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 Closest LRTs

Bridgeland - Memorial CTrain Station 1.01 km
Zoo CTrain Station 1.24 km
City Hall CTrain Station 1.45 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 1.57 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 1.65 km
3 Street SW CTrain Station 1.79 km
Barlow - Max Bell CTrain Station 1.89 km

Renfrew Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     27$790$1495$963
Basements     7$650$950$800
Condos     18$800$3000$1720
Duplexes     2$650$1490$1070
Houses     6$1495$2200$1774
Main Floors     13$790$1750$1268
Shared     7$450$1000$650
Storages     1$250$250$250
Townhouses     3$1400$2200$1716
Total Rentals     84$250$3000$1211
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     3045$185$15000$1433
NE     1053$350$18000$1231

Renfrew Closest Schools

Children's Village School Public Elementary 1210 Russet Rd NE 0.23 km
St. Alphonsus School Separate All Grades 928 Radnor Avenue Northeast 0.35 km
Mount View School Public Elementary 2004 4 St NE 1.24 km
St. Angela School Separate All Grades 231 6 Street Northeast 1.28 km
Christine Meikle School Public All Grades 64 12 St NE 1.36 km
Colonel Macleod School PublicJunior High 1610 6 St NE 0.78 km
Stanley Jones School PublicJunior High 950 6 St NE 0.83 km
Langevin School PublicJunior High 107 6A St NE 1.38 km
Sir John Franklin School PublicJunior High 2215 8 Ave NE 2.06 km
Balmoral School PublicJunior High 220 16 Ave NW 2.11 km
Crescent Heights High School PublicHigh School 1019 1 St NW 1.95 km
Discovering Choices - CACY PublicHigh School 206, 315 10 Ave SE 2.64 km
James Fowler High School PublicHigh School 4004 4 St NW 3.47 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 17 Ave SW 4.02 km
Queen Elizabeth High School PublicHigh School 512 18 St NW 4.56 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Renfrew Closest Libraries

Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE2.31 km
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW3.28 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW4.67 km
Forest Lawn Branch 4807 8th Avenue SE5.47 km
Thornhill Branch 6617 Centre Street North5.55 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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