Convenient access to shopping, restaurants, and transit
Located in central southwest Calgary, Kingsland is bounded by Macleod Trail to the east and Glenmore Trail to the north. Although there is relatively poor access to parks and pathways in Kingsland, urban dwellers will appreciate the neighbourhood’s proximity to shopping centres, restaurants, and activities (including a movie theatre, rock climbing centre, and recreational facilities). This neighbourhood experiences a high level of crime, but the availability of apartments and proximity to transit will make it a good fit for younger adults who value the convenience.
Kingsland is close to many of Calgary’s busiest commercial centres. Calgary’s largest shopping mall, Chinook Centre, is located within walking distance or a short drive, and Macleod Trail is lined with major retailers. The Market on Macleod, an indoor farmer’s market known for its variety in cuisines, is located within the neighbourhood. Outlet shopping at Deerfoot Meadows is a short drive away.
Despite there being few green spaces in Kingsland, the community enjoys a few recreational areas. Located at the southeast corner of the neighbourhood, the Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon Arenas are home to a number of ice sports leagues (youth and adult). A baseball diamond and soccer field sit behind the arenas, and this area is designated for tobogganing in winter. A community hall is also located in this corner, where the Kingsland Community Association hosts a few events throughout the year. Residents can also take advantage of the number of recreational centres in nearby Acadia.
The population of Kingsland is mostly middle-aged, with a higher percentage of adults aged 20-64 than citywide averages. There are relatively few children living in Kingsland. Most occupied residences are apartment buildings, with less than a third of dwellings being single-family homes. Nearly 70% of the population of Kingsland was renting in 2014, suggesting that the neighbourhood experiences significant transience. Buyers should be aware of the high crime rates that exist in Kingsland (ranked 25th highest of all Calgary neighbourhoods in 2017).
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LIVING IN KINGSLAND
- Local Bus Routes (3, 10, 20, 37, 39, 72, 73, 79, 81, 306, 410, 506, 851, 860)
- Heritage C-Train Station and Chinook C-Train Station are located nearby (most Kingsland residents can reach either within a twenty minute walk)
Groceries & Shopping
- Prime location for access to shopping
- Marshalls and Market on Macleod are located in Kingsland
- West Coast Kids, Fabricland, Campers Village, Winners, HomeSense and Dollar Tree are located across Macleod Trail in Fairview
- Calgary Farmer’s Market and Chinook Centre are located within a five minute drive or short walk
- CO-OP, Costco Save-On-Foods, Sobeys, Safeway, RONA, Bulk Barn and Wal-Mart are all located within a five to ten minute drive
- Ten minute drive to Southcentre Mall and Deerfoot Meadows shopping centre (IKEA, Superstore and more)
Dining & Nightlife
- Restaurants: The Keg Steakhouse, Cactus Club, The Cheesecake Cafe, Atlantic Trap and Gill, Thai Nongkhai, Han Corea (Korean), Kinjo Sushi Grill, Bolero (Brazilian) and Pasquales (Italian), plus many more within a five to ten minute drive
- Pubs and bars: Limericks Pub, Schanks Sports Grill, Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dance Hall
Health & Wellness
- Barre West, Frilly Lilly
- Medical offices at Centre 70 in Kingsland
- 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
- Grades K-6: Chinook Park School (Regular, French Immersion)
- 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
THINGS TO DO IN KINGSLAND
- 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 down for its ethnically diverse artisan foods.
- Toppler Bowl: This nostalgic bowling alley located at the centre of Fairview has tons of charm. League bowling, public neon bowling and birthday party packages are available.
- Vin Gogh Paint & Sip: Learn painting basics over tapas and wine at this nearby studio.
- Calgary Climbing Centre – Chinook: The Calgary Climbing Centre is the city’s go-to for indoor rock climbing, with four locations including one in nearby Fairview.
- 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).