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Connaught Commuity Description
Originally established in 1905, Connaught is easily found just west of 4th Street within the western part of Calgary’s beltline. The neighborhood has since grown to accommodate multiple thousands of residents with a median household income of approximately $39,000. Connaught maintains the exciting spirit that is found throughout the Beltline with a vast array of amenities that occupy the area. Just south of the downtown city, Connaught is seen next to the Downtown East Village, the Stampede Grounds, the Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, and the Pengrowth Saddledome. This high-density area is filled with a unique mix of multi-unit residential, office, retail, and public spaces all in close proximity and working with each other to create a unique one-of-a-kind living experience.
Connaught’s public school students attend Ramsay Elementary, Mount Royal Junior High, and Western Canada Senior High School. Catholic school students also attend Sacred Heart Elementary, St. Monica or St. Michael Junior High, and St. Mary’s Senior High School.
Among other communities located in the Beltline, Connaught holds a remarkable amount of Calgary history in the area’s architecture, parks, and attractions that have built on decades of development to establish themselves as Calgary traditions. It would be impossible to fit into this article the sheer amount of amenities that occupy the Beltline though we may try. With downtown Calgary only walking distance away, Connaught has opportunities for not only recreation and fun but also for employment.
17th Street has been titled as Calgary’s unofficial party street with a thorough concentration of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and shops that make it a must-visit for many young professionals and new residents of the city. This is a particular popular area when the Calgary Flames are in the midst of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the late spring as well as throughout the summertime’s Calgary Stampede. Alongside the other communities found in the Beltline, the neighborhood has been assigned an area redevelopment area which is bound to stimulate further growth long into the future. This is largely an effort by the City of Calgary to increase residential density primarily in the central parts of Calgary.
Transportation is never an issue as there are over three dozen bus stops located throughout Connaught and its surrounding area. This makes it easy to get to anywhere a resident may wish to travel to.
Within Connaught and the general Beltline, there is a vast array of development presently in process including 37 different towers presently in various stages of construction. There are several high-density apartment buildings and townhouses that are in process as well. The revitalization that has been undertaken in Connaught is designed to help re-shape a neighborhood that has traditionally been the home of low-income residents. These efforts have already attracted numerous young professionals and younger families to the area. With a new vision for the future, Connaught is sure to make for a very interesting and unique community as a Calgary neighborhood – welcoming to professionals, new families, and tomorrow’s Calgary leaders