Connaught Real Estate Listings and Information
First established in 1905, Connaught comprises the western part of the Calgary beltline, that is, west of 4th street. Located immediately south of the downtown core, it is surrounded by all the charm of Calgary’s prime attractions including the Downtown East Village, the Stampede Grounds, the Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, and the Pengrowth Saddledome arena amongst others. Located in a high-density area, naturally, the community is a mix of multi-unit residential, office, retail, and public buildings all in close proximity. Within this Beltline district is also the remarkable architecture, parks, and attractions that build on decades of Calgary history – all well-worth exploring. With nearly 20,000 residents, Connaught is one of the most populated communities in the city.
The public school students of the Connaught neighborhood attend Ramsay elementary school, Mount Royal junior high school, and Western Canada senior high school. Catholic students are also well-accommodated for with Sacred Heart elementary school, St. Monica junior high, St. Michael junior high, and St. Mary’s senior high school.
With all that is available to Connaught area residents, we simply could not fit it all into this article even as we try. To have the downtown core within walking distance translates to unlimited opportunity for fun, for amenities, and for employment. To its’ south is 17th street which is Calgary’s unofficial “party street” with a dense concentration of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and shops. There are two times of year where 17th street is particularly busy – when the Calgary Flames are playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and during the Calgary Stampede that overtakes the city in the summertime.
The Connaught community, along with other neighborhoods in the Beltline, are currently a part of Calgary’s revitalization project to help further stimulate re-development in the area. This venture is to help increase the residential density in the central parts of Calgary. This includes the implementation of high-density apartment towers and townhouses. Within the greater Beltline area, there are currently 37 different towers currently being worked on. Traditionally, Connaught is in an area of the city where the majority of its’ citizens are low-income residents but it is this revitalization process that is helping to re-build and re-shape the community. It has already begun to attract a number of young professionals to the area.
Transportation is no issue here either as the community is near-engulfed with bus stops allowing access to the neighborhoods found farther out from the downtown core.
Connaught is in area in development and as it continues to unveil its’ new vision for itself over the coming decade, it is sure to attract new leaders, new professionals, and new families.
With its’ location, its’ revitalization plan, and its’ access to amenities, there ain’t no place quite like Connaught.