Acadia Neighbourhood Information
The nearest community to the Calgary Farmer’s Market and all the amenities of Deerfoot Meadows, the neighborhood of Acadia contains a total of nine schools including Lord Beaverbrook High School and is among one of the more popular areas in the city. The neighborhood of Acadia is tucked between MacLeod Trail to its west and Calgary’s iconic Bow River to its east on land that was originally developed in the 1960s. In the decades that followed, Acadia slowly grew to become what it is now – a unique mix of residential, commercial, and recreational properties. The population stands at approximately 11,000 individuals that live amongst an average property value of $339,000 and with approximately 48% of these properties being rented.
Depending on the area that one lives, a public school student may attend Acadia Elementary, Alice M. Curtis Elementary, Andrew Davidson Bilingual Elementary, and/or Fred Parker Elementary before graduating to attend David Thompson Junior High and then Lord Beaverbrook Senior High School. Meanwhile Catholic school students attend the nearby St. Matthew Elementary and Junior High before attending Bishop Grandin Senior High School.
The neighborhood offers easy access to downtown Calgary combined with a number of amenities located right in Acadia’s own community – for example, Fairmount Drive contains a cluster of small businesses set amongst the residential planning of the street. Many young families choose Acadia as the neighborhood in which they settle in for several reasons including the four elementary schools here, access to local community events, and the exquisite green space in Arlington Park and Bonaventure Park. The families that live here are able to watch their children grow from elementary school right up through to their graduation at Lord Beaverbrook High School.
The Acadia Recreation Complex is located just across from Bonaventure Park and is the home to many recreational activities including free skating in the wintertime, the Calgary Judo Society, community bingo, weekend curling, seniors programs, dance classes, and different fitness programs among other activities. There are several further amenities found in close proximity including Wal-Mart located off MacLeod Trail South, the Newport Village Shopping Centre a few minutes down the road, and the Acadia Shopping Centre on Heritage Drive Southeast.
In terms of transportation, Calgary Transit has a number of stops throughout Acadia that make it easy for residents to be able to get around the city at an affordable cost.
The Acadia neighborhood maintains all the conveniences that a young family would ever need. To the west are shops, restaurants, and other business services while the east has Calgary’s largest open-air shopping district. This in tandem with the amenities found within the borders of Acadia makes it an ideal area for a young family to consider for their future home. The local farmer’s market always have fresh vegetables ready to be picked up, carefully selected flowers to grab, and the kind of Calgary hospitality you grow to become accustomed to as an Acadia resident.