Altadore is an upscale inner city area found just minutes from the downtown core. Established in 1945, Altadore homes have diversified over the years with a renaissance towards infill development in the last decade, making it a desirable area for Calgary home buyers looking for the inner city lifestyle.
Urban redevelopment plans initiated by the City of Calgary have made Altadore a prime location for new infill homes, also causing some current home owners to renovate in the process. Here are 3 reasons why to buy a home in Altadore.
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Altadore Amenities and Services
The surrounding amenities are numerous. Marda Loop is host to over one hundred businesses ranging from A to Z; you name it and Marda Loop has it. Some of my favourite places in Marda Loop include the Belmont Diner, Avenue Deli, Phil and Sebastians, Garrison Pub, Globefish Sushi and much more.
- Altadore includes an elementary school for kindergartens to grade six.
- Altadore also has a school for the physically disabled which goes from grades three to nine.
- The designated Junior High school is Mount Royal Junior High, while the designated High School is Central Memorial.
- Also, the University of Calgary is easily accessible via bus route 72 / route 73 and Mount Royal University is located just across Crowchild Trail.
Altadore Community Demographics
As a home buyer it is always valuable to know some of the statistics of communities you are researching. Some interesting demographics for Altadore include (as of 2006 Census of Canada):
- 70.6% owned / 29.4% rented
- Average Household income of $65,391
- 27.1% of residents are under the age of 25
- 55.2% of residents are between the age of 25-54
- 17.7% of residents are above the age of 55 (All as of 2009)
- 89.9% of residents have their High School Diploma or better
Altadore Community Boundaries are:
- Northern border – 33rd Avenue SW from Crowchild Trail to 14th Street SW
- Eastern border – 14th Street SW from 33rd Avenue SW to 50th Avenue SW
- Southern border – 50th Avenue SW from Crowchild Trail to 14th Street SW
- Western border – Crowchild Trail from 50th Avenue SW to 33rd Avenue SW
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