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Marda Loop Community Overview

Marda Loop is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary, Alberta, centred on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW. It bisects the neighbourhoods of South Calgary and Altadore and is east of the community of Richmond.

The area has become one of Calgary's most popular outdoor shopping venues. Businesses consist of small-scale retailers, coffee shops, and pubs. The BRZ hosts an annual street festival, the Marda Gras Festival, in early August. The area is named after Marc and Mada Jenkins, who were the owners of the Marda Theatre (Odeon Theatre), the name being a combination of their two names. The theatre was opened in 1953 and closed in 1988, and was demolished in 1990.

Historically, the area has always been a hub of activity for that part of the city as it was once a turnaround point for the "Marda" streetcar line. In recent years, the community saw a serious decline due to the departure of the Canadian Forces base and the closure of the MQ (Married Quarters) area. However, in the last 7 - 10 years, there has been a large upswing in the business and residential community due to substantial redevelopment in the area and the community has regained some of its historical vibrancy.

Recently there has been a significant increase in housing density in the surrounding neighbourhoods, as older homes are giving way to new higher density condominiums. Marda Loop is becoming a trendy area with an influx of higher income households and a business demographic. Evidence of the shift towards a younger and more dynamic population can be seen in new and emerging community events and facilities. The area hosts an annual film festival, a Yoga & Meditation Community Center, and an annual street festival aptly named "Marda Gras". It is also said to be the home of the fabled axe murderer Mark Adam Paul who killed 37 people with a hatchet before taking his life in the intersection of 17th ave and 8th street.

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Marda Loop Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     10$775$3700$1747
Basements     1$1200$1200$1200
Condos     11$1450$5500$3168
Duplexes     1$4000$4000$4000
Houses     5$1800$4450$2930
Main Floors     3$1250$2000$1616
Shared     3$550$1500$983
Storages     1$250$250$250
Townhouses     3$2600$5600$4533
Total Rentals     38$250$5600$2468
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     1627$500$2800$1978
SW     1634$100$7500$2777

Closest Schools

Dr. Oakley School Public All Grades 3904 - 20th Street SW 0.56 km
Richmond Elementary Public Elementary 2701 - 22nd Street SW 0.74 km
Banbury Crossroads School Private All Grades B1 - 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Clear Water Academy Private All Grades 2521 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Rundle College Academy Private All Grades 4330 16 Street SW 1.12 km
Lycee Louis Pasteur PrivateJunior High 4099 Garrison Blvd SW 0.73 km
Ernest Morrow Junior High PublicJunior High 1212 - 47th Street SE 1.45 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 1.64 km
Central Memorial High School of Performing and Visual Arts PublicHigh School 5111 - 21st Street SW 1.77 km
A.E. Cross Junior High PublicJunior High 3445 - 37th Street SW 2.21 km
Rideau Park Elementary and Junior High PublicJunior High 829 Rideau Road SW 2.33 km
Access International College (Calgary) Inc. PrivateHigh School B1 - 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Bishop Carroll SeparateHigh School 4624 Richard Road SW 1.13 km
Alternative High School PublicHigh School 5003 - 20th Street SW 1.66 km
Central Memorial High School of Performing and Visual Arts PublicHigh School 5111 - 21st Street SW 1.77 km
Ernest Manning High School PublicHigh School 3600 - 16th Avenue SW 2.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW1.04 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW2.88 km
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW3.46 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE4.44 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW4.60 km

Closest LRTs

LRT - Shaganappi Point Station 2.13 km
LRT - Sultana Station 2.27 km
LRT - Westbrook Station 2.63 km
LRT - 45 Street Station 3.43 km
LRT - 39 Avenue Station 3.46 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
7 South Calgary
107 Calgary South
108 Richmond Road
112 Sarcee Road
63 Lakeview Express
18 Lakeview
181 MRC North Express
6 Killarney / 26 Ave
13 Mount Royal
106 Killarney
414 14 Street Crosstown
72 Circle Route
73 Circle Route
174 Scenic Acres Express

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 5.91 km
Calgary Airport 13.83 km
Chinook Centre Mall 3.91 km
Devry Institute of Tech 8.37 km
Downtown Calgary 3.85 km
Foothills Hospital 4.83 km
Market Mall 7.33 km
Mount Royal College 2.02 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 10.69 km
Rockyview Hospital 3.82 km
SAIT 4.75 km
Southcentre Mall 8.65 km
South Health Campus 19.31 km
Sunridge Mall 10.30 km
University of Calgary 6.18 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Lincoln Park
South Calgary
South Calgary
Garrison Woods
Mount Royal
Elbow Park
Windsor Park

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