Airdrie Community Overview

Airdrie (2007 city population 31,512) is a city in Alberta, Canada, located just north of Calgary within the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor. It is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area (Pop. 1,107,200 in 2006) and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). Due to its proximity to Calgary, Airdrie's population has been exploding in recent years. As of 2007, Airdrie's population is 31,512, and is thus Calgary's largest politically distinct suburb. The city's boundaries are completely within the rural Municipal District of Rocky View, No.44.

Airdrie was first established as a railway village in 1889 during the construction of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway, named for Airdrie, Scotland by William McKenzie, a contracting engineer for Calgary and Edmonton Railway. Today, Airdrie is a scenic bedroom community and industrial centre. Its primary body of water is Nose Creek, which is the focal point of a number of city parks and green spaces including Nose Creek Park. The park hosts the annual Airdrie Festival of Lights in the Christmas season. Other annual festivals include the Canada Day Parade and the Airdrie Pro Rodeo. Airdire's primary cultural venues include the Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Bert Church Theatre

Recent annexation of land by Airdrie to the south, coupled with recent expansion of Calgary's city limits in July 2007, have placed the two cities' boundaries within only a few kilometres of each other.

Airdrie is situated on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Alberta's busiest highway) which connects Calgary and Edmonton, thus making it a small transportation hub. Airdrie is also served by the small Airdrie Airport that does not provide regular scheduled flights. The closest major airport is Calgary International Airport.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

Saddletowne CTrain Station 12.25 km
Martindale CTrain Station 12.66 km
McKnight - Westwinds CTrain Station 13.16 km
Whitehorn CTrain Station 14.68 km
Crowfoot CTrain Station 14.83 km

Airdrie Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Acreages     2$2400$3000$2700
Apartments     29$799$4630$1351
Basements     15$700$1200$983
Condos     46$995$2275$1315
Duplexes     13$995$2275$1658
Houses     42$1450$3600$2061
Lofts     1$1350$1350$1350
Main Floors     4$1100$1500$1312
Mobiles     1$1400$1400$1400
Shared     7$600$950$671
Townhouses     60$1185$1950$1454
Total Rentals     220$600$4630$1490
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Airdrie     204$600$4630$1486
Cochrane     69$500$3000$1451
NW     2090$240$8800$1330
Priddis     6$1350$4500$3008
SW     3107$85$15000$1607

Closest Schools

Our Lady Queen of Peace School Separate All Grades 1820 1 Avenue Northwest, Airdrie, AB, Canada 1.99 km
Good Shepherd School Separate All Grades 1319 Thorburn Drive SE, Airdrie, AB, T4A 2A5 2.82 km
St. Martin de Porres High School Separate All Grades 410 Yankee Valley Boulevard Southwest, Airdrie, AB, Canada 3.13 km
St. Clare School Separate All Grades 12455 Coventry Hills Way NE 15.10 km
Coventry Hills School Public Elementary 12350 Coventry Hills Way NE 15.10 km
Nose Creek School PublicJunior High 135 Covepark Square NE Calgary AB T3K 5W9 15.05 km
Captain Nichola Goddard School PublicJunior High 405 Panatella Blvd NW Calgary AB T3K 0P3 16.10 km
Valley Creek School PublicJunior High 10951 Hidden Valley Dr NW 18.08 km
Crossing Park School PublicJunior High 500 Martindale Blvd NE 20.64 km
Tom Baines School PublicJunior High 250 Edgepark Blvd NW 20.99 km
John G. Diefenbaker High School PublicHigh School 6620 4 St NW 21.04 km
Robert Thirsk High School PublicHigh School 8777 Nose Hill Drive NW Calgary AB T3G 5T3 22.66 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School PublicHigh School 5220 Northland Dr NW 23.96 km
James Fowler High School PublicHigh School 4004 4 St NW 23.97 km
Lester B. Pearson High School PublicHigh School 3020 52 St NE 24.94 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Country Hills Branch 11150 Country Village Link NW16.07 km
Thornhill Branch 6617 Centre Street North21.19 km
Crowfoot Branch 8665 Nose Hill Drive22.55 km
Nose Hill Branch 1530 Northmount Drive NW24.21 km
Village Square Branch 2623 56th Avenue NE25.09 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 32.02 km
Calgary Airport 18.64 km
Chinook Centre Mall 33.77 km
Devry Institute of Tech 27.84 km
Downtown Calgary 27.91 km
Foothills Hospital 27.31 km
Market Mall 25.91 km
Mount Royal University 33.00 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 24.54 km
Rockyview Hospital 34.76 km
SAIT 26.57 km
South Health Campus 46.58 km
Southcentre Mall 38.73 km
Sunridge Mall 25.04 km
University of Calgary 25.91 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Airdrie Map View

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