Calgary Communities, A to Z: South

Read on for stats and fun facts about every community in Calgary’s sunny south. This is part one of a two-part series on Calgary communities.

Acadia

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 10,660

Average Sale Price (2017): $374,276

Fun Fact: Acadia is home to the $9.5-million, 71,000-square-foot Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre, featuring 13 tennis courts (eight indoor and five outdoor), a pro shop, and a restaurant and lounge.

Albert Park/Radisson Heights

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 6,745

Average Sale Price (2017): $339,711

Fun Fact: The recent closure of the aging community centre presents an exciting opportunity to reimagine the design and placement of this area hub, as well as some of its uses.

Altadore

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,795

Average Sale Price (2017): $839,044

Fun Fact: A streetscape master plan is in the works for the 33rd and 34th Avenue S.W. corridors, with public art top of mind. Expect new street banners designed by local artist Michael Grills, just in time for the community’s summer Marda Gras festival.

Applewood Park

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 6,921

Average Sale Price (2017): $297,674

Fun Fact: Thanks to three refurbished and upgraded playgrounds, the more than 2,000 kids in Applewood Park can swing, climb, bounce and run to their hearts’ content.

Aspen Woods

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 9,212

Average Sale Price (2017): $838,304

Fun Fact: Springbank Hill Market, an upscale commercial and retail project, recently launched on the south side of 17th Avenue S.W., across from Aspen Landing Shopping Centre. The 20-acre project will also feature a residential component.

Auburn Bay

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 16,429

Average Sale Price (2017): $488,101

Fun Fact: Auburn Bay was Calgary’s fastest growing community in 2017, attracting 1,870 new residents – thanks to its 17-hectare lake and other popular amenities.

Bankview

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 5,090

Average Sale Price (2017): $410,727

Fun Fact: Bankview is a renter’s paradise. Close to 76 per cent of the area’s 5,100 residents rent their homes. The community skews young – the average age is 32 – and 40 per cent of residents live alone.

Bayview

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 638

Average Sale Price (2017): $980,492

Fun Fact: Home to only 248 residences along the south shore of the Glenmore Reservoir, Bayview is one of Calgary’s smallest communities, and the only one to boast a marina within its boundaries.

Bel-Aire

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 410

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,936,875

Fun Fact: The prestigious Calgary Golf & Country Club – the oldest private course still in play in Alberta – sits along the northern edge of this sparkling gem. Adding to the neighbourhood’s tranquil appeal, the Elbow River meanders along its western perimeter.

Beltline

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 23,219

Average Sale Price (2017): $353,948

Fun Fact: Founded in 1905, this inner-city community offers a host of glimpses into Calgary’s architectural past, including Lougheed House, the former estate home and gardens of Isabella Hardisty Lougheed and Sir James Lougheed.

Belvedere

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 46

Average Sale Price (2017): N/A

Fun Fact: Just 10 kilometres from the downtown core on the east side of Stoney Trail, Belvedere will encapsulate four communities and 61,000 residents at final build out.

Bonavista Downs

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 911

Average Sale Price (2017): $453,337

Fun Fact: This animal-loving community within the community of Lake Bonavista has a walk score of 37, is home to one off-leash dog park, and almost 33 per cent of its residents own a cat or dog.

Braeside

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 5,960

Average Sale Price (2017): $338,264

Fun Fact: This tucked away community is a haven for the single crowd – over 45 per cent of its residents are single, attracted by the location close to Glenmore Reservoir and shopping and transit amenities.

Bridlewood

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 12,696

Average Sale Price (2017): $359,921

Fun Fact: Surrounded by nature, the community nudges against wetlands and is just a hop, skip and jump from Spruce Meadows, one of the world’s premiere equestrian and show jumping facilities.

Britannia

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 668

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,570,763

Fun Fact: Coffee lovers rejoice! Local roasterie Monogram Coffee, known for its stylish Altadore location, recently opened the doors of its second location, right in the heart of this trendy neighbourhood.

Canyon Meadows

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,553

Average Sale Price (2017): $428,823

Fun Fact: The community is home to Canyon Meadows Cinemas, an iconic theatre that offers a selection of movie screenings daily for five dollars. Come on down and enjoy the cheap seats!

