Rosscarrock, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in the southwest quadrant of the city. Rosscarrock was established in 1954 and is home to
around 3,200 people. Rosscarrock is located between the communities of Westgate and Shaganappi. The community boasts a short 3km commute to
the downtown area via Bow Trail or 17th Avenue. An array of schools, shopping venues, and recreational facilities are located in proximity to Rosscarrock.
Rosscarrock, Calgary is bounded by Bow Trail to the north, 33rd Street W to the east, 17th Avenue S to the south, and 45th Street W to the west. The
community is bordered by the Shaganappi Golf Course and Westbrook Mall is located in its northeast corner. The West LRT is set to open in 2012 and
will serve the Rosscarrock area.
Most of the homes in Rosscarrock, Calgary were developed in the mid-1950s and consist of single family detached homes, semi-detached homes, and
duplexed dwellings. Around 66% of the housing in Rosscarrock is occupied by renters. Prices for single family homes in the area range from just under
$300,000 to just under $700,000. Prices for condos in Rosscarrock start at just under $200,000.
The downtown area’s convenient amenities are located just three kilometres away from Rosscarrock, Calgary. Rosscarrock residents can head to
Westbrook Mall or 17th Avenue to find shopping, restaurants, and services. The multiplex cinema at West Hills is the closest movie theatre. Rosscarrock
is served by Rosscarrock Elementary and Ernest Manning High, which are public schools, and St. Michael Elementary & Junior High, which is a Catholic
Parks and Recreation
Rosscarrock, Calgary offers easy access to Edworthy Park, which is located at the northwest end of the community and features a playground, picnic sites,
and off-leash areas. Edworthy Park is bordered by the Bow River and connects to the Bow River recreational pathway system, which is ideal for walking
Other recreational venues in the area include the indoor ice arena at Optimist Park on Sarcee Trail and the indoor pool on 29th Street at 17th Avenue.
Golfers can perfect their swing at the Shaganappi Golf Course, which borders the community. Rosscarrock residents also have easy access to the Douglas
Fir Trail, a beautiful hiking trail that boasts excellent bird watching opportunities.
Rosscarrock, Calgary is served by the Rosscarrock Community Association. Special events that the association holds in the community include
community cleanup days, Christmas parties, garden workshops, and tree planting events. Recreational facilities available to residents of Rosscarrock
include a meeting hall with a stage and kitchen and an outdoor skating rink.