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Five Neighbourhoods to Consider When Raising a Family in Airdrie

Airdrie is a vibrant city filled with charm and community spirit. A perfect blend of urban amenities and tranquil residential areas, it’s no wonder that Airdrie has become an ideal place for raising a family.
The Bayside neighbourhood in Airdrie.

The cost of living in Airdrie is about 10% lower than the rest of Alberta, making it an excellent option for residents. This affordability extends to housing, with options ranging from single-family homes to townhouses, offering value for money compared to other regions.

Airdrie is also known for its family-focused atmosphere. The city's neighbourhoods are packed with parks, schools, and leisure activities, making it an ideal place for raising children. For those children, the city provides access to quality education with several public and private schools serving the various neighbourhoods.

With its ideal location just north of Calgary, Airdrie grants easy access to the amenities of a major city while still maintaining the charm of a smaller, more community-oriented town. This proximity makes it possible for residents to commute for work or leisure, providing the best of both worlds. Beyond that, Airdrie is set at several gateway points allowing fast and easy access to diverse landscapes, including mountains, prairies, forests, and farmlands. This natural beauty enhances the quality of life for families and offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

With all this bounty for families in Airdrie, the question is not about moving here – it’s about which idyllic neighbourhood to settle in! There are many, from mature neighbourhoods to newer developments to choose among. Here are five of the most popular areas for family living.


Bayside is a picturesque neighbourhood renowned for its stunning parks and green spaces. The nearby Chinook Winds Regional Park offers families a multitude of outdoor activities, from playgrounds and spray parks to walking trails. Bayside residents can also enjoy a variety of dining options with several restaurants and cafes located close by. Bayside offers a diverse range of housing options, from single-family homes to townhouses, with developers like Genesis Builders offering high-quality homes in the area.

Cooper's Crossing

Cooper's Crossing is another neighbourhood that boasts lush parks and green spaces, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities. The neighbourhood is served by Cooper's Crossing School and Windsong Heights School. Residents can take advantage of the amenities at Genesis Place, which offers swimming pools, fitness facilities, and recreational programs. Cooper's Crossing offers a range of housing options for families of all sizes. These options are from an array of popular builders, including Harder Homes, McKee Homes, NuVista, and Vesta Properties. 


Morningside is a neighbourhood filled with parks and green spaces. Families can enjoy walking trails, playgrounds, and open spaces. The neighbourhood is served by Morningside School and Herons Crossing School, providing quality education. Morningside is close to downtown Airdrie, making it the ideal location for families that love the urban lifestyle. Home here average in the upper $550,000 range.


In Sagewood, families can enjoy walking trails, playgrounds, and open spaces in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is served by several schools, including C.W. Perry School and Windsong Heights School. This community is so tight knit, it has its own Facebook group! There is a good mix of housing options here, but single family homes make up the most available real estate. Homes are more affordable here than Morningside, with current listings on RE/MAX showing $415,000 as the lowest price.


Situated near the outskirts of town, Thorburn is a quiet community that features a large lake, dog parks, and quick access to the amenities in the centre of the city. Get the best of both worlds; nature in the backyard, urban living down the street! Single family homes here start around $560,000. A limited selection of condos are also available.

Work with a Realtor to Find Your Family Home in Airdrie

Airdrie offers a welcoming and vibrant setting for raising a family. Its warm community spirit, top-notch schools, and abundance of recreational activities make it an ideal place to call home. If you're considering a move here, don't hesitate to connect with a local Realtor or reach out to the many outstanding developers in the area. Whether you're looking for a single-family home, a new build, a condo, or a townhouse, they can guide you to the perfect residence that fits your lifestyle and needs. Make the choice to grow your roots in Airdrie, and you'll find a community that's ready and eager to welcome you home.

This article was written for the Airdrie House & Home feature, brought to you by Great West Media and by the Sponsors on this page. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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