Originally a break-off of Palliser, Pump Hill came into its’ own as a neighborhood in 1991. With only 1,500 residents in this small residential community, Pump Hill is known for its’ quietness, its’ privacy, and for its’ location. It is bordered the Glenmore Reservoir to the north, 14th street to its’ east, 19th street to its’ west, and Southland Drive to its’ south. With the recreational opportunities offered here such as the boat docks, the Weaselhead Flats hiking trails, the Glenmore Park, and the Heritage Park Historical Village, as well as the General Hospital located just slightly north of the community, the property value in the area has gone up significantly since Pump Hill’s neighborhood status was first established twenty-five years ago. One of the reasons for this is from Pump Hill becoming a popular escape from the city for its’ residents – that is, for those that can afford it.
Pump Hill is extremely lucky to be served by schools that accommodate the area incredibly well. Public school students attend the Nellie McClung elementary school, the John Ware junior high, and Henry Wise Wood senior high school. Meanwhile, Catholic school students are also fortunate in their assigned schools which include St. Benedict elementary, St. Cyril junior high, and Bishop Grandin senior high school.
The neighborhood is also known for having Calgary’s most expensive home. The home itself, a bit of an oddity for the community, is located on Pump Hill Close and is valued at more than $22-million dollars.
Access to downtown is provided for by direct routes from Heritage Drive, Crowchild Trail, and MacLeod Trail.
It does make for a bit of a drive but that’s part of the attraction of Pump Hill – the downtown core is however no more than ten minutes away.
For those looking to pick up a few quick groceries, have a date night at a restaurant, or take advantage of the services offered by some of Calgary’s local businesses, there are a # of them that populate Macleod Trail and Glenmore Trail. These are two routes located within a very short drive of Pump Hill.
Calgary Transit also has stops that line Palliser Drive and 90th avenue that will take you to anywhere you want to go in the city.
Pump Hill is a community with more space to it than your average Calgary community. It’s a privilege to its’ residents who value the unique street planning and the neighborhood’s privacy.
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