Established in 1945, Altadore is an inner-city, residential neighborhood where, believe it or not, you can pretty much have it all. From its huge parks to
its spectacular shopping to its stunning views of both the mountains and the city, Altadore offers an appealing blend of city convenience and quiet
suburbia. Some even refer to it as, “the hidden gem of Calgary,” but it’s no longer hidden, as Avenue Magazine recently ranked Altadore #6 in its list of
Calgary’s Best Neighborhoods. Wondering why people love Altadore so much? Here’s a quick breakdown:
Abundant Recreational Opportunities
The South Calgary Community Association, which represents Altadore, is one of the largest community associations in Calgary. Programs that the South
Calgary Community Association organizes include hockey, urban beach volleyball, skating camps, and peanuts soccer. Among the recreational amenities
that are available to residents of Altadore are a large off-leash dog park, running and walking paths, a curling rink, an arena, and tennis courts.
Glenmore Athletic Park and Sandy Beach are also nearby. In the summertime, Sandy Beach is the best spot to launch a raft and cruise down Elbow River.
The walking trails in Altadore will take you around the Glenmore Reservoir and all the way to Bow River in the downtown area.
The Canadian National Railway separates Applewood Park, Calgary from the community of Abbeydale to the north. The eastern boundary of Applewood
Park happens to coincide with the eastern boundary of the City of Calgary. The neighborhood’s southern boundary is 17th Avenue S.E., and its western
boundary is 68th Street.
Applewood Park is only 10km east from the downtown area, which commuters can access via Memorial Drive or 17th Avenue SE. Residents of Applewood
Park appreciate that their neighborhood is well-located, but what really makes the community stand out is its low density residential development. In
Applewood Park, you can enjoy spacious living conditions that are reminiscent of suburbia without living far from the city center.
Safe and Family-Friendly
Applewood Park, Calgary is an affordable, quiet community that is conducive to raising children. The population is friendly and diverse, family-oriented
activities abound, and the crime rate is low. Another factor that makes Applewood Park a convenient place to raise school-age children is that there are
two elementary schools and two high schools in the neighborhood, so your kids don’t have to go far to attend classes.
Applewood Park’s Community Association
In 1986, Applewood Park’s Community Association was incorporated. The past presidents of Applewood Park’s Community Association dreamed of
opening a facility where community residents could hang out, and they were finally able to accomplish that when they built a recreational park.
The Applewood Park Community Association is dedicated to improving the neighborhood and the lives of its residents. They regularly organize events in
the community, such as a children’s Easter egg hunt, family BBQ’s, parades, a Christmas lights contest, a haunted house, and much more. There’s also
a community park in Applewood Park, Calgary, and the Community Association is currently working with the City of Calgary to redevelop it. The park will
be undergoing major renovation in coming years, so stay tuned for developments.
Applewood Park’s Community Association has lofty goals. By organizing year-round activities and developing outdoor, multi-use facilities, the Applewood
Park Community Organization aims to encourage members of the community to be more active and social. So far, they’ve succeeded in their endeavors,
as Applewood Park has proven to be a wonderful, tight-knit community and a pleasant place to live.