Cedarbrae

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,075

Average Sale Price (2017): $351,262

Fun Fact: Annexed by the city in 1956, Cedarbrae borders the Tsuu T’ina First Nation to the west. Known for its annual Winterfest and Stampede barbecue, this lively community also boasts pickleball courts.

Chaparral

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 12,964

Average Sale Price (2017): $477,225

Fun Fact: From the Spanish word chapparo, meaning scrub oak, the lake community of Chapparral was named after the climate biome found mainly in southern California and northern Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Chinatown

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,124

Average Sale Price (2017): $354,435

Fun Fact: In its 150-year history, this culturally vibrant and distinctive neighbourhood has been uprooted twice: once from Stephen Avenue during the great fire of 1886, then from 10th Avenue and First Street S.W. in 1910 due to the construction of the Palliser Hotel. Its current location is the area around Centre Street and Third Avenue S.

Chinook Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,663

Average Sale Price (2017): $700,070

Fun Fact: Residents of this neighbourhood love their cars, with more than 82 per cent of residents preferring to drive to work rather than cycle, walk or take public transit.

Christie Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,148

Average Sale Price (2017): $712,448

Fun Fact: One of the first west Calgary communities to turn sod, Christie Park was developed in the 1990s. Today, with the median age sitting at 49, compared to 36 for the city as a whole, you are sure to see committed homeowners out tending to their gardens and lawns on a sunny day.

Cliff Bungalow

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,796

Average Sale Price (2017): $721,676

Fun Fact: Thanks to the efforts of area community associations, watch for the refurbishment of Prospect Trail, a historic walking trail that runs through Cliff Bungalow, Mission, Elbow Park and Mount Royal from 17th Avenue S.W. to Sifton Boulevard.

Coach Hill

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,271

Average Sale Price (2017): $434,363

Fun Fact: Tucked away on a hillside in the community is the former estate of wrestling great, Stu Hart. In this 5,500-square-foot, red-brick home, generations of pro wrestlers trained in the basement, a space known as the Hart Dungeon.

Copperfield

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 13,017

Average Sale Price (2017): $372,370

Fun Fact: Development began on this fast-growing community back in 2002, and it’s still going strong, with a selection of new townhome and villa designs hitting the market.

Cougar Ridge

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,072

Average Sale Price (2017): $600,446

Fun Fact: The community is home to one of the most talked up pizzerias in the city, Andaro’s Pizza. Plus, in this neck of the woods, secondary suites are legal. Not bad for the ’burbs!

Cranston

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 18,559

Average Sale Price (2017): $488,296

Fun Fact: A scenic extension of this established community, Cranston’s Riverstone by Brookfield Residential is nestled beside the Bow River. This “community within a community” received the community development award at the 2017 Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing.

Crestmont

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,540

Average Sale Price (2017): $681,982

Fun Fact: As if 19 parks, three playgrounds and 6.4 kilometres of walking paths weren’t enough, a brand-new road connecting the community to Old Banff Coach Road will have residents enjoying a glass of Chianti at Mercato West in less than 10 minutes.

Currie Barracks

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 857

Average Sale Price (2017): $779,156

Fun Fact: This former barracks offers 23 acres of greenspace, an urban dog park, LEED certification wherever possible, and sustainability at the forefront of design. Over 12,000 residents will eventually populate the community.

Deer Ridge

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 4,086

Average Sale Price (2017): $349,732

Fun Fact: This is the place to get your adrenalin rush. The community is home to a skate park that includes ramps, rails and a bowl. At the north edge of Fish Creek Park, there is also a bike terrain park.

Deer Run

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 5,111

Average Sale Price (2017): $448,176

Fun Fact: This 1.9 km2 area, bounded by Fish Creek Park and the Bow River, was annexed by the City in 1961, but development didn’t begin until the late 1970s.

Diamond Cove

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 727

Average Sale Price (2017): $585,373

Fun Fact: Although annexed in 1961, building in this estate community didn’t begin until 1989, and the community wasn’t formally recognized until 1991. Homes grace the escarpment, with beautiful views of the Bow River.

