City Guide 2014 - Page 14

Urban VS. Suburban LIVING IN CALGARY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN .......................................................... WRITTEN BY | CORINNE WATSON AND DIANDRA OLIVER Calgary is widely recognized for our prosperous economy, leading real estate market, vibrant culture, world-class entertainment scene, and even for our Mayor Nenshi. New York Times’ 52 Places To Go In 2014 included Calgary - the only Canadian city on the list! We take advantage of the abundance of parks and green space within the city, as well as our very fortunate proximity to some of Alberta’s most beautiful mountains and lakes! Canada’s Best Places to Live 2014 by MoneySense.ca placed Calgary 2nd overall out of 201 cities, with Calgary coming in as the #1 large city and the 2nd best place to raise kids! Deciding to call Calgary home is easy! However, your preference of area can change when you start a family and many young couples and parents find themselves asking the same question: Urban or Suburban? Your family and friends are likely to suggest somewhere close to them with natural bias to their neighbourhood and wanting your family near. But no one can make these decisions for you, so here are some objective perspectives! 14 • www.modernmama.com | CALGARY | A RESOURCE GUIDE | 2014