Moving to Airdrie? Here’s what you should know!
The town of Airdrie is located north of Calgary. If you’re looking for a best of both worlds situation that gives you and your family proximity to the city while living in a more rural community, Airdrie may just be the perfect place to put down roots.
Airdrie has a population of just over 80 000 residents; large enough to boast great options for restaurants, parks, schools and more, but small enough that you’ll know your neighbours and easily be able to recognize most of the people you see daily. Airdrie is also conveniently situated close to the Calgary International Airport and only about a 30-minute drive from Calgary’s downtown.
There are so many perks to living in Airdrie — here are just a few!
Airdrie’s Festival of Lights
Airdrie has a few annual events for you and your family to enjoy throughout the year, the most notable being Nose Creek Park’s Festival of Lights during the holiday season. This beautiful festival is open every night in December and is described as a magical place to visit with fire pits to keep you warm, special events that take place in the heated tent, and even the occasional visit from Santa Claus himself.
Shopping in Airdrie
Airdrie offers all kinds of shopping and services to its residents — and of course, easy access to anything you can’t find in the town itself through its proximity to Calgary. Some of the most-utilized shopping spaces in Airdrie are Town Lane Mall, Yankee Valley Crossing, and just barely south of Airdrie in the hamlet of Balzac is the major shopping mall CrossIron Mills.
Airdrie hosts major grocery chains including Sobeys, Safey, and Calgary Co-Op, and the Sierra Springs area in the south end of the town boasts big-box retail chains such as a Wal-Mart Supercentre and London Drugs.
Its family-friendly nature is often considered the biggest benefit of living in Airdrie. If you’re looking for a great place to begin a family, or looking for a fresh start, Airdrie may just be perfect for you. To cater to families, the city has a number of safety features that are designed to keep kids safe. There are also several parks and recreational centers for families to enjoy!
There’s no doubt about it — if you’re interested in living near Calgary but want to enjoy the benefits of a smaller community, Airdrie may be the right fit for you. Ready to book your move? Reach out to Two Small Men for your quote today!