Southview, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in the southeast quadrant of the city. Established in 1950 and developed throughout the 1950s,
it was the last community to form in the Greater Forest Lawn area. Southview is a popular place to live because of its convenience, quietness, and
Southview has a population of over 2,000. It is an inner-city community with homes that offer sweeping vistas of the city and the mountains. Southview
is known for its curvilinear street pattern and abundance of parks. The neighborhood is also located near major arterial routes and various recreational
venues, so itís ideal for people who commute often, as well as those who lead an active lifestyle.
Southview, Calgary is bounded by 17th Avenue SE to the north, 36th Avenue SE to the east, 26th Avenue SE to the south, and the Bow River to the west.
Although development of the greater Forest Lawn area, which includes the communities of Albert Park and Radisson Heights, began in 1910, Southview
didnít begin to undergo development until 1950. Southview offers easy access to major roads in the city, as well as the LRT system.
Southview, Calgary has a home ownership rate of approximately 66%. The housing in Southview is mostly made up of single family homes, but there
are also some condos and townhomes in the area. Homes in Southview range in price from the high-$200,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Southview
residents also enjoy wonderful views of the Bow River Valley corridor, Rocky Mountains, and downtown area.
Southview, Calgary offers quick access to the shops, restaurants, and malls on 17th Avenue and 36th Street. The community is served by Mountain View
Elementary. The Bow River and Irrigation Canal pathways also weave through Southview, connecting residents to the downtown area, regional parks, and
Lake Chestermere, a popular recreational area east of Calgary.
Parks and Recreation
Southview, Calgary is home to Slater Park. Also nearby is the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, which is a popular spot for wildlife enthusiasts. Recreational
venues located within Southview include an outdoor skating rink and a community hall with a kitchen, meeting rooms, games room, lounge, and stage.
Southview, Calgary is served by the Southview Community Association, which organizes a variety of programs for residents, including a seniorsí program
and a childcare program. Special events held in the community include art shows and sales, bingo, Stampede Lotteries, and garage sales.