Sought-after, established community with great views and a short commute to downtown
The tree-lined community of Rosedale is one of Calgary’s most sought after, with beautiful homes and a short commute to the downtown core and vibrant Kensington Village. Sweeping southerly views of the river valley, lots of nearby green space, and strong community engagement add to the list of pros. As can be expected of an established neighbourhood with so many great features, price tags in this community are high!
The population of Rosedale is a mix of ages. In 2014, the percentage of children, adults, and seniors living in the community was about the same as the citywide average. Almost all homes in the community (91%) were single-family style, and most homes were owner-occupied. Rosedale’s homes are also a mix of all ages, from early 20th Century character homes to modern infills.
No matter the age, most homes in Rosedale have been well-maintained to keep up with the neighbourhood’s aesthetic. Property values in Rosedale are notably high. The average detached home price during the first half of 2018 was $900, 543 — well above the citywide average of $502,771. Crescent Road NW, which borders McHugh Bluff, is particularly known for it impressive homes that capitalize on unobstructed views of the river valley.
Rosedale was rated one of the most engaged communities in Calgary by one local magazine, taking into account the opportunities that neighbours have to bump into each as well as formal criteria like voter turnout (number of libraries, percentage of dog ownership, number of residents who walk or bike to work, etc.). The Rosedale Community Association is quite active, offering several wellness programs and distributing a regular newsletter.
Although there aren’t any restaurants or shops within the neighbourhood, Rosedale is close to highly-rated restaurants and shopping in Kensington Village. There are also a number of options along 16 Avenue N, including a short commute to North Hill Shopping Centre.
With the right budget, this well-rounded community will appeal to buyers seeking a single-family home!
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LIVING IN ROSEDALE
- Nearest C-Train Station: SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee Station (10- to 20-minute walk)
- Easy access to Trans-Canada Highway/16 Avenue NW, Deerfoot Trail, and Crowchild Trail
Groceries & Shopping
- Five-minute drive to Safeway, Sunnyside Natural Market, and local food markets along Centre Street N
- Specialty stores along Trans-Canada Highway/16 Ave NW (Oak and Vine, Phoenix Comics, Turn it up! Records and Hi-Fi)
- Ten-minute drive to downtown CORE Shopping Centre and boutique shops in Kensington Village; fifteen-minute drive to Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
Dining & Nightlife
- Restaurants, pubs, and fast food options along Trans-Canada Highway/16 Ave NW (The Cat ‘n Fiddle Pub, La Viena)
- Several popular Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants along Centre Street NW (Shikiji Japanese Noodles and Sushi, Shiraz Persian Cuisine, Pho Anh Huyen)
- Highly-rated cafes, restaurants, and bars in nearby Kensington Village (Higher Ground Cafe, Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey, Pulcinella, Wine Bar, Kensington Pub)
Health & Wellness
- World Health, Orange Theory Fitness, and boutique fitness studios within a five-minute drive
- A number of Asian health and holistic medical clinics located along nearby Centre Street N (acupuncture, massage, naturopaths)
- Medical professionals, salons and spas in nearby Kensington Village
- Grades K-6 (French Immersion Only): St. Pius X School
- Grades K-9 (Regular): St. Joseph School
- Grades 7-9 (French Immersion Only): Madeleine D’Houet School
- Grade 10-12 (Regular and Extended French): St. Francis High School, St. Mary’s High School
Community Ward and Councillor
THINGS TO DO IN ROSEDALE
- Kensington Village: Over 250 business are located along this historic avenue, including top-rated restaurants, specialty stores, high-end salons and spas, and clothing and jewellery boutiques. But there’s more to do than shopping — check out The Plaza alternative film theatre, Trapped Escape Room, or Hexagon board game cafe for out-of-the-box fun on a rainy day.
- Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium: Government-owned and operated by a not-for-profit society, the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium has brought arts and culture to Calgary for over sixty years. Situated adjacent to the SAIT campus, the auditorium underwent a full-scale renovation in 2004. Showcasing musicals, opera, live music acts, speakers, comedy, and more, the auditorium is also frequently used for conferences and graduations.
- Riley Park: This family-friendly park located just off 10th Street N attracts visitors for its lagoon-shaped wading pool, rock garden, and cricket pitches. A playground, concession, washroom facilities, and ample parking round out the park, making for an easy and comfortable visit.
- McHugh Bluff: This park sits on a ridge running along the north bank of the Bow River and offers some of the best views of downtown Calgary. It’s a popular destination for runners, where many will go to train on the multi-storey wooden stairs leading up the bluff from Memorial Drive. Apart from the pathways, the entire ridge is an off-leash area, with lots of space for dogs to explore.
- Prince’s Island Park: Calgary’s most popular inner-city park is filled with flower gardens, shady lagoons, ponds with fountains, and quaint footbridges. Upscale restaurant River Cafe is situated in the park and is known as a top destination for romantic dining. Extensive pathways run through the park, and a central promenade is the site of many outdoor events throughout summertime. The park is also home to Shakespeare on the Bow.