When browsing through the Canadian real estate market in search of a new place to live, you might have a list of features in mind that you wish your new home would possess. In our current fitness-oriented culture many look for on-site gym facilities they can access at any time to blow off some steam and get toned in the process. But people sometimes overlook the advantages of another amenity frequently available in development complexes: indoor swimming pools.
Swimming is often considered to be the best type of exercise because it targets so many different areas in our body all at once. It not only builds endurance and muscle strength, but it also benefits your heart and lungs and helps maintain a healthy weight as well. Despite the general preconception that only the rich can move into a place with a swimming pool, you’d be surprised at the wide variety of housing options available boasting this feature for quite budget-friendly prices.
If we managed to pique your interest in this regard, you might want to take a look at a few examples of Canadian homes currently up for sale which offer access to indoor pools:
#1 699 28th Street W407, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $159,900
Kicking off our list is this low-priced 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo unit, part of a sought-after community in the South Hill real estate area of Prince Albert. The apartment offers excellent value for its asking price, including a fully-equipped kitchen, an oversized living and dining area with a fireplace at its heart and over 1,100 square feet of living space. This top floor corner unit also boasts a partially-enclosed balcony and has recently witnessed over $35K in renovations by its previous owners. The development complex offers a handful of perks to its residents, including a medium-sized swimming pool, a hot tub, a wooden sauna, workout equipment, and a very practical-looking medium-sized swimming pool.
#2 130 Phelps Way 204, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, $199,800
This 911-square-foot apartment is a gorgeous example of Rosewood real estate, part of a popular development complex (Astoria) at the south-eastern periphery of Saskatoon. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath unit is in mint condition, featuring quartz countertops, new appliances, a generous private balcony and ultra-modern soft-closing cabinetry. The Astoria features a handful of modern amenities which tenants can freely use, such as a designated barbecue area, a meeting room, a hot tub a games room and, perhaps best of all, a club house with a salt water swimming pool. With such amazing characteristics, an enviable location and such a low asking price, this condo may not stay on the market for long.
#3 99 Spruce PL SW, Calgary, Alberta, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $355,000
In a different part of the country, in the Spruce Cliff real estate market of south-west Calgary, you’ll find this lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit boasting sunny southern exposure. The unobstructed views of the bustling Calgary skyline and the Canadian Rockies are one of the apartment’s finest features. Its modern interior, abundant use of oversized windows and top quality kitchen appliances are also worth mentioning. Another highlight of the apartment is the unrestricted access to the building’s clubhouse, hot tub and large indoor swimming pool, which all tenants can access freely.
#4 33 Weldrick Road E602, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $524,900
Next on our list we have this stunning piece of Richmond Hill real estate, situated in the northern outskirts of the Greater Toronto Area. Part of the desirable Observatory development complex, the 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit has been well-kept by its previous owners and is in move-in ready condition. The apartment has seen its fair share of renovations just recently, gaining new baseboards, fresh laminate floors and a fully-updated kitchen. Building amenities include a large indoor swimming pool, a barbecue area, a picnic area and even a tennis court for residents to enjoy.
#5 1155 Rue de la Montagne 2801A, Montreal, Quebec, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $1,199,000
Last but certainly not least, we have this elegant 1,525-square-foot apartment situated in the Golden Square Mile real estate market, a popular area very close to Downtown Montreal. The entire building was completed very recently, in 2017, and boasts a handful of high-end amenities, including a lounge area, a conference room, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a generous patio and a splendid indoor pool. The apartment itself features 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, along with a fully-equipped kitchen. The open-concept layout and the floor-to-ceiling windows ensure airy and bright living conditions. The stunning downtown and mountain views are additional assets of the property.
Remember that this is merely a small sample of the Canadian properties up for sale which offer access to indoor swimming pools! If you’d like to see more, don’t hesitate to further extend your search through our directory. Now, over to you: are you an avid swimmer who would love to have access to a pool you could use every day of the year? Feel free to share your views with us in the comments section below!