The inner city neighborhood of Parkdale is a found on the north bank of the Bow River and is tucked in between 28th Street, Foothills Hospital, and Shaganappi Trail. First established in 1948 as a post-World War II suburb, it has certainly come a long way with over 2,300 residents now calling it home. Primarily consisting of low density residential urban dwellings, the Parkdale area is one that is attractive to many Calgarians with its access to the downtown area via Parkdale Boulevard as well as its’ proximity to the city’s pathway system. Development over the last twenty years has meant an expansion for the neighborhood and it’s sure to continue in its’ redevelopment in the years to come.

Public school students from Parkdale attend University elementary, and Queen Elizabeth junior high and senior high, while Catholic school students are assigned to attend Our Lady of the Assumption elementary and junior high, and St. Mary’s or St. Francis senior high school.

Parkdale is unique for its’ access to major roadways such as Parkdale Boulevard, Bowness Road, 16th Avenue, and Shaganappi Trail. Through these streets, one has it quick and easy to the downtown core as well as to other areas of the city. For those without a vehicle, Calgary Transit has a dozen stops set up throughout the community to accommodate those that prefer to travel on foot. From Parkdale, many residents choose not to own a car for the mere purpose that one isn’t necessarily needed because of the access there is here.

Parkdale has many perks that are difficult to describe – whether it’s the modern design or the rustic outdoors, a resident is getting everything with this neighborhood. Parkdale allows residents the opportunity to travel the city, get engaged in the vibrant downtown area or enjoy some of the green space that Calgary offers, and still have a fine place to come home to at the end of the day. Venture, collect your memories, and return home to Parkdale.