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Downtown Community Overview

Downtown Calgary is a region of central Calgary, Alberta. It is not a single neighbourhood per se, but is actually a larger community containing three neighbourhoods and a number of districts.

Generally speaking, downtown Calgary is bordered by 14th Street W. on the west, 3rd Avenue S. and Eau Claire on the north, the Elbow River on the east and the CPR mainline tracks on the south. Within downtown are three city neighbourhoods. They are, the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, and the Downtown East Village. The neighbourhoods of Eau Claire to the immediate north, Chinatown to the northeast and the Beltline to the south are usually considered to be part of downtown, but strictly speaking they are not.

The population of Calgary's downtown is still low relative to certain other cities, despite major rejuvenation initiatives and the development of major condominium and apartment projects. The combined population of the three downtown neighbourhoods was 12,470 in 2006. However, this figure does not include the 1,700 that live in Eau Claire, the 1,400 in Chinatown, and the nearly 17,000 that live in the Beltline. The Downtown West End and the Downtown East Village are generally considered to be the downtown's residential neighbourhoods.

Calgary Transit's C-Train light rail system runs down 7th Avenue S. through the middle of downtown, and the ride is free on this section.

The entertainment district is located along 8th Avenue South. It contains the pedestrian mall of Stephen Avenue, lined with restaurants and shopping areas such as the TD Square and Calgary Eaton Centre, as well as two art house movie theaters (the Globe Landmark Cinema and the Uptown) and recreation areas such as the Devonian Gardens. Landmark buildings found in this district include the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which incorporates several historic buildings into its facade, the Calgary Marriott and Fairmont Palliser Hotel. Landmark skyscrapers in this district are Scotia Centre and Bankers Hall, which also contains a four level shopping gallery. The historic Penny Lane Mall is currently being demolished to allow construction of the Penny Lane Towers.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Downtown Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     74$1000$5300$1819
Condos     101$950$5995$2727
Parking Spots     3$300$350$333
Shared     2$900$950$925
Townhouses     1$1750$1750$1750
Total Rentals     181$300$5995$2290
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     1664$500$3200$1935
SW     1689$100$7500$2696

Closest Schools

W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 0.21 km
Our Lady of Lourdes Separate All Grades 1916 2nd Street SW 1.09 km
Sunnyside Community School Public Elementary 211 - 7th Street NW 1.44 km
Connaught Community School Public Elementary 1121 - 12th Avenue SW 1.44 km
Maria Montessori School Private Elementary 2201 Cliff Street SW 1.49 km
St. Monica SeparateJunior High 235 - 18 Avenue SW 0.96 km
Langevin Community School PublicJunior High 107 - 6A Street NE 1.66 km
Stanley Jones Elementary PublicJunior High 950 - 6 Street NE 2.11 km
Alice Jamieson Girls' Academy PublicJunior High 950 - 6 Street NE 2.11 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 2.20 km
W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 0.21 km
Alberta Chung Wah School PrivateHigh School #270, 328 Centre Street SE 0.60 km
Cultural Centre Chinese Learning Academy PrivateHigh School 197 1st Street SW 0.65 km
St. Mary's SeparateHigh School 111 - 18 Avenue SW 1.00 km
St. Mary's SeparateHigh School 111 - 18 Avenue SW 1.00 km
Calgary Chinese School PrivateHigh School #110 138 18 Avenue SE 1.04 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 - 17th Avenue SW 1.06 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW0.50 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE0.72 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW2.97 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW3.36 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW4.60 km

Closest LRTs

LRT - Victoria/Stampede Station 1.07 km
LRT - Erlton/Stampede Station 1.63 km
LRT - Sunnyside Station 1.64 km
LRT - Bridgeland Station 1.95 km
LRT - Sultana Station 2.21 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
1 Bowness / Forest Lawn
9 Varsity Acres / Bridgeland
63 Lakeview Express
102 Douglasdale Express
105 Bowness
133 Cranston Express
174 Scenic Acres Express
411 Rosedale East Calgary
104 Strathcona
18 Lakeview
106 Killarney
108 Richmond Road
112 Sarcee Road
117 McKenzie Towne Express

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 8.81 km
Calgary Airport 10.34 km
Chinook Centre Mall 5.39 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.01 km
Downtown Calgary 0.74 km
Foothills Hospital 4.99 km
Market Mall 7.38 km
Mount Royal College 5.80 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 6.93 km
Rockyview Hospital 6.44 km
SAIT 2.53 km
Southcentre Mall 10.44 km
South Health Campus 19.99 km
Sunridge Mall 6.56 km
University of Calgary 5.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Eau Claire
East Village
Victoria Park

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