There are many benefits to living in the northwest community of EvansRidge, you’re within reach of golf courses, parks, schools, amenities and shopping galore. EvansRidge sits near Creekside Shopping Centre, CrossIron Mills, Beacon Hill Centre and Beddington Towne Centre–plenty of options for retail! But for those who love to support local business, there’s some great small businesses, markets and artisans right in the heart of the northwest of Calgary.
Here’s a few great places to shop local in EvansRidge:
- Good Earth Cafe: one of the popular hot spots near EvansRidge, this cafe is located in Creekside Shopping Centre. But many people don’t know that Good Earth Cafe actually started in Calgary, and has become a great success story. This business has still kept its local roots and community values, so grab a cup of java at 11988 Symons Valley Road NW.
- Symons Valley Farmers Market: this is a fairly recent addition to the area, but this farmers market is open year-round Friday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. At this great community spot, you’ll find dozens of the best local vendors, artisans and food you can find in all of Calgary. This market specializes in their food: desserts, baked goods, meats, produce, specialty foods and ethnic favourites. Check out the Symons Valley Farmers Market at 14555 Symons Valley Road NW.
- Market Collective: we threw this one into the mix, not because their markets are typically located in northwest Calgary (though sometimes they are), but because this website will bring your attention to hundreds of amazing local businesses and artists. This community group holds markets featuring business born and bred in Calgary, and their website and social sites promote all the great local businesses in our city, and you can order from the vendors all year-round from anywhere in the city. Check out the Market Collective website for some great local businesses and upcoming event listings.
If you’re searching for a hometown that offers a relaxing pace yet you still crave the buzz of city life, you’ll feel at home in EvansRidge. Surrounded by rustic country charm, yet minutes away from urban amenities, the residents of EvansRidge enjoy a leisurely life in a breathtaking estate home, starter home, or something in between. If you’re looking for more information on EvansRidge or our homes available there, see this link.