Douglas Glen and Quarry Park Community Information
Originally established as a Calgary community in the late 1980s and now maintaining a population of just over than 11,000 residents, the Douglasglen neighborhood lies in a premiere location alongside Deerfoot Trail. Tucked in between 114th Avenue to the north, 130th Avenue to the south, the aforementioned Deerfoot Trail to the east, and the Bow River to the west, the neighborhood benefits from close proximity to several amenities including the sizeable list of recreational opportunities that exist in Fish Creek Provincial Park. All properties within Douglasglen are single family detached homes with approximately 4,000 dwellings existing therein. These properties contain young families, professionals of all kinds, and seniors alike.
Public school students of Douglasglen attend Douglasglen Elementary, Mountain Park Junior High, and Lord Beaverbrook Senior High School. Meanwhile Catholic school students of the area are assigned to attend Monsignor Smith Elementary and Junior High before completing their primary education at Bishop Grandin Senior High School.
There are a wide range of amenities found nearby including Douglasbank Park, the Bow River, and the Wal-Mart McKenzie Supercentre among a number of other small businesses and commercial centres found along the Deerfoot Trail. The natural topography of the land allows for some spectacular views of the Bow River valley and the Rocky Mountains. The theme of green space is seen throughout Douglasglen with the Bow River escarpment being particularly popular among residents. Though there is no community centre here, the Douglasglen community association offers several activities that appeal to nearly every age group or demographic.
Transportation is not an issue in Douglasglen with several Calgary Transit stops arranged throughout the cityscape to accommodate the residents who want to travel to other parts of Calgary but who do not own a vehicle.
Douglasglen is a neighborhood where some of Calgary’s finest have come to meet and reside. The neighborhood maintains the conventions of a small town residential community and does so while operating in a city such as Calgary. This accomplishment doesn’t go unnoticed by the residents who have chosen to call it home. Douglasglen is a site that benefits from the easy access to major routeways, the efficiently used green space, and close proximity to numerous family-friendly activities. The nature that surrounds the neighborhood hugs it from every direction and allows residents to truly feel at home within the spectacle that is the busy City of Calgary.