Parkdale is a Calgary community in the NW quadrant that borders the northern banks of the Bow River, just south of the Foothills Hospital. It is a quiet residential community on the hill that rises up from the river valley and is known for views of the river and its local shops and restaurants. Originally all bungalows, Parkdale real estate now has a vibrant mixture of old and new housing, including detached homes, duplexes, townhomes and condos. View all the Parkdale homes for sale here (listings are updated every hour). Or learn more about the community below.
On the banks of the Bow River as it approaches downtown Calgary is the NW community of Parkdale. It is south of 16 Avenue North (Trans-Canada Highway in Calgary) and east of Shaganappi Trail. Parkdale can be accessed from the south via Bowness Road/3 Avenue North or from the north via 29 Street West. Parkdale is surrounded by Point McKay on its southwestern edge, St. Andrews Heights on its northeastern border, and West Hillhurst directly to the east.
Parkdale was established in 1948 and many bungalows were constructed in the 1950s. Some original bungalows still exist, and many properties have been rebuilt into modern homes, duplexes and townhomes. Parkdale also has a few condo complexes. Since the neighbourhood is located on an escarpment, many homes have outstanding views of the river and valley below.
As a vibrant and walkable community, Parkdale has schools, shops and services right in the neighbourhood. There is a small shopping centre with a popular ice cream shop, cafe and more. There is also a theatre located in the heart of Parkdale. Parkdale also has a community association that organizes a regular farmers’ market, community garden, sports programs and events.
Parkdale is directly connected to the Calgary multi-use pathway network, which extends from the edges of the city to downtown. Edworthy Park is across the river and can be accessed via a pedestrian bridge that connects to the river pathways.
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