Aspen Woods Community Profile
The Calgary neighbourhood of Aspen Woods is an upscale community which hugs Calgary’s western city limits but is less than 20 minutes away from the downtown core. It was established in 2001 on semi-rural land with acreages and hobby farms and now boasts some of Calgary’s finest real estate for sale. Aspen Woods lies west of 69 Str SW and north of 17 Ave SW, encompassing the western slope of the city’s infamous Broadcast Hill. From this hill-side vantage point, residents are afforded wonderful views of Springbank and the mountains beyond.
Other neighbourhoods nearby are Cougar Ridge , West Springs , Springbank Hill and Strathcona.
Many Aspen Woods residents are high net-worth individuals with an average median income twice the city average. Real estate prices run from just under $1 million upwards of $5 million with a record-setting $25 million property once listed for sale in this luxury neighbourhood. Lots are still available, many with mountain views, in this emerging community.
It’s a quiet neighbourhood, far from some of Calgary’s busiest traffic arteries yet well-connected to roads such as Bow Trail and 17 Ave SW which take city commuters downtown in less than half an hour.
Aspen Woods Neighbourhood Amenities
Inspired by the areas natural groves of aspen and natural ravines, Aspen Woods has many playgrounds and sports fields for active families connected by walking trails and cycle paths. Harmony with Mother Nature’s landscape is reflected in the wonderful landscaping in public spaces in Aspen Woods along boulevards and around commercial centres like Aspen Landing, a full-service shopping plaza with a great breakfast place, coffee shops, high-end dining, organic foods, fashion boutiques and medical services. Families love the nearby Westside Rec Centre which is also next door to a new LRT station with quick service to downtown Calgary. Winsport Canada Olympic Park is just north of Aspen Woods and offers a host of year-round activities you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, luge and bobsled or ziplining. There are Olympic-sized hockey rinks and plenty of challenging mountain bike trails.
One of the advantages of living on Calgary’s western edge, is that golf enthusiasts are just minutes away from three of the area’s finest golf courses; Glencoe, Pinebrook and Elbow Springs. Nearby Highway 8 runs through the adjacent community of Springbank which also connects with the Trans-Canada west to the mountains.
Aspen Woods Schools
With a population of 8,000 people, good schools are essential. Aspen Woods has great public and separate schools, such as Aspen Woods Elementary School, Olympic Heights, the new Dr. Roberta Bondar School, Ernest Manning Senior High School, St. Michael, St. Joan of Arc School. Some of Calgary’s most revered and respected private schools surround Aspen Woods, such as Webber Academy, Rundle College and Calgary Academy. There are also future school sites within the community to meet the needs of our students of tomorrow.
Aspen Woods Homes for Sale
Aspen Woods real estate is 80% single-family homes with a smaller percentage of townhouses and apartment buildings available for condo buyers. The average size of a home in Aspen Woods is 2,700 square feet and lot sizes are variable. The first new homes in Aspen Woods were built in 2004 with Calgary’s premier luxury home builders still active in the neighbourhood. Developers went to great lengths to preserve the native trees and natural wetland areas of Aspen Woods so many homes back onto wooded areas and green space. Custom-built estate homes and classic Craftsman architecture are the hallmarks of Aspen Woods real estate. Homes in Aspen Woods offer front-drive double and often triple garages.