University Heights is a relatively small neighborhood found tucked in between the Trans-Canada Highway, the University of Calgary, Burns Stadium, McMahon Stadium, Foothills Athletic Park, the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and Foothills Hospital. Originally established in 1963, this small residential community is home to a population just under 3,000 residents. Prime Minister Stephen Harper lived in University Heights while attending school in Calgary. Due to its’ proximity to the amenities that surround the neighborhood, 66% of the housing is used for renting.

Public school students attend University elementary before graduating to Queen Elizabeth junior high and senior high school. Catholic school students attend St. Vincent elementary and junior high before finishing their Catholic education at St. Francis senior high school.

The neighborhood not only offers the amenities that surround it but downtown Calgary can be easily accessed via Crowchild Trail within a few short minutes. Some of not only Calgary’s finest but Canada’s finest live within the borders of University Heights – the next generation’s movers and shakers. There are plenty of opportunities for young students to network with their neighbours.

Calgary Transit has over a dozen stops set up throughout the community to assist students and residents who don’t own transportation. With Calgary Transit, downtown is easily accessible and one’s able to travel to other parts of the city within a ten or fifteen minutes or less.

The neighborhood of University Heights has a little bit for everyone but is no doubt geared more towards the students that are commonly found throughout the neighbouring amenities. Whether it’s a property that’s a little more low-key or you want something a little more social, both types of opportunities are available here. University Heights has produced a national reputation for developing some of the brightest Canadian minds of this generation and the next. Don’t hesitate to look up University Heights if you’re considering a Calgary move.

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