Acadia Real Estate Listings and Information

Map of Acadia

Map of Acadia

Caught between the MacLeod trail to the west and Calgary’s iconic Bow River to the east, lies the neighborhood of Acadia. Four years after the land was annexed to the city of Calgary, development of the community began in 1960 which included the construction of Calgary’s largest high school, Lord Beaverbrook High school. Since its’ foundation, Acadia has grown into a diverse mix of residential, commercial, and recreational properties. The neighborhood’s main street, Fairmount Drive, combines a cluster of small businesses with a lot of residential homes.

The area offers close proximity and easy access to Downtown while at the same time maintaining the feeling of a small quiet community. It’s very desirable for a family looking to settle down in a neighborhood that offers nearby schools, access to local community events, and the opportunity to get involved. Along with the four elementary schools that the area boasts, Acadia also features two beautiful parks in the form of Arlington Park, located on Arlington Drive in the northeast of Acadia, and Bonaventure Park in the northwest, which can be located just off of Fairmount Drive. Families in the area who purchase real estate in the area also find it helpful that Lord Beaverbrook High school is found quite literally in their backyard. Little-to-no commute necessary.

Public elementary schools that you have to choose from include Acadia Elementary, Alice M. Curtis Elementary, Andrew Davison Bilingual Elementary, and Fred Parker Elementary. The area also has the David Thompson Junior High and upon graduation from there, they go to Lord Beaverbrook Senior High right in their neighborhood. There are two Catholic schools in the area by the names of Ecole St. Cecilia Bilingual Elementary and then Ecole St. Mathew Elementary and Junior High.

The area also has an Ecole de la Source, a Francophone school, and Foundations for the Future charter academy.

Meeting all your recreational needs is the Acadia Recreation Complex which is found just across from Bonaventure Park. It offers free skating for parents and their kids, it hosts the Calgary Judo society, community bingo, weekend curling, seniors programs, dance classes, and different fitness programs among other activities.

Calgary Transit has stops all along Fairmount Drive as well as on 6th street SE, Arlington Drive SE, Acadia Drive SE, and on 90th avenue SE, which makes easy transportation to anywhere in the city. Local amenities are easy to get to with a Wal-Mart located off MacLeod Trail South as well as the Newport Village Shopping Centre which is a few minutes’ drive down the road. Acadia Shopping Centre is also an alternative on Heritage Drive Southeast and between these three, every want and need are promised to be covered.

Located within the greater Calgary area community, the Acadia neighborhood is complete with all the conveniences a family would ever need. To the west, you have commerce and business ready to serve you with shops, restaurants and other services while to the east, you find Calgary’s largest open-air shopping district, Deerfoot Meadows. Homes and condos also find themselves all within walking distance to Calgary’s new farmer’s market where there are fresh vegetables ready to be picked up, beautiful flowers to grab, and the kind Calgary hospitality you grow to become accustomed to as a resident of the community.