Sunnyside Calgary Inner City Community and Home Search
Sunnyside is an inner city community located on the north bank of the Bow River, directly adjacent to Calgary’s downtown core. Calgary infill projects are sprouting up quickly in this area because of its admirable location and the redevelopment plan that the city has initiated for the community.
Sunnyside Calgary was established in the 1880’s when original residents usually were either CPR employees or Eau Claire Sawmill laborers. The past few decades has attracted many downtown professionals looking for a comfortable inner city lifestyle with quick access to the downtown core.
Easy access to main routes like Memorial, 10th Street NW, 14th Street NW, and 9th Street SW bridge to name a few as well as having the beautiful river parkway immediately outside your front door has caught the attention of home buyers and new infill developers alike.
Sunnyside Amenities and Services
Found within Sunnyside Calgary is the popular business district of Kensington, reachable in less than 10 minutes of walking from the furthest point of the community.
If you don’t find what you are looking for in Kensington, then 16th Avenue, North Hill Mall, the Calgary beltline area and downtown should supplement the rest of your amenity needs. Sunnyside also has an LRT station, Sunnyside Station with stops for multiple different bus routes along its side.
Take full advantage of the river parkway, running to the Talisman Centre along the Bow River if you choose or simply for taking the dog for a walk. Adjacency to the Bow River paths and parkway is a major luxury the majority of communities don’t have
- Sunnyside is home to Sunnyside Elementary.
- Junior High and Senior High students are designated to attend Queen Elizabeth Junior High / Senior High for the remainder of their public education.
Hillhurst Sunnyside Demographics
Looking for a Calgary infill or inner city home that will accommodate your desire for the lifestyle you have been dreaming of? Check out these demographics of the community that you’re looking into (City of Calgary, Civic Census 2009)
- Ages 24 and below – 19.9%
- Ages 25 to 54 – 77.8%
- Ages 55 and up – 12.7%
- Average household income – $47,425 (Statistics Canada, 2006 Census)
- Percentage of population with a High School Diploma or higher – 94.8%
- Ratio of residents who own their property – 28.3%
- Ratio of residents who rent their property – 71.9%
Sunnyside’s inner city location is fused with multiple bus routes and also has its own LRT Station, Sunnyside Station. This LRT station can connect you with any train station operating in Calgary. Bus routes are also abundant either within Sunnyside itself or along its borders.
Routes include route 1, route 9, route 4/5, route 19/119 route 31, route 105, route 113, route 145, route 403, route 404, route 405, route 411, route 419 and route 433. These routes service Bowness and Forest Lawn, Huntington, Varsity Acres and Bridgeland, 16th Avenue North, Downtown, Montgomery, Northland, Inner City, North Hill, Hillhurst, Rosedale East Calgary and every road in between their routes.
Getting around Calgary has never been made easier for let’s say a student that lives within Sunnyside.
Sunnyside Community Boundaries Are:
- Northern Border – Escarpment separates Rosedale from Sunnyside from 10th St NW to Centre St N.
- Eastern Border – Escarpment separating Crescent Heights and the edge of Prince Island Park
- Southern Border – South Bank of the Bow River from Centre St North to 9th St Bridge SW
- Western Border – 9th Street Bridge SW and 10th Street NW from downtown to the beginning of SAIT