The upscale neighbourhood of Christie Park is an enclave of estate homes. It was constructed in the late 1980s and early 1990s in the hilly area north of Signal Ridge and Signature Park. Christie Park homes for sale are north of 17 Ave SW, south of Strathcona Drive SW, the west of Sarcee Trail and east of 69 St SW. A long-standing landmark in the area is the spire of the Calgary Islamic Centre. The ravines and slope of the area provide both views of the city to the east and walkout basements. There are just 717 homes in this intimate community, primarily owner-occupied. It’s a family neighbourhood, with 20% of the population under the age of 18. Read More...
Unlike many Calgary neighbourhoods, Christie Park has no commercial area although it is well served by stores across 17 Ave SW and up the road in Strathcona. With the exception of a senior living complex and an adult community with villa-style attached homes for Christie Park residents over the age of 55, the neighbourhood has just single-family estate-sized homes – most of them two-storeys. It’s a neighbourhood where the cul-de-sac is the primary street type ,so there are a good number of homes in pie-shaped lots. An eye-catching feature of homes in Christie Park is the use of brick, something not very common in Calgary. Built before open-concept living became the norm, Christie Park homes in original condition feature formal living areas and dining rooms, most with family rooms on the main floor. There are often three or four bedrooms on the upper floors. There are a small number of bungalow homes in this community. While there are many homes priced at under $1 million, the average is between $1.25 and $1.5 million. This is a reflection of the location, quality, size of home and the desirable location on the hill.
This is a quiet community with a population of 2,300 people. One third of the community is of retirement age and 20% of residents are under the age of 18. It’s generally regarded as a safe, quiet community – one that is easy to get in and out of by car or by transit with two LRT stations within walking distance. There are many local shopping plazas – Signature Park, Strathcona Square with Aspen Landing and West Hills just a short drive away. One of the primary attractions of the neighbourhood is the Strathcona Ravine which borders the north side of the community. There are pathways, bike trails and natural hiking paths surrounded by woodlands and preserved wetlands.
Families also love being so close to the Westside Rec Centre across the street at 17 Ave and 69 St SW where there’s a pool, workout rooms, yoga studios and recreational programming. Down the hill is Optimist Park with hockey rinks and some of Calgary’s prime baseball/softball facilities.
Nearby 17 Ave SW connects to Sarcee Trail, taking the commuter downtown or it runs west to the back roads that take the traveler to the mountains.
This neighbourhood is well-connected to good schools in West Calgary. Elementary students looking for public or Catholic education attend Olympics Heights, John Costello, Holy Name and Westgate Elementary Schools. High schoolers can walk to Ernest Manning Senior High School or take nearby transit to Western Canada, Central Memorial, Bishop Carroll or St. Mary’s Catholic Senior High School. Two prestigious private schools are very close to Christie Park – Rundle College, next to the LRT station at 69 ST SW, and Webber Academy off 85 St SW. Christie Park is also down the street from Ambrose University College and a short drive from Mount Royal University.