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Currie Barracks Real Estate Information and Community Description
The Currie Barracks were opened on the southwest edge of Calgary in 1933 by the Canadian Army before being re-designated as CFB Calgary in 1966. Five decades later, what was once known as CFB Calgary has now become one of the most eagerly anticipated Calgary communities in some time. Originally built with the principles of smart growth and sustainability in mind, the Currie Barracks is a highly desired neighbourhood for many new families and new residents of Calgary. A neighbourhood unlike any other, the Currie Barracks have several projects presently underway including but not limited to 20,000 cubic metres of retail space on a European-style High Street, 28,000 cubic metres of office space, and a private school – all set alongside the existing buildings that stand in Parade Square. In addition, there are more than 3,200 housing units being built within the borders of the Currie Barracks.
Public school students that are found within the borders of the Currie Barracks attend Sir James Lougheed School (K – 1), Glamorgan Elementary School, A. E. Cross Junior High, and Bishop Carroll Senior High School. All of these schools are located within an approximate distance of no more than five minutes walking distance. Meanwhile Catholic school students of the area attend St. James Elementary, St. James Junior High or St. Michael Junior High, and Bishop Carroll Senior High School.
In addition to these schools being all within close proximity, Mount Royal University is found immediately across from Richards On Way. This means that a public school student can effectively complete their education – from Kindergarten through to university – all the while remaining within walking distance of their home in Currie Barracks.
Only ten minutes’ drive from downtown Calgary, the Currie Barracks come with a vast array of amenities. Westbrook Mall, Glamorgan Shopping Centre, and the Signal Hill Superstore all serve the community allowing residents to explore commercial opportunities nearby. The Killarney Aquatic Centre and the Mount Royal Recreation Centre offer numerous activities for citizens of all ages to partake in.
In Valour Park and Victoria Cross Park, the community commemorates these to Canada’s military and to those who’ve served. Not only Calgary’s history but Canada’s history is a common theme among the community’s architecture and design as the Currie Barracks also contains the most significant concentration of provincially designated historic buildings in an urban centre in all of Alberta. The community seamlessly integrates these themes with the energy of an urban centre in a pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood. The community is a vast and diverse collection of retail space, offices, tree-lined sidewalks, and lively parks.
There is effectively no better example of urban sustainability in all of Alberta than the Currie Barracks, as evidenced it being the first Canadian community to receive gold certification for its’ approved development plan (stage 2). Get on the cusp of trendy Calgary with an exciting opportunity to invest in a Currie Barracks property today.