Avenue Magazine’s Best Neighbourhoods Survey Closes February 28, 2014

Avenue Magazine’s Best Neighbourhoods Survey Closes February 28, 2014

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February 04, 2014 – For the fifth consecutive year, Avenue magazine is asking Calgary residents to express their opinions in the Best Neighbourhoods Survey at AvenueCalgary.com. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and closes on February 28, 2014.

“With our Best Neighbourhoods Survey, we are able to get to the heart of what matters to Calgarians about the communities they call home,” says Käthe Lemon, editor of Avenue magazine. “We ask respondents which factors and amenities make a neighbourhood great, from walkability and friendliness of neighbours to whether it has grocery stores and cafes. Then we ask them how their own neighbourhood stacks up. Respondents have a say in how all neighbourhoods, not just their own, are ranked.”

Avenue awards the Best Neighbourhood distinction based on survey responses and data analysis. To develop the survey, Avenue partnered with Leger Marketing to create a series of questions that will determine which community characteristics Calgarians deem most desirable, and then identify the neighbourhood that best fulfills those criteria. Avenue also includes third-party data, such as crime statistics and property values, when ranking Calgary’s neighbourhoods.

Last year, Arbour Lake was ranked Avenue’s Best Neighbourhood, not only for its well-maintained properties and high level of community involvement, but for its proximity to public transportation, parks and pathways, and amenities like spas and yoga studios, vet clinics, day cares, grocery stores, pubs and a movie theatre.

“Being named Avenue magazine’s Best Neighbourhood last August has been amazing for Arbour Lake,” says Craig Sommers, general manager of the Arbour Lake Residents Association. “The exposure has many of our residents taking pride in knowing that ultimately, they help to make this neighbourhood great. The lake has been busier than ever over the past year, with residents who don’t normally come down popping by to check out the amenities.”

Calgarians can make sure they have a say in the Avenue Best Neighbourhoods 2014 results by filling out the survey before February 28 at AvenueCalgary.com/survey. Watch for the results online and in Avenue magazine in August.

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Avenue magazine is Calgary’s premier city lifestyle magazine. With a unique blend of journalistic excellence and inspirational aesthetics, Avenue provides readers with the city’s most reliable information on Calgary’s personalities, arts, fashion, home decor, dining, travel and leisure. Since 1994, Avenue readers have come to trust and look forward to the magazine’s award-winning, intelligent and cutting-edge perspective on the people, culture and lifestyles that define Calgary.

For media information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Kathy Randle, Director of Marketing | 403-232-7720

krandle@redpointmedia.ca | avenuecalgary.com

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