With a population of a little under 4,500 residents, Spruce Cliff is a beautiful residential neighborhood located in southwest Calgary. This community has been set inside the limits of the CPR tracks and the Bow River along its’ northern border, the Shaganappi golf course and 33rd street to its’ east, the Bow Trail to its’ south, and 37th street to its’ west. Located in an escarpment allows for exquisite views of the Bow River Valley and lends itself to large amounts of green space available throughout. Furthermore, the area is home to the Spruce Cliff shopping centre as well as the Wildflower arts centre. The neighborhood’s residents are encouraged to take full advantage of the amenities orchestrated by the Spruce Cliff community association, which include access to tennis courts, an open sports field, and the dozens of senior and adult groups that gather in the area.

Public school students in the neighborhood attend Spruce Cliff elementary, Glamorgan junior high, and Henry Wise Wood senior high school. Meanwhile, Catholic school students take lessons from St. Michael elementary and junior high, before Bishop Carroll/St. Mary’s senior high school.

With its’ proximity to the Shaganappi golf course and the Bow River, the community is known for its’ majestic views and the green space that’s spread throughout. The Bow Trail, which sits at its’ southern tip, is a gateway to the downtown core as well as other parts of the city. Despite its’ close proximity, many shopping needs can be met at the Westbrook Mall which is located at the neighborhood’s most southern tip.

Calgary Transit offers two dozen stops along the Bow Trail, 17th Avenue, 37th Street, and Spruce Drive that accommodate the residents.

The Shaganappi golf course and the Bow River works wonders at keeping this residential area separate from the downtown core. Residents here appreciate the quiet nature, the recreational opportunities that are available to them in border neighborhoods, and they’re treated frequently to community events such as the annual Stampede Breakfast as well as the popular Greek Festival. Spruce Cliff appeals to all ages and it does so through its’ access to Calgary culture, green space, commercial access, and recreation activities.