Discovery Ridge

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,268

Average Sale Price (2017): $639,023

Fun Fact: The community is home to Griffith Woods, a 93-hectare natural environment park comprised of a dense coniferous forest, clear streams, gravel paths and even wild orchids.

Douglasdale/DouglasGlen

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 12,745

Average Sale Price (2017): $497,391

Fun Fact: Known for its low crime rate and excellent access to nature, this topographically diverse area features more than 6.4 km2 of space, including parks and a stunning ridge.

Dover

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 10,484

Average Sale Price (2017): $262,973

Fun Fact: The community’s 10.5-hectare Valleyview Park features beach volleyball courts, ball diamonds and a spray park. The nearby Inglewood Golf and Curling Club also offers seasonal fun.

Downtown Commercial Core

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 8,477

Average Sale Price (2017): $359,134

Fun Fact: The iconic Calgary Tower turns 50 this year. Construction began in February 1967 and was completed in June 1968 at a total cost of $3.5 million.

Downtown East Village

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,480

Average Sale Price (2017): $353,524

Fun Fact: The area is home to the newly launched National Music Centre, designed by Portland’s Allied Works Architecture. If you look down on the structure, you will see the roof of this five-storey building was designed in the shape of a guitar.

Downtown West End

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,456

Average Sale Price (2017): $388,848

Fun Fact: Smack dab in the middle of this community is Shaw Millennium Park, Canada’s largest free outdoor skate park, with more than 75,000 square feet of skateable surface.

Eagle Ridge

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 477

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,487,917

Fun Fact: This secluded, upscale neighbourhood nestled along the Glenmore Reservoir is home to Heritage Park Historical Village, which features more than 180 attractions and exhibits that showcase Western Canada’s history.

Eau Claire

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,494

Average Sale Price (2017): $630,078

Fun Fact: The community includes beautiful Prince’s Island Park, which is home to River Café, one of Calgary’s only riverside restaurants.

Elbow Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,360

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,469,731

Fun Fact: Developed in 1910, this affluent, inner-city neighbourhood was devastated by the 2013 floods. The rebuild of 100-year-old Elbow Park Elementary School carries a price tag of over $16 million.

Elboya

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,783

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,290,118

Fun Fact: The community is mere steps away from the trendy shops and restaurants of Britannia, including Village Ice Cream. Try the salted caramel!

Erin Woods

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,974

Average Sale Price (2017): $295,719

Fun Fact: Situated on the eastern edge of the city, this established community was annexed by the City in 1961, but wasn’t developed until the early 1980s.

Erlton

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,307

Average Sale Price (2017): $548,026

Fun Fact: An exciting new development is slated for the corner of Macleod Trail and 25th Avenue S.W. Crosstown will be a two-phased project comprised of residential, shops, restaurants and a 40,000-square-foot grocery store.

Evergreen

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 21,439

Average Sale Price (2017): $464,665

Fun Fact: Evergreen provided the backdrop for the feature-length Canadian film Radiant City, a docu/mockumentary presented at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. The film explores life in the suburbs.

Fairview

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 3,686

Average Sale Price (2017): $432,502

Fun Fact: Residents in this quiet, tree-lined neighbourhood can ditch the organic backyard garden and simply saunter over to the Calgary Farmers’ Market for a host of delicious, locally grown goodies.

Forest Heights

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 6,406

Average Sale Price (2017): $280,563

Fun Fact: Fuse 33, a new communal makerspace located on 17th Avenue and 33rd Street S.E., is creating quite the stir. It’s outfitted with a woodshop, metal shop, sewing lab, laser cutter and 3D printing studio.

Forest Lawn

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 7,772

Average Sale Price (2017): $294,080

Fun Fact: The community is an entrepreneurial mecca, with 435 businesses operating on 17th Avenue S.E. alone. Check out eHub for shared workspaces, an affordable commercial-kitchen incubator, and a moveable, modified shipping container for retail endeavours.

Garrison Green

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,093

Average Sale Price (2017): $550,218

Fun Fact: The area is home to Peacekeeper Park, a former airfield of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War. The park includes a memorial Wall of Honour dedicated to Canadian peacekeepers.

