[cs_community_results city = “Calgary” neigh=”Kingsland”]
Kingsland Neighbourhood Description
Calgary attracts a global audience to its city based upon its vast array of attractions and it is neighborhoods such as Kingsland that hold the city together in a very special way. Originally established in 1957, Kingsland is one of numerous communities in Calgary’s southwest that has made it a valued, safe city. Tucked in between Glenmore Trail to the north, Macleod Trail to the east, Heritage Drive to the south, and Elbow Drive to the west, Kingsland maintains a population of 4,500 residents with a median household income of $44,000. Approximately 64% of Kingsland’s housing is used for renting with the remaining housing being used for permanent residents.
Public school students in Kingsland are assigned to attend Chinook Park Elementary, Woodman Junior High, and Henry Wise Wood Senior High School. Catholic school students meanwhile attend St. Augustine Elementary and Junior High, and Bishop Grandin Senior High School.
Kingsland maintains a multitude of unique commercial opportunities to the area alongside numerous green spaces surrounding the Elbow River, the Glenmore Reservoir, and numerous other spaces. The Rockyview General Hospital is also found near the Glenmore Reservoir only serving to further add value to the properties of Kingsland. To the neighborhood’s east are dozens upon dozens of retail outlets, restaurants, small businesses, and shopping opportunities that populate at both sides of Macleod Trail. Kingsland is center amongst all of these amenities combining nature and commerce in a variety of unique ways.
The Kingsland Farmer’s Market is also a major attraction that gets many residents out and exploring the neighborhood. Open Thursdays through to the next Monday, local and fresh food is a theme amongst the Kingsland community and is a focal point of their marketplace. Kingsland offers major transportation routes as well.
Calgary Transit has a multitude of stops that line all of its borders as well as offers access to the LRT system that allows residents to make their way through the city at an affordable cost.
Kingsland is not a hard sell for any demographic. Whether it’s to be close for a job opportunity, to be close to nature but not entirely cut off from the city, or to be near to transportation routes to take a resident to wherever they might want to go, Kingsland carries with it a combination of opportunities unlike other Calgary neighborhoods.