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Killarney / Glengarry Real Estate Guide
Your Killarney / Glengarry community guide to lifestyle, amenities and the local real estate market in Killarney / Glengarry, Calgary. Take a neighbourhood tour to explore restaurants, recreation, schools and browse homes for sale in Killarney / Glengarry.
Welcome to Killarney / Glengarry
The first plan for the suburb of Killarney and Glengarry was registered in 1906 and the land was formally annexed in 1910 with single–storey houses being built. The names Killarney (in Ireland) and Glengarry (in Scotland) were chosen to help give Calgary’s newest settlers a sense of home.
The majority of building in Killarney/Glengarry took place after World War II when soldiers returned home. Property lots were sold to these soldiers for just $25 to help them settle down, rebuild their lives and raise their families.
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Today Killarney is a community in transition. The past 10-15 years has seen many of the original homes torn down in favor of “infills” in the form of luxury side-by-side two story properties. While the ongoing development is bringing a new culture and a new generation of owners to the community, many of the original homes and owners remain giving Killarney a diverse and unique make-up.
Centrally located and well connected to transportation corridors, Killarney/Glengarry is attractive to the Downtown business elite and Calgary’s young, highly educated, and successful working class.
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Killarney / Glengarry Location
The community of Killarney/Glengarry is located in SW Calgary. See the map of the Killarney area and landmarks.
The Location and Transportation
Most often referred to only as Killarney, the community actual consists of both Killarney to the West, and Glengarry to the East. Together these communities span a large portion of 17th Avenue from 37th Street to Crowchild Trail. 17th Avenue SW comprises the Norther boarder of the community with Richmond Road to the South.
Killarney is serviced by the Westbrook LRT station as well as a network of busses crisscrossing through the community and the bordering transportation arteries. Transit options to Downtown offices are quick and efficient and Killarney also benefits from the popular Car2Go network as well as multiple ride share options with cheap fares to shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations.
To Downtown Calgary
12 mins 30 mins
To Calgary International Airport (YYC)
25 mins 80 mins
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Killarney/Glengarry Housing Market Trends
Killarney continues it’s steady make-over from 1950’s bungalows to modern and slick infill housing options. The zoning in most of the community combined with the sizable lots make the area a desirable option for developers looking to capitalize on Calgarians wanting to escape the lengthy commute from the suburbs. At the same time, those buyers are looking to maintain the size of homes popular in those outlying communities as well as the amenities that come with suburban living. Many of the resulting developments are subdivided lots with semi-detached properties sharing a common (party) wall. Most of these homes feature 2 storeys with developed basements and detached double garages. The one downfall can be limited backyard space. Luckily Killarney offers numerous parks and green spaces to run around and stretch out.
Killarney has also become an attractive option for developers seeking to do smaller scale condominium developments in the form of luxury townhouse style units or stacked townhouse options. While Calgary has no true “Brownstones” several projects in Killarney have sought to appeal to the market’s desire for brick townhomes.
As an inner-city community, property values have remined steady in Killarney. However, the ever-present development of new infills has started to weigh on the value of some of the older infill designs as builders continually refine floorplans, layouts, and finishings to appeal to more modern buyer’s tastes.
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Killarney / Glengarry Community Highlights
Location, Location, Location. They say these are the three most important words in real estate. Killarney has the perfect balance of inner-city convenience and peaceful serenity. A way to feel part of the action while still taking time to unwind. Ideally situated in close proximity to Downtown, real estate developers are taking advantage of the community zoning which allows for infill development. The result is a very attractive opportunity for perspective owners.
People and Lifestyle
The Killarney lifestyle is modern and appealing. Many working parents leave the area each morning on the way to Downtown offices while the children head off to day homes and schools. The weekends offer time to unwind in outdoor parks and green spaces. All of the required conveniences are on offer a short drive away.
As with any community undergoing gentrification, Killarney is home to a wide cross section of people. Many original homeowners still occupy aging bungalows while the constant encroachment of development and change goes on around them. In addition to the property owners, a large number of tenants call Killarney home occupying low-rise apartments and small four-plex units.
Shopping, Restaurants & Nightlife in Killarney / Glengarry
The majority of dining and shopping options are clustered along the commercial arteries of 17th and 26th Avenues which run West to East servicing the community. Nightlife in the neighborhood is not much to speak of but luckily the popular spots in the Downtown core are a short ride-share away.
Spiros Pizza occupies a converted house on the corner of 17th Avenue and 33rd Street SW. It isn’t much to look at either inside or out but it is hard to miss and even harder to forget the food. This family run establishment serves up Greek and Italian fair with phenomenal pizzas, salads, and entrees. Literarily a community institution, this local favorite is booked solid with standing reservations every weekend. Reserve ahead to get a table or grab a pizza to go. Either way you will not be disappointed.
Caffe Francesco is located in the heart of Killarney along 26th Avenue and 34th Street SW. Besides exceptional coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and teas, the café doubles a small specialty grocery with an incredible cheese and deli meat selection. You would not believe it driving by, but this is perhaps the best place in Calgary if you are putting together a charcuterie board for entertaining or a night in.
Coffee Cats Café
Coffee Cats Café is one of several local, non-franchise options for a great cup to start your day. Situated along 17th Avenue near 27th Street SW the owners are almost always inside hard a work serving great coffee along with a wide selection of hand made sandwiches and baked goods.
J. Webb Wine Merchant
J. Webb Wine Merchant is located inside the Casel Marche building along 17th Avenue near Crowchild Trail and offers a great selection of wine at reasonable prices. The knowledgeable staff add to the experience with personal stories of wine makers and their love of the craft.
Parks & Recreation in Killarney / Glengarry
Glendale Parks & Recreation
Killarney offers numerous parks and playgrounds throughout the community which promote a healthy active lifestyle.
Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Center
The Killarney Aquatic and Recreation Center is a City of Calgary facility offering a wide variety of activities and services. In addition to the lane pool, there is a dive tank which hosts deep water workouts, a tot teach pool, and a steam room and hot tub on site. The upstairs gym is well stocked with modern equipment and the City of Calgary offers a large array of classes and courses for any age group. The onsite babysitting room is inexpensive and a great option for busy parents who need to hit the gym.
Schools in Killarney / Glengarry
Ecole Holy Name School
Calgary Catholic School Board
Kindergarten – 6
3011 35 Street SW
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Killarney Elementary School
Calgary Board of Education
Kindergarten – 6
3008 33 Street SW
Montessori Alternative Program
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Killarney / Glengarry Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools
A.E. Cross School
Calgary Board of Education
Grades 7 – 9
43445 37 Street SW
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