Every city has that one neighbourhood, that's known for that one really weird thing, that nobody will either let go. No matter if it's because it's super suburban, full of hipsters, or scary as shit, there's always a reason to remember it. Because Calgary is so big, we have a lot of neighbourhoods like that.
Seeing as I've only lived in Calgs for a year, I decided to turn this article into a little game with some of my friends who've spent almost their whole lives in Calgary. I give them a neighbourhood, and they give me a brutally honest one sentence description. What do you think, how accurate are they? 😉
1. Capitol Hill
The place you go to take cliche aesthetic snapchat pics at 2 a.m.
Probably where your plug lives.
Where Calgary's next best basketball player grew up.
Nothing ever happens, but everyone is rich.
5. Forrest Lawn
Not somewhere you wanna be alone past 2 a.m.
Literally the frat boy capital of Calgary.
Are we even in Calgary anymore?
8. The Hamptons
The Real Housewives of Calgary.
Always walk in pairs.
10. Aspen Woods
The Upper East Side of Calgary.
You might feel like you're in Arizona while you're here.
12. Lincoln Park
You're either retired, or a broke university student if you live here.
You can literally smell the hipsters from 50 feet away.
That place where the C-Train ends.
15. Eau Claire
Where the rich millennials live.
The average suburban neighbourhood portrayed in every movie ever, come to life.
Where you live if you can't afford the rent downtown, but still want to seem cool.