Mckenzie Towne Community Overview

McKenzie Towne is a master planned residential neighbourhood in the southeast of Calgary, Alberta being developed by Carma Developers LP. The community is bordered on the west by Deerfoot Trail, on the south by Marquis of Lorne Trail Highway 22X, on the east by 52 St. S.E., and to the north by the South Trail regional commercial centre along 130 Ave. S.E.

Mckenzie Towne boasts many recreational features, including: the McKenzie Town Hall containing the staff of the McKenzie Towne Council (which is the area homeowners association), a gymnasium, meeting and banquet facilities, and a private outdoor park area; a network of paved pathways and green spaces; a fountain and splash park; and numerous ponds also compliment McKenzie Towne. McKenzie Towne also contains one Separate School Board elementary school and a public elementary school is under construction and will be open for enrollment in 2010.

McKenzie Towne is designed as a Neotraditional Community to reflect a small town, complete with both street front retail, mid size commercial offerings, a variety of single family homes, apartments, town houses, churches, seniors care facilities, public and separate board elementary schools, and traditional architecture. The neighbourhood was based on the new urbanist movement and original concepts were crafted by Andreas Duany who was the same architect to model Seaside, Florida (the filming location of The Truman Show movie).

The neighbourhood is divided into four distinct areas: Inverness, Elgin, Prestwick, and High Street. Each of the three areas of Mckenzie towne offer complimenting architectural styles. Elgin features six styles of architecture designed to reflect Europe. English Cottage, Greek Revival, English Tudor, French Eclectic, Italianate, and English Arts & Crafts. Prestwick and Inverness follows four styles: Queen Anne (Victorian), Georgian, Craftsman, and National. High Street is the commercial area, designed by Gibbs Gage Architects. It features street oriented commercial with many small businesses and complemented with larger well known retail tenants and a major grocery store.

In 2006, the Calgary Catholic School District opened St. Albert The Great Elementary/Junior High school in the community.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Mckenzie Towne Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     9$1050$1600$1388
Basements     3$995$1395$1196
Condos     22$1250$1800$1460
Duplexes     4$1600$1800$1662
Houses     18$1400$2500$1872
Main Floors     1$1550$1550$1550
Shared     7$650$1450$807
Townhouses     22$1295$2000$1528
Total Rentals     86$650$2500$1504
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
SE     1071$365$8000$1514
SW     2767$100$17500$1848

Closest Schools

McKenzie Lake School Public Elementary 16210 McKenzie Lake Way SE 1.46 km
Mountain Park School Public Elementary 312 Mt. Douglas Close SE 1.72 km
Douglasdale School Public Elementary 400 Douglas Park Blvd. SE 2.85 km
Deer Run Elementary Public Elementary 2127 - 146th Avenue SE 3.28 km
Queensland Downs Elementary Public Elementary 199 Queen Charlotte Way SE 4.67 km
St. Albert the Great SeparateJunior High 225 Prestwick Ave. SE 1.22 km
Cardinal Newman SeparateJunior High 16201 McKenzie Lake Blvd. SE 1.56 km
Msgr. J.S. Smith SeparateJunior High 2919 Douglasdale Blvd. SE 3.60 km
Don Bosco SeparateJunior High 13615 Deer Ridge Dr. SE 4.15 km
Wilma Hansen Junior High PublicJunior High 963 Queensland Drive SE 4.24 km
Centennial High School PublicHigh School 55 Sun Valley Boulevard SE 6.23 km
Bishop O'Byrne SeparateHigh School #500 333 Shawville Blvd. SE 6.56 km
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School PublicHigh School 220 Canterbury Drive SW 9.33 km
Lord Beaverbrook High School PublicHigh School 9019 Fairmount Drive SE 9.34 km
Bishop Grandin SeparateHigh School 11 Haddon Road SW 10.74 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Shawnessy Branch 333 Shawville Blvd SE6.94 km
Fish Creek Branch 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE7.93 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE9.00 km
Southwood Branch 924 Southland Drive SW10.15 km
Forest Lawn Branch 4807 8th Avenue SE14.79 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 20.86 km
Calgary Airport 24.53 km
Chinook Centre Mall 12.09 km
Devry Institute of Tech 15.32 km
Downtown Calgary 17.20 km
Foothills Hospital 20.61 km
Market Mall 23.19 km
Mount Royal University 15.95 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 18.57 km
Rockyview Hospital 12.64 km
SAIT 18.99 km
South Health Campus 3.54 km
Southcentre Mall 8.12 km
Sunridge Mall 18.06 km
University of Calgary 21.76 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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