With Marlborough to its north, Penbrooke Meadows to its east, Forest Lawn and Erin Woods to its south, and Albert Park to its west, the neighborhood of Forest Heights is among Calgary’s most multicultural. Due to the elevation of the landscape, Forest Heights offers amazing views of the Rocky Mountains as well as the city before it. Originally established in the early 1960s, the community offers access to the city’s pathway system, is in close proximity to the local regional parks, and maintains direct access to downtown via 17th Avenue and Memorial Drive.

Depending on where the student is situated in the community, public school students of Forest Heights attend the nearby Keeler elementary, Radisson Park elementary, Sir Wilfred Laurier elementary and junior high, Ernest Morrow junior high, and Forest Lawn senior high school. Meanwhile Catholic school students are assigned to attend Holy Family elementary, Bishop Kidd junior high, and Father Lacombe senior high school.

Forest Heights’ Community Association is one that offers a wide variety of activities that appeal to the diverse cultures present in the neighborhood. This multiculturalism is present throughout the 17th Avenue commercial district, otherwise known as International Avenue. The community also has a redevelopment plan in place to ensure that it continues to grow in the decades to come.

Calgary Transit has over a dozen stops set up throughout the Forest Heights community in order to assist residents without vehicular transportation to explore the rest of Calgary at an affordable rate.

One of the fastest growing areas in all of Calgary, Forest Heights is a uniquely diverse community that is sure to get you hooked upon your first few visits. Within close proximity to a wide range of amenities exclusive to the Forest Heights area, the neighborhood takes on the heart of Calgary’s vibrant culture. Many residents in the area recommend the Forest Heights community for those that are open and interested in exploring different cultures as well as those that have an interest in living in what is very much an international neighborhood.