History and culture combined in an artsy, inner city neighbourhood

Quirky, vibrant Inglewood is the oldest neighbourhood in Calgary. Located just outside of historic Fort Calgary, this community developed as an early residential suburb, and was home to many influential businesspeople and politicians during Calgary’s developing years. Today, Inglewood is a cultural hub, with a number of independent galleries and live music venues. A ten minute drive from downtown, this neighbourhood will appeal especially to young and middle-aged adults seeking a home in a central yet residential community.

Inglewood is a desirable community, enjoying a number of great features that place it on Avenue Calgary’s top 50 list of neighbourhoods in 2017. To begin with, some of the city’s best restaurants (Deane House, The Nash) and coffee shops (Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar) are located along 9th Street, Calgary’s original “Main Street”. Inglewood is also home to a number of locally-owned boutiques and shops, specializing in a variety of wares from plants to yarn to Western wear. A biweekly night market takes place on 9th Street throughout the summer months.

Inglewood scores high in terms of community engagement. The Inglewood Community Association is one of the most active in Calgary and hosts a number of events throughout the week, ranging from nutrition and financial seminars to drum circles. The neighbourhood comes alive in the summertime with festivals like the innovative music and art festival, Sled Island Block Party, and Calgary’s Fringe Festival.

Another major selling feature is Inglewood’s proximity to some of Calgary’s most beautiful inner city natural spaces. The community is bordered by the Bow River on its north and east sides, with bike pathways running along the riverbank. The Inglewood Golf and Curling Club, Pearce Estate Park and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre offer residents a number of opportunities to be active outdoors. There are three off-leash dog parks in the community.

Inglewood’s population is primarily made up of adults aged 20-64, with few children over the age of four. About half of the population rents their home. Forty percent of homes in Inglewood are single-family detached, which is higher than comparable inner city neighbourhoods like Mission and Bridgeland. As there are no high-rise condominiums in Inglewood, the neighbourhood feels a bit more residential and suburban. Housing options include mostly older homes, in fills, and low-rise condominiums.

While there are less children living in Inglewood than the citywide average, it is generally a family-friendly community, with nearby attractions like the Inglewood Aquatic Centre and the Calgary Zoo to keep kids busy. Colonel Walker Elementary School is located centrally in the neighbourhood.

Despite being located close to downtown, buyers should take note that this community is not considered especially “walkable” and there are no C-Train stations located nearby. Buyers who do not own a vehicle might want to consider the neighbouring community of Downtown East Village which offers better access to transit and bicycle lanes.

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  • Local bus routes (1, 17, 24, 90, 302 and 411)
  • There are no C-Train stations within walking distance of Inglewood

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