Ask anyone who lives in the community of Scarboro what makes it so special and you will get a variety of answers.
“It’s hard to put a pin in it,” said resident Kate Morisset. “There is just this real sense of connectivity.”
Brimming with families, many of whom have been in the community for decades, Applewood Park extends to the north from International Avenue near Elliston Park in Calgary’s southeast. Big houses, double-car garages perfect for home workshops, and large yards are a few of the defining characteristics of this community developed in the early 1980s.
One of the most spectacular aspects of the northwest community of Mount Pleasant is the trees. “We live right by the park and it is just beautiful,” said community resident Simone Carr-Smith. “We are surrounded by trees and at night, when the wind blows, you can hear the leaves rustling. It is just so calming.”
Full of vibrancy and life, Richmond is a community in the throes of change.
With boundaries that stretch from 33rd Avenue S.W. north to 17th Avenue S.W., the community contains an eclectic mix of homes, from wartime bungalows to multi-million dollar infills. On the western edge, the community boundary jogs across Crowchild Trail, bumping up against Killarney and Currie Barracks, while the eastern perimeter extends to 19th Street S.W.
Picturesque living between Calgary and the mountains
Perched at the junction of Highways 8 and 22X with a beautiful mountain backdrop, the townsite of Redwood Meadows is attracting young families who want to get away from it all, while staying close enough to the city for a quick commute.