Airdrie Homes for Sale
Airdrie, Alberta, has a long and rich history in the Calgary Metropolitan Area. Surrounded by Rocky View County, located north of Calgary proper at the intersection of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2) and Highway 567, Airdrie is primarily a commuter city, as many residents make the short trip into Calgary on a daily basis.
Located only 10 minutes north of Calgary and 20 minutes from the Calgary International Airport, this community provides unmatched accessibility to everything Alberta has to offer, as many provincial attractions are only a short drive from Airdrie.
Real estate listings in Airdrie, Alberta are largely residential, and the homes for sale in Airdrie show the area's historic roots. With an average age of over 50 years, Airdrie homes tend to be spacious with large lots, which is why it has become such a popular destination for young families.
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Airdrie, Alberta History
First established as a railway village in 1889, this area was named for Airdrie, Scotland. The first farmhouses were built shortly after the turn of the century, but railway buildings continued to dominate the area. Airdrie, Alberta was first incorporated as a village in 1909 and only officially became a town in 1974. It finally grew to city status in 1985, and it has been growing steadily ever since.
Airdrie, AB now has a small town feel with big city appeal. The community's friendly and slow-paced lifestyle combined with ample amenities and easy access to downtown Calgary makes it appealing for a wide range of people. Airdrie real estate agents consistently report that homes for sale in this area are highly sought after by young families
Airdrie, AB Demographics & Growth
Despite its long history as a small, outlying community, the Airdrie real estate market has been growing quickly and steadily for the last 15 years.
According to the municipal census of 2019, Airdrie has a population of just over 70,000 living in roughly 23,000 private dwellings. Less than a decade earlier, Airdrie was home to only about 42,000 residents living in roughly 16,000 private dwellings in 2011, which was up significantly from the 2006 population of roughly 29,000 people.
Today, Airdrie has a young population, thanks to its popularity among families with young children. Nearly three-quarters of Airdrie residents are under the age of 50, with most people falling into the 25-44 demographic.
Education Options in Airdrie
Falling under the jurisdiction of the Rocky View School Board, there are many educational options in Airdrie, including:
A.E. Bowers Elementary School
Bert Church High School
C.W. Perry School
Cooper's Crossing School
Ecole Airdrie Middle School
George McDougall High School
Heloise Lorimer School
Heron's Crossing School
Muriel Clayton Middle School
Northcott Prairie School
Nose Creek School
R.J. Hawkey Elementary School
Ralph McCall School
RVS Community Learning Centre
W.H. Croxford High School
Windsong Heights School
There are also four Catholic school in Airdrie, AB:
St. Martin de Porres High School
Good Shepherd School (K-8)
Our Lady Queen of Peace (K-8)
St Veronica School (K-6)
For private education options, residents can choose the Airdrie Koinonia Christian School, while the École Francophone d’Airdrie provides residents with a French-language educational option from kindergarten through grade 12.
Airdrie real estate brings with it a wide variety of local amenities, including sites that play major roles in Calgary's history.
Iron Horse Miniature Railway Park
Sitting on the site of the historic railway station that laid the foundation for modern Airdrie, the Iron Horse Miniature Railway Park features 1.6km of miniature trains, tracks and landscapes at a 1/8th scale so residents can get a sense of Western Canada during the pioneer days.
Chinook Winds Regional Park
Offering 55 acres of space, this park includes many sporting facilities for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Featuring baseball diamonds, a skate park, beach volleyball courts, playgrounds and a splash park, there is something for everyone to enjoy.