For starters coming to the big city from a more rural area of Calgary or for those looking for privacy that would rival any city community, Applewood Park is a top choice. Hidden from the Calgary centre, the neighborhood of Applewood Park is located just north of International Avenue at the eastern city limits. Originally established in 1982, this small town community has attracted over 5,600 residents since its’ inception – the majority of which own single family detaches homes in the area. There’s currently a plan in place from the City of Calgary to continue development within Applewood Park’s borders as over half of the neighborhood remains undeveloped land. This is sure to attract more residents who are looking for a property off from the main drag of the city.

Public school students in Applewood Park attend James Short Memorial elementary, G.W. Skene elementary, Ernest Morrow junior high, and Forrest Lawn senior high school. Catholic school students are assigned to attend St. Kateri Tekakwitha elementary, Bishop Kidd junior high, and Father Lacombe senior high school.

Though the downtown core is still accessible through Memorial Drive and 17th Avenue, it remains a full ten kilometres away from Applewood Park. This gives the neighborhood a completely separate identity from the heart of Calgary, which is evident upon visiting the community. Very much a summertime haunt for the local kids, this is a family friendly neighborhood that is extremely welcoming to new families as well as to individuals looking to make the purchase of their first home.

Calgary Transit keeps over a dozen stops set up throughout the community that will accommodate any resident looking to travel. Just because the neighborhood is far away from the downtown core doesn’t mean it needs to be completely cut off from the excitement. Those without a vehicle can find a bus within two minutes’ walk no problem.

Applewood Park’s design is one that harkens back to Calgary’s residential past when the city first came into existence and all it had were families willing to work. This feeling perpetuates the neighborhood with many residents looking to establish their own independence and create their own lives for themselves within the city limits. The low density residential nature of its’ design is one that can be described as simple and accommodating. Applewood Park is all of these things and more. Cut away from the mainstream, find your own little piece of property to build on, and settle in the hidden gem of Calgary’s northeast.