Inglewood Real Estate Listings and information
Dubbed as Calgary’s oldest community, Inglewood dates back to 1875 and is a community steeped in local history. The community itself was established after Fort Calgary was built. What is now 9th avenue S.E. was Calgary’s original “Main Street”. One of the features of Inglewood is access to Calgary’s downtown, via 9th Ave S.E , Deerfoot Trail and International Avenue (17 Ave S.E.). Two major planned LRT routes such as the new southwest leg will offer Inglewood residents more options for transportation to other parts of the city.
Located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Inglewood, originally known as Brewery Flats, is in close proximity to downtown Calgary, the Calgary Zoo, the Bow River Pathway and the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Inglewood is an environmentally sensitive area and along with the Bird Sanctuary, is home to the Bow Habitat Station, Inglewood Wildlands Park, and the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.
Figures for 2010 estimate the population at approximately 3,400. A smaller inner city community, Inglewood has fewer families residing there than other city neighbourhoods. Close to 65% of residents are in the 25-54 age range. Over one third of the dwellings in Inglewood are condominiums and apartment complexes.
Inglewood has one public elementary school, Colonel Walker Community School. Other designated out-of-community schools for elementary, junior and senior high as well as French immersion are listed here.
With so many places to shop locally, residents of Inglewood needn’t venture far from home for goods and services. The Calgary downtown core also offers great selection and larger stores. With Deerfoot Trail so close, it’s also easy to get to major suburban shopping centres and big box stores. The Peter Lougheed Centre on 26th Avenue N.E. and the Foothills Medical Centre are both full service hospitals within easy access of Inglewood.
Inglewood has seen many changes over the years and is now well known for its many arts and culture venues, unique shops and eateries that attract locals and tourists alike. The New Black Centre which opened in 2011 is home to the Calgary International Folk Festival. Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of festivals and events throughout the year in Inglewood including the Calgary International Fringe Festival and the annual outdoor summertime Sunfest.
The active Inglewood Community Association offers sports programs for children and youth, maintains a community hall and most notably for its forward thinking approach to advocacy and community issues, particularly with respect to future development of Inglewood .It produces a monthly newsletter to keep residents and business owners informed about activity in the community.
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