(Closed) Calgary Bees – Can you tell me the average cost of a rental/ where to rent??

posted 7 years ago in Canada – Western Canada
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We don’t live there anymore, but when we did, we usually found that the best time to look for a place was Aprilish- most of the university/college students were moving out. You’d probably still have decent luck now.

I’m actually an MRU (well, MRC back in the day) alumni, so I am fairly familiar with the area. Marda Loop is a very pretty area, but I don’t know that you will find anything to rent in your price range in that area. Good luck! The unfortunate part of being close to MRU is that the C-train doesn’t run anywhere close, so you rely on your own transportation, or the bus system which is usually less than stellar. Feel free to PM if you have any questions!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Certain parts of the NE & SE should be avoided. There are nice areas on the East side, but there are definitely some rough ones too.

If you’re looking on the west side of town, it’s pretty nice, I’m not sure what traffic is like over that way, but I can tell you it gets conjested every which way. This is the map for the LRT train line http://www.calgarytransit.com/route_maps/lrt_stop.html
There is another line being built straight out the west side that is supposed to open up next year.

Buses are also listed on that website which you can search by area!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know the area around Mount Royal at all but yeah definitely avoid areas like Forest Lawn and Dover. It’s definitely the ghetto.

Traffic is crazy everywhere. If you can live closer to school, the better. I’d look into parking. If it’s reasonable it’s worth it. Our transit is decent but everyone I talk to HATE taking the bus or train. It gets cramped, smells, hot, weird people on it, or it’s late.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@west.coast.blonde:  Try to avoid the east side!!  I know many people who LOVE living in the NE, but there are definitely some rough spots.  NW and SW are best in my opinion if you’re going to MRU.  SE isn’t too bad either, I used to live in Douglas Glen in the SE, but during rush hour it could take me 45-1 hour to get home by car. 

1100/month for a house with a yard may be hard to come by, especially the closer you get to MRU. 

Parking there is bad and expensive.  Sometimes I would get to school at 7:30 just to get a spot, even though my class didn’t start till 9.  Parking passes sell out fast, so you definitely need to purchase one quickly, and daily parking rates are redic!

Try searching kijiji too, lots of people post rentals on there.  It’s more popular in Calgary than Craigslist is.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@west.coast.blonde: Also, I just saw your question about Stoney Trail – It’s a new road, it doesn’t get used a whole lot which is great for traffic during rush hour, but won’t really help to get to MRU.  When I first moved to Calgary, I lived in Rocky Ridge which is very close to Stoney, and Crowchild Trail.  Crowchild will take you all the way to MRU in about 25 minutes on a good day (non rush hour,) 35-45 during rush hour, and longer if there’s an accident or bad snow obviously. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Ryansgirl: haha yea, I know people who love living NE too, and honestly, if it were someone familiar with Calgary I maybe wouldn’t recommend it, but it definitely has cheapest accomidations. I think even I would like there if I had to, but I also know the East side well. LOL. Aw, poor NE Calgary…. we don’t mean to pick on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh PS. The train also goes straight down Crowchild, in case you’re thinking about transit too.

 

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