Calgary West is primarily a residential district located to the west and slightly south west of the city centre. It’s north of the Glenmore Reservoir and Elbow River between Crowchild Trail on the east, extending as far north as Winsport Canada Olympic Park and the western escarpment and west to the city limits. Calgary West is favoured for it’s close proximity to downtown, variety of property types and topographical diversity. From mountain and city views high atop Broadcast Hill to quiet woodland pathways along the Elbow River and water sports on the Glenmore Reservoir, Calgary West has so much to offer. Read More...
Homes in Calgary West were built in the 1950s (Wildwood, Spruce Cliff, Westgate, Glendale, Glenbrook, Rutland), the 1960s (Lakeview, North Glenmore) the 1980s (Coach Hill, Strathcona, Signal Hill, Christie Park Estates, Valley Ridge, Crestmont) and the 1990s to present day (Cougar Ridge, West Springs, Aspen Woods, Springbank Hill, Discovery Ridge and redeveloped Currie). This affords a huge variety of home types, from small mid-century bungalows and split-levels in various states of upgrades to brand new estate-sized homes at the edge of the city. Each community offers homes in every price bracket, from economical town homes and apartment condos up to multi-million-dollar properties in the amazing neighbourhood of Aspen Woods. Every type of home buyer will find an exceptional property in an excellent location in this district.
The area known as Currie, a former military base, is being redeveloped and re-born as a totally modern urban village and features some of the most exciting residential architecture available in Calgary today.
With more than 150,000 people calling Calgary West home, good transportation is another important aspect of the Calgary West area. The West Leg of the LRT (Light Rapid Transit) or C-Train runs from downtown Calgary into the district with frequent stops along 17 Ave SW up til 69 St SW. Several feeder bus routes serve every community along the way. Traveling to and from Calgary West neighbourhoods is easy with several major roadways serving the area, like the east/west Glenmore Trail, Highway 8, 17 Ave SW and Bow Trail. North/south routes include Crowchild Trail, Sarcee Trail, 69 St SW and 85 St SW all with connections to the Trans Canada Highway and the soon-to-be built Ring Road. Excellent commute times is one of the major reasons why people are inclined to purchase a new home in Calgary West.
The Glenmore Reservoir on the south side of the district is surrounded by parks and offers non-motorized water sports from spring breakup to freeze-up. Discovery Ridge is a quiet neighbourhood tucked away in the Elbow River Valley next to Griffith Woods Park. Signal Hill is where Calgary’s infamous World War I battalion numbers are laid out in stone on the hillside. Broadcast Hill, so named for the local television station perched atop the escarpment is one of Calgary’s high points. Ravines sprinkled with native trees stands wind through the Strathcona area and at the north end of the district lies Winsport Canada Olympic Park with skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, luge and bob sled and Olympic-sized hockey rinks. The 60-year-old neighbourhood of Wildwood is located on the southern edge of Edworthy Park and the magnificent Douglas Fir Trail.
From a shopping and dining perspective, there are neighbourhood strip malls and large shopping centres at West Hills, Signal, Westbrook, Aspen Landing and West Springs. Residents don’t have to leave Calgary West to catch a movie or enjoy high-end dining, borrow a book from the local library or visit their doctor. Westside Rec Centre and Optimist Park are two Calgary West recreation areas and of course, every neighbourhood has a community association and outdoor amenities.
Mount Royal University, Rundle College and Webber Academy are institutions for higher learning in Calgary West along with good public, separate and charter schools that serve local students.