Erlton is a residential inner city community located just south of Stampede Park. As compared to neighbouring Mission, Erlton has a much greater percentage of single family and owner-occupied residences, meaning less transience and higher property values. Crime rates are somewhat lower, perhaps due to the fact that it is one step removed from the nightlife of 17th Avenue, 4th Street and the Red Mile.
A defining feature of this central community is its access to parks. Erlton is bounded on three sides by Roxboro Park, Lindsay Park and Reader Rock Garden. The Elbow River and bike pathways surrounds its north half. However Macleod Trail, a major road linking south Calgary to the downtown core, runs through the centre of this community and can cause significant noise and air pollution in certain areas.
Erlton is not as “walkable” as other central communities but is close to vibrant 4th Street where a number of highly rated restaurants and boutique shops are located. Most residents can reach the Erlton/Stampede C-Train Station within 5 minutes, and hockey fans will enjoy being a 5-15 minute walk from the Saddledome. During summertime, Erlton is in a prime location for residents to take advantage of Calgary Stampede events. Macleod Trail allows residents with vehicles to quickly escape the downtown core and provides easy access to major roadways like Glenmore Trail.
The Erlton Community Association is active in the community, although it is not known for inspiring as much involvement as other inner city neighbourhoods like Inglewood and Cliff Bungalow/Mission. There are two major cemeteries located in Erlton.
The takeaway? For buyers seeking single-family and townhome options in an established inner city community, Erlton is a great place to look. Although walking to work in the downtown core may not be practical from most areas of the community, proximity to Macleod Trail and the Erlton/Stampede C-Train ensures a short commute.
LIVING IN ERLTON
- 3-5 minute walk to Erlton/Stampede C-Train Station
- Bus routes 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 90, 449, 698, 771
Groceries & Shopping
- Local supermarket, gourmet grocer and nearby farmer’s market (Safeway, Sunterra, )
- Short walk to 4th Street boutique clothing and gift stores (Field Study, Cinder & Sage, Kricket’s Gift Shop)
- Short drive or transit ride to downtown CORE Shopping Centre
Dining & Nightlife
- 4th Street boasts a number of highly-rated, independent restaurants with a variety of cuisines (Mercato, Suzette Brittany Bistro, Aida’s Bistro, Rajdoot, and Anejo, to name just a few!)
- Local pubs and wine bars (Wurst, James Joyce, Vin Room)
Health & Wellness
- Repsol Sport Centre
- Boutique fitness studios (Yoga Santosha, Barre Belle Studio, One Cycle Spin Studio)
- Walk-in medical clinic and several drugstores
- Many specialized healthcare services are provided at the Holy Cross Centre and neighbouring private facilities
CONDOMINIUMS IN ERLTON
- Mission 34
- River Grande Estate
THINGS TO DO IN ERLTON
- Reader Rock Garden: This designated provincial historic site contains a pathway system leading up the hill to the restored Reader house (now a cafe). Quaint features like bridges, benches and flowerbeds line the pathways and create intimate spaces for reading and relaxing.
- Roxboro Park: A large off-leash dog park defines this inner city green space. Trails lead up the ridge along along the west perimeter Roman Catholic Cemetery, offering spectacular views of the downtown core and distant Rocky Mountains.
- Lindsay Park and Repsol Sport Centre
- Elbow River and bike paths
- Scotiabank Saddledome: Home to the Calgary Flames, the Saddledome also hosts concerts and Stampede events. Dutton’s Canadian Lounge, located within the arena, is a favourite restaurant and bar for local sports fans.
- BMO Centre and Stampede Park: Calgary’s largest exhibition centre is host to wine and beer festivals, trades expos and conventions.
- Restaurants, bars and shopping at 4th Street