For the seventh consecutive year, Avenue magazine is asking Calgary residents to express their opinions in the Best Neighbourhoods Survey at The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and closes on February 28, 2016.

Avenue awards the Best Neighbourhoods distinction based on survey responses and data analysis. “We ask our survey respondents to rank a variety of neighbourhood attributes and amenities to determine what kind of neighbourhood Calgarians want to live in,” says Avenue managing editor Jay Winans. “When we compare the responses to the actual attributes of Calgary’s neighbourhoods, we discover, in the most objective way possible, which neighbourhoods most closely match where Calgarians want to live.”

To develop the survey, Avenue partnered with Leger, a research and strategic marketing firm, to create a series of questions that will determine which community characteristics Calgarians deem most desirable. The top-ranked neighbourhoods for 2016 will be those that best fulfill those criteria. Avenue also looks at third-party data, such as crime statistics and property values, when ranking Calgary’s neighbourhoods.