Spanning 49 acres between Fort Calgary and the downtown business core, East Village’s central location along the banks of the Bow River makes it a highly desirable piece of real estate.
East Village offers a new way of living downtown, with walkable access to the best of city life, be it public art and culture, new civic institutions like the New Central Library, entertainment hubs like the National Music Centre, public spaces like RiverWalk and new retail and dining opportunities.
Just a skipping stone away from East Village, across the George C. King Bridge, St. Patrick’s Island opened in 2015, offering EV residents and all Calgarians a beautifully revitalized 31-acre backyard. Nature lovers, families and urban explorers alike can revel in the natural beauty that has been restored through mindful renewal and a biophilia master plan – a landscape design approach that nurtures the bond between people and nature.
The community of Riverside was established by Russian-German immigrants during Calgary’s first population boom in the 1880s, when Riverside was known as Germantown. At the beginning of the 20th century, immigrants were mostly of Italian and Ukrainian origin.The name “Bridgeland” appeared as a result of the Dominion Bridge Company operating nearby.Parts of lower Bridgeland were popularly known as “Little Italy” in emulation of similarly named enclaves in other cities of immigrants of Italian stock. The concentration of Italian bakeries, restaurants and groceries has diminished over time but the strip along 1st Avenue NE is sometimes still referred to by this name. Pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and a regional pathway provide direct access to the adjacent Bridgeland Light Rail Transit (LRT) station, recreational amenities, main street retail stores, downtown Calgary, the Bow River, the Calgary Zoo and the River District.
In modern times, the community is recognized as a “distinct bobo (bohemian/bourgeois) residential neighbourhood” and having a high degree of walkability. In 2013, Bridgeland/Riverside was ranked by Fast Forward Weekly magazine as the third “most livable neighbourhood” in Calgary.
Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood, having been established adjacent to Fort Calgary in 1875. Today, Inglewood is a vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving arts and culture-filled district with more than 100 shops, boutiques and eateries attracting locals and tourists alike. The community is also home to the Calgary Zoo, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Bow Habitat Station, Inglewood Wildlands Park and the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.
Inglewood has been touted Calgary’s hub of live music venues. It’s also been called the one-stop shop for art fans, culture buffs, nightlife lovers and regular party-goers. Add in some of the city’s best summer festivals like the Calgary International Fringe Festival and Inglewood Sunfest, colourful event spaces for rent and vibrant places to visit, like the Calgary Folk Music Festival headquarters for one, and before you know it, Inglewood’s cuppeth overflows with more than just a little live music…
Mission has always been a community with a rich mix of single-family residences, duplexes, apartments, commercial establishments and institutional uses. The early housing stock included homestead, foursquare, semi-bungalow, cottage and bungalow styles. Mission has always been defined by a mixed socio-economic population demographic.
Mission contains the very popular 4th Street with many trendy restaurants and shops, and it hosts the Lilac Festival in May.
Parkhill is an inner-city community in Calgary, Canada. Established in 1910, it is one of our City’s oldest communities, and witnessing steady urban renewal. We are just minutes to Calgary’s downtown core in the S.W. quadrant of the City, connecting to Mission Road (4th Street), Macleod Trail, and Stanley Park. Our community touches on kilometers of river pathways and bike paths, is within walking distance to 4th Street and 17th Avenue shops and restaurants, and brags an eclectic mix of architecture with over 1500 residents that call this community home.
Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring scenery on the planet. From rolling prairies to rugged peaks, you can’t help but fall in love with nature at its finest.
Adventure seekers (like me) will appreciate the rushing rivers, pristine lakes, and challenging mountain slopes. Whether you are hiking, biking, skiing, boating, or simply taking in the fresh air and ambiance, there is no disputing the beauty we have at Calgary’s doorstep.