Lower Mount Royal Calgary Condo Community Review
Lower Mount Royal is another inner city condo community in Calgary found just across 17th Avenue SW from the beltline area. Even though Lower Mount Royal isn’t officially a piece of the beltline, it is closely associated with it and is considered by many Calgarians as a part of.
The mainstay of the residential portfolio for the Lower Mount Royal area is condo, apartments and townhomes. Only a very small portion are single-family homes. Most of the infill homes in the area are found in Upper Mount Royal which is one of the most affluent Calgary communities there is.
Lower Mount Royal Amenities and Services
One of the best parts to living in the Lower Mount Royal area is the abundance of amenities and services found close by.
17th Avenue SW (also known as the Red Mile) is found along the northern border, while the beltline communities of Connaught and Victoria Park, both teeming with tons of necessary daily amenities and services are only minutes away. And let’s not forget about the thousands of businesses located in the downtown Calgary core ready to serve.
Apart from being close to a full-spectrum of amenities, the community is also very close to multiple inner city recreational areas such as the Talisman Rec. Centre, the Elbow River parks and pathways and Earl Grey Park. Getting outside for some outdoor recreation and leisure has never been easier than when living in the inner city condo community of Lower Mount Royal.
Lower Mount Royal Schools
- Elementary – Earl Grey Elementary
- Junior High – Mount Royal Junior High
- Senior High – Western Canada High School
Other schools in the area include Maria Montessori Private School, Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary and St. Monica Multicultural School.
Lower Mount Royal Demographics
It’s always important to know some of the most recent statistics of any prospect community you are considering moving to. Here are some of the more pertinent demographics for the Lower Mount Royal neighbourhood (Calgary Civic Census)
- Ages 24 and below – 17.7%
- Ages 25 to 54 – 65.1%
- Ages 55 and up – 17.1%
- Average household income – $45,713 (Statistics Canada, 2005 Census)
- Percentage of population with a High School Diploma or higher – 91.3%
- Ratio of residents who own their property – 33.8%
- Ratio of residents who rent their property – 66.2%
Lower Mount Royal residents have a huge convenience of being situated along 8th Street SW, 14th Street SW and 17th Avenue SW. Calgary’s LRT is only about a kilometer away in the downtown core for all your other public transportation needs. If you must, the downtown core is only about a kilometer away, so walking there is not unreasonably time consuming (about 10 to 15 minutes).
Lower Mount Royal Community Boundaries Are:
- Northern Border – 17th Avenue SW
- Eastern Border – College Lane SW
- Southern Border – escarpment separating Lower and Upper Mount Royal
- Western Border – 14th Street SW