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It’s about to become a whole lot easier for young urban explorers to call East Village home. That’s because EV’s newest condominium project, N3, will be designed specifically to fit Millennial lifestyles, values and pocketbooks.

Just moments from the site of the New Central Library, City Hall and downtown, and rising above the historical St. Louis Hotel and the Hillier Block, the new N3 (short for New Attitude, New Vision, New Living) will be perfectly situated to offer young Calgarians the East Village lifestyle.

The twin buildings, by Calgary-based Knightsbridge Homes, will not only feature open social spaces for entertaining, Wi-Fi connectivity throughout and fully furnished suites, but will also embrace car-free culture by offering parking exclusively for bicycles and ‘microcars’. It makes perfect sense: N3 is only 270 easy steps from the City Hall LRT station (and within the free fare zone), making it the perfect home for price-savvy young urbanites who value the freedom of public transit over car-dependence. Even better, each new owner will receive a $500 Car2Go credit and an urban bicycle. No car, no parking, no problem. 

Why worry about gas prices when the world is at your doorstep?

N3ers will also enjoy the freedom of stepping outside their doors into the welcoming space of a pedestrian mews system that will be built on either side of the St. Louis Hotel. This bustling retail and commercial space will form a natural pathway for exploring East Village: Outdoor enthusiasts can follow RiverWalk™ as it meanders along the edge of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Nature lovers can cross the graceful skipping stone arches of the new St. Patrick’s Bridge to commune with the flora and fauna of a revitalized island playground. Art aficionados can contemplate a myriad of outdoor art installations – from Ron Moppett’s mosaic wall to Julian Opie’s LED installation to the community-based Helping Hands mural – all from the tranquillity of a bench along Riverfront Lane.

With the New Central Library and National Music Centre just around the corner from home, and with Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary downtown campus within easy walking distance, residents can keep their brains sharp too. Of course, with N3 home prices averaging around $225,000, we already know that Millennial urban explorers are good at math.