Calgary’s Northwest has grown exponentially over the last ten years allowing its residents to become completely self sufficient in their communities. Bowness park and the new YMCA provide indoor and outdoor spaces for families to enjoy many different types of activities year-round. There are a wide variety of housing options in the Northwest ranging from affordable to luxurious and with Cochrane and the mountains just a short drive away, this part of the city is luring people who love the outdoors to live there. The University of Calgary is also located in the Northwest district of Calgary and in the last few years a new community called University District has been developed, catering to university students of all ages. If you are looking for an area that supplies you with everything you need to never leave your community and great access to new and established parks and recreational centers then the Northwest is the quadrant of Calgary for you.