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With a small population of just 2,700 people, Wildwood is one of those mid-century Calgary communities that’s the perfect combination of being close to downtown, but far enough out to be a peaceful, safe neighbourhood. The area is most notable for being the home to one of Calgary's earliest settlers, who operated the stone quarries that produced much of the stone used to construct many of the city's buildings. The area is also known for the brick manufacturing plant that once existed in the space now known as Wildwood. Read More...
Wildwood is south of Bow Trail between 37 St SW and Sarcee Trail, along the ridge by Edworthy Park. The area was built up between 1956 and 1960 and it is possible to find a lovely bungalow or split-level home in original condition if you wait for just the right time. With playgrounds, near-instant access to both Edworthy Park or to Sarcee Trail to get out of down quickly, Wildwood is experiencing a reawakening as a fantastic neighbourhood in which to raise a family.
This intimate community in West Calgary has just 1,000 homes and there’s not one bad location to be found. The exceptional location of Wildwood, 10 minutes west of downtown and immediate proximity to Edworthy Park and the Douglas Fir Trail, mean that house and land values are slightly higher than other neighbourhoods of similar vintage in Calgary. Some of the smaller, two-bedroom bungalows on the south end of the neighbourhood on 50-foot lots are more than $500,000 without upgrades. Homeowners that have taken the time to add a garage, perhaps install an ensuite or complete the basement will enjoy much higher home values.
Homes on the north side of Spruce Drive are on larger lots. This makes it a prime area for redevelopment, replacing the 1956-era bungalows with two-storey luxury homes. The wider lots allow for huge estate-sized homes, some with triple-car garages. Buyers looking for a luxury home in the $1 million-plus market will find Wildwood to be a wonderful neighbourhood in which to start a home search.
As many of Wildwood’s original residents move out, younger families are moving in. On the weekends, the playgrounds and skating rink at the community centre are full of children with families and seniors alike out walking through the neighbourhood on their way to the park and the Bow River below.
Young families continue to populate this older neighbourhood, so the playgrounds and parks are updated with modern and safe equipment. The city has established bike lanes on 45 St SW – one of two primary roadways into the neighbourhood – as well as on Spruce Drive which connect with the road and bike paths leading downhill into Edworthy Park. The school and community centre, with soccer fields and ball diamond, are right in the middle of Wildwood. There are also community churches nearby.
Edworthy Park, just below Wildwood to the north, has more playgrounds, picnic areas and walking paths along the Bow River with a footbridge spanning the river for pedestrians and cyclists.
Shopping centres close to Wildwood include Westbrook Mall with a grocery store, a Walmart and a dinner theatre and other restaurants. There’s an LRT station at Westbrook with ample parking for downtown commuters or post-secondary students.
Sarcee Trail is a major expressway to the west that connects with the Trans-Canada Highway and if you need to go downtown, there are just three traffic lights between Wildwood and the western edge of downtown.
Young families appreciate the fact that one of the neighbourhood’s original schools, Wildwood Elementary, remains open with full programming from Kindergarten to Grade 6. There is also a pre-school program operating in the community centre next door, with three and four-year-old programs. Both buildings are located in the heart of the community so children can walk or be walked to school. Separate school students attend St. Michael’s Elementary and Junior High School, located just a few blocks south of Wildwood. Public junior high school students go to Vincent Massey about 8 blocks south of Wildwood. Senior high school students attend Central Memorial, Western Canada or Ernest Manning. Wildwood is equi-distant to Mount Royal University or the University of Calgary and SAIT, and is about 15 minutes from some of the city’s best private schools such as Rundle College, Webber Academy and the Calgary Academy.