Renfrew Community Overview

Renfrew is a residential neighborhood in the north-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located south of the Trans-Canada Highway, and north of the inner city community of Bridgeland. To the east it is bordered by the Nose Hill Creek and the Deerfoot Trail and is separated from Crescent Heights to the west by Edmonton Trail.

The area consists mainly of residences with no major commercial or industrial facilities. There are some small businesses located along Edmonton Trail and 16th Avenue. There are no emergency health care facilities in the district, though several physician's offices have been established, and the Alberta Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Commission does have a treatment facility established in the neighbourhood.

Ukrainian Pioneer Park is located on the 600 block of 7th Avenue, and there are two Ukrainian churches in close proximity, a testament to early settlers of slavic origin who settled in the area. Other visible signs of this heritage include a monument to victims of genocide in Ukraine, erected by the banks of the Bow River in the adjacent community of Bridgeland.

The community itself was not developed until the 1940s. During the Second World War, the area was occupied by a Royal Canadian Air Force training base and airfield which also served as the Calgary airport. Once the airport was relocated from its original site (on the corner of present-day 6th Street and Regal Crescent), the area was developed for residential use.

A full-sized football field is located at Renfrew Athletic Park. Parkland and greenspace are not abundant with the exception of the school grounds, and the area adjacent to Nose Hill creek, which includes the McInnis & Holloway Memorial Forest still in its infancy. Other athletic facilities in addition to the schools include the Boys & Girls Club, a swimming pool, indoor skating rink, an outdoor skating rink at the community association building, and soccer fields located by the creek.

Several convenience stores are clustered in the western portion of the neighbourhood, including the Stanley Jones grocery, occupying one of the oldest surviving structures in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood is in direct proximity to several commercial zones, including shops along Edmonton Trail and Centre Street in adjacent Crescent Heights and Bridgeland, along 16th Avenue to the north and west, and across the bridge in Mayland Heights. The downtown core is only 3,000 metres from Renfrew and easily accessible by city transit, private automobile, or foot.

Several major schools are located in the district, including Colonel Macleod Junior High, St. Alphonsus Elementary/Junior High, Stanley Jones Elementary, and the former Renfrew Elementary.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Renfrew Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type # of Listings Min Price Max Price Avg Price
Condo Units1$1550$1550$1550
Main Floors4$700$2500$1787
Room For Rent2$575$1000$787
Total Rentals36$575$5495$2385

Renfrew Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
0.51 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
0.96 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
1.55 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
208 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.58 km
First Nations Adult & Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC)
132 16 Ave NE, Calgary
1.64 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.70 km
St. Clement School
1140 Mayland Drive Northeast, Calgary
1.83 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
1.96 km
Alberta Academy of Recording
2115 30 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
2.64 km
James Fowler High School | Calgary Board of Education
4004 4 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.43 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.50 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔针灸中医学院
628 12 Avenue Southwest Suite #300, Calgary
3.59 km
MNP Community & Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
3.69 km
Heritage Christian Academy
2003 McKnight Boulevard Northeast, Calgary
3.69 km
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.76 km
Alberta Ballet School
906 12 Avenue Southwest #2, Calgary
3.90 km
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, North Middle School
211 McKnight Boulevard Northeast, Calgary
3.93 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
4.03 km
Father Lacombe High School
3615 Radcliffe Drive Southeast, Calgary
4.19 km
Mountain View Academy
3915 34 Street Northeast, Calgary
4.55 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Renfrew Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Little free library
219 3 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
1.76 km
Little Book Library 41
922 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.18 km
Bow Valley College RGO Library and Learning Commons
345 6 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.26 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
2.35 km
Little Free Library
1040 8 Street Southeast #8, Calgary
2.56 km
Afhs Library
712 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
2.79 km
3301 2 St NW Free Little Library
3301 2 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.88 km
Little Free Library
500 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.89 km
Little Free Library Charter #5913
901 11 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.07 km
Alberta Law Libraries
3.13 km
Ristech Information Solutions Ltd.
813 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.29 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.32 km
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.41 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.50 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.58 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
3.89 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
4.66 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.95 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Renfrew Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 7.71 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 4.04 km
Ambrose University College 10.72 km
Bow Valley College 2.21 km
Calgary Airport 7.77 km
Calgary Zoo 2.22 km
Chinook Centre Mall 7.75 km
City Hall 2.48 km
Cross Iron Mills 24.73 km
Deerfoot Mall 5.01 km
Devry Institute of Tech 3.36 km
Downtown Calgary 2.96 km
Foothills Hospital 6.60 km
Market Mall 8.58 km
Mount Royal University 8.67 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 4.11 km
Rocky Mountain College 7.29 km
Rockyview Hospital 9.09 km
SAIT 3.52 km
South Health Campus 21.11 km
Southcentre Mall 12.53 km
Sunridge Mall 3.79 km
University of Calgary 6.72 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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