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THE PRIDE of ownership is undeniable here! This gorgeous Top Floor one bedroom condo located in Bonavista Estates is perfect for the Empty Nester! The nine foot ceiling height enhances this spacious floor plan, featuring an attractive centre gas fireplace framed in windows, a comfortable living and dining area, a bright functional kitchen, in suite laundry, a spacious master suite with 4 piece ensuite and a private outdoor balcony with a sunny Southeast exposure is a great place to enjoy those long summer evenings! The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining guests and family and the bright windows shower the space with natural light all day long. Bonavista Estates 1, a premier gated community, enjoys beautifully manicured grounds and courtyard, featuring an array of endless gorgeous flowers and lovely pergola as well as many amenities including clubhouse with kitchen and pool table, outdoor entertaining area, 24 seat theatre and fitness room. The titled underground parking stall is heated with a carwash bay nearby and an assigned storage locker too. This complex offers plenty of visitor parking and two guest suites for company. Pet friendly and close to off-leash areas and Fish Creek Park, Bonavista Estates1 is just steps from restaurants & shops including Avenida Food Hall , Tim Hortons , and more...oh yes and the Canyon Meadows C-Train Station, South Centre Mall, Fish Creek Library and the Trico centre are a nice, leisurely stroll away.
Lake Bonavista is a neighbourhood in Southeast Calgary, Alberta. It is bounded by Anderson Road to the north, MacLeod Trail to the west, Canyon Meadows Drive to the south, and Bow Bottom Trail to the east. The small community of Bonavista Downs resides in the northeast corner of the neighbourhood.
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Lake Bonavista had a population of 10,475 living in 4,106 dwellings, a 1.3% decrease from its 2011 population of 10,610. With a land area of 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,014/km2 (5,220/sq mi) in 2012. Also in the 2012 municipal census, Bonavista Downs had a population of 925 living in 370 dwellings, a 2.3% decrease from its 2011 population of 947. With a land area of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $101,025 in 2005, and there were 4.4% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. In Bonavista Downs, the median household income was $81,761, and there were 8.4% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.
Lake Bonavista Promenade is a small commercial development within Lake Bonavista that includes both retail space and professional offices. There is convenient access to shopping areas along Macleod Trail and in Southcentre Mall
Fish Creek Park borders the community to the south, and provides a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Lake Bonavista Community Association (not to be confused with the homeowners association which maintains the lake) owns a community centre within the district. The centre includes two ice rinks, a gym, and a variety of multipurpose rooms.
There is also a City of Calgary ice rink, Frank McCool Arena, within the community.
The area was originally flat treeless prairie with no distinctive natural features. In order to make the area more attractive, Lake Bonavista, a 52-acre (210,000 m2) manmade lake, was constructed in 1968, with a portion of the earth excavated from the lake used to construct a 65-foot (20 m) hill with a waterfall adjacent to the lake. The lake and park provide a variety of year-round recreational opportunities for residents, including fishing, swimming, boating, tennis, skating, and tobogganing. The Lake Bonavista Homeowners Association, membership of which is mandatory for homeowners in the area, provides for the upkeep of the lake and park.
The neighbourhood also contains a second manmade lake, Lake Bonaventure. This 35-acre (140,000 m2) lake is only accessible from houses built directly around the lake itself. Homeowners with access to Lake Bonaventure must pay their share of the upkeep on both Lake Bonavista and Lake Bonaventure.
Bonavista Downs residents share many of the amenities with Lake Bonavista, but they do not have access to the lakes and do not pay for their upkeep.
Lake Bonavista is home to the following schools:
The following churches are located in Lake Bonavista:
Lake Bonavista is served by Calgary Transit Bus Route 29 to the north, Route 35 in the middle, and Route 81 in the south. The Canyon Meadows CTrain Station serves Lake Bonavista.