Garrison Woods

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,179

Average Sale Price (2017): $610,485

Fun Fact: The brainchild of the Canada Lands Company, this was the first part of a three-tiered development of the former Currie Barracks lands. The development received the Honour Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Grand SAM Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

Glamorgan

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,385

Average Sale Price (2017): $413,398

Fun Fact: A 50-year-old culinary institution, the immensely popular Glamorgan Bakery features Dutch heritage baking. Try the cheese buns!

Glenbrook

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,209

Average Sale Price (2017): $430,688

Fun Fact: This established community is proud of its 60-plus years of history. Sod was turned on the first home in 1956.

Glendale

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,768

Average Sale Price (2017): $585,425

Fun Fact: Nearly half of this community is taken up by Optimist Athletic Park, which features eight ball diamonds, three sport fields and one little league diamond.

Haysboro

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,076

Average Sale Price (2017): $399,156

Fun Fact: Connection is the name of the game in this community. Residents can expect movie nights, community t-shirts and a popular community garden.

Inglewood

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 4,008

Average Sale Price (2017): $452,650

Fun Fact: The Great Places in Canada contest voted it one of the five best neighbourhoods in Canada in 2014 for good reason. This neighbourhood is full of history and trendy businesses. It was established in 1875, and Atlantic Avenue (Ninth Avenue S.E.) was most likely the city’s first main street.

Kelvin Grove

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,311

Average Sale Price (2017): $596,127

Fun Fact: In 2013, the community raised over 5,700 pounds of food and $32,240 in cash and gift card donations for the Calgary Food Bank’s flood relief efforts in Calgary, Nanton and Okotoks, and over $5,500 for Canadian Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Killarney/Glengarry

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,423

Average Sale Price (2017): $641,688

Fun Fact: The original settlers who founded the inner-city community of Killarney/Glengarry back in 1910 named it after their home county in Ontario.

Kingsland

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,667

Average Sale Price (2017): $433,857

Fun Fact: A tight-knit community, Kingsland holds local pub nights, seniors’ nights, cookie exchanges and the much anticipated annual Neighbour Day, held in June.

Lake Bonavista

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 10,419

Average Sale Price (2017): $631,390

Fun Fact: Taking over the space formerly occupied by Lake Bonavista Inn, the Lake House – Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts’ latest venture – is creating a stir. Expect cozy and delicious dining, along with beautiful lake views.

Lakeview

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 5,535

Average Sale Price (2017): $733,292

Fun Fact: The community borders North Glenmore Park and the Glenmore Reservoir. Here you’ll see the S.S. Moyie paddleboat, along with rowers and sailors galore.

Legacy

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 3,919

Average Sale Price (2017): $451,898

Fun Fact: Check out the Open Hearts Icon, an eight-foot-tall bronze statue located on the ridge overlooking the environmental reserve. It was created by artist, actress and activist Jane Seymour.

Lincoln Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,441

Average Sale Price (2017): $279,507

Fun Fact: The area is home to bustling Mount Royal University and its full-time student body of almost 10,000 people.

Lower Mount Royal

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,239

Average Sale Price (2017): $405,796

Fun Fact: The community hums with the energy of 17th Avenue S.W. It has also been home to historic Western Canada High School for more than a century.

Mahogany

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 8,444

Average Sale Price (2017): $539,391

Fun Fact: Mahogany is home to Calgary’s largest freshwater lake (63 acres) and has more than 21 acres of sandy beach area.

Manchester

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 1,052

Average Sale Price (2017): $186,500

Fun Fact: Much like the U.K. city that shares its name, Manchester has a rich industrial history, and many of its commercial buildings date back to the early 20th century.

Maple Ridge

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 1,937

Average Sale Price (2017): $555,748

Fun Fact: Half of the community is green space, namely in the form of the fairways and putting greens of Maple Ridge Golf Course, a public, 18-hole course.

Mayfair

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 431

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,147,000

Fun Fact: Known for its ranch-style, 1960s homes, this upscale community is neighbours with equally affluent Bel Aire.

McKenzie Lake

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 13,616

Average Sale Price (2017): $495,737

Fun Fact: With a 43-acre, manmade lake at its core, this 40-year-old community is home to just over 4,100 homes, some of which enjoy sweet views of the Rocky Mountains.

