Sunalta, Calgary is a mature residential community located just west of the downtown area, in the city’s southwest quadrant. Most of the property in
Sunalta consists of high-density housing.
Established as a neighborhood in 1912, Sunalta was developed in two phases, in 1909 and then in 1911. Sunalta is an inner-city community and has a
population of around 3,400. Its name most likely derives from the phrase, “Sunny Alberta.”
Sunalta boasts charming streets, spacious lots with mature shrubs, and a friendly atmosphere. Sunalta is famous for having an abundance of mature
poplar trees, which the Sunalta Community Association has fought hard to preserve.
Sunalta, Calgary is located south of the Bow River and east of the community of Scarboro. The land on which Sunalta is situated once belonged to the
Canadian Pacific Railway. Sunalta is bordered by the Bow River to the north, 14th Street to the east, 17th Avenue to the south, and the east boundary of
the Shaganappi golf course to the west.
Sunalta, Calgary dates back to the early 1900s, but it was rezoned and redeveloped in the 1950s, when several apartment-style walkups were
constructed. Today, the neighborhood is comprised of mostly condos and townhome units, but it also has some single family homes. To be exact, there
are 882 condos and townhomes and 240 single family homes in Sunalta. Homes in Sunalta sell for an average of $456,607, while condos and
townhomes in the area sell for an average of $202,597. The majority of Sunalta’s residents are renters.
Sunalta, Calgary is served by Sunalta Elementary and Sacred Heart Elementary, both of which are public schools. The downtown area is just minutes away
from Sunalta and can be reached via Bow Trail, 9th Avenue, or 17th Avenue. The city’s pathway system and the Bow River are also accessible in Sunalta.
Parks and Recreation
Sunalta, Calgary boasts a variety of recreational facilities, including a skating rink that it shares with the neighboring community of Scarboro. Sunalta
also has an active community centre that organizes an array of activities for residents, including a seniors’ program, a tennis club, and dance classes.
Dance groups that meet at the community centre include square dancers, Mountain Swingers, Bow Valley Cloggers, and Starlight Swingers. Special events
that the Sunalta Community Association holds in the community include a spring cleanup, pancake breakfast, Christmas party, and block party.