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Glendale Real Estate Guide
Your Glendale and Glendale Meadows community guide to lifestyle, amenities and the local real estate market in Glendale, Calgary. Take a neighbourhood tour to explore restaurants, recreation, schools and browse homes for sale in Glendale and Glendale Meadows.
Welcome to Glendale
If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful lifestyle within minutes of the hustle and bustle of Downtown Calgary or Uptown 17th Avenue, look no further then Glendale and Glendale Meadows. Sturdy post War bungalows occupy large inner city lots with space to spare. The community features many green spaces, parks, and scenic tree lined streets perfect for getting outdoors year-round.
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Traditionally home to an older demographic of owners, young families are beginning to flock to the area and are revitalizing this timeless community.
The best things about Glendale
Glendale / Glendale Meadows Location
Glendale is located in the Calgary South-West. See the map of the Glendale area and landmarks.
The Location and Transportation
Glendale is bordered to the North by 17th Ave SW, to the West by Sacree Trail, to the South by 26th Ave SW, and to the East by 37th Street. This prime location close to so many transportation corridors offers the ability to head effortlessly to work Downtown, or to escape to the mountains for a weekend away.
With the extension of the West LRT Blue line, Glendale is now serviced by both the 45th Street and Westbrook LRT stations with trains running regularly to the heart of the City and beyond. A substantial network of buses as well as the Car2Go service and ride share options make transportation a breeze.
To Downtown Calgary
15 mins 25 mins
To Calgary International Airport (YYC)
30 mins 80 mins
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Glendale Housing Market Trends
The vast majority of Glendale residences are 1950’s bungalow-style homes occupied by owners. One of the unique characteristics of the community is that the current zoning will only allow for single family homes to be built. As such, Glendale has preserved much of its continuity over the course of time as compared to many other inner-city neighborhoods in which there are multi-unit and multi-family projects taking shape around every corner. A small number of the original bungalows have been replaced with larger two-storey single-family homes and this trend is likely to continue with time.
Well the many of homes in the community are original, many have undergone significant renovations on the exteriors and interiors. The inner-city location supports strong and stable property values attracting investors looking to renovate and sell as well as buyers searching for homes in original condition and opportunity to add some “sweat equity”.
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Glendale Community Highlights
A dedicated group of volunteers keep the Glendale Community Centre thriving. Idyllically located in a valley which was formally a small reservoir, the community center hosts weddings and gatherings. The adjacent outdoor rink is maintained year-round with ice for hockey in the Winter complete with a family skating area and fire pit to warm up. In the Summer tennis is on offer at the two near-by courts and the community center is a hub of activity with family events and gatherings throughout the seasons.
People and Lifestyle
From first time homeowners, to retirees who are long time residents of the community, Glendale appeals to many people. There is a strong sense of community and pride on display which is evident in the well-manicured lawns, and meticulously cared for homes. Despite being so close to the Downtown core, Glendale maintains a sleepy small town feel with a mature canopy of old growth trees and quite charm
Shopping, Restaurants & Nightlife
Glendale offers a surprising number of dining a shopping options with specialty products and good atmosphere.
Murdoch’s Bar and Grill sits unassumingly along 37th Street just South of 17th Ave SW. Named for the original Mayor of Calgary, George Murdoch, the walls of the pub pay homage to a bygone era. The burgers are great, the beer is cold, and Murdoch’s is one of Calgary’s finest pubs for international rugby. You will find it packed many Saturday mornings with happy supports adorned with the colours of their homeland.
Howie’s Pizza has been keeping the locals sufficiently fueled with cheese and toppings since 2002. On the corner of 26th Ave and 45th Street SW, the husband and wife team of Howie and Lynn serve up a diverse menu of choices all crafted on their handmade dough
Shaganappi Grocery Store
The Shaganappi Grocery Store is named for a nearby golf course and not for the treasures to be found within. “Little Store of Delights” would be a more appropriate name. Specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare this local spot also offers a diverse selection of produce and a small butcher. When figs are in season they can be purchased at peak freshness and amazing prices!
Parks & Recreation
Glendale Parks & Recreation
Optimist Athletic Park
Optimist Athletic Park is one of the jewels of the community. Baseball, softball, soccer, lacross, and football are all played at the park which features 3 fields, 8 ball diamonds, and a little league diamond. Directly adjacent to the park are Optimist and George Blundun Arenas featuring public skating, shinny, Calgary Minor Hockey, and ice rental opportunities. The arenas are also part of the Calgary AfterSchool Program.
Glendale Community Preschool
Glendale Elementary School
Calgary Board of Education
Kindergarten – 6
2415 Kelwood Drive SW
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St. Thomas Auqinas Elementary School
Calgary Catholic School District
Kindergarten – 5
5340 26 Ave SW
Glendale Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools
St. Gregory Junior High School
Calgary Catholic School District
Grades 6 – 9
4540 26 Avenue SW
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