McKenzie Towne

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 18,106

Average Sale Price (2017): $365,110

Fun Fact: Built in the New Urbanist style, this innovative community is the eighth largest in the city by population.

Meadowlark Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 665

Average Sale Price (2017): $650,017

Fun Fact: Chinook Centre – with its seven dine-in restaurants, weekend valet service, movie theatre and host of upscale shops – takes centre stage in this community.

Midnapore

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 7,320

Average Sale Price (2017): $395,470

Fun Fact: Life here revolves around Lake Midnapore, a manmade lake carved out of the bedrock in the late 1970s. The feat required the dredging and removal of 1.5 million cubic yards of sand.

Millrise

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,990

Average Sale Price (2017): $342,460

Fun Fact: Residents of this community enjoy close proximity to Fish Creek Provincial Park and a plethora of shopping and dining options in neighbouring Midnapore and Shawnessy.

Mission

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,583

Average Sale Price (2017): $457,902

Fun Fact: The annual Lilac Festival, held in June, celebrates this community’s French genesis. French-speaking settlers brought lilac plants with them, planting them along the side streets when they settled the region in 1875 as a Catholic mission.

New Brighton

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 12,548

Average Sale Price (2017): $406,474

Fun Fact: A brand-new athletic park in the community features four multi-sport fields, a baseball diamond, a skate park, trails and playgrounds.

North Glenmore Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,396

Average Sale Price (2017): $842,199

Fun Fact: A golfer’s paradise, this residential neighbourhood straddles two golf clubs – the 100-year-old, private Earl Grey Golf Club and the public, nine-hole Lakeview Golf Course.

Oakridge

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 5,667

Average Sale Price (2017): $483,617

Fun Fact: The community borders the 237-hectare Weaselhead Flats, a unique natural area that is home to an array of plant and animal species, as well as one of the largest stands of coniferous forest in the city.

Ogden

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 8,558

Average Sale Price (2017): $329,993

Fun Fact: Built in 1912 as the western Canadian repair facility for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), the famed Ogden Shops once employed close to 1,400 men. Today, it’s home to CP’s head office campus.

Palliser

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,484

Average Sale Price (2017): $441,676

Fun Fact: Named after western Canadian explorer and geographer John Palliser, the community, which borders the popular shops and services at Glenmore Landing, was developed in 1967.

Parkhill

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,690

Average Sale Price (2017): $723,181

Fun Fact: In the community, the Southern Alberta Pioneers’ Memorial Building graces a ridge overlooking the Elbow River. Crafted from hand-hewn logs with saddle-notch joints typical of rustic mountain architecture, the pioneer-style home features a fieldstone fireplace and hearth, and exposed wood trusses.

Parkland

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 3,685

Average Sale Price (2017): $607,849

Fun Fact: The community is situated along the border of Fish Creek Provincial Park, which offers 50 miles of trails, half of which are paved. Expect to see wildlife galore, including great blue herons and 200 other bird species.

Patterson

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,128

Average Sale Price (2017): $407,917

Fun Fact: Patterson takes its name from a former area resident, Judge Henry Stuart Patterson.

Penbrooke Meadows

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 8,324

Average Sale Price (2017): $263,509

Fun Fact: The community is situated across 17th Avenue S.E. from Elliston Park, home to 415 hectares of landscaped gardens, pathways and playgrounds, and a 20-hectare pond. Residents enjoy stellar views of the fireworks from Globalfest, which is held each year in August.

Pump Hill

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,649

Average Sale Price (2017): $829,469

Fun Fact: Initially developed as part of the community of Palliser in the mid-1960s, Pump Hill sought independence three decades later, becoming a neighbourhood in its own right in 1991.

Queensland

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 4,787

Average Sale Price (2017): $337,630

Fun Fact: With the Bow River in its backyard, Queensland – like neighbouring Deer Ridge and Deer Run – enjoys direct access to Fish Creek Provincial Park and its extensive walking and biking trail network.

Ramsay

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 2,110

Average Sale Price (2017): $574,252

Fun Fact: Popular brunch hotspot Red’s Diner recently opened its doors on 8th Street S.E., offering an urban vibe and hearty all-day breakfast menu. Yum!

