The large community now referred to as Signal Hill lies on the southern slope of the western escarpment on the west side of Sarcee Trail. Nearly 12,000 people live in Signal Hill which also includes the smaller neighbourhoods of Signal Ridge, Richmond Hill, Signature Park and Sienna. Its boundaries are Highway 8 to the south, 17 Ave SW to the north, Sarcee Trail SW on the east side and 69 St SW on the western edge. Development of Signal Hill real estate occurred throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s. The hill itself has historic significance going back to the First and Second World Wars. Pilots returning to the nearby air base used the hill as a point of reference, and large stones were hauled up the hill and laid out to form the squadron numbers on the hillside which have been preserved for all to see. Read More...
As with other neighbourhoods along the escarpment, Signal Hill was built around natural ravines and woodland areas. The developer included plenty of green space to complement what Mother Nature has provided.
Sarcee Trail, Glenmore Trail and the coming Ring Road development are the nearest major roadways connecting Signal Hill to the city. Highway 8 takes the traveler west to Bragg Creek and is also a shortcut to some of Calgary’s most prestigious golf courses plus the Trans-Canada Highway west to the mountains. The LRT travels along 17 Ave SW with direct connections to downtown Calgary.
Families appreciate being close to the Westside Rec Centre in the northwest corner of the community with complete fitness facilities, recreation programming and indoor pool. It’s also less than 10 minutes away to Optimist Park which has the city’s finest little league diamonds plus two indoor hockey rinks. To the west of Signal Hill lies the Springbank area where the Glencoe and Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, both private courses, offer the discerning golfer a world- class golf experience.
Signal Hill has two massive regional shopping centres – West Hills Towne Centre and Signal Hill Shopping Centre. This is where locals find everything, from groceries to hardware, clothing stores to movie theaters, doctors and dentists to fast food and night spots.
Elementary school students attend Battalion Park School, St. Andrew or Holy Name Schools. Middle and junior high school students attend St. Gregory or are provided transportation to A.E. Cross and Bishop Pinkham Junior High Schools in nearby communities. High school students are close to Ernest Manning or take transit to Central Memorial, Bishop Carroll or St. Mary’s Senior High Schools. Post-secondary students enjoy being very close to Mount Royal University and Ambrose University College. There are excellent private schools on that side of the city, such as Webber and Rundle College.
The majority of homes in Signal Hill are estate-sized detached homes, particularly high atop the eastern ridge which offers commanding views of the city. Hilltop homes are priced in excess of $2 million, however, there are also moderately priced condos, semi-detached and townhome developments in this community, making it affordable for everyone. That includes a number of retirement communities and adult developments. The architecture of commercial space and Signal Hill homes for sale reflects the pastel stucco and sandy-coloured brickwork of the 1980s and 90s, inspired by the popular California style of its day. The variety of elevations in Signal Hill were perfect to construct homes with walk-out basements and many lots back onto ravines and native stands of trees. The most recently-built homes with more modern floor plans are located in the Sienna Hills area of the neighbourhood, on the western edge nearest 69 St SW. Show Less...