Strathmore Community Overview

Strathmore is a town located along the Trans-Canada Highway in southern Alberta, Canada, 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of the city of Calgary, within the boundaries of Wheatland County.

The town began as a hamlet for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) lines that were built in the area in 1883. In 1905, the CPR moved the hamlet of Strathmore four miles north to its current location. A track laying record was made between Strathmore and Cheadle when the railroad was built. In one hour one mile (1.6 km) of steel was laid and, at the end of the ten-hour working day, the rails were laid to Cheadle, 9 miles (15 km) for a record. Efforts by the Canadian government to develop western Canada led to increases in Strathmore's population and its importance as a rail supply stop. The CPR railroad tracks are now gone, the land having been subdivided.

Today, the town is an important agricultural community. Oil and gas exploration is also a growing interest in the area. It is the headquarters of the Golden Hills School Division. Many commute daily from Strathmore to Calgary. Over the past three years the town has seen a major growth in commercial development.

Strathmore is part of the Goldenhills School Division.

Strathmore has three elementary schools (Wheatland, Westmount, and Brentwood), one junior high school (Crowther Memorial Junior High School), one high school (Strathmore High School) and a Catholic School that runs from K-6 (Sacred Heart Academy) as well as a 7-12 Catholic school (Holy Cross Collegiate).

In September 2008 Strathmore's newest school, Trinity Lutheran Christian Academy, opened at the former Covenant Bible College property. The school Christian school with grades K through 9 and is publicly funded.

Strathmore was the home of Covenant Bible College Canada. The CBC-C campus relocated in 1995 from its prior home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. In Covenant Bible College, students took a course in religious studies. It was closed in 2007 due to dropping student enrollment, and other fiscal problems. The former CBC campus was sold for $5.5 million. It was sold to another Christian organization EnCharis.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

StationDistance
LRT - Saddletowne Station 39.37 km
LRT - Martindale Station 40.10 km
LRT - Marlborough Station 40.71 km
LRT - Rundle Station 40.83 km
LRT - McKnight-Westwinds Station 40.88 km

Strathmore Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Condos     3$950$1600$1250
Duplexes     2$1150$1700$1425
Houses     1$1600$1600$1600
Shared     1$600$600$600
Townhouses     2$1250$1350$1300
Total Rentals     9$600$1700$1266
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Strathmore     9$600$1700$1266

Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Separate Elementary 1005 Abbotsford Dr. NE 36.91 km
Monterey Park Elementary Public Elementary 7400 California Blvd. NE 37.02 km
Abbeydale Elementary Public Elementary 320 Abergale Drive NE 37.05 km
Eastside Christian Academy Private All Grades 1320 Abbeydale Drive SE 37.17 km
Msgr. A.J. Hetherington Separate Elementary 4 Coral Springs Blvd. NE 37.91 km
Tyndale Christian School PrivateJunior High 28 Hart Estates Blvd NE 32.76 km
Dr. G. M. Egbert Community School PublicJunior High 6033 Madigan Drive NE 37.84 km
Father Scollen SeparateJunior High 6839 Temple Dr. NE 38.11 km
John XXIII SeparateJunior High 1420 Falconridge Dr. NE 38.28 km
Clarence Sansom Community School PublicJunior High 5840 - 24th Avenue NE 38.54 km
Jack James High School PublicHigh School 5105 - 8th Avenue SE 39.12 km
Lester B. Pearson High School PublicHigh School 3020 - 52nd Street NE 39.21 km
Bishop McNally SeparateHigh School 5700 Falconridge Blvd. NE 39.32 km
Forest Lawn High School PublicHigh School 1304 - 44th Street SE 39.87 km
Filipino Language and Cultural School of Calgary PrivateHigh School Bay 206 4656 Westwinds Drive NE 39.99 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Village Square Branch 2623 56th Avenue NE38.80 km
Forest Lawn Branch 4807 8th Avenue SE39.54 km
Glenmore Square Branch 7440 18 Street SE43.55 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE46.01 km
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW46.76 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
Ambrose University College 55.45 km
Calgary Airport 43.62 km
Chinook Centre Mall 47.38 km
Devry Institute of Tech 41.71 km
Downtown Calgary 47.20 km
Foothills Hospital 51.26 km
Market Mall 52.93 km
Mount Royal University 51.23 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 41.00 km
Rockyview Hospital 49.10 km
SAIT 48.17 km
South Health Campus 42.71 km
Southcentre Mall 47.56 km
Sunridge Mall 41.08 km
University of Calgary 51.24 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Strathmore Map View

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