Red Carpet

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 1,605

Average Sale Price (2017): $155,876

Fun Fact: Eighty-six per cent of the population in this neighbourhood is over 19 years of age and almost 80 per cent own their home.

Richmond

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,781

Average Sale Price (2017): $688,777

Fun Fact: The former site of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Richmond still has the landing pad once used by emergency medical helicopters. The community is undergoing rapid transformation, as mid-century bungalows are replaced by contemporary infills.

Rideau Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 597

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,121,500

Fun Fact: A small and intimate enclave along the banks of the Elbow River, Rideau Park experienced widespread destruction during the 2013 floods. Many homes were subsequently abandoned or demolished.

Riverbend

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 9,338

Average Sale Price (2017): $437,386

Fun Fact: Accessible only through the community of Riverbend, Carburn Park lies along the eastern shores of the Bow River. In the early 1980s, it was owned by Carburn Aggregates and was part of a gravel mine, but now the public park offers 135 hectares of ponds, natural greenery and walking trails.

Rosscarrock

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,527

Average Sale Price (2017): $577,353

Fun Fact: A transit-oriented development hub, Westbrook Mall is slated for growth. The 50-year-old pedestrian overpass crossing Bow Trail between 33rd and 37th Street S.W. is in for a major overhaul starting in 2018.

Roxboro

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 390

Average Sale Price (2017): $663,030

Fun Fact: Home to some of the most beautiful river lots in the city, this inner-city community is scenic, with green space covering nearly a third of the neighbourhood.

Rutland Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,370

Average Sale Price (2017): $530,148

Fun Fact: More than 65 per cent of community residents live in townhomes, apartments or duplexes in this student hub, which borders Mount Royal University.

Scarboro

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 915

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,086,769

Fun Fact: Designed in 1912 by the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Olmstead, these former railway lands were carved into streetscapes based on the English Garden Movement.

Scarboro/Sunalta West

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 406

Average Sale Price (2017): $875,929

Fun Fact: Tucked away on the west side of Crowchild Trail, this hidden gem is expected to experience 55 per cent growth in the next two decades.

Seton

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 350

Average Sale Price (2017): N/A

Fun Fact: By 2030, Seton’s amenities and services will serve the equivalent of Alberta’s third largest city, and 120,000 people will inhabit the surrounding area.

Shaganappi

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,693

Average Sale Price (2017): $645,267

Fun Fact: Of Cree origin, Shaganappi means rawhide thong. It was also a term that referred to bison hide lacings that held together ox carts.

Shawnee Slopes

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 1,625

Average Sale Price (2017): $522,092

Fun Fact: This established community recently welcomed a new neighbourhood within its boundaries on the site of the former Shawnee Slopes golf course – Shawnee Park. The new addition will bring 1,400 new homes to the community.

Shawnessy

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 9,448

Average Sale Price (2017): $383,188

Fun Fact: Tucked in behind blocks of shopping, the South Fish Creek Complex houses Bishop O’Byrne High School, the Shawnessy YMCA, the Shawnessy Public Library and Cardel Rec South.

Signal Hill

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 13,533

Average Sale Price (2017): $525,295

Fun Fact: Emblazoned on the Signal Hill hillside, the numbers 113, 51, 151 and 137 represent Alberta battalion numbers. The oldest among these was placed in 1916 by the 113th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (the Lethbridge Highlanders) before they shipped off to Europe during the First World War.

Silverado

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,907

Average Sale Price (2017): $438,469

Fun Fact: The community, which borders the famous Spruce Meadows equestrian facility, is nearing completion, with limited lots available for new-build homes.

Somerset

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 8,546

Average Sale Price (2017): $361,361

Fun Fact: This area echoes with the cheerful sounds of children playing, as 20 per cent of the population is under 15. Also, with both an elementary and junior high school in the area, those kids can ditch the bus and walk to class.

South Calgary

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,038

Average Sale Price (2017): $626,715

Fun Fact: The former King Edward School has recently been transformed into cSPACE, an exciting social enterprise arts project where artists of all disciplines can work alongside one another.

Southview

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 1,841

Average Sale Price (2017): $343,906

Fun Fact: Established in 1950, Southview was the final piece of the puzzle in the Greater Forest Lawn development area. Its boundaries extend to the Bow River and include the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club.

