Walden Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Walden, AB.
Walden is a residential area in southeast Calgary that hosts a well-established community. The area offers direct access to nature together with privileges that come with an urban lifestyle. Walden is defined by tree-lined pathways, open spaces, wetlands, and a clear-water pond, making Walden the perfect location for living, working, and having fun. Homes for sale in the area feature modern architecture intended to match the natural surrounding. Buyers can choose from condominiums, townhomes, semi-detached and single-family homes. Walden is an amenity-rich community thanks to Walden Gate village centre located within walking distance. The centre offers retail establishments such as Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, and services including dining, shopping, and much more. Located just minutes away from Macleod Trail, Deerfoot Trail, and Stoney Trail, Walden offers quick commutes to Okotoks, Calgary, and other nearby locations.
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History of Walden
Walden was officially approved by Calgary City Council in July 2007, and construction commenced in 2008. The neighborhood was developed by Genstar and sits on 620 acres. Walden is named after a book by Henry David Thoreau. A 300,000 square feet mixed-use development is set to open in spring 2021 in the southern part of the city, giving residents access to more amenities and entertainment. Walden is bordered to the east by the Bow River Valley, to the south by the neighborhood of Legacy, to the west by Macleod Trail, to the north by 194 Avenue SE and Chaparral neighborhood.
Walden Recreational Activities
Walden offers many recreational opportunities for its residents. The tree-lined pathways are suitable for walking, running, and biking, while the naturalized wetland and pond offer opportunities to interact with nature. Kids can visit Walden Park to play with their friends or visit the several playgrounds located within the neighborhood. Adults can hit the golf courses at Oasis Greens Golf Club or Blue Devil Golf Club or enjoy a horse ride at Prospect Downs Stable or Bow Canyon Equestrian. More adventure can be found at the nearby Lake Chaparral and Shawnessy Town Centre, located a few minutes' drive from Walden.
Families with school-going children have access to many schools which are within walking distance. They include Fish Creek Elementary, Midsun Junior High, Dr. E. P. Scarlett Senior High School, St. Sebastian (K-6), Father James Whelihan (7-9), and Bishop O'Byrne High School.