When I moved to Calgary in 1989 it was the best city I had ever visited or lived.
Back in the day what caught me most was:
- the sunshine - it just affected you, no matter what season, the blue skies and sun was mood changing
- the semi arid climate
- housing was more affordable
- food was less
- public transportation was less
- going out cost less
- shopping was less
- it had a youthful vibrancy with positive friendly people
- the Rocky Mountains were in photo HD and were at at Calgary’s doorsteps, from hiking, fishing, camping, sight seeing, and anything else you could want from the most spectacular nature in the world.
Today I can add to this, while none of the above has changed, and 202 has definitely brought on it’s challenges with economy and Covid-19, I am surprised when I see friends and clients moving back to Alberta. Back to Calgary. And I ask them, what is it you are missing?
- the sun
- the affordable cost of housing
- the cost to live day to day
- the vibrancy in our city
- the Rocky Mountains
- peacefulness - photo by Jordan Selanders 10 minutes west of Calgary Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
Yes, each city has had to deal with Covid-19, and are or will have to deal with this Global Recession, but the city of Calgary is a great city and will thrive through all of this.