Take the Trans-Canada Highway eastward and the very last piece of Calgary that one will touch is the small neighborhood of a little under 6,000 residents – this is Abbeydale. On the edge of city limits, this land was originally established as a Calgary community in 1976 with the majority of the properties being detached single-family dwellings. For this reason, Abbeydale is very family-centric with the majority of residents being families with young children. Within its’ borders, there is a small strip mall but beyond that it is a residential neighborhood in its’ entirety. The community centre offers several recreation activities and annual events to get families out into the Abbeydale sunshine. What was once an empty land – turn the clock forty years and the land now known as Abbeydale has become home to a small assortment of Calgary families.
Public school students attend Abbeydale elementary, Gladys M. Egbert junior high, and then Forest Lawn senior high school while Catholic school students attend St. Kateri Tekakwitha elementary, St. Martha junior high, and Father Lacombe senior high school.
At the heart of what residents find most appealing about this Calgary neighborhood is the privacy it gives compares to the rest of the city. Commercially, it is largely dormant. Abbeydale has undergone a raft of development since its’ inception that has caused it to become revitalized as a residential community that’s welcoming to seniors, families, and children. It’s a destination for anyone looking for their own peace of mind and features a range of properties that are sure to tickle the fancies of anyone looking.
Calgary Transit has roughly a dozen bus stops set up in the western half of the community to ensure that any resident looking to travel to other parts of the city are well looked after.
The area of Abbeydale comes with a very relaxed vibe. Where the streets are lined with green space, the community resembles more of a small town than a city. The downtown core is easily accessible through Memorial Drive and 16th Avenue for those looking to make regular visits. It’s certainly not far away. The short amount of distance between Abbeydale and the pulse of downtown is enough to create a place for residents to come home to at the end of the day where they can forget about business and relax. This is Abbeydale in a nutshell. Forget about the rest. This is your home. Relax. Enjoy it.
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