Neighbourhood Profiles – West Hills
Sources: City of Calgary (2015) Community Profiles, CREB – Calgary Real Estate Board creb.com Community Stats (2014)
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Population – 6702
Cougar Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is located at the western edge of the city and is bounded by Paskapoo Slopes and Canada Olympic Park to the north, 69 Street W to the east, 101 Street W to the west and Old Banff Coach Road to the south. Cougar Ridge represents one of the fastest growing communities in Canada with a rich mix of cultural diversity, abundant natural parks and green space, recreation facilities, and shopping and services of all kinds.
Population – 9640
Springbank Hill is a large and diverse suburb near the western city limit of Calgary in the Southwest quadrant. It is bounded to the north by 17 Avenue SW, to the south by Glenmore Trail, to the east by 69 Street SW and to the west by 101 Street SW. Springbank Hill was established in 1999. The community of Springbank Hill is made up of numerous subdivisions, including Springborough, Summit of Montreux, Springbank Hill, The Slopes, Anatapi and Spring Valley.
Population – 9086
West Springs is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is located at the western edge of the city, and is bordered to the west by the acreages and estate homes of Springbank. The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1995 and West Springs was established in 2001. The western extension of the neighbourhood, west of 85th Street, reaching into the aspen parkland, is called Wentworth.
Population – 7496
Aspen Woods is a residential neighborhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, consisting mostly of acreages and single-family detached homes. Aspen Woods was established as a neighbourhood in 2001. Aspen Woods are located on the western side of Calgary in the city’s SW quadrant. Development began in Aspen in 2001, which extends westward beyond Strathcona & Christie, enjoying occasional mountain views. Aspen is close to Edworthy Park, Glendale Athletic Park, and the Westside Recreation Center. There are both public and Separate schools in the area.
Population – 2217
Christie Park is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is bounded by Strathcona Drive and the community of Strathcona Park to the north, Sarcee Trail to the east, 17 Avenue S to the south and 69 Street W to the west. The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1956 from the Municipal District of Rocky View. Christie Park was established as a neighbourhood in 1990.
Population – 7140
Strathcona Park is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is bounded by Bow Trail to the north, Sarcee Trail to the east, Strathcona Drive and the community of Christie Park to the south and 85 Street W to the west. Strathcona Park lies in the center of the neighbourhood. The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1956 from the Municipal District of Rocky View. Strathcona Park was established as a neighbourhood in 1980.
Population – 13,763
Developed in 1986, Signal Hill is a relatively large community situated on the western edge of the built-up area of Calgary. Signal Hill is part of an elevated plateau which stretches west for a distance of approximately 7 kilometres. As a result, there are some excellent views of the mountains and the Elbow River Valley.
Population – 3,303
The Coach is located in Calgary’s southwest. Coach Hill was annexed in 1956 and development began in the late 1970s. It is a mixed residential development, containing single detached dwellings, townhouses and apartments. The area got its name because it is located along Old Banff Coach Road, which was once used by stage coach travelers heading to Banff.
Population – 4350
Patterson Heights was first developed in the 1980s. Prior to then it consisted primarily of individually owned acreages. There are two landmarks in Patterson Heights. The first is the CFCN tower, which led to the area as being known originally as Broadcast Hill. There is also a historic brick house in the area that was the original home of the Crandel family, who owned the first brick factory in Alberta. The factory was near the Brickburn Railway Station in present day Edworthy Park. The Crandel house was later purchased by the Patterson family, for whom the community is named.
Population – 4,462
Discovery Ridge is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary. It is located at the western edge of the city and is bounded by Glenmore Trail to the north, 69 Street W to the east, Rocky View County and the city limits to the west and the Elbow River and Tsuu T’ina first nation reserve to the south. Long before development, this area was referred to by long time Calgarians as Jackson’s Valley, an isolated valley beside the Sarcee Military Reserve. When development first began in the late 1990s, the community was known as New Discovery and it was originally planned as a gated community, but this idea was later dropped and today, Discovery Ridge can be accessed by the public. Discovery Ridge was a project dreamed up by developer Mac Radford in the early 1990s and later sold.