Elboya, Calgary is a mature neighborhood and one of the most beautiful communities in the city. Avenue Magazine ranked this scenic southwest
neighborhood #1 in their inaugural Calgary’s Best Neighborhoods list. Elboya boasts spacious and luxurious single family homes, as well as attractive
condominiums. The neighborhood stretches from the Elbow River south up the side of a large hill, so its homes offer stunning views of both the
downtown skyline and Elbow Valley.
Elboya, Calgary is located just four kilometers away from the downtown area on a quiet section of the Elbow River. It is bounded by Crescent Boulevard
and Elbow River to the north, Macleod Trail to the east, 50th Avenue S to the south, and Elbow Drive to the west. Because Elboya’s close to the major
transportation routes of Elbow Drive and Macleod Trail, residents have direct access to the downtown area. Elboya is a popular neighborhood because it’s
centrally located, yet it maintains a peaceful atmosphere and teems with mature trees, pathways, and green space.
Elboya was annexed by the city in 1910 and established as a neighborhood in 1947. It didn’t undergo significant development until the late 1940’s and
early 1950’s, however. There are nearly 500 single family homes and 216 condominium properties in the community. Elboya’s riverfront homes are
located near Stanley Park. Single family homes in Elboya range in price from the mid-$400,000’s to up to $5 million. The properties in Elboya offer
amazing views of river valleys, the cityscape, and the Rocky Mountains. The neighborhood is comprised mostly of older homes, but many of them have
been renovated or rebuilt over the years. Approximately 40% of the properties in Elboya, Calgary are occupied by renters.
Parks and Recreation
Elboya, Calgary is well connected to the city’s extensive pathway system, so there are plenty of trails for joggers and walkers to traverse. Also nearby is
Stanley Park, which features an outdoor pool, baseball diamonds, sports fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic areas, and a beach. Additionally,
Elboya is close to the Calgary Stampede Grounds, Glencoe Club, and Lindsay Parks Sports Centre.
On 4th Street, there are a variety of restaurants and bars. To catch the latest flick, residents can head downtown, where there are six different cinemas
from which to choose. Schools that are accessible to Elboya residents include Elboya Bilingual Elementary and Junior High, as well as St. Anthony School,
which is a separate school.