Thorncliffe, Calgary is a residential neighborhood located in north Calgary. The community features a diverse mix of real estate and is situated near
good schools, convenient amenities, and major arterial routes. Thorncliffe is ideal for families with young children because of its thriving community
programs and proximity to recreational venues.
Established in 1954, Thorncliffe has a population of nearly 9,000. Thorncliffe was once known as Greenview/Thorncliffe, but the area was separated into
the three communities of Greenview in the east, Thorncliffe in the centre, and Upper North Haven in the west in 1991.
Thorncliffe, Calgary is bounded by 64th Avenue to the north, Deerfoot Trail to the east, McKnight Boulevard to the south, and 14th Street W and Nose
Hill Park to the west. Thorncliffe is located at the easterly base of Nose Hill Park and south of Huntington Hills. The lower portion of the Nose Hill bluff
system makes up Thorncliffe, so the neighborhood offers stunning views from many areas.
Thorncliffe, Calgary features duplexes, low-rise condominiums, and townhomes, but it is predominantly made up of single family homes. Some of the
real estate in Thorncliffe dates back to the 1950s. Approximately 34% of the housing in Thorncliffe is occupied by renters.
Thorncliffe, Calgary is served by Colonel Sanders Elementary, Corpus Christi Elementary, Thorncliffe Elementary, and Greenview Bilingual Elementary.
Thorncliffe’s residents have quick access to major arterial routes, so they can get around the city with ease.
Parks and Recreation
Thorncliffe, Calgary is situated near several parks, including Prince’s Island Park, Nose Hill Park, and Laycock Park. Prince’s Island Park is an urban park
that’s situated on an island in the Bow River and hosts many festivals. Nose Hill Park is one of the largest municipal parks in North America and it offers
a quiet retreat from city life. Laycock Park features a playground, benches, open grass area, baseball diamonds, and more.
Other recreational venues located in or near Thorncliffe include the Eau Claire YMCA and the Thorncliffe-Greenview community centre, which has its own
bowling alley, racquetball courts, volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, and outdoor ice rink. The Thorncliffe-Greenview community centre also has a
kitchen, lounge, and meeting rooms that residents can rent out for meetings and special events.
Youth programs that the Thorncliffe-Greenview Community Association manages include hockey, fastball, figure skating, soccer, and bowling. Adults in
the community can enjoy activities like racquetball, shinny hockey, and volleyball. Special events held in the community on an annual basis include
Christmas parties, Easter parties, Halloween parties, Friday Dances, Gym Night, and Winterfest.