Discovery Ridge Real Estate Listings and Information

map of discovery ridge

Map of Discovery Ridge

Originally planned as a gated community with the name of “New Discovery”, it was in the late 1990’s that this concept was abandoned. This is the story of how Discovery Ridge initially came into being. The planning of this community was conceptualized by developer Mac Radford and then sold to the city of Calgary. What was once a project is now a fully actualized community of more than 4,300 residents. It is bounded by Glenmore Trail to the north, 69th street to the east, city limits to the west, and the Elbow River and Tsuu T’ina first nation reserve to the south. Mainly a collection of single-family detached homes for the mid-to-upper class, Discovery Ridge is as far from the downtown core that you can get without leaving the city limits.

The community’s public school students attend Jennie Elliot elementary school, Bishop Pinkham junior high, and Western Canada senior high school or Central Memorial senior high school. Catholic school students of Discovery Ridge are well taken care of with schools in border communities such as the John Costello elementary school, the St. Michael and St. Gregory junior high schools, and Bishop Carroll and St. Mary’s senior high schools.

The community borders Griffith Woods Environmental Park with over 93 hectares of nature trails for walkers, cyclists, and horseback riders alike. Meanwhile, Glenmore Trail provides the community a quick way to downtown while also giving residents a bit of a head start towards the Rocky Mountains.

The Signal Hill and Westhills Shopping Centres ensure that every shopping need is met. There are also a small # of local businesses set up in the Discovery Ridge area as well. Finally, the Westside Recreation Centre allows access to fitness equipment, a rock climbing wall, a waterslide, a wave and lap pool, an indoor track, a hockey rink, and gymnasium, and it’s within only a short drive.

Discovery Ridge boulevard includes multiple bus stops allowing its’ citizens to access other parts of Calgary through its’ popularized transit system.

Discovery Ridge is admittedly a tad secluded but it’s a great location for a community of people that want to remain city folk but at the same time, have access to nature unlike what other Calgary communities can provide. With Calgary to your front and forest to your back, Discovery Ridge is where city meets country. The community is sure to continue in its’ development throughout the coming decades and residents can’t wait to see what’s next to unfurl in this far-off-the-beaten-path of a community.