What is Calgary’s largest community with nearly 17,000 residents in Edgemont, the breathtaking neighborhood is a favourite among those moving to the city. Edgemont contains over 30 kilometres of walking and bike paths, 25% of the total area is green space making it one of the greener neighborhoods in the city, and residents are afforded beautiful views of the downtown skyline as well as the mountains due to the elevated topography of the region. Many new Calgarians choose this community to purchase their property in with almost 38% of Edgemont’s population defining themselves as immigrant, making it one of Calgary’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods.
Public school students attend Edgemont elementary, Captain John Palliser elementary, Tom Baines junior high, and Sir Winston Churchill senior high school while Catholic school students are assigned to attend Mother Mary Greene elementary, St. Jean Brebeuf junior high and St. Francis senior high school. Students are fortunate to benefit from having a public elementary and public junior high located both in their community meaning a short distance to and from school every morning.
Edgemont began its development in 1978 but was only recently completed in the past decade which is evident in its design. A northwest extension of Nose Hill, the neighborhood has a multitude of different recreational opportunities for residents to enjoy such as open tennis courts, skating rinks, playgrounds, the large network of pathways incorporated in its’ planning, and numerous ravines. The community association has worked hard to establish the neighborhood with many fine activities that appeal to everyone from children through to seniors. Calgary is in process of a revitalization plan for the Nose Hill area which will no doubt serve to continue to benefit residents in the years to come.
For those that are looking to complete their shopping or to see what commercial opportunities that Edgemont has to offer, one does not need to travel far with the Dalhousie Station Shopping Centre and the Northland Village Mall located just a short distance away.
The Dalhousie C-Train station is immediately west of the neighborhood allowing residents easy access to other parts of the city. Calgary Transit also has over two dozen stops spread out through the inner grid of the community which accommodates its’ larger population, and provides a chance for residents to travel out to the downtown area and other parts of the city any time of day.
The community offers premiere green space, heartwarming views of the greater Calgary area, amenities abound, and offers fun family activities all four seasons. Whether one prefers the escape from the hustle and bustle, the rich properties, or to walk the beautiful trains through some of Calgary’s finest parks, Edgemont doesn’t fail to impress.
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