Victoria Park Calgary Condo Community Profile
Victoria Park is an old neighbourhood in Calgary which is now part of the newly named Beltline community. Found directly south of downtown, this area has multiple new downtown condo developments and is even sometimes regarded by many as a part of the city centre.
Originally established in 1914, today many historical buildings in Victoria Park are under protection by the City of Calgary with redevelopment plans in place to use them for new retail projects. This has kept Victoria Park’s historical charm alive and well throughout the years.
Access to main routes, amenities and services is convenient when living in Victoria Park. The areas walkability is highly desirable by many urbanites and is part of the huge appeal of many of its multi-family developments.
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Victoria Park Amenities & Services
Victoria Park is as close to downtown as it gets. With the city centre home to hundreds of different amenities, it’s a good place to live nearby to.
First Street Village is one popular part of Victoria Park and downtown by itself has over 1000 businesses in operation with ever expanding commercial property due to new development projects close to the area such as East Village.
Macleod Trail SE and 17th Avenue SW are found inside and adjacent to Victoria Park that allow for easy access to even more amenities and services you wouldn’t typically find in a downtown area such as auto repair, car washes and recreational facilities. Talisman Rec. Centre is a five minute walk south along the eastern border of Victoria Park which happens to be the popular Elbow River parkway.
Sunterra Market is in the community along Macleod Trail between 11th Avenue SW and 12th Avenue SW and the Stampede Grounds and Saddledome are a few minutes of walking from the front door of every condo complex! Don’t forget the Victoria Park LRT Station as well as the abundance of different public bus stops that make for efficient travelling times.
Victoria Park Schools
Victoria Park school designation is as follows. For elementary students designation is to one of two choices; Connaught Elementary or Ramsay Elementary. Ramsay has a public yellow-bus pick up and drop off service scheduled for students. Junior high students are designated to attend Mount Royal Junior High, while senior high students are to attend Western Canada High. These school designations are the same for all Calgary Beltline communities.
Victoria Park Demographics
Victoria Park is a wonderful, walk-able, livable downtown Calgary condo community with lots of opportunities for potential condo buyers. I will provide you with some important demographics for the area that have been provided by the City from their previous census data. Note: Beltline communities are compiled into one census sheet (Victoria Park, Connaught). (City of Calgary, Civic Census 2009)
- Ages 24 and below – 16.3%
- Ages 25 to 54 – 69.8%
- Ages 55 and up – 13.9%
- Average household income – $43,087 (Statistics Canada, 2006 Census)
- Percentage of population with a High School Diploma or higher – 88.5%
- Ratio of residents who own their property – 29.1%
- Ratio of residents who rent their property – 70.9%
Victoria Park LRT station is a short walk in the eastern region of the community. Walk north to the Calgary downtown LRT terminal on 7th Avenue SW to a number of north, south and soon west stations. Public bus routes in Calgary’s downtown core have express shuttles during rush hours that transport thousands of people to their suburban communities that would be a good way to get to the suburbs. 17th Avenue also has lots of bus routes going every which way.
Bus routes in the area or nearby include but are not limited to Killarney and 26th Avenue, South Calgary, Ogden, Inner City Lop, Parkhill and Foothills, Mount Royal, Highfield Industrial, Strathcona, Lakeview, Richmond Road, Sarcee Road and McKenzie Towne Express. Victoria’s park prime inner city location gives public transportation user’s efficient commuting times, a direct reflection of the abundance of Calgary Transit available to them.
Victoria Park Community Boundaries:
- Northern Border – CPR Railroad Tracks from Centre Street South to the Elbow River.
- Eastern Border – Elbow River from CPR Railroad Tracks to Stampede Grounds area.
- Southern Border – Stampede Grounds and 17th Avenue South from Elbow River to Centre Street South
- Western Border – Centre Street South from 17th Avenue SW to CPR Railroad Tracks
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