High River Community Overview

High River is a town in southwestern Alberta, Canada with a population of 10,716. (2006). It is 37 kilometres (23 mi) south of the city of Calgary, at the junction of Alberta Highways 2 and 23. Although reasonably distant from Calgary, the town is nonetheless considered to be part of the Calgary Region.

The community gets its name from the Highwood River, which flows through the town, and often floods in the spring.

The town is best known for being the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark. Other well-known former citizens include W.O. Mitchell, author of such books as Who Has Seen the Wind and Roses Are Difficult Here, and NHL and WHA player John "Pie" McKenzie.

High River was used as a set for in Superman III, as well as High River, Montana in Nickelodeon's series Caitlin's Way.

As part of High River's tourism and heritage endeavours, a number of murals were painted around town during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. High River hosted the North America chuckwagon racing championships in 2006.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
Somerset - Bridlewood CTrain Station 23.56 km
Shawnessy CTrain Station 24.36 km
Fish Creek - Lacombe CTrain Station 25.24 km
Canyon Meadows CTrain Station 26.01 km
Anderson CTrain Station 27.25 km

High River Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     5$850$1100$931
Basements     2$1100$1250$1175
Condos     6$900$1400$1108
Duplexes     3$1375$1550$1441
Houses     4$1450$1900$1581
Main Floors     1$1150$1150$1150
Office Spaces     2$385$1000$692
Shared     1$700$700$700
Townhouses     9$1150$1650$1432
Total Rentals     33$385$1900$1224
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
High River     32$385$1900$1228
Out-of-Town     38$14524$5500$1432
SW     2886$85$17000$1742

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
Christ the King School Separate All Grades 333 Cranston Way SE 34.80 km
Cranston School Public Elementary 205 Cranston DR SE 34.94 km
St. Sebastian School Separate All Grades 65 Chaparral Drive SE 35.52 km
Chaparral School Public Elementary 480 Chaparral Dr SE 35.70 km
Blessed Cardinal Newman School Separate All Grades 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd SE 36.78 km
MidSun School PublicJunior High 660 Sunmills Dr SE 37.37 km
Mountain Park School PublicJunior High 312 Mt. Douglas Close SE 38.88 km
Samuel W. Shaw School PublicJunior High 115 Shannon Dr SW 39.45 km
Wilma Hansen School PublicJunior High 963 Queensland Dr SE 40.40 km
Nickle School PublicJunior High 2500 Lake Bonavista Dr SE 42.17 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE 38.27 km
Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Dr SW 43.50 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Dr SE 45.48 km
Henry Wise Wood High School PublicHigh School 910 75 Ave SW 47.39 km
Central Memorial High School PublicHigh School 5111 21 St SW 50.36 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Shawnessy Branch 333 Shawville Blvd SE37.73 km
Fish Creek Branch 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE43.26 km
Southwood Branch 924 Southland Drive SW45.08 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE46.22 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW51.78 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 55.15 km
Calgary Airport 61.91 km
Chinook Centre Mall 48.39 km
Devry Institute of Tech 52.71 km
Downtown Calgary 54.14 km
Foothills Hospital 56.83 km
Market Mall 59.28 km
Mount Royal University 51.16 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 55.89 km
Rockyview Hospital 48.19 km
SAIT 55.86 km
South Health Campus 33.88 km
Southcentre Mall 43.36 km
Sunridge Mall 55.40 km
University of Calgary 58.16 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

High River Map View

Distances are estimated and community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca