Banff Trail is a NW inner city community located between some major establishments and routes in Calgary. As of late, the neighbourhood has seen lots of new infill home developments replacing its older residences.
Banff Trail is for the most part a residential community that was established in 1952 which now has Motel Village included within its boundaries.
The area is home to Calgary’s most well established community association that is consistently hosting new events that are fun for the whole family such as Stampede breakfast’s, dance events and much more.
Additionally the community is great for Calgary infill buyers with major roads and convenient access into downtown, plus the LRT and University of Calgary are close by.
Banff Trail Amenities and Services
This community is home to Banff Trail LRT Station, is adjacent to McMahon Stadium, the University of Calgary and North Hill Mall. SAIT Polytechnic, Alberta College of Art and Design aren’t too far past North Hill Mall and the community is close to tons of businesses located within strip malls along 16th Avenue NW and Crowchild Trail NW giving Banff Trail residents a vast amplitude of amenities and services easily accessible within minutes from their front door.
Brentwood Village Shopping Centre is also located a short distance away NW on Crowchild Trail. Public transportation routes are bountiful in the area and the community is host to a few schools of its own.
The inner city Calgary neighbourhood of Banff Trail has everything that a new home owner needs.
Banff Trail Schools
- Banff Trail is home to two schools. First is Branton Bilingual Junior High School and William Aberhart Bilingual Senior High School, both of which are part of CBE’s public school system.
- Elementary school designation is to Capitol Hill Elementary, while Junior High designation is Senator Patrick Burns and Senior High designation is William Aberhart.
- Banff Trail is surrounded by 3 well known post-secondary institutions of Calgary mentioned earlier in this article.
- Educational opportunity for students living in Banff Trail is profound because of their proximity to every different kind of schooling there is. The University of Calgary is also extremely close by and would make an easy walk for students.
Banff Trail Demographics
For home owners looking to make a possible investment in a new inner city infill or in a new Calgary home of any kind, it is important to know the area you are looking into purchasing in. Check out these stats for Banff Trail provided by the city Census (City of Calgary, Civic Census 2009)
- Ages 24 and below – 37.6%
- Ages 25 to 54 – 46.5%
- Ages 55 and up – 15.8%
- Average household income – $53,385 (Statistics Canada, 2006 Census)
- Percentage of population with a High School Diploma or higher – 90.6%
- Ratio of residents who own their property – 49.8%
- Ratio of residents who rent their property – 49.8%
Area Public Transportation
A typical characteristic of an inner city community such as Banff Trail is the abounding amount of public transportation routes that travel either within, on the border or close to the community. Banff Trail LRT Station is a great tool to either travel north to Brentwood Station, a main bus route terminal, or to travel south to SAIT Polytechnic, to downtown terminals or even farther south to stops such as Chinook Station or Anderson Station.Either way the LRT station within Banff Trail is less than 10 minutes of walking from any point within the community.
Some of the bus routes that service the area or nearby areas are Dalhousie and South Calgary (South Centre), Greenwood, Mount Royal University North Express, Scenic Acres Express, Lions Park (main bus terminal), Varsity Acres and Bridgeland, Brentwood, 16th Avenue North, Crowfoot and North Hill, City Circle Routes and Northwest Loop routes. Whatever your destination is it can be conveniently reached through the profuse number of public routes available to Banff Trail residents. This location along with the convenient access to public transportation and major roads make this community highly desierable for both investing and to live or build a Calgary infill.
Banff Trail Community Boundaries Are:
- Northern Border – 32nd Ave, Morley Trail & Canmore Park – Crowchild to 19th St NW
- Eastern Border – 19th Street NW from Canmore Park to 16th Avenue NW
- Southern Border – 16th Avenue NW from 19th Street NW to Crowchild Trail NW
- Western Border – Crowchild Trail NW from 16th Avenue NW to 32nd Avenue NW
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