Well balanced community with shopping, outdoor recreation, and access to transit
Haysboro is a highly-rated community in central-southwest Calgary that enjoys a pleasant mix of parks, transit options, restaurants, and shopping centres. Perhaps its greatest selling feature is its proximity to the Glenmore Reservoir. The large reservoir — Calgary’s main source of drinking water — is surrounded by scenic pathways and is a popular destination for water sports in the summer. However, Haysboro is also located near several major commercial areas and shopping areas in Calgary, meaning that residents do not need to sacrifice convenience for access to outdoor activities.
Located in between two of Calgary’s largest malls, Southcentre Mall and Chinook Centre, Haysboro also enjoys easy access to major retailers along Macleod Trail and at Deerfoot Meadows. A popular indoor farmers’ market, Market on Macleod, is just north in neighbouring Kingsland. There are a number of restaurants in the southeast corner of Haysboro and in neighbouring communities along Macleod Trail.
At Glenmore Reservoir, Haysboro residents can enjoy an extensive pathway system that connects surrounding park areas. South Glemore Park is located a thirty minute walk along the pathway system (or ten minute drive) and offers playgrounds, a spray park, tennis courts, and a sailing school.
Within the neighbourhood of Haysboro, a large community centre boasts a natural playground and two unique “scoot parks” designated for kids to learn and practice skateboarding, bike riding and rollerblading. The active Haysboro Community Association is responsible for a number of community betterment initiatives, and is host to youth and pre-school programs, and a senior resource group.
Despite the number of kid-friendly activities, and the fact that four schools are located in Haysboro, the population of Haysboro is older. In 2014, there were significantly more residents aged 20-65 plus and less children than citywide averages.
The only real drawback to this community is that crime rates hover around the highest 20%-30% of neighbourhoods in Calgary, however some crime must be expected in heavy-transit areas where bars are located. Despite this community’s many other great features, homes in Haysboro remain very affordable (among the lowest 30% – 40% of home values in Calgary). Residential real estate in Haysboro is split approximately equally between apartments and single-family units, providing a variety of options for buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
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LIVING IN HAYSBORO
- Local bus routes (3, 16, 20, 37, 39, 79, 80, 81, 306, 410, 860)
- Heritage C-Train Station and Southland C-Train Station are located nearby (most Haysboro residents can reach either within a twenty minute walk)
Groceries & Shopping
- Prime location for access to shopping
- CO-OP, Costco, Save-On-Foods, Sobeys, Safeway, RONA, Bulk Barn, and Wal-Mart are all located within a five to ten minute drive
- Marshalls, Market on Macleod, West Coast Kids, Fabricland, Campers Village, Winners, HomeSense and Dollar Tree are located along Macleod Trail
- Ten minute drive to Southcentre Mall, Chinook Centre, Calgary Farmer’s Market, and Deerfoot Meadows shopping centre (IKEA, Superstore and more)
Dining & Nightlife
- Restaurants: Redwater Rustic Grille, PZA Parlour, Hearts Choices Vegan Cafe, Costa Vida, and Jack Astor’s Grill, plus many more within a five to ten minute drive along Macleod Trail
- Pubs and bars: Schanks Sports Grill and Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dance Hall
Health & Wellness
- Anytime Fitness, Elite Dance Academy, Aradia Fitness
- Massage Heights
- Located in nearby Acadia: Acadia Recreation Centre, Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Alberta Tennis Centre, Ishi Yama Judo Club, Arashi Do Martial Arts, Fit4Less and My Yoga Calgary
- Rockyview General Hospital located five minute drive away
- Grades K-6: Haysboro School
- Grades 5-9 (Regular, French Immersion): Woodman School
- Grades 10-12: Henry Wise Wood School
- Grades K-6 (French Immersion only): St. Gerard School
- Grades K-9: St. Augustine School
- Grades K-9 (Regular, French Immersion): St. Matthew School
- Grades 10-12 (Extended French): Bishop Grandin High School
- Makami College
- Mount Royal University located a fifteen minute drive away
THINGS TO DO IN HAYSBORO
- Heritage Park: Heritage Park, Canada’s largest living museum, preserves the memory and lifestyle of early European settlers of Western Canada. Guests are immersed in late 19th and early 20th Century settler culture with staged settlements and a historical village. Some highlights include a full-sized steam train that offers “hop-on, hop-off” transportation around the park, a vintage car museum, and a carousel from 1904.
- Glenmore Reservoir and South Glemore Park: The Glenmore Reservoir is entirely surrounded by pathways, and is a popular place for biking, rollerblading, and dog walking. Located south of the reservoir and accessible by pathway, South Glenmore Park offers playgrounds, a spray park, tennis courts, and a sailing school.
- Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon Arenas: Home of the Calalta Figure Skating Club, these ice rinks host a number of youth and adult sports leagues.
- Calgary Farmers’ Market: This indoor, year-round farmers’ market is probably Calgary’s most popular — and for good reason. With a kids’ play area, a large food court and favourite local food vendors (The Silk Road Spice Merchant, 2 Greek Gals and Hearts Choices, to name a few), Calgary Farmer’s Market is always bustling.
- Market on Macleod: Compared to the popular Calgary Farmers’ Market, Market on Macleod has a few less bells and whistles (no kids’ area, for example) but just as much heart. This indoor market is open year-round and is known for its ethnically diverse artisan foods.
- Chinook Centre: The largest shopping mall in Calgary offers a range of retailers, including high-end designers, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of several full-service restaurants before catching a movie at Scotiabank Theatre (Cineplex Odeon).