Queensland Neighbourhood Information
With a population of nearly 5,000 residents who call it home, the Queensland neighborhood for many is where it begins and ends for them. Originally established in the early 1970s, there are several Queensland residents who were born into the properties that they now maintain and own. This is an example of the quality of residents that southeastern Calgary has had over the course of the past five decades. Queensland is tucked in between Diamond Cove to the north, the Bow River and Fish Creek Provincial Park to the east, Canyon Meadows Drive to the south, and the Bow Bottom Trail to the west. Approximately 15% of the properties in the area are rented while the remaining properties are used by permanent residents.
Public school students in Queensland have Haultain Memorial Elementary and Wilma Hansen Junior High located right in their own community. Upon graduation, public school students move to Lord Beaverbrook Senior High School. Meanwhile Catholic school students attend Don Bosco Elementary and Junior High before moving on towards Bishop Grandin Senior High School.
Queensland is blessed with the sizeable amount of green space found within and surrounding the neighborhood. The Bow River and all that comes with it is accessible to residents of Queensland. Maintaining the natural characteristics of the area has always been a founding principle of Queensland and continues to be so. Single family residential dwellings are the predominant form of properties in the neighborhood as it was originally developed as a family community. This has since progressed to accompany some multi-family dwellings and a few apartment complexes. Macleod Trail has a number of shopping opportunities, restaurants, and commercial businesses spread out along its sides. This is only a few minutes away from Queensland.
Calgary Transit maintains over a dozen stops throughout Queensland to accommodate any residents who wish to travel to other areas of the city. Those with vehicles can utilize routes such as Deerfoot Trail and/or Anderson Road to make it to the downtown area or to other Calgary communities.
If a quiet residential community is on your wish list then one must consider the idle Queensland as an option. Treat yourself to the family-friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood and know that you’re living in a community full of residents ready to welcome the sun when it comes up and see it off when the sun sets in the evening. With its kilometres of green space and its distance from downtown Calgary, Queensland is a fine choice for anyone looking to settle a little ways away from the busy bodies of the inner city.