Southwood

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,214

Average Sale Price (2017): $376,583

Fun Fact: This little gem flies under the radar, with its own library branch, CTrain station and community gardens. An annual rhubarb festival in June brings the whole neighbourhood out to celebrate.

Springbank Hill

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 9,985

Average Sale Price (2017): $828,994

Fun Fact: Plans are in the works for the new Springbank Hill Market, which will feature over 242,000 square feet of space slated for retail, medical services, a daycare and possibly a fitness centre. Even though the project is still in its conceptual stage, a grocery anchor tenant has already been signed.

Spruce Cliff

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,562

Average Sale Price (2017): $433,649

Fun Fact: Ceramics studios, dance and drama studios, and more than 3,200 square feet of classroom space dedicated to the arts is at your fingertips in this 100-year-old neighbourhood. Check out the Wildflower Arts Centre for a taste of creativity.

Strathcona Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 7,043

Average Sale Price (2017): $617,219

Fun Fact: The parking lot at the First Lutheran Church on Strathcona Boulevard is a popular, and safe, place for parents to teach their teens to drive.

Sunalta

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,192

Average Sale Price (2017): $369,737

Fun Fact: Developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway on a Dominion Land Grant in 1909, Sunalta (a contraction of sunny and Alberta) was laid out in a classic grid, with 25-foot lots selling for $250.

Sundance

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 9,994

Average Sale Price (2017): $516,733

Fun Fact: Life in Sundance revolves around 13.2-hectare Lake Sundance, brimming with rainbow, brook and brown trout, as well as some grass carp for weed control.

Upper Mount Royal

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,467

Average Sale Price (2017): $1,900,050

Fun Fact: One of Calgary’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, it was originally dubbed “American Hill” because of the large number of American business elites who populated the area in the early 20th century.

Walden

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 4,669

Average Sale Price (2017): $432,223

Fun Fact: Naturalized wetlands, clear-water ponds and contemporary architecture are drawing young people, including many young families, to Walden. The median age is just 29 years old.

Westgate

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 3,193

Average Sale Price (2017): $544,921

Fun Fact: Excellent transit access (via the Westgate LRT Station) and proximity to downtown are big draws for community residents. Nearly a quarter of the population is made up of new Canadians.

West Springs

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 10,031

Average Sale Price (2017): $758,568

Fun Fact: Often dubbed “downtown west,” this west Calgary community houses the upscale West 85th Shopping Plaza and its many downtown-style eateries and amenities, including Mercato West, Vin Room, Fergus and Bix, and My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe.

Wildwood

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 2,629

Average Sale Price (2017): $676,236

Fun Fact: Originally settled in 1883, Wildwood is situated on a plateau that overlooks Edworthy Park and the sandy beaches of the Bow River. Many homes along the ridge have direct access to the park.

Willow Park

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Quadrant: S.E.

Population: 5,356

Average Sale Price (2017): $552,360

Fun Fact: Expect willow trees and lots of them. The area is also a shopper’s oasis, thanks to nearby Southcentre Mall, the Italian Centre Shop and Willow Park Wines & Spirits.

Windsor Park

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 4,270

Average Sale Price (2017): $475,234

Fun Fact: Lots of new mixed-use space is cropping up around this trendy area, including Britannia Crossing, where residents can stroll to Brown’s Social House for an evening pint. Across the street, expect to see Blue Star Diner, Blush Lane Organics and Hedkandi Salon open new locations on the corner of 50th Avenue S.W. and Elbow Drive.

Woodbine

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 8,959

Average Sale Price (2017): $483,610

Fun Fact: Unlike the majority of Calgarians, most of whom are allocating a quarter of their income or more to housing, only 17 per cent of Woodbine residents are putting 30 per cent or more of their income towards their homes.

Woodlands

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Quadrant: S.W.

Population: 6,111

Average Sale Price (2017): $453,109

Fun Fact: This quiet neighbourhood sits on Fish Creek Provincial Park’s northern boundary, contributing to its ranking as one of the top-10 communities in the city for access to pathways and parks, according to Avenue Calgary’s 2017 Best Neighbourhoods list.

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