Cliff Bungalow Community Description
Cliff Bungalow is the kind of neighbourhood that one won’t be able to find anywhere else in the city. One of Calgary’s oldest and most historic neighbourhoods, Cliff Bungalow was first established in the early 1900s as residential development began on land that was originally owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1870s. Today, Cliff Bungalow is home to nearly 2,000 residents who now populate the dwellings here and the neighbourhood maintains a median household income of approximately $47,000. The vast majority of properties within Cliff Bungalow is used for renting with only 27% of properties here containing permanent residents. This inner city residential neighbourhood is highly desired among many for the diverse number of amenities that are in close proximity.
Cliff Bungalow’s public school students attend Rideau Park Elementary and Junior High before moving on to Cliff Bungalow’s own Western Canada Senior High School. Meanwhile, Catholic school students are assigned to attend St. Monica Elementary, St. Michael Junior High, and St. Mary’s Senior High School.
This neighbourhood is one that was built off the hard work of CPR employees who originally solely occupied the land here throughout the early 1900s. Nearly a century later, in the 1990s, the City of Calgary undertook a mission to improve developments in Cliff Bungalow and to rejuvenate the area with a specific focus in the local history and the decades-old architecture that occupies its streets. With an area redevelopment plan currently in place, Cliff Bungalow is guaranteed significant development for many years to come.
The history of this area cannot be emphasized enough as its history acts as a stream constantly flowing through developments in the area. There are a wide range of historical-based attractions in the area that would interest many residents. In addition, Cliff Bungalow is within walking distance of several amenities including the surroundings of downtown Calgary; the remote Bow River; the beautiful Lindsey Park; and the shopping opportunities that line the 4th Street shopping district. The neighbourhood also plays host to a monthly jazz concert series which regularly features some of Calgary’s top class elite jazz musicians. The annual 4th Street St. Lilac Street Festival is also held on the eastern border of Cliff Bungalow and is regularly recognized as Calgary’s largest and most popular street festival.
Calgary Transit has over two dozen stops that are peppered throughout Cliff Bungalow and the nearby area. Transportation is never an issue being this close to the downtown part of the city and residents are regularly accommodated with travel to other parts of the city.
There’s always something to do in Cliff Bungalow and as time goes by, the neighbourhood is only bound to continue its growth as Calgary guides it far into the decades to come. With the vast majority of dwellings being duplexes, apartments, and/or condominiums that are mixed alongside a myriad of commercial establishments, Cliff Bungalow is not only a neighbourhood with a strong, historic past but is bound to be a focal point of Calgary developments long into the future.