The historic community of Hillhurst is located in northwest Calgary, Alberta. With roots tracing back to the late nineteenth century, Hillhurst is one of the oldest communities in Calgary and it has remained vibrant throughout the various waves of development in the city’s real estate market over the years.
Along with the neighbouring community of Sunnyside, Hillhurst is part of the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone in NW Calgary, Alberta, a project launched in 1983 to spur economic development, which has led to flourishing shopping, restaurant and entertainment options over the years. This has helped make Hillhurst, Calgary one most sought-after areas in the Calgary real estate market.
Hillhurst homes for sale are traditionally in high demand because the area provides a balance of family-friendly amenities and vibrant nightlife with bustling commercial activity. Also, the diversity of Hillhurst homes for sale make this area attractive to a wide-range of buyers, whether you are looking for a house overlooking the Bow River, a condo in a multi-level unit or a single-family townhouse, you can find it on the Hillhurst real estate market!
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Amenities in Hillhurst
Hillhurst is a historic, trendy community conveniently located in northwest Calgary, Alberta. Homeowners looking for an established neighbourhood close to downtown Calgary with plenty of nature will love Hillhurst.
Set alongside the Bow River, Hillhurst is a charming area home to the trendy Kensington Village shopping area. Bookshops, boutiques and quirky gift and homeware stores are all immediately available to residents.
Foodies enjoy artisan coffee roasters, student pubs and vegetarian eateries sitting alongside upscale restaurants. Riley Park is stunning and bursting with amenities, and Nose Hill Park, Confederation Park, and Prince’s Island Park are just a short drive away.
Hillhurst Fitness and Recreation Opportunities
Fitness enthusiasts don’t have to go far with plenty of options right within the community. Hillhurst is home to Urban Athlete Fitness Studio, Orangetheory Fitness, Evolved Strength Studios, and Kensington Gym. It’s easy to find access to a variety of weight training and cardio equipment, group classes, and personal training.
Foothills Athletic Park is a short drive away, a sporting hotspot offering 2 sports fields, 1 little league ball stadium, tennis courts, a 400-meter track, a field facility, and a stadium.
Bowview Outdoor Pool is in the neighbourhood, a popular outdoor swimming pool that’s heated in the morning and a perfect spot for family fun.
Golf lovers in Hillhurst can head to two great courses in under 10 minutes. Confederation Park Golf Course is a sports facility offering an advanced 9-hole course, a putting green, and a 2-level hitting bay with 47 stalls. Shaganappi Point Golf Course is an expansive 18-hole golf course with stunning views overlooking downtown Calgary.
Hillhurst Shopping and Dining
Hillhurst is next door to North Hill Centre, a shopping mall with over 100 shops and services catering to all kinds of needs. Pick up flowers, head to the salon, pick out a new book, then relax and read that book at a cafe. Some notable shops include Winners, Starbucks, Safeway, and Mark’s.
Residents have plenty of shopping and dining amenities right within the community. Pick up daily necessities at Shopper Drug Mart, get groceries at Safeway, or a bottle of wine at Urban Cellars. From comic books and books to ski equipment, Hillhurst is your one-stop shop.
Get your fill of cuteness at Regal Cat Cafe, try out vegan eats at WholeLifeGo, or maybe some finger-lickin’ BBQ at Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey. There is something to crush every craving in Hillhurst.
Downtown Calgary is just across the river, providing endless options for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Schools Serving Hillhurst
Hillhurst provides a variety of schooling options for children. Choose from public, catholic, or private schools for elementary, middle school, or high school programs.
Public school options include Queen Elizabeth School, Hillhurst School, Briar Hill, University, and Queen Elizabeth High School.
Catholic school options include St. Pius X, St. Joseph, Madeleine d’Houet, St.Isidore, St. Mary’s High School, Bishop Carroll High School, and St.Francis High School.
Private school options include Foothills Academy, Banbury Crossroads, Clear Water Academy, and Rundle Academy.
Childcare options around Hillhurst include Summit Kids, Hillhurst-Sunnyside Out of School Care, and briar Hill Children’s Programs.
Transportation in Hillhurst
Hillhurst residents have access to Calgary Transit bus routes 1, 65, 89, 104, 305, 404, and 414. The nearest LRT Station is Sunalta Station.
Hillhurst is bordered to the north by 8 Ave NW, to the east by 10 St NW, to the south by the Bow River, and to the west by Upper Hillhurst.
What is the population of Hillhurst?
The population of Hillhurst is 6,371.
Is there a local community association in Hillhurst?
Hillhurst is covered by Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. The association hosts a variety f events and programs like farmer’s markets, sustainability initiatives, food drives, and flea markets.
How long is the commute to downtown Calgary?
The commute from Hillhurst to downtown Calgary takes 9 minutes by car or 22 minutes by public transportation.
Access downtown Calgary by taking Memorial Drive NW or 14 St NW.
What is the average household income in Hillhurst?
The average household income in Hillhurst is $100,502.
Is Hillhurst a safe place to live?
The crime rates in Hillhurst are 20% lower than the Calgary average.
Hillhurst Community Information
Established 1914, Hillhurst is a north-west neighbourhood settled within the inner city of Calgary. Also known as Kensington. Voted as the 14th best neighbourhood in Calgary in 2010. The community's boundaries include 8th Avenue N and 16th Avenue N to the north, 10th Street W to the east, the Bow River to the south and both 14th Street W and 18th Street W to the west. Hillhurst is linked to the downtown hub by the Mewata Bridge.
Hospitals and Clinics Serving Hillhurst
Hillhurst is a 9-minute drive from Foothills Medical Centre. A variety of therapies and specialty health clinics can be found nearby in downtown Calgary. There are two veterinary clinics nearby, Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic and Westmount Animal Clinic.
Quick Facts About Hillhurst
Quadrant: Northwest Calgary
Density (Individuals Per Square KM): 3,283
Crime rates are 20% lower than the Calgary average.
Hillhurst Parks and Outdoors
Hill Hurst is bordered to the south by the Bow River and Poppy Plaza, a gorgeous green illuminated memorial park. Park features include benches, walkways, trees, weathering steel walls, wood decking, and river overlooks.
Riley Park is on the north side of the community, a beautiful park within walking distance of the Kensington shopping district. There are plenty of beautiful park amenities to be enjoyed, like wading pools, spray parks, outdoor pools, a cricket pitch, and a memorial rock garden. Other park features include picnic tables, a playground, washrooms, and fountains.
Within a short drive, residents can head to Confederation Park, Nose Hill Park, or even Prince’s Island Park which is situated just across the river.
Confederation Park is home to the Confederation Golf Course and the Lions Festival of Lights which runs annually. Park features include pathways, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a natural playground, picnic areas, and a flower/rock garden. In the winter there’s a beautifully groomed cross-country ski trail, and tobogganing hills for the little ones.
Nose Hill Park is a tranquil, natural environment park known for its abundant wildlife, hiking trails, and archeological finds. Take a hike on the hill, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, Bow River Valley, and the Calgary cityscape. Pathways are great for walking or biking, and most of the park is off-leash for dogs to run freely.
Prince’s Island Park is the perfect place for a day trip with plenty of picnic areas, flower gardens, pathways, hiking trails, an off-leash park, and the River Cafe. During the winter enjoy cross-country skiing and outdoor skating
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