Originally established as a Calgary neighborhood in 1953, this inner suburban neighborhood is located north of Upper Hillhurst, south of 16TH Avenue and the Trans-Canada Highway, west of 14TH street, and east of Crowchild Trail. The area is appreciated among its residents for its views of the downtown core to the south as well as the Rocky Mountains to the west. With a population just under 3,000 residents, Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights is close to many of Calgary’s finest institutions and recreation facilities which has made it popular among enrollees in such institutions such as the University of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, the Alberta College of Art, the Jubilee Auditorium, McMahon Stadium, and Foothills Athletic Park.

Young families with students registered in the public school system benefit from having Briar Hill elementary school located in their community. Following completion of their elementary education, students proceed to the nearby Queen Elizabeth junior high and senior high school. Meanwhile Catholic school students area assigned to attend St. Joseph elementary and junior high, and St. Mary’s senior high school.

Among many amenities in and around the neighborhood, Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights benefits from a recently renovated state-of-the-art community centre which offers numerous activities for residents of all ages. The North Hill Centre is only within a few minutes walking distance and is found in the upper northeast corner of the community. Containing over 100 shops and services, many of the area youth choose to hang out here on the weekend. Browse through the boutiques, snack restaurants, and corporate chains any day of the week.

Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights benefit from the Lions Park LRT station being located next to the North Hill Centre allowing residents to use the C-Train to commute to other parts of the city within a moment’s notice. Vehicle owners have immediate access to Crowchild Trail to take them south to the downtown core and beyond within a few minutes drive. With the Trans-Canada Highway north of Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights, driving in and out of the city is made incredibly easy. There are also nearly a dozen Calgary Transit stops that populate the northern half of the community.

A prime area to embark on a new career, build a home for a young family, or settle down in retirement, Briar Hill and Hounsfield Heights are among the top locations for growth in the city due to its cultivating a progressive environment and ample land use. A preferred neighborhood for people moving into north Calgary, Briar Hill and Hounsfield offers a safe escape from the downtown core and the institutions that surround it while being close enough to allow residents the chance to get to the pulse of their professional pursuits in a heartbeat. Take advantage of Briar Hill and Hounsfield today and live your life the way you want to live it.