Marda Loop Community Overview

Marda Loop is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary, Alberta, centred on 33rd and 34th Avenues SW between Crowchild Trail and 19th Street SW. It bisects the neighbourhoods of South Calgary and Altadore and is east of the community of Richmond.

The area has become one of Calgary's most popular outdoor shopping venues. Businesses consist of small-scale retailers, coffee shops, and pubs. The BRZ hosts an annual street festival, the Marda Gras Festival, in early August. The area is named after Marc and Mada Jenkins, who were the owners of the Marda Theatre (Odeon Theatre), the name being a combination of their two names. The theatre was opened in 1953 and closed in 1988, and was demolished in 1990.

Historically, the area has always been a hub of activity for that part of the city as it was once a turnaround point for the "Marda" streetcar line. In recent years, the community saw a serious decline due to the departure of the Canadian Forces base and the closure of the MQ (Married Quarters) area. However, in the last 7 - 10 years, there has been a large upswing in the business and residential community due to substantial redevelopment in the area and the community has regained some of its historical vibrancy.

Recently there has been a significant increase in housing density in the surrounding neighbourhoods, as older homes are giving way to new higher density condominiums. Marda Loop is becoming a trendy area with an influx of higher income households and a business demographic. Evidence of the shift towards a younger and more dynamic population can be seen in new and emerging community events and facilities. The area hosts an annual film festival, a Yoga & Meditation Community Center, and an annual street festival aptly named "Marda Gras".

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Marda Loop Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     16$875$1999$1252
Basements     4$995$1400$1136
Condos     26$1150$5000$2173
Duplexes     5$1050$3500$2700
Houses     3$1750$4000$3116
Shared     8$600$1200$844
Townhouses     9$1750$4100$2855
Total Rentals     71$600$5000$1920
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     2980$80$18000$1797
SW     2849$100$18000$1857

Closest Schools

Dr. Oakley School Public All Grades 3904 - 20th Street SW 0.56 km
Richmond Elementary Public Elementary 2701 - 22nd Street SW 0.74 km
Banbury Crossroads School Private All Grades B1 - 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Clear Water Academy Private All Grades 2521 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Rundle College Academy Private All Grades 4330 16 Street SW 1.12 km
Lycee Louis Pasteur PrivateJunior High 4099 Garrison Blvd SW 0.73 km
Ernest Morrow Junior High PublicJunior High 1212 - 47th Street SE 1.45 km
Mount Royal Junior High PublicJunior High 2234 - 14th Street SW 1.64 km
Central Memorial High School of Performing and Visual Arts PublicHigh School 5111 - 21st Street SW 1.77 km
A.E. Cross Junior High PublicJunior High 3445 - 37th Street SW 2.21 km
Rideau Park Elementary and Junior High PublicJunior High 829 Rideau Road SW 2.33 km
Access International College (Calgary) Inc. PrivateHigh School B1 - 2451 Dieppe Avenue SW 0.95 km
Bishop Carroll SeparateHigh School 4624 Richard Road SW 1.13 km
Alternative High School PublicHigh School 5003 - 20th Street SW 1.66 km
Central Memorial High School of Performing and Visual Arts PublicHigh School 5111 - 21st Street SW 1.77 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 - 17th Avenue SW 2.79 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW1.04 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW2.88 km
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW3.46 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE4.44 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW4.60 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 5.91 km
Calgary Airport 13.83 km
Chinook Centre Mall 3.91 km
Devry Institute of Tech 8.37 km
Downtown Calgary 3.85 km
Foothills Hospital 4.83 km
Market Mall 7.33 km
Mount Royal University 2.02 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 10.69 km
Rockyview Hospital 3.82 km
SAIT 4.75 km
South Health Campus 19.31 km
Southcentre Mall 8.65 km
Sunridge Mall 10.30 km
University of Calgary 6.18 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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Bus Routes

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