With buildings still standing today from when the neighborhood was first established in 1923, Roxboro is considered to be one of Calgary’s wealthier communities, if not the wealthiest. Found in a bend of the Elbow River alongside the neighborhood of Rideau Park, this community has a small population of fewer than 500 people. Roxboro has no low-income residents and all the residential properties here are single-family detached homes.
Tucked into the Elbow River, Roxboro is privileged to be among the many green amenities that surround all four borders.
The downtown area is only two kilometres away and can be easily accessed through 4th street which runs right along its’ western edge. The neighborhood is fortunate enough to be near another major transportation route, MacLeod Trail, which will lead one immediately north to downtown and which also cuts through the southern areas of Calgary. Residents of Roxboro have the luxury of being able to access nearly any part of the city from either of these two routes.
Public school students of the area, of which there aren’t many, attend the Rideau Park elementary and junior high, and Western Canada senior high school. Catholic school students also attend the nearby St. Monica elementary and junior high, and St. Mary’s senior high school.
Other amenities nearby include the Stampede Grandstand, the Talisman Centre, the Elbow River pathway, and a multitude of park spaces.
The 39th avenue LRT station is located immediately south of Roxboro providing residents with yet another transportation route to other parts of the city.
Calgary Transit also has a half dozen stops along 4th street to give residents the opportunity to voyage without a vehicle.
The neighborhood of Roxboro is quite expensive but for those that can afford it, it’s exactly the kind of space that one dreams of when thinking of where they’d like to reside. It’s located in a part of the city that allows them near immediate access to anywhere they may want to travel to in Calgary. The Elbow River offers tranquil spots to go for a hike, a walk, or a bike ride. Roxboro also provides its’ population with a large amount of seclusion and exclusivity. Tucked in between a river and a wide chunk of green space, the only ones travelling inside the borders of Roxboro are residents themselves – it’s worth every dollar spent.
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