Bridgeland is a northeast inner city community in Calgary where you will find many new infill properties, as well as new condominium developments. With establishment dating back to 1914, Bridgeland is one of the oldest standing neighbourhoods in Calgary. See all New Bridgeland Condos in Calgary today.
Surrounding the neighbourhood are three different north, east and west escarpments which separate it from its neighbouring communities of Crescent Heights and Renfrew. A few minutes south is downtown, the Bow River, Calgary Zoo and East Village.
Amenities and Services
Residents of Bridgeland have easy access to amenities and services found along 1st Avenue NE, the main amenity corridor for the neighbourhood where you will find a variety of restaurants, shops and other services, as well as in nearby areas.
Close proximity to main routes such as Edmonton Trail NE, Centre Street N, Memorial Drive NE and 16th Avenue N provide quick access to all necessities of living while also allowing for easy access to the rest of the city.
Recreational opportunities for Bridgeland residents are provided by the Bow River Valley and parkway, Bottomlands Park and Tom Campbell’s Hill Natural Park and a few others. Bridgeland LRT station provides great access to and from downtown Calgary as well as the NE, NW, SW and downtown terminals.
Designated Public Schools
- Elementary designation is Stanley Jones Elementary with yellow bus transportation provided for students.
- Junior High Designation is Colonel Macleod Junior High.
- High school designation is Crescent Heights located in Crescent Heights, a neighbouring community of Bridgeland. Crescent Heights is walking distance for any high school student.
Bridgeland is a great inner city infill community to live in. Recent census results by the City of Calgary has collected pertinent information for new home buyers. Here are some demographics for the area (City of Calgary, Civic Census 2009).
- Ages 24 and below – 18.7%
- Ages 25 to 54 – 53.0%
- Ages 55 and up – 28.4%
- Average household income – $44,363 (Statistics Canada, 2006 Census)
- Percentage of population with a High School Diploma or higher – 78.5%
- Ratio of residents who own their property – 45.6%
- Ratio of residents who rent their property – 54.4%
Bridgeland LRT station is located between west and east Memorial Drive with overpass walkways for easy access. Take a two minute train into downtown from the terminal to get to work or catch a number of public bus routes.
Calgary Transit routes that service the area include Deerfoot Centre, Varsity Acres and Bridgeland, Huntington, Douglas Glen, New Brighton, Renfrew and Spruce Cliff, 16th Avenue North, Downtown shuttle, Inner City Loop, McKenzie, Rosedale, Tuscany, Riverbend and Erin Woods. These aren’t the only routes that are available.
There are over a dozen other different routes accessible via downtown LRT terminals. Getting around is convenient, allowing more time to live rather than commuting.
Community Boundaries Are:
- Northern Border – 7th Avenue , 9a Street , 8th Avenue NE from Edmonton Trail to Deerfoot Trail
- Eastern Border – Nose Creek from Centre Avenue to Memorial Drive NE
- Southern Border – Memorial Drive from Nose Creek to Edmonton Trail NE
- Western Border – Edmonton Trail from Memorial Drive to 5th Avenue NE
More Inner City Homes in Calgary
Calgary Infills Buyers Guide - a complete list of tips for infill buyers.
Calgary North Inner City Communities – another complete list of all infill communities in the north.