and the bow river! Don't wait. Incredible value! More details
    Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE BENCHMARK
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 8103 BOWGLEN Crescent NW in Calgary: Bowness Duplex for sale : MLS®# C4238373

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    $624,900
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    C4238373
    Bedrooms:
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    Bathrooms:
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    Floor Area:
    1,219 sq. ft.
    TURN KEY SXS DUPLEX! Totally updated and pristine condition for this full SXS duplex on a 62 x 100ft west rear corner lot with oversized double detached garage, RV parking & across from a quiet greenspace just one block from the Bownesian Grocery Store! This property has just been recently granted R-CG zoning approval, so we now have a duplex with all proper permits and zoning to be fully legal. Permits available upon accepted offer. Renovated from the studs out about 13 years ago, this property features two almost identical units, each side containing an open concept kitchen, well lit dining room, large living area, 3 good sized bedrooms, 1.5 baths and laundry / storage area. Some of the major updates include new: roof, windows, extra insulation, plumbing, electrical, gas, kitchens, baths, basement plus much more! Both tenants on lease (would like to stay if possible) and pay $1400 / month + utilities - 8103 Leased until June 30, 2019, 8107 Leased until July 31, 2019. Don't sleep on this one, call today! RMS Measurements include both units combined total above grade. All six bedrooms are located in the lower level of each side. More details
    Listed by RE/MAX REAL ESTATE (CENTRAL)
    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 6412 + 6416 + 6420 Bowwood Drive NW in Calgary: Bowness Assembly for sale : MLS®# C4237407

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    $1,800,000
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    MLS® Num:
    C4237407
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    2,606 sq. ft.
    Immediate Development Opportunity!! Attention all builders / developers / Investors! Owner Says Sell! Rare 150' frontage of M-C1 zoning available for an amazing development opportunity in the Heart of Bowness!! 3 adjacent 50' x 125' lots with smaller but rentable houses for sale as a package deal. **Please ask Listing agent for more details if interested, as the seller also has 6336 Bowwood DR NW exclusively listed for $1.3M, which is a 100 x 125 ft M-C1 corner lot ** Please do not disturb the tenants without making an appointment first ** Great location within Bowness as it's off the main road but only one block from Main Street Bowness, which features multiple coffee shops, restaurants, retail, new offices, public transportation and the Bow River Bike Paths which lead to Shouldice Park / Downtown. M-C1 is a multi-residential designation in the developed area that is primarily for 3 to 4 storey apartment buildings and townhouses. Total RMS Square footage was measured by combining the three bungalows and their above grade measurements. More details
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    PATRICK HOSPES
  • 610 6223 31 Avenue NW in Calgary: Bowness House for sale : MLS®# C4237929

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    $277,000
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    Active
    MLS® Num:
    C4237929
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,107 sq. ft.
    PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP. Welcome to this charming, fully finished 3 Bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhome. Perfect for 1st time buyer or investor. Prime location close to the Bow River, Children’s & Foothills hospital, Bowness & Shouldice Park, all levels of schools plus UofC and COP for all your outdoor rec needs. Over 1600 sqft of finished living space. Kitchen renovation includes, NEW laminate floors, sleek white cabinets, counter tops, NEW appliances and topped off with a fresh coat of paint. Main floor also offers an updated half bathroom, spacious living room with brand NEW sliding doors providing access to your outdoor, private oasis, where you can relax and entertain underneath the shelter. Upstairs you will find a massive master bedroom with ample closet space, 2 more bedrooms and 4pc bathroom. Finished basement includes a large rec space, 3pc bathroom, bar and workshop with tool storage. So much to offer at a great price! Schedule a private showing today before its gone! Scent free and cat free home. Well run condo complex, low condo fees. Recent upgrades include new roof, windows, exterior paint, eaves troughs, fascia and soffits. PETS are allowed in this well run complex. RV Parking and low condo fees. Storage shed in backyard included. More details
    Listed by CIR REALTY
    PATRICK HOSPES
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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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