Citadel is a beautiful community in the northwestern region of Calgary tucked in between Stoney Trail to its’ north and west, Country Hills Blvd to its south, and the Sarcee Trail to its east. With its unique city design similar to the shape and design of a bike wheel, the neighborhood was originally established in 1993 – one of the newer communities in Calgary. With large recreational green space found throughout Citadel, multiple pathways lead to the central hub of the neighborhood where there’s a tree lined park with many open spaces used for sports. With a population of over 10,000 people, Citadel maintains a low crime rate, an inviting residential atmosphere, and a strong focus on attracting young families to the area with two public elementary schools found within its borders.
Public school students attend Citadel Park elementary, Arbour Lake junior high, Robert Thirsk (10-11) and William Aberhart (12) senior high schools. Catholic school students attend St. Brigid elementary and junior high, and St. Francis senior high school.
The neighborhood is found at the city’s northernmost border which gives it a sense of its’ own small town within the greater Calgary cityscape. With Stoney Trail above the neighborhood, one is able to connect it to Crowchild Trail to make it to the downtown core should they wish to visit. The area has a remarkable amount of green space in and around Citadel which makes it an attractive spot for naturists and others who live a vibrant lifestyle. Originally over two decades ago, Citadel has since grown to include many families who choose to call it home for its close proximity to the local elementary schools.
Public transportation in Citadel is provided by the Calgary Transit bus route 199 to the Crowfoot LRT station. Calgary Transit offers stops on Citadel Drive to help accommodate visitors that may want to explore other communities in Calgary as well.
Citadel today enjoys a reputation of being the envy of many. Not only is there a cachet of several parks and green spaces alongside kilometre after kilometre of trails and bicycle paths but one is still close enough to experience the more developed urban side to Calgary. The number of young families in Citadel grows every year because of its stable, safe and dynamic environment. Despite its growth, the neighborhood has also maintained a community spirit in which those who live here take great pride.
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