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

Airdrie Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     33$730$4630$1455
Basements     7$600$1400$1017
Condos     30$1100$1800$1367
Duplexes     8$1300$2275$1712
Houses     45$1200$3450$2016
Lofts     1$1490$1490$1490
Main Floors     1$1200$1200$1200
Shared     15$500$900$700
Townhouses     32$1350$2095$1593
Total Rentals     172$500$4630$1539
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Airdrie     165$500$4630$1535
NW     1573$100$7995$1518
SW     2767$100$17500$1848

Closest Schools

St. Clare Separate Elementary 12455 Coventry Hills Way NE 15.05 km
Coventry Hills School Public Elementary 12350 Coventry Hills Way NE 15.15 km
St. Jerome Separate Elementary 11616 Panorama Hills Blvd. NW 16.41 km
Panorama Hills School Public Elementary 1057 Panorama Hills Dr NW 16.83 km
Hidden Valley School Public Elementary 10959 Hidden Valley Dr. NW 18.03 km
Ascension of Our Lord SeparateJunior High 509 Harvest Hills Drive NE 17.24 km
St. Elizabeth Seton SeparateJunior High 10845 Hidden Valley Dr. NW 17.76 km
Valley Creek Middle School PublicJunior High 10951 Hidden Valley Drive NW 17.86 km
St. Brigid SeparateJunior High 730 Citadel Way NW 20.86 km
Tom Baines Junior High School PublicJunior High 250 Edgepark Boulevard NW 21.07 km
Notre Dame SeparateHigh School 11900 Country Village Link NE 15.74 km
Calgary Chinese Alliance School PrivateHigh School 150 Beddington Boulevard NE 19.54 km
John G. Diefenbaker High School PublicHigh School 6620 - 4th Street NW 21.12 km
Bishop McNally SeparateHigh School 5700 Falconridge Blvd. NE 22.00 km
Filipino Language and Cultural School of Calgary PrivateHigh School Bay 206 4656 Westwinds Drive NE 22.30 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.

Airdrie Map View

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