Calgary

Costs of living near CTrain station vary widely across Calgary

Zoocasa crunched average sale prices within walking distance of an LRT station and found broad differences, largely based on geography.

Cheaper housing exists in northeast, while west and inner city are the most expensive

People wait on a platform as a CTrain pulls into a station in downtown Calgary, where average condo prices are highest in the city. (Robson Fletcher/CBC)

If you want to live along one of Calgary's CTrain lines, you could spend $1.1 million, or you could spend $199,000. 

That's the spread between the most expensive houses and the cheapest condos within a 10-minute walk to a station, according to average sale prices analyzed by Zoocasa, a real estate listing service. 

In Sunnyside, the average house within 800 metres of the station sold for $1,108,750, while in Rundle, the average house within the same range sold for $248,750.

The top five most affordable areas in proximity to a station for houses were all in the northeast, while the most expensive were all in the west. 

Zoocasa released this infographic showing average home sale prices near Calgary CTrain stations. (Zoocasa)

In terms of condos, you'll have to travel to the end of the southern line, around Somerset-Bridlewood Station, where the average sale price was $199,214. Condos near the Fourth Street Station in the city core were the most expensive at $498,509. 

While there's no geographic constant for the five most affordable condo areas near stations, the most expensive ones were all in the core. 

The prices, according to Zoocasa, are based on Calgary Real Estate Board figures and include sales from January to April 2019. 

Average prices for stations with fewer than three sold listings for a property type were not used, according to Zoocasa. 

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