Mckenzie Towne Community Overview

McKenzie Towne is a master planned residential neighbourhood in the southeast of Calgary, Alberta being developed by Carma Developers LP. The community is bordered on the west by Deerfoot Trail, on the south by Marquis of Lorne Trail Highway 22X, on the east by 52 St. S.E., and to the north by the South Trail regional commercial centre along 130 Ave. S.E.

Mckenzie Towne boasts many recreational features, including: the McKenzie Town Hall containing the staff of the McKenzie Towne Council (which is the area homeowners association), a gymnasium, meeting and banquet facilities, and a private outdoor park area; a network of paved pathways and green spaces; a fountain and splash park; and numerous ponds also compliment McKenzie Towne. McKenzie Towne also contains one Separate School Board elementary school and a public elementary school is under construction and will be open for enrollment in 2010.

McKenzie Towne is designed as a Neotraditional Community to reflect a small town, complete with both street front retail, mid size commercial offerings, a variety of single family homes, apartments, town houses, churches, seniors care facilities, public and separate board elementary schools, and traditional architecture. The neighbourhood was based on the new urbanist movement and original concepts were crafted by Andreas Duany who was the same architect to model Seaside, Florida (the filming location of The Truman Show movie).

The neighbourhood is divided into four distinct areas: Inverness, Elgin, Prestwick, and High Street. Each of the three areas of Mckenzie towne offer complimenting architectural styles. Elgin features six styles of architecture designed to reflect Europe. English Cottage, Greek Revival, English Tudor, French Eclectic, Italianate, and English Arts & Crafts. Prestwick and Inverness follows four styles: Queen Anne (Victorian), Georgian, Craftsman, and National. High Street is the commercial area, designed by Gibbs Gage Architects. It features street oriented commercial with many small businesses and complemented with larger well known retail tenants and a major grocery store.

In 2006, the Calgary Catholic School District opened St. Albert The Great Elementary/Junior High school in the community.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Mckenzie Towne Closest LRTs

Shawnessy CTrain Station 4.54 km
Somerset - Bridlewood CTrain Station 4.56 km
Fish Creek - Lacombe CTrain Station 4.73 km
Canyon Meadows CTrain Station 4.81 km
Anderson CTrain Station 5.54 km

Mckenzie Towne Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     7$1000$1800$1370
Basements     7$850$1200$1050
Condos     17$1145$1550$1365
Duplexes     8$1450$1600$1524
Houses     13$1450$3600$1825
Lofts     2$1100$1250$1175
Main Floors     4$1300$1500$1387
Shared     10$550$800$695
Townhouses     12$1250$1995$1546
Total Rentals     80$550$3600$1368
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
SE     1051$800$6500$1400

Mckenzie Towne Closest Schools

St. Albert the Great School Separate All Grades 225 Prestwick Avenue SE 1.20 km
McKenzie Lake School Public Elementary 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE 1.44 km
McKenzie Towne School Public Elementary 679 Prestwick Cir SE 1.64 km
Blessed Cardinal Newman School Separate All Grades 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd SE 1.94 km
St. Isabella School Separate All Grades 855 Copperfield Boulevard SE 2.20 km
Mountain Park School PublicJunior High 312 Mt. Douglas Close SE 1.71 km
Wilma Hansen School PublicJunior High 963 Queensland Dr SE 4.32 km
MidSun School PublicJunior High 660 Sunmills Dr SE 4.67 km
Nickle School PublicJunior High 2500 Lake Bonavista Dr SE 7.41 km
R.T. Alderman School PublicJunior High 725 Mapleton Dr SE 7.78 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE 5.88 km
Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Dr SW 9.37 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Dr SE 9.38 km
Henry Wise Wood High School PublicHigh School 910 75 Ave SW 11.68 km
Forest Lawn High School PublicHigh School 1304 44 St SE 14.35 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mckenzie Towne Closest Libraries

Shawnessy Branch 333 Shawville Blvd SE6.94 km
Fish Creek Branch 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE7.93 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE9.00 km
Southwood Branch 924 Southland Drive SW10.15 km
Forest Lawn Branch 4807 8th Avenue SE14.79 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mckenzie Towne Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 21.28 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 19.18 km
Ambrose University College 21.35 km
Bow Valley College 16.28 km
Calgary Airport 24.53 km
Calgary Zoo 15.36 km
Chinook Centre Mall 12.08 km
City Hall 16.16 km
Cross Iron Mills 41.35 km
Deerfoot Mall 22.46 km
Devry Institute of Tech 15.32 km
Downtown Calgary 17.21 km
Foothills Hospital 20.60 km
Market Mall 23.29 km
Mount Royal University 15.93 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 18.57 km
Rocky Mountain College 22.94 km
Rockyview Hospital 12.66 km
SAIT 18.99 km
South Health Campus 3.54 km
Southcentre Mall 8.10 km
Sunridge Mall 18.06 km
University of Calgary 21.76 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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