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Eau Claire Community Overview

Quadrant: SW, Inner-City

The neighbourhood of Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is located immediately north of Downtown, and south of the Bow River and north of 4th Avenue. A mix of riverside condominiums, shopping, restaurants, hotels, a large public plaza and urban parkland make Eau Claire one of Calgary's most popular areas. Contained within Eau Claire is the city's Festival District.

The area, which was developed from reclaimed industrial land, fronts the Bow River and sits immediately north of 3rd Avenue South. North of Eau Claire is Prince's Island Park, a large urban park on an island in the Bow River and the site of many summer festivals, including the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Carifest, Shakespeare in the Park and various busking happenings. Within Eau Claire is Eau Claire Market and a variety of pubs and restaurants. It is also located on the city's large network of pedestrian pathways and trails.

The name Eau Claire derives from one of Calgary's original industries - a sawmill transplanted from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and staffed by mostly Norwegian mill workers. The area on the banks of the Bow River was selected in the 1880s for its easy access to fallen timber. The community was subsequently named for the Eau Claire Lumber Company.

Eau Claire Plaza, at the core of the Festival District is currently undergoing a major modernization and redevelopment to better integrate it with the city, Prince's Island, Eau Claire Market, Barclay Mall and the other surrounding hotels, restaurants and businesses. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.

Eau Claire Market is the focal point of the neighbourhood. It sits immediately south of the Bow River and was built on former industrial land. The mall is home to several unique and "one of a kind" shops and galleries, a movie theatre, a food court and several restaurants. To coincide with the reconfiguration of Eau Claire Plaza, plans are currently in development to demolish and completely rebuild the market which has declined in popularity in recent years. The new market will likely cater to a larger and more diverse demographic to better serve the residential community at large.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Eau Claire Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     12$1995$3300$2434
Condos     70$1550$4950$2976
Parking Spots     1$500$500$500
Total Rentals     83$500$4950$2867
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     1671$499$2800$1956
SW     1693$100$7500$2723

Closest Schools

W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 0.15 km
Our Lady of Lourdes Separate All Grades 1916 2nd Street SW 1.05 km
Maria Montessori School Private Elementary 2201 Cliff Street SW 1.50 km
St. Angela Separate Elementary 231 - 6 Street NE 1.58 km
Sunnyside Community School Public Elementary 211 - 7th Street NW 1.58 km
St. Monica SeparateJunior High 235 - 18 Avenue SW 0.92 km
Langevin Community School PublicJunior High 107 - 6A Street NE 1.55 km
Stanley Jones Elementary PublicJunior High 950 - 6 Street NE 2.06 km
Alice Jamieson Girls' Academy PublicJunior High 950 - 6 Street NE 2.06 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 2.31 km
W.H. Cushing Workplace School Public Elementary 130 - 7 Avenue SW 0.15 km
Alberta Chung Wah School PrivateHigh School #270, 328 Centre Street SE 0.57 km
Cultural Centre Chinese Learning Academy PrivateHigh School 197 1st Street SW 0.68 km
St. Mary's SeparateHigh School 111 - 18 Avenue SW 0.91 km
St. Monica SeparateJunior High 235 - 18 Avenue SW 0.92 km
Calgary Chinese School PrivateHigh School #110 138 18 Avenue SE 0.93 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 - 17th Avenue SW 1.11 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW0.48 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE0.58 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW3.03 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW3.52 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW4.76 km

Closest LRTs

LRT - Victoria/Stampede Station 0.91 km
LRT - Erlton/Stampede Station 1.51 km
LRT - Bridgeland Station 1.80 km
LRT - Sunnyside Station 1.81 km
LRT - Sultana Station 2.36 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
7 South Calgary
13 Mount Royal
18 Lakeview
24 Ogden
31 Downtown Shuttle
67 Signal Hill Express
101 Coach Hill
104 Strathcona
106 Killarney
108 Richmond Road
112 Sarcee Road
117 McKenzie Towne Express
130 Tuscany Express
144 69th Street Express

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 8.97 km
Calgary Airport 10.34 km
Chinook Centre Mall 5.34 km
Devry Institute of Tech 4.85 km
Downtown Calgary 0.90 km
Foothills Hospital 5.17 km
Market Mall 7.55 km
Mount Royal College 5.89 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 6.82 km
Rockyview Hospital 6.43 km
SAIT 2.68 km
Southcentre Mall 10.37 km
South Health Campus 19.86 km
Sunridge Mall 6.44 km
University of Calgary 5.85 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Victoria Park

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